Any new product or software will mostly have bugs initially. It’s only after a patch release, bug fixes are made and the performance of the software/product will be improved. Similar is the case with the new Mac OS Mojave. Users have reported issues with Mojave like Mojave not installing properly, certain applications not working, Wi-Fi not working, a slow Mac, Mac start-up issues and many more.
This blog post will address start-up issues after upgrading to Mac OS Mojave. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this problem:
Solution 1: Reset NVRAM/PRAM
If you’re Mac won’t start after installing Mac OS Mojave, then it is a good idea to reset NVRAM. To do so, follow the steps below.
- Power OFF your Mac
- Take a look at where the keys Command, Option, P and R are located. You will need all of these in Step 4.
- Power ON your Mac
- When you hear the start-up chime, press and hold Command + Option + P + R keys
- Then release the keys when you hear the startup chime for the second time
These steps will reset NVRAM and help you solve start-up issues. However, if it doesn’t, please proceed to the next solution.
Solution 2: Use Safe Mode
Safe Mode also called Safe Boot starts your Mac with a minimum set of applications. It stops certain software/apps from automatically loading, which may be the cause for certain problems. It also repairs issues with your startup disk and directory issues.
Kernel and system cache files are also removed, thus eliminating problems caused by the cache.
So, if you’re Mac starts without any problems in Safe Mode, it will become easy to identify where the issue is coming from.
- To find out, boot into normal mode. If the issue re-occurs, then the problem can be traced to start-up applications that are incompatible.
- If the issue does not re-occur in normal mode, then the issue is mostly due to directory issues that Safe Mode has repaired.
Solution 3: Reinstall Mac OS Mojave
If the above methods don’t resolve your problem, then you can try reinstalling Mojave. This will help you eliminate problems that were caused due to an incomplete installation or related problems.
However, if the start-up problem persists after following all of the above solutions, then there is a possibility that the startup drive is corrupt or damaged. In that case, you need to recover data and format the drive.
Data recovery using Yodot data recovery software
To recover data from Mac that have start-up issues, Yodot data recovery software is an excellent solution. All you need to do is remove the non-booting hard drive from the Mac and connect it to a healthy Mac. Then install Yodot data recovery software on that system and access the drive to recover data.
About Yodot data recovery software
Yodot data recovery software is capable of recovering data from non-booting drives, damaged or corrupt hard drives. All the data in the drive is recovered in its original form and structure. So you don’t need to worry about the software changing your original files.
Also available is a file recovery version that allows you to recover lost or deleted files in Mac. Accidentally deleted files, files during Cut & Paste operations, files lost due to virus attacks, files lost due to third-party tools can all be recovered using this tool. It can not only recover files from Mac volumes, but also from external storage devices like hard drives, USB flash devices, FireWire devices, etc.