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El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode #635619 11/19/15 07:32 PM
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Acumowchek Offline OP
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I can't figure it out. A cold startup or restart, and my iMac boots into Recovery Mode.
I have to hold down the Option key to select the El Capitan HD.
I've selected it as the startup disk, used Disk First Aid, but nothing is helping.
I don't reboot that often, but it is still an annoyance.

I don't want to re-install from Time Machine, and I've never had to install from recovery mode. I'm baffled.

Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: Acumowchek] #635623 11/19/15 09:08 PM
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Reboot Online Content
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Zap the PRAM for starters.

Did you repair the disk from the recovery partition?

Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: Acumowchek] #635624 11/19/15 09:31 PM
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Is this the new iMac?

Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: Reboot] #635625 11/19/15 10:13 PM
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No, this is my 2011 home iMac.
No, I did not use First Aid from Recovery. (They took away Repair Disk, didn't they?)
No, I did not zap the PRAM.
Will give it a go tonight. Thanks (as always!).
grin

Last edited by Acumowchek; 11/19/15 10:14 PM.
Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: Reboot] #635646 11/20/15 06:48 PM
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PRAM (NVRAM?) did the trick!
You are genius, I tells ya, GENIUS! cool

Just wondering why it started doing that.

Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: Reboot] #635650 11/20/15 08:18 PM
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OK.. and what cause a system to NOT boot into recovery mode. My SSD sys on my MP at home won't boot recovery.

Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: Acumowchek] #635656 11/20/15 10:10 PM
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Reboot Online Content
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Why? Don't know, don't care. Stuff like that's why I have a job. grin

Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: NucleusG4] #635657 11/20/15 10:12 PM
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Does the recovery partition show up if you hold the option key down at start up? You installed from that USB stick right?

Re: El Capitan boots into Recovery Mode [Re: Reboot] #635660 11/20/15 11:24 PM
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Will check.


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