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Computer will not turn off

1156 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2010 8:07 PM by claypool fan RSS
claypool fan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 30, 2010 7:43 PM

Recently my computer will not shut off. Which unfortunately I must do when it is not in use since I installed a USB 2.0 PCI card (this has disabled the sleep function).

It will get to the blue screen and the spinner just keeps spinning. Last night I waited about 10 minutes until I forced it off by holding the power button on the monitor. Any suggestions?

G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 733 GHZ Power PC
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Mar 30, 2010 7:52 PM (in response to claypool fan)
    Hello again!

    How full is the Hard Drive? How much Free Space?

    I think you should get Applejack...

    After installing, reboot holding down CMD+s, (+s), then when the DOS like prompt shows, type in...

    applejack AUTO

    Then let it do all 5 of it's things.

    At least it'll eliminate some questions if it doesn't fix it.

    The 6 things it does are...

    Correct any Disk problems.
    Repair Permissions.
    Clear out Cache Files.
    Repair/check several plist files.
    Dump the VM files for a fresh start.
    Trash old Log files.


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