Should I do anything after a forced restart?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dferigmu, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    I had to force my new PB to restart for the first time after the beach ball wouldn't stop spinning (it was my fault - I was doing too many things at once).

    Is there anything I should do now? I know it's bad to force a restart, but what if I have to? Should I do anything after?
  2. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    About the only thing to do is pop into single user mode and run fsck, as the machine is restarting.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Hello there!

    If you Have a Journalled system you don't have to, but if you don't and you're worried you can always verify your disk by booting from a cd and runnning Disk Utility...

    (You oboot from a disc by booting your mac with the cd in the bay and pressing and holding C. Then later somewhere in the menu you can do a 'verify disc')

    Good luck
  4. macrumors 6502

    How do I verify permissions?
  5. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Disk Utility/First Aid/Repair Permission.

    Run this from the HD only.

    Since Disk Utility/First Aid/Repair Disk won't run from the boot drive -- fsck is the easiest alternative. Unless you want to bother hunting up the CD/DVD.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Ok, I repaired the HD in OS X and from the start-up DVD and everything seems to be fine. I am being a little paranoid, but now I know what to do.

  7. macrumors G3


    If the file system is not journaled, Mac OS X will do an fsck after a system crash. And if it is journaled, it will read/replay the journal and sometimes it will still do an fsck if it detects issues.

    In truth, in most cases, you need to do nothing after a restarting from a crash.
  8. macrumors regular

    I don't do anything special. If it were that unstable that I'd have to complete a ritual after the occasional forced reboot I'd be pretty... annoyed.
  9. macrumors 6502

    What's an fsck?
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  11. macrumors 68000


    I don't ever do anything different either. Even when I was installing all of my upgrades on my B&W over the past couple of months, I had to force restart countless times while tinkering with overclocking the processor. I have never had any problems after a forced restart on any machine running OS X. Now, OS 9 is a different story.


    P.S. WOO HOO!!! POST #500!!!
  12. macrumors 6502

    The other day my iPod shuffle was finished updating and I clicked the eject button a little too fast as the spinning beachball was not finished spinning yet. So the Beachball never stopped even on a force quit of the Application, so I unplugged the G5 PowerMac. I rebooted and it has not happened again everything is OK. In short, Just keep working.


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