2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2010 8:07 PM by claypool fan
claypool fan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello:

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?

Thanks!

G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 733 GHZ Power PC
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,115 points)
    Hello again!

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

    I think you should get Applejack...

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19596

    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.
  • claypool fan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello again indeed!

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

    The HD or start-up drive is 90 GB full with 22 GB remaining.

    I'll try Apple Jack and report back.

    Thanks!