248 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 2, 2006 7:49 AM by Majordadusma
Yes, you normally should be able to restart normally from the power button on the monitor. A Safe Boot disables various system extensions and startup/login items, one of which is likely causing a conflict after you force shutdown.
It's good practice to run Disk Utility's Repair Disk option whenever you are forced to shutdown, particularly if you don't have journaling enabled. Also, if the Mac isn't completely frozen, but instead has an application or process hung up with a spinning beachball, I always try to Force Quit the process, rather than shutting down. When a sudden shutdown occurs, there's always the chance that important system data may be only partially written to your drive, fouling up the directory or causing file corruption.
You might empty your Safari cache using the Safari>Empty Cache... option in the Safari Toolbar. It may help with the Safari problem you occasionally encounter.