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Old Nov 27th, 2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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HELP, why won't my computer go into safe mode or anything.

My computer (mac g4 quicksilver) doesn't want to go into safe mode or anymode for that matter. I've tried 30 times. Please someone help me. Have a heart!
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Old Nov 27th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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I don't think there's any equivalent to "safe mode" in Mac OS X...

what do you see/hear when you startup?
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Old Nov 27th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #3
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jasonwood - The closest thing Mac OS X has to safe mode is to hold shift at start up which simply means the computer starts up only with Apple kernel extensions.

apple=god - Are you unable to log in? Or not even able to access single user mode (hold command-S at startup). If you're not familiar with using the command line in UNIX I suggest you avoid single user mode for now and try holding command-V and see where the process stalls.
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Old Nov 28th, 2005, 10:39 PM   #4
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closest thing to safe mode in my opinion is holding down option when you start up. I don't know what the problem with the computer is but you can boot up off your OS X install disk and repair your HD.
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Got Mac? - Everyone I've ever talked to refers to holding option to start up off another drive as a startup disk changing mode. Never a safe mode, as safe mode under OS X and Windows has always referred to a mode that should be able to boot in case the full "production" mode doesn't work. (eg. with 3rd party utilities and such running)
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Old Nov 29th, 2005, 07:22 AM   #6
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Chealion is correct, to boot in "safe mode" hold the shift key during startup.
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