Help: Can't open statd.notify pidfile

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shanesan, May 2, 2009.

  1. Shanesan macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2006
    Got an error on this Macbook, running 10.4.9 I believe, which I hope you guys can give a hand on.
    I can't find anything on the internet about it.

    The error is the following:

    rpc.statd <Error>: can't open statd.notify pidfile: No such file or directory (2)
    <Notice>: statd.notify exiting 2

    The error repeats. What is statd, and why is it locking up the startup? Thanks a lot.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    A quick Google found this about statd.

    That said, this problem should be easy to fix. Do you know how to boot the Mac into Single-User Mode? If you do, try that, and if you get it running that way, create the files/folders that are missing, and see if it works after rebooting.

    Failing that approach, the next best fix is an Archive and Install from your Mac OS X DVD (Note: You'll need at least 15 GB of free space for this, preferably 20 GB or more), preserving users and network settings.

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