How do you get to the Startup Manager on a Mac?

How do you get to the Startup Manager on a Mac?

How to start the Startup Manager

  1. Start or restart your Mac and immediately press and hold the option key on your keyboard.
  2. Release the option key when you see the Startup Manager window.
  3. Select a startup disk.
  4. Click the arrow or press return on your keyboard.

Why can’t I find startup disk on my Mac?

If you can’t see your startup drive, open Disk Utility from the macOS Utilities window. Click on your startup drive and click the First Aid tab. Click Run. If the repair fails or you can’t see your startup disk in Disk Utilities, you’ll need to erase the disk and reinstall macOS.

How do I turn the startup bar back on my Mac?

Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Sound. In the Sound Effects pane, use the “Play sound on startup” setting to turn the startup sound on or off.

Why won’t My Mac Let me switch to Windows?

In that case, here is a simple workaround. Just restart your machine and hold down the Option or Alt key. Do not release this button until you get the option to choose the OS. Once you get the choice, use the arrow key to select the OS and hit the Enter or Return button.

How do I fix a Mac startup problem?

Try these suggestions.

  1. Restart your Mac in safe mode.
  2. Check your login items to see if any of them are incompatible.
  3. Use the Disk Utility app on your Mac to repair your startup disk.
  4. Back up your disk, then reinstall macOS.
  5. Use macOS Recovery, part of the built-in recovery system of your Mac.

How do you force start a Macbook?

On just about every recent Mac I’ve ever owned, there’s a simple method of doing a force restart — just hold down the power button until the machine reboots. On old Macs, the power button was useful for a similar method — shutting off the Mac and then turning it back on.

How do I boot my Mac that won’t boot up?

Press and hold the power button on your Mac for up to 10 seconds, until your Mac turns off. Then turn your Mac back on. If the issue persists, press and hold the power button until your Mac turns off. Then unplug all accessories from your Mac, including printers, drives, USB hubs, and other nonessential devices.

How do I fix my IMAC if it wont boot up?

Mac Won’t Boot or Start? How to Fix Issues With a Mac Not Turning On

  1. Check If the Mac Has Power. First, check that your Mac has a power source.
  2. Run a Power Cycle.
  3. Boot in Safe Mode.
  4. Reset SMC.
  5. Reset NVRAM or PRAM.
  6. Run Apple Diagnostics.
  7. Use Recovery Mode Tools.
  8. Reinstall macOS in Recovery Mode.

Why did Apple remove the startup chime?

In 2016, the startup chime went away. At the time, Apple didn’t say anything about why it was removing the sound you hear when you start up a Mac. Most likely, removing the startup chime was a signal that the Mac is like the iPhone or iPad in that they’re essentially always on.

How do you reset the PRAM on a Macbook Pro?

Shut down your Mac, then turn it on and immediately press and hold these four keys together: Option, Command, P, and R. You can release the keys after about 20 seconds, during which your Mac might appear to restart. On Mac computers that play a startup sound, you can release the keys after the second startup sound.

How do I restart my Mac in Windows?

Restart your Mac, and hold down the Option key until icons for each operating system appear onscreen. Highlight Windows or Macintosh HD, and click the arrow to launch the operating system of choice for this session.

Why is the Startup Manager not working on my Mac?

The Option key seems to be working, because then I get just a blank grey screen. When I move the mouse, the mouse cursor appears but does not move. I have to restart the Mac. When I booted in Boot Camp using the Startup Disk preference pane, I need to reset the PRAM to make boot Mac OS X default.

Why is my MacBook Pro not detecting bootable USB?

You’ll need them in the next step. Power on the Mac, then immediately hold option, command, p and r. You need to do this before the grey screen appears. Hold down the keys until you hear the startup sound twice, then release them. Plug in the bootable USB stick, restart the Mac, and hold option.

What to do if pram doesn’t start on iMac?

You reset PRAM, but you may also want to reset SMC http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964 which is basically unplugging the imac and reconnecting using a precise procedure. Also, you may want to check if other startup key options work, such as the C key to boot from your Mac OS X installation disc in the optical drive. MoreLess