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1509 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2009 12:55 PM by Kappy
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2009 3:53 PM (in response to Roy Pembroke)You will need to note which applications failed to quit at shutdown. There is an obvious problem when this happens, and the problem is associated with the indicated application(s). There may be a problem with a corrupted preference or cache file that is causing the application(s) to hang.
You can start by deleting the preference file(s) of the suspect application(s). You will find them in the /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder. Usually they are in the form of "com.author.applicationname.plist." Then download and install AppleJack - VersionTracker or MacUpdate. Read the documentation carefully then use the program as instructed. See if that helps.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2009 10:39 AM (in response to Kappy)Applejack requires starting in single user mode. The set does not recognise the command and s keys being held down on start-up and just starts normally. Just to double check, I tried starting holding down the command, option, p and r keys to zap the PRAM. That didn't work either and the set started up as if no keys were being held down. Somewhere there is both a problem with start-up and shut down - but where?
I do not have any rogue software - all third party apps come from recognised suppliers (ie no sneaky copies).
I have tried repairing Launch Services with onyX but that made no difference.
Any suggestions will be very welcome.iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2009 12:55 PM (in response to Roy Pembroke)I'm not sure what to tell you to do if the computer does not respond to the various startup shortcuts. This would be indicative of some sort of hardware problem.
If you are unable to use AppleJack, then you can try using one of the various utilities like TinkerTool System to clear caches. But this would not do anything to "fix" the inability to use startup shortcuts. This problem would be related to the keyboard in some way. Startup shortcuts are recognized by the computer's firmware and should not be dependent upon OS X.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB