17875 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2012 6:40 AM by nrehart
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2011 8:21 PM (in response to Flowerling)I'd start with downloading an app like Onyx (free) and run the maintenance and cleanup utilities. These utils clean up lots of junk that builds up (in a nutshell), and restores you MBA to peak efficiency after a reboot. I run it periodically OR if I see my system slowing down on shutdown or startup (both should be very fast). My system usually takes about 5 seconds to shut down, and between 10-14 seconds to startup.
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyxiPad WiFi/3G, MBA 13" (2010), Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2011 9:25 PM (in response to hawleyrw)Hey,
I tried using Onyx to repair the permissions and it did that; it says that my disk is fine too, however. My Air still won't shut down .
Any other ideas? Thanks for the tip, thoughMacBook Air 13" Model, 1.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2011 9:48 PM (in response to Flowerling)I'm sorry for double posting, but I found an article at Cnet that solved my problem, at least for now:
There's a whole bunch of stuff there that I don't quite understand, but I did manage to restart my Mac via the Terminal. Maybe that'll work for others, too. I'm not sure if that's the end of this whole affair though, and where I should be concerned about a more serious problem in my computer.MacBook Air 13" Model, 1.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2011 5:21 AM (in response to Flowerling)I also use the Cleaning button (Go through the options here and choose the areas you want to clean) to clean out any old temp/unused files, logs, etc. For me, I check all options under the first two sections (System and User), and go through the other sections and choose based on how I use the computer.
Then, Execute each section under this part). Once I do that, is when I see boot times increase dramatically.
Just a few days ago - I found a situation where the machine wouldn't shut off also just a blue screen with the twirling dashes...stayed that way. I forced the machine down (holding down the power button), then started, and ran Onyx with what I've mentioned...back to normal now.
Good LuckiPad WiFi/3G, MBA 13" (2010), Mac OS X (10.6.5)