I cant restart or shut down

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BeyondMountains, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

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    Early 08


    My MP wouldn't shut down or restart.

    Brought up force quit and noticed finder is not responding. I tried relaunching but it never relaunched. This has happened before, a few times.

    There is no dock, or spotlight, I tried restarting from the apple and from settings neither work.

    What can I do at this point other than doing a hard reboot? Luckily I had firefox open to ask for help.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    At this point I'd just perform a hard reboot. There's not much else you can do.
     
  3. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what I usually do. I regularly repair permissions if needed

    what can i do to make sure this doesnt happen in the future?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    How often has it happened? Every few weeks, few months?
     
  5. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe once a week or once every two weeks
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I'd try booting from the Mac OS X install disk and then opening Disk Utility and performing a repair disk.
     

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