Tips to cure MAC startup problems
Usually Macintosh customers are trouble free. They can go without facing any complaints for years. But when it starts building starting problems, it can be disastrous. Here are some tips that can get your MAC working again: –
Just a recommendation, you should always keep back-up for all your data in your computer. You never know when the machine fails or your data gets corrupted. It is always good to keep back-up for all your files.
- Safe Boot – Similar to windows, even MAC have safe boot options. In fact, it is the most common method used for diagnosing problems with your computer. Safe boot is a feature in which the boot system uses minimal files to load. It helps in determining if your start up drive is running smoothly or at least bootable.
- Does your computer start – Is your computer even starting up? If not, then the probable issue is with the power supply or the logic board has gone bad or you have a blown fuse or Battery has gone bad. Try plugging the computer to a different power source and see if the problem is with supply or some internal issue.
- Battery problems – Even if the battery is dead or defected, you might suffer booting problems. If you are using a removable battery computer, remove it and unplug your computer.
- Reset PRAM or NVRAM – Not many users understand the importance of P-RAM or NV-RAM, but both play a significant role in booting. P-RAM or parameter RAM keeps track of start-up volume, display settings, DVD region settings, and Time and date settings. When your MAC starts up, it looks for PRAM to know which volume to boot from. If the data in PRAM is corrupted, then you would have to reset it. Follow these simple steps: –
- Reboot your computer
- Immediately press command+option+P+R keys all together for 20 seconds and then release it
- Your MAC will start up the booting process
- Hardware problems – Whenever you boot your computer, you listen a startup chime. This means that all the hardware is working properly. But if you hear any other sound or see any blinking lights, this means that some of the hardware has gone bad. This might need a professional help.
- Question mark during startup – While booting your system, if you see a question mark, it is a sign that your MAC is unable to find a valid startup disk. This may happen because of corrupted hard drive or MAC OS. Use the Disk warrior utility program to determine if the problem with hard drive. If the drive is fine but still it does not boot, then do an Archive & install of operating system to replace it. Start again, if you don’t see the question mark anymore, this means it has found the valid startup system.
- Blank Desktop or Blue screen–If the computer boots and moves you to the login window and you see a blue screen, problem is with your login credentials. Setup an emergency admin account; it usually helps in solving account problems.
Try some of these tips. If the problem still persists, contact remote support or call our toll-free number.