Bought the IMAC desktop in 2009. It is running on Mac OS X version 10.7.5
Continue holding the keys down until the computer restarts, and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
Then, if the mac still wont start.. Try this next.
If your mac will now start, please try this next.
Open your finder ( magnifying glass ) type in disk utility, and launch the disk utility application. On the left side of the disk utility window, click your mac hd, then at the lower right hand side, click repair permissions .
Once it says repair permission complete.. Restart your mac, will it start normally now?
( if your mac wont start after the first two repair attempts, please send a reply and let me know so that you and I can continue working this issue together, as the first steps I suggested are definitely strong steps towards repairing the issue, but they wont work iin 100% of cases)
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It is repairing the permissions with this message: Permissions differ on "System/Library/Co...ould be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .
Why does this have to be fixed?
Is there anything that could be done to prevent this from happening again?
Yes, the shift button (Second fix) worked and I have restart and shutdown completely now twice and It has come up normally to my desktop with no issues. Should I upgrade my operating system, would that help future permssion repairs?