OS X :: Prevent Process To Startup On Reboot

Sep 12, 2010

I have a process running prl_vm_service and it is making my HDD very noisy. I think that spotlight keep indexing this file. Because when is shut down this process my HDD become almost silent. I would like to prevent this process to startup when I reboot my iMac. Is there a way to do this. I am aware that Parralles (this process belongs to it) needs it, but still I want to prevent this process to startup.

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OS X Yosemite :: Spotlight Process Is Using 95% Of CPU Cycles And Cannot Reboot

Dec 11, 2014

The Spotlight process is using 95% of my CPU cycles and I cannot reboot or kill the process to stop it. This is a fresh install of Yosemite, in fact, I did this completely new install to fix Spotlight indexing problems, but all I did was fix the old one and uncover a new problem.  

I installed Yosemite on a new 500Gb SSD, no migration from past installs whatsoever. It's fresh and clean and Spotlight finished its big index that it does upon install. But now, days later, the Spotlight process is still monopolizing my CPU. I have a Mid-2011 Mac mini, 2.7Ghz i7, it runs 2 of the 4 CPU processes to nearly maximum. What the **** is Spotlight doing? It's not indexing, I can look in Activity Monitor and see two mdworker processes but they are at 0.0% CPU utilization. 

for fixing this runaway process? I am usually very good at fixing broken system processes but this one has me stumped.

Mac mini, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), 30" Cinema Display

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OS X :: Computer Just Automatically Reboot And Started The Setup Process?

Oct 29, 2010

I'm going to be selling my air and I want to do a fresh reinstall of the os . How do I do that so the new user can just turn it on and have the welcome screen with music? In the past when I tried the computer just automatically reboot and started the setup process.

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Sep 8, 2014

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Hardware :: Way To Prevent Second Internal HD Mounting On Startup?

Feb 5, 2010

I have two internal HDs. The second is used as one of my cloned bootable backups. Since it is not needed to be mounted all the time, to save wear, I would like to instruct my Mac not to mount it on startup. (I could always mount it using Disc Utility.

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MacBook Air :: Prevent Other Programs From Opening At Startup

Sep 9, 2014

when I start up in OS mavericks, several other programs (microsoft office, mail) open first.  How can I prevent this?

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Mac Pro :: No Chime - Startup Process Successful Nevertheless

Aug 26, 2014

During the past ten hours or so, while attempting to troubleshoot a #@!*# DW 4.4 updated CD on my Mac Pro, I have had several (5 to 7) confirmed instances of the Mac Pro Quad not emitting the start up chime, yet eventually starting up anyway. 

The last three time there have been normal chimes and normal startups, if a bit sluggish. 

Intel Xeon Mac_Pro1,1 [late 2006] 2.66 GHz Quad; 16 GB RAM; mutant/flashed, factory-overclocked 875/1225 "Apple PowerColor" ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1 GB of GDDR5VRAM driving side-by-side dual 22"/24" monitors [shared with the G5-Quad] in Extended-Desktop mode; Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 and Snow Leopard 10.6.8 boot drives; intrusive Spotlight and frivolous Dashboard permanently disabled; USB wireless 'n' available but connected to the Internet and networked via wired Ethernet.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Prevent Application From Opening At Startup

Apr 24, 2012

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Apr 29, 2012

In cleaning startup apps, I deleted something and now have my screensaver and nothing else.  Needed ideas a noobie can follow.

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Power Mac G5 :: No Startup Chime Or Boot Process Does Not Continue

Nov 3, 2007

I am having a problem getting my G5 to boot. Half the time when I turn it on I get no chime. The other half, I get the chime but the boot process does not continue. If I leave the computer on the fans begin to progressively get faster and louder after about 5 minutes. I've tried starting with various USB and Firewire components unplugged and have even gone to just a keyboard and mouse. No change. Can I get the computer to boot from an OSX CD? How do I open the tray? etc.

Powermac G5 Dual 2.5GHz
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Power Mac :: G5 Will Not Reboot With Startup Discs?

Apr 26, 2012

I have an old G5 power mac tower. The hard dives were removed and replaced with PCs ones before I was given it. I do not know if they were formatted. I have the original boot up disc and I want to start again with this tower. The tower turns on but does not recognise the keyboard (which I know works) so I am unable to boot from the CD to have a fresh tower.

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OS X :: Running Out Of Space On Startup Disc - Recovered On Reboot?

May 28, 2009

On my Macbook Pro (Tiger) I suddenly got an error message about running out of space on the start up disc (woking on a word 2008 document). Checking suggested I had only 124MB left.

A couple of days earlier I had 60gb free. Deleting a few gb of programs reduced the space to zero!

I couldn't work out were the space was being used but as most programs were now refusing to work. I just shut down.

On switching back on, the HD space had come back and I had my 60gb of free space back.

whether its a sign of a problem I should try and sort out, or is it just "one of those things".

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OS X :: Re Fsck-hfs Process At Start Up - How To Disable Speed Up Process

Sep 21, 2009

I have a Mac Pro with several raid array and single drives attached (1x Wiebetech RTX600 Raid 5 through SCSI; 1x CalDigit HDElement Raid 5 through miniSAS; 4x internal drives).Unfortunately, due to various reasons (electricity outtage and software crashes), I'm experiencing system crashes and need to hard re-start the system. Upon restart, I am able to boot back into Mac OS X, but sometimes one, or both of the raid arrays will not mount.However, after a period of 0.5 - 2 hours, the array would magically re-appear again. Sometimes this might even happen to internal drives that I had mounted inside the chassis of the Mac Pro.

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OS X :: Good Process Explorer Equivalent - Monitor Process CPU And RAM

Feb 26, 2010

I am wondering if anyone knows of a good osx based alternative to Process Explorer on windows - what I'd like to be able to do is graph CPU and memory for a specific process and ideally see what network connections a specific process has open. atMonitor seems to do this pretty well generally, but not for specific processes (this is for monitoring a multiplayer flash game).

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OS X :: Lock To Prevent Further Changes Not Working

Aug 30, 2010

It is "unlocked". Every time I click it, it just stays unlocked and won't actually lock. For example, I can't lock it on the "Energy Saver" prefpane, but I can lock/unlock on the Accounts prefpane...

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MacBook :: How To Prevent Overheating

Sep 18, 2010

I'm using my MacBook for a wedding slideshow that will run on continuous loop for about 4-5 hours. I am a little concerned about overheating from running so long. What can I do to prevent overheating? I thought of The SMC fan control app, but don't know what the settings should be..

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Feb 19, 2008

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OS X :: Prevent Spotlight Searching DVD?

Dec 14, 2008

Is there any Terminal commands that will do this? I use Spotlight all the time - to load documents to loading applications. However, I hate how it makes any DVD's in my drive spin up. I never search DVD's, so turning this off wouldn't be an issue.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Prevent Wake On USB

Mar 5, 2009

I would like to connect one of those Master/Slave Powersplitters to my Macbook Pro when I'm at home.

However, this has given me an issue.

When I choose Sleep, the Macbook goes to sleep, and a few seconds after the the splitter will turn off my screen, speakers, Printer and all other accesories.

But as soon as this happens, The Mac wakes up again.

For simplicity at home I have one USB connected to the mac, that goes to the built in USB hub of the screen.
I tried to disconnect everything from the hub leaving only the hub connected.

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OS X :: To Prevent Apps In The Dock

May 25, 2009

Is there a way to prevent a certain app from appearing in the dock when its active ?

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OS X :: How To Prevent Users From Running An App

Jul 7, 2009

here at school (where i also work in the IT depo), people have been Playing WoW(even staff members) when they are not supposed to(which is anytime). We have been able to combat it on windows in the form of software restriction polices, but have no solution for the macs.

Is there a way to block wow.app? or better yet also be able to block all .App's from an external drive?

I really dont want to use parental controls and select the dozens of other "ok" apps.

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OS X :: Any Way To Prevent Overwriting In Drop Box?

Aug 25, 2009

If file sharing is enabled, then anyone can drop files into a user's "Drop Box" with write-only permissions. Is there any way to prevent overwriting here? Like if two users dropped different files with the same name, how do you keep both of them?

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OS X :: How To Prevent Erase A Folder

Dec 26, 2009

If I try to delete a folder like MOVIES say "music cant be modified or deleted because is required by mac os x"

I need that with a folder that I create, how can make that?, I need that for prevent that folder can be erased.

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MacBook Pro :: Prevent My Cd/dvd Being Copied?

Feb 14, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro 2,66 GHz with his native Matshita dvd-r uj-868 Cd/Dvd RW burner and I use both Logic Express 8 and Cubase 6 to arrange my musical pieces. Once I did all the audio bounces, how can I do to prevent the final Master CD being copied?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Prevent It From Being Hacked

Apr 8, 2012

I know you can change admin passwords by just pressing the power button and command s... my brother always changes my password and I physically have to hide my computer so he won't hack it.  I know people use firevault to protect files but I don't need to do that.  Are there any settings I can change or software I can install to prevent hacking?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 17, 2012

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Sep 11, 2014

on startup, macbook pro showed flashing gray folder with question mark, but no startup. After several retries, now shows circle with diagonal diameter, and still no startup.  worked fine yesterday.

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Software :: How To Prevent ITunes From Staying On Top

Jun 19, 2009

make it go behind another window on which I click. It won't go back. Stays on top.

Windowshade lets me reduce it to just the title bar, but I'd like the window still open — and not minimized to the dock.

In the prefs I do find a box to check (or uncheck) for the miniplayer and videos, but nothing for the main window (unless I'm just duh, overlooking something—not unusual.)

Any pointers? I'm OK with Terminal, if anyone has the magic words there.

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ITunes :: Any Way To Prevent Music From Syncing

Oct 9, 2010

Normally I have my music stored on an external HD. When I sync my iPhone the music is synced with the content of the external drive. Were I not to have the drive turned on during the sync, iTunes would delete the music on my iPhone as it would sync the "no music" on my pc with the music on my iPhone. Now I am traveling and will be away from my external HD for about a month. I would like to add some apps to my iPhone but if I do a sync I will lose all that music until I can get back home. Not what I want to have happen. Is there any way to prevent iTunes from syncing the music, i.e. just letting what's there alone and syncing the rest of the content?

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Applications :: IMovie Keeps Crashing - How To Prevent

Aug 8, 2007

So I just got iLife 08 and I am upgrading from, I guess it's 06 (came on my mbp c2d) -anyway, I upgraded iweb, imovie and iphoto -

iphoto and iweb seem to have upgraded and it seems imovie did too BUT when I try and open imovie it keeps crashing...

I looked in the applications folder and see it made a "previous imovie" folder with my old one...

i try and open imovie 08 and it opens for a second, seems to try and load and shuts off...

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