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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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iMac - Restart problem

Everything was working fine before i install HWMonitor. I wanted to know the temps so i installed HWMonitor, it installed some FakeSMC and Sensors. Now whenever i restart. The computer shutdown and not restarting. I have to turn off the ups and turn it again.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Is HWMonitor a Windows program? Try iStat Pro for temps and fan info.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:44 PM   #3
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yea HWmonitor was windows program but i found it for mac version too. After i installed it, this restarting problem started.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Uninstall it, sounds like rubbish. What are you trying to do?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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The problem persists even after i uninstalled it.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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Then you have to figure out how to uninstall the other things it installed. Don't try to override the fans in your iMac.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:37 PM   #7
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Did you get it from Bresink's website or from somewhere else?
Can you boot in safe mode?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:38 PM   #8
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No from kozlek - https://github.com/kozlek/HWSensors/downloads
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What's wrong with iStat Pro, it works great for temperature monitoring. Why do the temperatures concern you?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:44 PM   #10
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Actually i am new to Mac. I used HWmonitor on my windows machine. So i googled it and found the app for Mac too. So i installed it on my iMac. I have no other intention. If i came to know about iStatpro i would have installed it.
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Since it's new, backup what you have and restore the OS via the recovery partition if the problem persists. I have no experience with HWMonitor.

OSX isn't Windows, it generally doesn't need any 3rd party utilities or tweaking to run properly.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:28 AM   #12
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That's for a hackintosh, not a real mac. It says so in the readme file. It added kexts (drivers) that can't be used on real macs, hence your boot issues. Not the same as the original made by Bresink.

Can you boot in safe mode? Hold shift when you start the computer. If so, simply delete the fakesmc.kext file (system>library>extensions), then open terminal and run these two commands:

On Lion and Mountain Lion:

sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
sudo kextcache -system-caches

if you're on SL or earlier, the commands are:

sudo rm -R Extensions.kextcache
sudo rm -R Extensions.mkext

If not, you can do it in single-user mode or just go into recovery (hold option at startup) and reinstall OSX. It won't delete your files, just reinstalls the OS.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:54 AM   #13
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That's for a hackintosh, not a real mac. It says so in the readme file. It added kexts (drivers) that can't be used on real macs, hence your boot issues. Not the same as the original made by Bresink.

Can you boot in safe mode? Hold shift when you start the computer. If so, simply delete the fakesmc.kext file (system>library>extensions), then open terminal and run these two commands:

On Lion and Mountain Lion:

sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
sudo kextcache -system-caches

if you're on SL or earlier, the commands are:

sudo rm -R Extensions.kextcache
sudo rm -R Extensions.mkext

If not, you can do it in single-user mode or just go into recovery (hold option at startup) and reinstall OSX. It won't delete your files, just reinstalls the OS.
Thank you very much, it worked.
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