Mac Won’t Boot After Mojave Update (Fixed)


Many Apple users have a complaint that their Mac won’t Boot/start after Mojave update. Every update of macOS has these kind of issues. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue.
Fix 1: Force Restart (Hard reset)

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turned off.
  2. Wait for few seconds and then press the Power Button to turn it on.

Solution 2: Reset PRAM/NVRAM
One of the Mac users said that this solution worked him perfectly.

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turned off.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Then immediately press and hold the Option + Command + P + R keys simultaneously as quickly as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  4. Keep pressing those keys until you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  5. Wait for some time. It may take 15-20 minutes.
  6. Now your mac will restart normally.

Solution 3: Restart your Mac in Safe Mode

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turned off.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Shift Key immediately after pressing the Power Button.
  4. You can see the Apple Logo on the screen. Don’t leave the Shift key when you see the Apple Logo.
  5. Keep pressing the Shift Key until you see the Login Window.
  6. Select your User Account and then enter the Password to login. You may need to login twice if FileVault is turned on.

Solution 4: Reset SMC
If your Mac has a non-removable battery,

  1. 1. Shut down your Mac by pressing the Power Button.
  2. 2. Press and hold the Shift + Control + Option + Power Button simultaneously.
  3. 3. Then release the keys at the same time.
  4. 4. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.

If your Mac has a removable battery,

  1. 1. Remove the battery out of your Mac.
  2. 2. Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds.
  3. 3. Insert the battery into your Mac.
  4. 4. Turn on your Mac.

Solution 5: Fix disk errors in Recovery Mode

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turned off.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button until the Apple Logo appears.
  4. After that macOS Utilities windows will appear with 4 options. Tap “Disk Utility”.
  5. Tap “Continue”.
  6. Select the disk/drive that you want to repair.
  7. Select First Aid->Run. This action will check the disk for errors.
  8. Click “Done”.
  9. Close Disk Utility.
  10. Restart your Computer via Apple menu->Restart.

Solution 6: Reinstall macOS (Recovery Partition)

  1. Press and hold the Power Button to shut down your Mac.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  4. Keep pressing Command + R keys until the Apple Logo appears.
  5. After that macOS Utilities windows will appear with 4 options. Tap “Reinstall macOS”.
  6. Tap “Continue”.
  7. You will be prompted to choose your hard disk/drive. If you are not asked to select your disk, tap “Show All Disks”. You may need to enter your Apple ID.
  8. Tap “Install”. Wait until the installation process is completed.
  9. Your Mac will restart after completing the installation.

If you know any other solutions to fix Mac won’t start after Mojave update, let us know through your comments.

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