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1678 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 24, 2008 6:35 PM by bentontechnical
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2008 6:35 PM (in response to bentontechnical)Well I am back again after a restart. As I suspected, the machine would not let me logoff, restart or shutdown.
Just for giggles I Used System Preferences, Start Disk and selected my Windoze boot camp and tried to do a restart.. after a long delay, the restart timed out, so I did a power off and cold restart and it booted into Windoze (XP MCE) no problem. I used the boot camp system tray icon to reboot back into OSX and it started up with no problems.
Well, being a techie, I had to look a bit further, so I ran the Applications/Utilities/Console to take a peek at what had been going on from the logs. Under LOG FILES,/Library/Logs/HangReporter/Bluetooth Setup Assistant there was a hang log that would not display its contents in Console, so I selected show in Finder then used TextWrangler to open it and it has this content:
Date/Time: 2008-07-24 15:09:02 -0700
OS Version: 10.5.4 (Build 9E17)
Report Version: 4
Command: System Preferences
Path: /Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences
Version: 5.0 (5.0)
Build Version: 21
Project Name: SystemPrefsApp
Source Version: 1510000
Parent: launchd 
There is also one for the System Preferences hang, but nothing for the "Force Quit Applications" window.
Anyway, I have saved all of the logs and will look through them when I have time, but I think I have done enough "playing" for today
At least everything is working, and I have Time Machine doing backups to a 1 TB drive, plus and alternative boot that I can do from both an external USB Hard Drive and even a USB Memory Stick, as well as important stuff copied to my iDisk, so I am not too worried about anything.MacBook Pro (Intel), Mac OS X (10.5.4), 17 inch 1920x1200 Res 4GB RAM, 16 MB iPhone 3G