Won't Shut Down

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  1. BicyclePunk macrumors regular

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    Hi there...well...I'm on a G4 Dual 500 machine and it won't shut down any way unless I hold down the main power button. This has been going on for some time now. I just upgraded to 10.3.3 and still nothing. I want to say it has something to do with FontBook, but not sure. I know this is a needle in a haystack, but any help would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Do you get an error? Or does it just not do anything?

    Tried the usual repair permissions? zap PRAM?
     
  3. BicyclePunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope...no errors. It just stalls out....kind of. It doesn't freeze, and I can still open and work within most apps. But trying to shutdown or restart again does nothing.

    You know...I haven't zapped pram in a long time...since OSX. How do I do it? Thanks.
     
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Restart holding down these four keys, Apple-Option-P-R

    Good luck.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    To reset PRAM - hold command, option, p, r while booting. Let it chime 3 times.

    To reset NVRAM- Then hold command, option, o, f while booting and when you get to the prompt type reset-nvram and hit enter, then type reset-all and hit enter.
     
  6. BicyclePunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok...tried both of those and nothing. Still not shutting down or restarting. I'm stumped....
     
  7. BicyclePunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok Ok Ok....got it. For some reason, Extensis Suitcase was in my list of start-up items for the admin user. I think I tried to install that way back when I had to re-install everything on this machine. But installation never took place...except for that start-up item. So I dumped that and all is well. Gee....and it only took me three months. Thanks for all the help.
     
  8. dragonflymd macrumors newbie

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    my g4 won't shut down

    I'm runnin 9.0.4 and it won't shut down. I tried zapping the pram. I also removed a Dave Sharing file that was in the shutdown items. But it still won't shut down, no errors, can still open programs, and when I go to shut down again it says, "The command could not be completed because you have already chosen Shut Down or Restart." Can anyone help?
    Thanks
     
  9. BicyclePunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Someone said somewhere else that iDrive might hinder shut down? But I have no idea if that even works with 9.x.
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    This happened to me way back when (Almost two years ago now ;)) I was running 9.2 on my parents' iMac. Of course, I can't for the life of me remember how I fixed it :(
     

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