Mac question: Something just went wrong, and I need to start my Mac (or iMac) in safe mode, or something like safe mode? Can this be done on a Mac?
Answer: Yes, Mac computers support a "safe mode" boot process. Here are the steps needed to start your Mac/iMac in safe mode:
A Safe Boot takes longer than a normal boot, so be patient during the boot-up process. If everything went well, you will see a "Safe Boot" message on the login window.