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Won't shut down

Message #1 - Posted 2007/12/25 - Paul Krause

New iMac 2.4, 20 inch with Leopard.

At shutdown all programs quit, desktop clears off like it shoud, and the little circle thingy starts working.

and working, and working, and working but machine won't shut off without pushing the power button.

any suggestions?
Paul

Message #2 - Posted 2007/12/25 - Wim

Previously, Paul Krause wrote:

New iMac 2.4, 20 inch with Leopard.

At shutdown all programs quit, desktop clears off like it shoud, and the little circle thingy starts working.

and working, and working, and working but machine won't shut off without pushing the power button.

any suggestions?
Paul

Repair diskpermissions?

Message #3 - Posted 2007/12/25 - Joe

Paul Krause <p.e.krause@comcast.net> writes:

New iMac 2.4, 20 inch with Leopard.

At shutdown all programs quit, desktop clears off like it shoud, and the little circle thingy starts working.

and working, and working, and working but machine won't shut off without pushing the power button.

any suggestions?

I have an older iMac (a year or so old) that does the same thing at times since I installed leopard. I just push the power button. Sooner or later it starts working right for me.

The solution I'm starting to think seriously about is re-installing Tiger. Everything worked fine then.

Joe

Message #4 - Posted 2007/12/25 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Paul Krause wrote:

New iMac 2.4, 20 inch with Leopard.

At shutdown all programs quit, desktop clears off like it shoud, and the little circle thingy starts working.

and working, and working, and working but machine won't shut off without pushing the power button.

any suggestions?

You probably have a malfunctioning startup item. What items do you currently have in /Library/StartupItems?

Also, take a look at your system log. It will give you an indication of what's going wrong on shutdown.

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JR

Message #5 - Posted 2007/12/25 - Jolly Roger

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Wim wrote:

Previously, Paul Krause wrote:

New iMac 2.4, 20 inch with Leopard.

At shutdown all programs quit, desktop clears off like it shoud, and the little circle thingy starts working.

and working, and working, and working but machine won't shut off without pushing the power button.

any suggestions?
Paul

Repair diskpermissions?

Repairing disk permissions isn't the answer here.

Note: Please send all responses to the relevant news group. If you must contact me through e-mail, let me know when you send email to this address so that your email doesn't get eaten by my SPAM filter.

JR

Message #6 - Posted 2007/12/25 - Wim

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Repair diskpermissions?

Repairing disk permissions isn't the answer here.

I just want to help...

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Message #7 - Posted 2007/12/25 - Jolly Roger

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Wim wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Repair diskpermissions?

Repairing disk permissions isn't the answer here.

I just want to help...

And I appreciate that, but repairing disk permissions still isn't the answer for this type of problem.

Note: Please send all responses to the relevant news group. If you must contact me through e-mail, let me know when you send email to this address so that your email doesn't get eaten by my SPAM filter.

JR

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