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  • Kaostheory7 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to apple bytes77)

    Hi apple bytes77

     

    I'm a web designer so its a professional hazard. I only use windoze for IE testing websites. It's one of the benefits of the mac. One machine capable of running all the multiple operating systems i need to test my stuff on. It spends 90% of its time the way Steve intended tho :) I do so hate windows!

     

    If that didn't work you can dump the caches folder. I can't remember the exact process as I have set one up a dated Automator action that dumps mine every two weeks but if you google it there are lots of places telling how to do it.

     

    Most of the forums on this also point to third party extensions slowing the os down. I've not tested 10.8.1 which was just released yet but I'm hoping that may help.

     

    Watch this space :)

  • apple bytes77 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to Kaostheory7)

    K7,

     

    Ok, well that makes sense.  At least you have a good excuse.

    I have cleared my cashe folder (even before joining this thread), but still no dice on speeding shutdown and start up.

    I like you idea about Automator, need to check that out, never used it (same with terminal).

    For 3rd party extensions, i really dont know how to find these.  If not mentioned before, I dont really have alot of apps on my machine, just tons for docs, pics, videos.  I wish there was an app that would scan your system for invalid apps/programs that might cause problems.  I have Garmin updater, Chrome, HP printer software, ect.  very common items that I dont think would cause issues.  I have a co-working with MBP that's a year older than mine (recenly installed ML), and his start up is 35 seconds, about the same as mine with SL, so I do think its a program or setting on my MBP, not OSX.

  • Jvalal Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:17 PM (in response to apple bytes77)

    I have the same issue.  No parallels, but the shut down time is siginifcantly slower than the prior version and an older mac. 

     

    Any Non-Parallels solutions?!

  • ALV-AR-O Calculating status...
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to Jvalal)

    I have found slower shutdown times consistently when used the maximum scaled resolution in my MBP retina, when switched back to "best for retina" resolution the shutdown time is faster. I also found that with scaled, the verbose shutdown doesn't work.

     

    Maybe this could affect some of you.

  • Dave Drake Calculating status...
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    Aug 30, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to Chakravarthy Cuddapah)

    Anyone try Parallels 8 to see if the shutdown issue has been fixed in new version? It is supposed to be availableto existing users today...

  • Dave Drake Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to Chakravarthy Cuddapah)

    Thanks for the feedback. I saw your "solution" since it breaks parallels it is not a solution for me. I have software that I use daily that I need windows for. Glad to know v 8 is working for you I may give it a try.

  • apple bytes77 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 7:01 PM (in response to Chakravarthy Cuddapah)

    This issue goes beyond Parallels.  I dont have it, and my system still is slow to boot and shutdown.  I've installed 10.8.1, but not change.

  • Scott Newman Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
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    Aug 31, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to Chakravarthy Cuddapah)

    I want to put an exclamation point behind the previous message saying that "this issue goes beyond Parellels."

     

    I've tried every fix suggested in this thread (including one that I submitted) and nothing works.  On about 80% of my shutdowns on two different 2011 MacBook Airs, the shutdown time is from 12 to 15 seconds.  The other 20% of the time it's about 3 seconds--which is consistent with what I experienced under Lion.

     

    The one really important point that I want to make is that when I examine my system logs, this extended shutdown time is *NOT* reflected in those logs.  In every case, the logs indicate that shutdown takes place in a second or two--every time.  Something is hanging but I can't figure out what it is.

  • kevinz33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2012 6:16 PM (in response to Chakravarthy Cuddapah)

    Parallels 8 fixed the shutdown issue!

  • john.23 Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2012 2:11 AM (in response to kevinz33)

    Can confirm this,

     

    Parallels 8 fixed slow shutdown.

    And now supports the new retina display with full resolution, looks awesome!!

     

    Nice piece of software

  • Alfonso Cartes Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to Chakravarthy Cuddapah)

    I uninstalled Parallels 7, it still didn't work, install and uninstall Parallels 8, and didn't work.

     

    Solution: Resetting the PRAM.

     

    It shuts down fast again.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    I hope this helps

  • Scott Newman Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to Alfonso Cartes)

    Maybe you'll be luckier than I am.  I tried resetting PRAM a while back and it seemed to work but after a day or so, the shutdowns got slow again.

  • ALV-AR-O Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Scott Newman)

    Try with this:

     

    1. Open a terminal window (Applications/Utilities/Terminal)
    2. type: sudo nano /Library/Parallels/Parallels\ Service.app/Contents/Resources/ParallelsDispatcherService
    3. you will be prompted for your password.
    4. Look for the ForcedServerShutdown() function and change the -TERM parameter of the kill command to -KILL. It would look like this: kill -KILL "${pid}" 2>/dev/null
    5. Look for the WaitForPID() function, now change the -0 parameter of the kill command for -KILL, the command should look like this: kill -KILL $1 2>&1 1>&/dev/null || return 0
    6. Save the file pressing control+x, y, return
    7. You must restart, after the first restart the shutdown time will be ok.
  • Michael Siedenbiedel Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:48 AM (in response to TEVillegas)

    Thanks for this advice. If I enter

    sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel I got:

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

    Kernel file /mach_kernel does not contain requested arch: i386

     

    and if I enter sudo kextcache -system-caches

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hid_hook.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_hypervisor.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_netbridge.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_usb_connect.kext.

    Can't open CFBundle for /System/Library/Extensions/prl_vnic.kext.

     

    All these mentioned files are from PD7, which I had installed long time ago. I thought I removed it completey, but now I think anywhere in the system are arrears. So how could I get rid of these errors?

     


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