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  • Carlo TD Level 3 (550 points)

    are you alright?

  • mikey110 Level 1 (0 points)

    Carlo TD wrote:

     

    are you alright?

    I am fine, I mean the computer is working OK. The question came in because of the fact that I usually zero out data from the HDD when I reinstall OSX. However, since the process takes about 1hr and 30mins to complete therefore begging the question on whether such process is necessary or not... I wonder if zeroing out the disk is absolutely necessary when reinstalling OS X cleanly.

     

    Thanks for your time!

  • Carlo TD Level 3 (550 points)

    You better make sure you are backed up good. your worring me.

  • Carlo TD Level 3 (550 points)

    You don't need to do that with mountain lion.

  • Sayan 48 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay here's something I did that brought back the shutdown to 4sec

     

    In terminal:

     

    sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.securityd ExitTimeOut -int 2


    sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.coreservices.appleevents ExitTimeOut -int 2


    sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.mDNSResponder ExitTimeOut -int 2


    sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.diskarbitrationd ExitTimeOut -int 2


    sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.coreservices.appleid.authentication ExitTimeOut -int 2

     

    Quit Terminal and then reopen it. Enter the following:

     

    cd ~/Library/Preferences/

    rm com.apple.desktop.plist

    killall Dock

  • catweesel Level 1 (0 points)

    your solution might be nice, but in terminal a password is required when using sudo comands and to make matters worth an input is not possible I cant type anything.

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