Why does my Mac have a spinning globe?

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Why does my Mac have a spinning globe?

If you see a spinning globe instead of an Apple logo, it means your Mac is starting from a network-based startup disk like Netboot or Internet Recovery instead of a connected or built-in startup disk. If you didn’t mean for your Mac to start this way, press and hold the power key to turn off your Mac.

How do I reset my Mac computer?

How to Factory Reset: MacBook

  1. Restart your computer: hold the power button > select Restart when it appears.
  2. While the computer restarts, hold down the ‘Command’ and ‘R’ keys.
  3. Once you see the Apple logo appear, release the ‘Command and R keys’
  4. When you see a Recovery Mode menu, select Disk Utility.

How do I fix the circle with lines on my Mac?

If your Mac starts up to a circle with a line through it

  1. Press and hold the power button on your Mac for up to 10 seconds, until your Mac turns off.
  2. Turn on your Mac and immediately press and hold both Command (⌘) and R to start up from macOS Recovery.

What to do when macOS utilities comes up?

Enter Recovery (either by pressing Command+R on an Intel Mac or by pressing and holding the power button on a M1 Mac) A macOS Utilities window will open, on which you will see the options to Restore From Time Machine Backup, Reinstall macOS [version], Safari (or Get Help Online in older versions) and Disk Utility.

Why won’t my Mac go past the loading screen?

Shut the Mac down, usually by pressing the power button; Now press the Command, Option, R, P keys for at least 20 seconds (sometimes 30 might produce better results); Your Mac should restart automatically and if it gets past the loading screen then the problem is solved.

Is there a line through a circle on a MacBook?

My MacBook has a circle with a line through it at start-up. Won’t go any further. MoreLess MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4) Posted on Sep 6, 2012 6:51 PM

What does a circle with a line through it mean?

A circle with a line through it means that your startup disk contains a Mac operating system, but it’s not a macOS that your Mac can use. A prohibitory symbol, which looks like a circle with a line or slash through it, means that your startup disk contains a Mac operating system, but it’s not a version or build of macOS that your Mac can use.

Why is there a circle on my MacBook Pro screen?

Mark, Blinking Folder, or Gray Screen at Startup These are related but not identical issues. Their causes are outlined in Intel-based Mac- Startup sequence and error codes, symbols. Solutions may be found in:

Why do I get circle with line through it when booting from USB?

Each time I tried to boot from the image I would get the circle with line through it. @krspkbl – the reason you are getting “Disk Failed: Resource Busy” is because your USB drive has a mounted partition under it. If you look at your USB drive in disk utility and right click on the partition under it and unmount the process will continue.

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