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Selfish Heathen
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Zone of Pain
2005-01-07, 01:51

Safe Boot:

To load Mac OS X via "Safe Boot", hold shift as the system reboots. A message should appear in the progress window indicating the alternate booting mode. This does several things:
  • It forces a filesystem check of the startup volume.
  • It loads only required kernel extensions (some of the items in /System/Library/Extensions).
  • It runs only Apple-installed startup items (some of the items in /Library/StartupItems and /System/Library/StartupItems - and different than login items).

If you hold the shift key while logging in, it will disable all of your user's login items.

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