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Mike, Mac Medic
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Over 20 years IT experience with Apple computers in publishing, marketing and design.
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My mac won't let me restart in my profile, It's my only desk

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My mac won't let me restart in my profile
JA: How much experience do you have with this particular machine?
Customer: It's my only desk top. Early 2007 model
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: El capitain
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Shut Down. Try to restart
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 9 months ago.

Hi, welcome to! My name is Mike.

I am going over your question and I will be with you shortly.

Expert:  Mike replied 9 months ago.

OK restart and hold the Shift key until you see the Apple logo. If you can't restart from the Apple menu hold the power button for 10 seonds to shut down, then start it up and hold the Shift key... This will activate Safe boot and it will check the drive for errors among other things. It may take longer to boot and you may see a progress bar during part of the process. If it starts up OK, login then restart the normal way from the Apple Menu. Let me know after.

Expert:  Mike replied 9 months ago.

Did you try that?