Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:32 AM   #1
jincheker
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MD
Shut down time became too long on Mountain Lion

I've freshly installed Mountain Lion. For first few days, the start and shut down went fast. But recently, the shut down takes really long time, it keeps showing the white and grey loading symbol before it finally shut down.

This might happend after one day, when I was browsing through Chrome, I mistakenly touched some short-key, and Chrome begins to "Converting" something, and the computer became really slow, seems like died. So I shut down my air directly by pressing the power button. After that, the shut down time became very long.

I don't know if this is really causing by chrome. Does anyone have the same problem? How can I fix this?
jincheker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:40 AM   #2
Wokis
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Well I don't have any solution, but under Lion my MBA could sometimes hang on shutdown. It'd only display that gray screen and nothing more would happen.

I thought maybe it'd fix itself with mountain Lion, and it actually did! Now, I get the same as you. Sometimes it simply takes a little longer for it to shut down but at least it does!

Maybe there's a terminal command to put in to have OSX force shutting down non responding processes faster. That'd be neat. Or maybe that's not the problem.

Anyway I've ended up just closing the lid when I'm done. The issue only bothers me when I have to restart.
__________________
13" Macbook Air 2012, i5-3427U, Intel HD 4000, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD | iPad Mini 16GB White | iPhone 5 32GB Black
Wokis is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:44 AM   #3
charlieegan3
macrumors 68020
 
charlieegan3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: U.K
I did an upgrade install and find that there is a spinning circle in the centre for about 10 secs, then it shuts right down
charlieegan3 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:55 AM   #4
Skoopman
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Romania
I have the same "problem", but I think it only occurs, when some applications or processes still run in the background. So quit everything, wait a few seconds and shut down the MBA.
__________________
Macbook Air 13" | 1.8GHz | 4GB RAM | 128GB SSD
Time Capsule 2TB
Apple TV 3
Skoopman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 10:29 AM   #5
Gemütlichkeit
macrumors 65816
 
Gemütlichkeit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Shut down takes longer because there's more to do at shutdown now. Tons of harddrive activity.
__________________
"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God." -Thomas Jefferson
Gemütlichkeit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 12:57 PM   #6
k3roro
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Hmm I've actually experienced less shut-down time =\
__________________
iPhone 5s
MacBook Air 2011 11''
k3roro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 01:27 PM   #7
NeonBible
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I have the same experience with the shut down time. Also, the first days, the boot-up time was around 12 sec with ML but now it's like 16–17 sec.
NeonBible is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 02:30 PM   #8
Barna Biro
macrumors 6502a
 
Barna Biro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: LU, Switzerland
I didn't bother updating, instead I went for a clean install. Start-up and shutdown times are at least as fast as before on Lion, if not slightly faster. Of course, I'm running on a MBP and not a MBA ( not yet at least, but soon will ).
Barna Biro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 03:09 PM   #9
stchman
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Send a message via AIM to stchman Send a message via Yahoo to stchman Send a message via Skype™ to stchman
A friend of mine said the same thing about his 2010 13" MBP. He said when he did a clean install of ML startup and shutdown were very fast.

He then installed MS Office 2011 and he said startup and shutdown times increased quite a bit.
stchman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 03:28 PM   #10
isrefel
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
I made a thread about this issue about a week ago but got no replies. It seems that the shutdown time increase is due to power nap. Shut it off and shutdown times return to normal.
isrefel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 04:20 PM   #11
Barna Biro
macrumors 6502a
 
Barna Biro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: LU, Switzerland
Quote:
Originally Posted by stchman View Post
A friend of mine said the same thing about his 2010 13" MBP. He said when he did a clean install of ML startup and shutdown were very fast.

He then installed MS Office 2011 and he said startup and shutdown times increased quite a bit.
I also have the entire MS Office suite installed and it didn't change a thing.
No slowdown, no nothing... works like a charm...
Barna Biro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 04:46 PM   #12
stchman
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Send a message via AIM to stchman Send a message via Yahoo to stchman Send a message via Skype™ to stchman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barna Biro View Post
I also have the entire MS Office suite installed and it didn't change a thing.
No slowdown, no nothing... works like a charm...
I'm going by what he told me. I personally use LibreOffice over bloated MS Office.

From your signature, you have a pretty powerful machine with 16GB RAM.
stchman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2012, 05:25 PM   #13
kaks
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
I agree

It takes about 10 seconds and a spinning wheel before it shuts down.

It's annoying, don't know why it slowed things down.
kaks is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2012, 02:08 PM   #14
maxonthemac
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Hi,

I have also been suffering from the slow shutdown problem for a while now. Finally, I have found a workaround that seems to be persistently working for me. If interested, you can find it described in detail in this post.
maxonthemac is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long shut down time GTghost MacBook Air 4 Jun 6, 2013 07:58 PM
Kernal panics preventing shut down after installing Mountain Lion BigBadDavid OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 36 Mar 19, 2013 12:29 PM
Mountain Lion has long boot time between apple logo and desktop bolisaf OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 16 Nov 28, 2012 04:37 PM
2012 MBA with Mountain Lion installed takes long time to shut down slumpey326 MacBook Air 10 Oct 16, 2012 09:36 PM
Mac Crashing upon Shut Down with Mountain Lion crazyspartan678 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 0 Jul 25, 2012 10:06 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC