Need help with a startup problem?
The guys from MacEmergency offer handy tips should you encounter login or startup problems on your Mac...
Need to disable your Login Items?
Mac OS X allows you to automatically launch apps, documents and servers when you log in to your Mac. If you don’t know how simply navigate to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items.
The problem here is that one or more Login Items might cause software problems and affect your Apple Mac from starting up properly.
Here’s a tip to help avoid removing your Login Items permanently by allowing you to temporarily disable the Login Items instead. This can also help with fault-finding and troubleshooting.
Simply hold down the Shift (⇧) key after clicking the Log In button in OS X’s login window until the desktop appears.
Cant remember your password?
- Reboot into Recovery mode or Internet Recovery by holding Command-R at startup.
- Choose Terminal in the Utilities menu.
resetpassword(all one word, and lowercase) in the Terminal window and press Return.
- Select your boot drive in the utility that appears.
- Choose your user account from the pop-up menu.
- Click the button to reset the account’s password and supply a new one when prompted.
Do you have a keychain problem?
- Open the Keychain Access app, which is in the the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
- From the Edit menu, choose “Change Password for Keychain ‘login.’”
- Enter the old password of your user account in the Current Password field. This is the password you were using before the password was reset.
- Enter the new password of your user account in the New Password field. This is the password you’re now using to log in to your Mac. Enter the same password in the Verify field.
- Click OK when done, then quit Keychain Access.
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