OS X :: Snow Leopard Slow Restart / Shutdown If Lots Of Apps Are Open

Oct 15, 2009

this isn't a big deal but I've found that when I shutdown or restart with a few applications (even longer if there are a lot open), it sort of just waits (showing me the spinning wheel of eternity - SWOE lolz) after every application is closed (which is almost instant) at the desktop, I can only see my background picture, sometimes it does this at the blue screen occasionally, does anyone know why.

It can wait for up to 20 or 30 seconds, this is on my sig rig w/ the SSD - so I find it a bit odd.

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Software :: Slow Restart And Shutdown After Upgrade Snow Leopard (10.6.3)

Jun 7, 2010

I have an iMac (early 2009 model) that I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard(10.6.3) from Leopard and now when I restart and shutdown, it takes almost 30 secs for both, compared to when I was running Leopard, it literally took about a second (maybe 2). I've tried verifying/repair disk permissions, clearing cache, turning off airport utility, etc. per some suggestions through Google to no avail. There are no programs running before shutdown. I'm wondering if something was included in the upgrade/updates to slow the shutdown process.

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OS X :: Can't Restart Or Shutdown In Snow Leopard If Other Users Are Logged In

Sep 1, 2009

This is a neat one. I found out last night that I cannot restart or shut down either of my Macs if my wife's account is still logged in. In order to perform either function, I have to log onto my wife's account and log it out before it will allow me to either restart or power down the computer.

If I try to do so while both accounts are logged in, I will get the usual prompt for an Admin name and password, but then it just won't go past that screen. The prompt just keeps coming up to enter the Admin info. Anyone else experiencing this, or have any recommendations?

I did an update install on both machines. I updated our iMac with a full retail copy, and the MBP I updated with an UTD disc. Perhaps doing a full erase and install is the answer? Or do you guys think it's just something buggy in SL?

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MacBook Pro :: Making Lots Of Whirring / Clicking Noises And Slow In Opening Apps

Dec 5, 2014

My 100G space came up as full last night so I freed up about 15g. space, but now today I notice it is going way slow, taking forever to open or show data in files - eg if I click on the master application folder - the names of indiv. folders show but file content on right doesn't come up until about 30 secs, and the computer itself is making all sorts of whirring/clicking type sounds which i called "thinking" but it's as if the memory is still full and is operating at half it's speed. 

I have a 2.16 GHz intel core duo processor, and memory is 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. 

Get info shows:  Capacity of 99.69GB, avail is 14.11 GB 

Any tips on what has happened since last night to today? I thought it would be running faster and accessing files really easily. 

I just got a pop up saying:  Your iDisk is unavailable.  Make sure you are logged in to your MObile ME acct, then try again to access your iDisk.

COuld this be the problem? I've never seen this before. What is my iDisk, and what does it do?

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Jun 26, 2014

I am running Mavericks 10.9.3.

I always quit out of all apps before doing a shutdown.  I make sure that nothing, except Finder, is running when i shutdown.  And, I do a full shutdown, not just sleep.   

Yet, occasionally, the apps that were running before I quit out of them will restart when I turn the MacBook back on. 

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OS X Mavericks :: Slow Shutdown / Restart / Log Out On MBP Retina 10.9.3

Jun 17, 2014

I have been unable to shutdown or restart my MBP mid 2012 retina (2.6 GHz Intel Core i70, other than by holding down the power button.  I've tried, (safe mode, restore, repair permissions reset PVRAM. etc).  I finally got it to shutdown regularly by eliminating all Divx software on my computer (no easy task), but shutdowns and restarts still hang an unusually long time, about 15 seconds. 

I send console information just before my last BOOT_TIME to see if any process in the time after restart command and boot would give any hints.  Here are the entries, and there appear to be some problems but I cannot interpret them.  I have an external WD passport drive connected (which I can eject before restarting with no noticeable effect, and a USB hub, which I also disconnect to no effect).

6/17/14 10:30:23.684 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[254]: (com.apple.PackageKit.InstallStatus) Throttling respawn: Will start in 8 seconds
6/17/14 10:30:23.730 AM WindowServer[137]: CGXGetConnectionProperty: Invalid connection 55815
6/17/14 10:30:23.730 AM WindowServer[137]: CGXGetConnectionProperty: Invalid connection 55815
6/17/14 10:30:23.730 AM WindowServer[137]: CGXGetConnectionProperty: Invalid connection 55815
6/17/14 10:30:23.731 AM WindowServer[137]: CGXGetConnectionProperty: Invalid connection 55815


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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: MacBook Running Slow - Restart Taking Over 10 Minutes

May 15, 2012

A few days ago, I found my macbook running slow. The starting time used to be 2+ min but slow down to 10+ min. I tried to reinstal by installation DVD but the time bar showed 5+ hours required. I restarted the macbook and tried to format the HD, after proper steps taken, the time bar showed 17 days. Instead booting from the system, I tried to boot direct from my installation DVD.

After formatted the HD and re-instal the system, the MacBook seems running smooth again. But after installation of other programs, the same problem recurred. The system was getting slow. Re-starting it required waiting over 10 minutes. I tried to re-format the HD and installed the system again but still doesn't work. Under the disk utility "first aid" scanning through the HD, it showed "Invalid key length." and "The volume Macintosh HD could not be verified completely."

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OS X :: Applications Won't Open Until Restart - Snow Leopard?

Nov 7, 2009

I've been having a problem with Snow Leopard since I installed it, and it's been bugging me like mad, but I haven't been able to find a solution or anyone with a similar case anywhere. Today, however, I tried again, and I ran across this news article, which perfectly described my problem:


Finally, twice in the past week now I have experienced a very old Mac OS X bug that I thought was gone for good: All of a sudden, when I try launching an application, the application's Dock icon starts bouncing endlessly in the Dock and the application never fully launches. Instead, eventually (after a few minutes of endless bouncing), the bouncing stops, but the application icon stays there without the status light indicating that it's open, and right-clicking on it results in an "Application not responding" message. You can force-quit and try again, but it won't work any better the second time.

And once this starts happening, if you want to get anything accomplished with your Mac, you really have no choice but to restart the entire machine.Has anyone experienced anything similar and/or knows how to fix it? It really inhibits me from doing almost anything with my Mac when I can't open any applications./edit: To add some context, this only happens after my laptop has been running for a while and seems to affect some applications but not others (maybe those that have already run since restart are fine?). I still have over 1.2gb of free RAM while I try it, so I don't think it's a memory issue either.

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Windows On Mac :: Cannot Open - Whenever Restart Or Shutdown And Turn On Back?

Sep 18, 2010

if this kind topic has been discussed before, i just have no time to check.
So i need your help ASAP.So yes i have bootcamp'ed my macbook to windows 7 34bit.
And i think i made a mistake during installing it.Well when given the partition, it was 4 partitions , i chose bootcamp partition, but unfortunately it cant be installed on it, so i tried to format the bootcamp partition, and it's ok, so i have done it.But the problem is, i couldn't get into the mac whenever i restart or shutdown and turn on back.

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OS X :: 10.5.7 - Machine Slow To Restart And Apps Not Opening

Aug 10, 2010

I am having a bit of an issue with my 13 MBP. With absolutely no rhyme or reason as to frequency, I have been having issues where all of a sudden:
I can't create folders on the desktop (Error code -50)
iTunes won't open (error code 13014)
Spotlight won't search (returns dictionary definitions)
Firefox won't open (A copy is already running...)
Thunderbird won't open (A copy is already running...)
and probably other problems I can't recall right off.

The machine is slow to restart when I do; one time I couldn't get past the gray screen for an hour. Once it gets through a restart however everything is fine for some amount of time before the problem happens again. I have received two kernel panics in the past week. Both came off the back of waking the laptop from sleep. As far as I can tell (or remember), I haven't installed anything that would cause the system to go nuts. I have TM backups, would prefer to use one of those versus a complete wipe as I have Parallels installed and don't want to have to redo that, plus Windows, plus all my Windows programs, etc. I do have a lost+found and Damaged Files folders in my Macintosh HD directory. Not sure where they came from, can't really determine by looking. More info, when I try to save something from online, it says there is not enough disk space. Also, it appears as though dmg's will not mount.

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MacBook Pro :: Running So Slow On Startup And Apps Are Very Slow To Open Like Around 5 Minutes

Aug 24, 2014

I have this MBP 13'' Mac OS X 10.7.5 running a 2.4GHz i5, 4GB RAMs and 500GB storage.The problem started yesterday when I was typing on Word and I copy pasted something from the net (chrome browser) then it froze.I waited for around 5minutes and still frozen with the spinning wheel, then I decided to turn it off by pressing power for 10 seconds restarted my

MBP then now it running so slow on start-up and apps are very slow to open like around 5 minutes. Every action that I try to do like clicking on the apple in the upper left it freezes showing a spinning wheel and it will take time to show the drop down options. I checked disk utility and it said that HD is ok, done verify/permission verify and repair.

I checked the activity monitor noting the ram/CPU usage and its normal it even tells that 2GB of ram is not use.It shows not responding in the activity monitor if you open an app for around 5mins then it opens or it will crash.I already done the 2 kinds of reset and did not work.BUT it opens normally in Safe mode. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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OS X :: Lots Of Text At Startup And Shutdown?

Aug 30, 2009

I'm just setting up a Mac Mini for a friend and on power-on/start-up and also on shutdown I'm getting white text on a black screen which is obviously some kind of start-up log. I've had a fair few macs but have never seen this and certainly wouldn't expect it 'out of the box'.

What exactly is it and how do I stop it from happening ever?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder Flicker On Blue Screen And Restarts Quitting All Open Apps

Apr 27, 2012

Finder will flick to blue screen for a split second and restart quitting all open apps. Not restarting the iMac, but just Finder? I've ran Disk Utility and found no problems and also ran a Hardware Test and found no problems.The only indication I have is in Console which without posting the whole log the below lines stand out to me as potential issues:

HIToolbox: received notification of WindowServer event port death.
This line is present numerous times with each application name that was open next to it indicating to me a reason each app has quit?Then a long list of this line repeated;
com.apple.fontd [58544] FODBCheck: foRec->annexNumber != kInvalidAnnexNumber (0)
Followed by:
com.apple.WindowServer[58526] WindowServer[58526] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.

This happened once yesterday and a few times today so it's becoming more regular...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: OSX Mail App Uses Lots Of Memory With Exchange Change

Jun 1, 2012

A couple weeks back, we switched from exchange 2007 to exchange 2010.The only change required on the OSX mail client was to change the server address.I have two macbook pros, one is a 2GB early vintage intel, and the other a more recent 4GB model.Both of them are configured for access to the exchange server.Both are running 10.6.Once the change was made, both clients started using huge amounts of memory.This isn't a leak, as is reported in some Lion threads, because it eventually comes back down again.When you start the client, it might use about 150MB of RAM.After a while I have seen as much as 1.6GB of RAM usage on the 4GB machine.If you take the exchange account out of the mix (disable it in preferences) the client consistently stays at about 75MB of RAM.The peak isn't limited by the client as far as I can tell -- it basically uses up all free memory and drives the system completly nuts.Many of the applications no longer perform well once they are subjected to memory starvation, and this includes the mail client itself.

I am now running the activity window with Mail to see if I can spot a pattern, but in one case I watched Mail's memory usage grow in Activity Monitor with nothing in the Activity screen.I aso tried creating a new account instance on the 4GB machine, but without any cached data the behavior was far worse.It very quickly consumes the entire machine and doesn't seem to return to normal.I am firmly convinced this is a side effect of changing the exchange service or one of the exchange settings, if for no other reason than the behavior is new on two systems.It's still unforgivable for the Mail client to do this -- if it can consume all available memory then it needs to monitor itself and defer or break up what it is trying to do.I am a great fan of this mail client but this is so unusable that it might force me back to outlook running in a VM.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Apple Mail Receiving Lots Of Garbage Notes?

May 18, 2012

Our visitor's laptop has received 80+ messages all of which don't look like email at all - they look just like notes, yellow background, lines, margin.

...and the contents are complete nonsense. I went online to her mail server and these messages were not there. 

why she should be apparently downloading a bunch of notes with garbage in them? I didn't even know you /could/ download notes! 

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OS X :: Lots Of Apps Taking 100% CPU?

Aug 23, 2009

I've had my black Macbook (early 2008) running Leopard for just over a year now, and I've had a pretty persistent problem (since November or so). A lot of different things that are even somewhat CPU intensive seem to always make my fan go crazy (up to ~6200 RPM), and a look at Activity Monitor shows that they're taking up 100% CPU. Here's a few things that sometimes make it happen:

-Finder, when I'm in a folder with video files (doesn't happen with every video, but with certain videos it always happens - Activity Monitor says Finder is running over 100% CPU and I need to relaunch it to get it to stop!)

-Flash videos in Mozilla/YouTube

-Any kind of game utilizing some amount of graphics

-Running a Windows virtual machine (sometimes)

I really doubt these things are actually that CPU intensive, so something's wrong. Any ideas?

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Power Mac :: After Suspension Of Hard Drive Activity, Unable To Restart It (must Shutdown And Restart)

Jun 22, 2012

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Sometimes Does Not Shutdown

Mar 23, 2010

I've just bought MacBook with pre installed MacOS 10.6.1, then updated it to 10.6.2. Sometimes (approximately 1 of 5 times) it does not shutdown - there are only my wallpaper and active mouse pointer. I've been waiting for a long time, then just turned off it with holding power button. It seems I have a problem after high hard drive activity (a lot of copy, delete and move operation)

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OS X :: Mac Os X Snow Leopard Kernel Panic On Shutdown

Sep 4, 2009

I am pretty new to the forums but I installed snow leopard on an 2008 iMac 2.4 ghz, 3gb of ram and 250gb hard drive on September 1, 2009 and had no problems shutting down.

Then on Wednesday when I shut down it goes into a kernel panic and tells me to restart. When I go into the other user account it does not do that. I have a picture of the error log that i got when I started the computer up to submit to Apple. Can someone please help.

I have reset PRam, repaired permissions, and reinstalled Snow Leopard but recovered it from a Time Machine Backup. I do not know what to do.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: When Shutdown MBP Goes Back To Old Settings

Apr 15, 2012

When my laptop shuts down if change my dock it goes back to its old self when I turn my laptop back on and the same for my bookmarks I can't change them so that they stay there?

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Apr 16, 2012

I can't shut down my Mac because applications won't quit or force quit.


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Jun 3, 2012

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Sep 20, 2009

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Shutdown - Blue Screen And Progress Wheel Just Spinning

Mar 4, 2010

I upgraded to Snow Leopard and a few days later when i went to shutdown my mac pro after i woke it up, i got the blue screen and progress wheel just spinning. After calls with Apple, running both long and short hardware tests, 3 snow leopard discs, a clean install, 2 upgrades, the tech gave up. The clean install was a bare bones install with no applications installed. I would now have to take it into a repair shop and pay for software tests. This is a one year old mac pro with apple care. I used Time Machine to restore to leopard, and all is ok. Has anyone heard of this problem? I'm quit happy to stick with Leopard, but am upset that an apple software problem has to be fixed and paid for by me. I assume if it was a hardware problem it would show up in Leopard.

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Apr 4, 2012

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Oct 13, 2009

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Apr 11, 2012

My iMac freezes once or twice even three times a day for no obvious reason. This happens using safari only or safari and mail.This has happened for 2 weeks. No change in my system for 2 years, except regular updates. I can close the application (Safari for example) but the iMac stays frozen. When I use "force to quit", it is proposed to restart Finder. But, the iMac stays stucked with the color wheel turning. The only way to stop and restart is to switch off and on.

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May 30, 2009

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Jul 15, 2009

So my Mac Pro (2008, 2.8ghz quad core) won't restart or shut down. It powers up just fine and has no other issues. If I want to restart it, then my only option is to hold down the power button. Here's a console log any ideas where the problem is?

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