The conversation on this page has been archived and is no longer active.

Tiger: computer won't shutdown

Message #1 - Posted 2005/05/01 - Tina Brown

I have a 867mhz G4 Powerbook that after installing Tiger won't shutdown (or restart). I've removed everything I can (3rd party stuff), repaired permissions, Cocktailed, Tiger Cache Cleaned, Preferential Treatment, removing certian pref panes, nothing seems to work. Other than that, the computer hasn't crashed on me at all during use. :-) Here's what the Console says:

FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -35

I've found reference to err = -43, but nothing about -35.

Any ideas? I performed a "normal" upgrade to Panther, not an archive and install. Should I try an archive and install?

Help!

-Tina

Message #2 - Posted 2005/05/01 - matt neuburg

Tina Brown wrote:

I have a 867mhz G4 Powerbook that after installing Tiger won't shutdown (or restart). I've removed everything I can (3rd party stuff), repaired permissions, Cocktailed, Tiger Cache Cleaned, Preferential Treatment, removing certian pref panes, nothing seems to work. Other than that, the computer hasn't crashed on me at all during use. :-) Here's what the Console says:

FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -35

I've found reference to err = -43, but nothing about -35.

Any ideas? I performed a "normal" upgrade to Panther, not an archive and install. Should I try an archive and install?

You should always do an archive and install. I can't guarantee that it will fix this problem, but it's always a better idea. m.

matt neuburg, phd = matt@tidbits.com, http://www.tidbits.com/matt/ AppleScript: The Definitive Guide
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596005571/somethingsbymatt Read TidBITS! It's free and smart. http://www.tidbits.com

Message #3 - Posted 2005/05/01 - Hans Sluiman

Previously, matt neuburg wrote:

Tina Brown wrote:

I have a 867mhz G4 Powerbook that after installing Tiger won't shutdown (or restart). I've removed everything I can (3rd party stuff), repaired permissions, Cocktailed, Tiger Cache Cleaned, Preferential Treatment, removing certian pref panes, nothing seems to work. Other than that, the computer hasn't crashed on me at all during use. :-) Here's what the Console says:

FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -35

I've found reference to err = -43, but nothing about -35.

Any ideas? I performed a "normal" upgrade to Panther, not an archive and install. Should I try an archive and install?

You should always do an archive and install. I can't guarantee that it will fix this problem, but it's always a better idea. m.

I had *exactly* the same problem as Tina after doing a basic upgrade of Tiger. Everything worked fine except that the Mac ( a G4 Cube) would not shut down. No idea what caused this, I've made no effort to find out. Luckily I had cloned the original, pre-Tiger system to an external HD so I could easily revert to Jaguar. I then installed Tiger again, this time using Archive and install with User settings preserved, and everything is working fine now. I'm not sure if an Archive and install is still possible once you've already upgraded to Tiger. Having a bootable backup of my Jaguar HD saved my life... but you may not be so lucky...

Hans

Email address in header does not work, for one that does see http://homepage.mac.com/hsluiman/

Message #4 - Posted 2005/05/03 - Simon Dobbs

On Sun, 1 May 2005 21:34:31 +0100, Hans Sluiman wrote (in a previous article):

Previously, matt neuburg wrote:

Tina Brown wrote:

I have a 867mhz G4 Powerbook that after installing Tiger won't shutdown (or restart). I've removed everything I can (3rd party stuff), repaired permissions, Cocktailed, Tiger Cache Cleaned, Preferential Treatment, removing certian pref panes, nothing seems to work. Other than that, the computer hasn't crashed on me at all during use. :-) Here's what the Console says:

FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -35

I've found reference to err = -43, but nothing about -35.

Any ideas? I performed a "normal" upgrade to Panther, not an archive and install. Should I try an archive and install?

You should always do an archive and install. I can't guarantee that it will fix this problem, but it's always a better idea. m.

I had *exactly* the same problem as Tina after doing a basic upgrade of Tiger. Everything worked fine except that the Mac ( a G4 Cube) would not shut down. No idea what caused this, I've made no effort to find out. Luckily I had cloned the original, pre-Tiger system to an external HD so I could easily revert to Jaguar. I then installed Tiger again, this time using Archive and install with User settings preserved, and everything is working fine now. I'm not sure if an Archive and install is still possible once you've already upgraded to Tiger. Having a bootable backup of my Jaguar HD saved my life... but you may not be so lucky...

Hans

have you any firewire disks attached? I had this problem due to old drivers on my discs- went away when I disconnected them, and then updated drivers. It's mentioned on the macfixit web-site.

Need Help? Have a Question?

Looking for more help, comments, and answers?

Ask your questions on Ask Different. Ask Different is a community of Apple users ready to help.