iMac - Restart problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alphamr, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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    Is HWMonitor a Windows program? Try iStat Pro for temps and fan info.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    Uninstall it, sounds like rubbish. What are you trying to do?
     
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    The problem persists even after i uninstalled it.
     
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    blueroom

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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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    Did you get it from Bresink's website or from somewhere else?
    Can you boot in safe mode?
     
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    blueroom

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    What's wrong with iStat Pro, it works great for temperature monitoring. Why do the temperatures concern you?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    blueroom

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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.
     
  12. adnbek, Feb 12, 2013
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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.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much, it worked. :)
     

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