MacBook Pro Freezing during login

Having trouble with a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) with 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD. It freezes after entering my password with the progress bar around 75%. I can login in Safe Mode, usually (sometimes it freezes as well). This behavior seems to have occurred shortly after a system update to High Sierra version 10.13.6.

So far I have tried…

  • Complete system reinstall (including erasing the install disk).
  • Used Memtest in single user mode, completing 2 passes with no errors.
  • Run Disk Utility several times - no errors found.
  • Run Apple Hardware Test several times - no errors found.
  • Searched for incompatible login issues (of course there should be none post reinstall).

Has anyone else run into this issue? Any suggestions for other things to try?


Can you check the heat of CPU and the other components in SafeMode? Maybe with the demo-version of iStat or something similar?

Two things you can try is to reset the NVRAM Reset NVRAM or PRAM on your Mac and the SMC How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac

How/where did you search for login issues?