Safe Boot Mode for Mac

Problem If your Mac has any of the following issues then getting it into Safe Boot may help: Flashing question mark appears when trying to boot Gray screen with a stuck or always showing progress bar White or Blue Screen upon boot Unable to repairing permissions System is running extremely slow Unable to log in… Continue reading Safe Boot Mode for Mac

“desktop” file opens in Notepad on startup

Problem When you start your computer, a notepad window appears with some text. The name of the file is “desktop”. It may contain the following text: “[.ShellClassInfo] LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787” Cause This is caused by the desktop.ini files (created by Windows) being present in (at least) one of the startup folders. The files should be set with… Continue reading “desktop” file opens in Notepad on startup