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Chapter 2. I Can't Get Started!Making Your Mac Get Up and Go

Chapter 2. I Can't Get Started!
Making Your Mac Get Up and Go

Nothing puts a damper on your day like sitting down at your Mac, pressing the Power button, and—after staring dumbly at your monitor for the better part of 10 minutes—realizing that your computer has no intention of ever starting up. Worse yet, you jam the Power button over and over, pressing the Reset button, and alternating prayers and curses improve matters not one iota. What on earth are you supposed to do?

Before following your first inclination (my first inclination, anyway) and taking a sledgehammer to your recalcitrant computer, you might want to spend a few minutes trolling through this chapter for an answer. Startup problems are common, and fortunately, most are treatable.


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