Intermittent boot hang on 2010 Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcbon, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. mcbon macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    #1
    Greetings,

    I have been having intermittent issues with my 2010 Macbook Pro (running now on a clean install of Mountain Lion, with a boot camp install of Windows 7 alongside it), starting from I'd say around the time I swapped out the stock HDD for a Crucial SSD - with the problem being that on occasion (and recently more frequently) when booting into osx, the unit will freeze at the Apple logo, with no cursor or anything available on screen. So that when this happens, am forced to do a hard power off and reset. Once the unit boots normally however, everything appears to work just fine.

    I've tried resetting the PRAM and SMC, and also fixing disk permissions. But the problem still persists (intermittently - sometimes it just boots like normal).

    The strange part however is that I'm running Windows 7 on the unit as well through boot camp, and with that I have never yet had an issue with booting or anything else. That has always just worked fine, which leads me to believe that this may be a software issue, and not hardware related?

    Am assuming I should be posting information from my system.log, but not sure exactly where to stop and start in there with the copy/paste? I think this below is from today's boot attempts (although am confused why it shows the date as being 5Nov, when today is the 4th, and my system time and date now shows it being, correctly, the 4th, and not 4am?) So this is the first entry from today, which I copied until the first hard reboot I had to do - on this occasion to get to osx now, it took two hard reboots in order for it work.

    Code:
    Nov  5 04:10:46 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1352063446 0
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: vm_page_bootstrap: 1941812 free pages and 73420 wired pages
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: kext submap [0xffffff7f80741000 - 0xffffff8000000000], kernel text [0xffffff8000200000 - 0xffffff8000741000]
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: zone leak detection enabled
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: standard background quantum is 2500 us
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: mig_table_max_displ = 74
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto kext started!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Running kernel space in FIPS MODE
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Plist hmac value is    735d392b68241ef173d81097b1c8ce9ba283521626d1c973ac376838c466757d
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Computed hmac value is 735d392b68241ef173d81097b1c8ce9ba283521626d1c973ac376838c466757d
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS integrity POST test passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS AES CBC POST test passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS TDES CBC POST test passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS SHA POST test passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS HMAC POST test passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS ECDSA POST test passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS DRBG POST test passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: corecrypto.kext FIPS POST passed!
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorId=0 LocalApicId=0 Enabled
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorId=1 LocalApicId=1 Enabled
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpo_policy_init for TMSafetyNet
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Safety net for Time Machine (TMSafetyNet)
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpo_policy_init for Sandbox
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Seatbelt sandbox policy (Sandbox)
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpo_policy_init for Quarantine
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Quarantine policy (Quarantine)
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: MAC Framework successfully initialized
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: using 16384 buffer headers and 10240 cluster IO buffer headers
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: IOAPIC: Version 0x11 Vectors 64:87
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5]
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: PFM64 (36 cpu) 0xf80000000, 0x80000000
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: [ PCI configuration begin ]
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: console relocated to 0xf80010000
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: PCI configuration changed (bridge=1 device=1 cardbus=0)
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: [ PCI configuration end, bridges 5 devices 24 ]
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: (built 23:03:24 Jun 24 2012) initialization complete
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5901 built-in now active, GUID 78ca39fffe1a9392; max speed s800.
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: USBMSC Identifier (non-unique): 000000009833 0x5ac 0x8403 0x9833
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: mbinit: done [64 MB total pool size, (42/21) split]
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Pthread support ABORTS when sync kernel primitives misused
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: 1AF71D29-0F3F-3973-B6CF-F887A5D142EE
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib kmod start
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless kmod start
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: handsoff: os version is 10.8
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib load succeeded
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless load succeeded
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient: ready
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/SATA@A/AppleMCP89AHCI/PRT0@0/IOAHCIDevice@0/AppleAHCIDiskDriver/IOAHCIBlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDriver/M4-CT256M4SSD2 Media/IOGUIDPartitionScheme/Macintosh HD@2
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: BTCOEXIST off 
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: BRCM tunables:
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: pullmode[1] txringsize[  256] reapmin[   32] reapcount[  128]
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: highWaterMark: VO[  192]  VI[  192]  BE[  192]  BK[  192]
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: BSD root: disk0s2, major 1, minor 2
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost kernel[0]: Kernel is LP64
    Nov  5 04:10:46 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
    Nov  5 04:10:46 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** Verbose boot, will log to /dev/console. ***
    Nov  5 04:10:46 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** Shutdown logging is enabled. ***
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon): Unknown key for boolean: HopefullyExitsFirst
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.automountd): Unknown key for boolean: NSSupportsSuddenTermination
    Nov  5 04:10:48 localhost distnoted[19]: # distnote server daemon  absolute time: 3.396243102   civil time: Mon Nov  5 04:10:48 2012   pid: 19 uid: 0  root: yes
    Nov  5 04:10:49 localhost kernel[0]: BCM5701Enet: Ethernet address c8:bc:c8:90:82:5c
    Nov  5 04:10:49 localhost kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm4331: Ethernet address 78:ca:39:bc:52:a2
    Nov  5 04:10:49 localhost kernel[0]: IO80211Controller::dataLinkLayerAttachComplete():  adding AppleEFINVRAM notification
    Nov  5 04:10:49 localhost kernel[0]: IO80211Interface::efiNVRAMPublished():  
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost airportd[26]: _processDLILEvent: en1 attached (down)
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: createVirtIf(): ifRole = 1
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: in func createVirtualInterface ifRole = 1
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm4331_P2PInterface::init name <p2p0> role 1 this 0xffffff8018161400
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm4331_P2PInterface::init() <p2p> role 1
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: Created virtif 0xffffff8018161400 p2p0
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: NVDANV50HAL loaded and registered.
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: [IOBluetoothHCIController][start] -- completed
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: IOBluetoothUSBDFU::probe
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: IOBluetoothUSBDFU::probe ProductID - 0x8213 FirmwareVersion - 0x0201
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: [BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport][start] -- completed
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: [IOBluetoothHCIController][staticBluetoothHCIControllerTransportShowsUp] -- Received Bluetooth Controller register service notification 
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 5
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Session 100000 created
    Nov  5 04:10:50 localhost kernel[0]: [IOBluetoothHCIController::setConfigState] calling registerService
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Entering service
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost UserEventAgent[11]: Captive: [HandleNetworkInformationChanged:2435] nwi_state_copy returned NULL
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost kernel[0]: AirPort: Link Down on en1. Reason 8 (Disassociated because station leaving).
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost kernel[0]: en1::IO80211Interface::postMessage bssid changed
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Succeeded authorizing right 'com.apple.ServiceManagement.daemons.modify' by client '/usr/libexec/UserEventAgent' [11] for authorization created by '/usr/libexec/UserEventAgent' [11] (100012,0)
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost kernel[0]: DSMOS has arrived
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (com.icyblaze.iDocumentHelper[338]): open("/Library/Logs/iDocument/Launchd.log", ...): 2: No such file or directory
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost hidd[323]: Posting 'com.apple.iokit.hid.displayStatus' notifyState=1
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost revisiond[310]: Had metainfo
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost revisiond[310]: UUIDs match!
    Nov  5 04:10:51 localhost appleeventsd[329]: main: Starting up
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost kernel[0]: macx_swapon SUCCESS
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost Parallels[398]: Unloading kernel extension prl_netbridge.kext
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost loginwindow[319]: Login Window Application Started
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost com.apple.usbmuxd[299]: usbmuxd-296.3 on Jul 25 2012 at 00:28:37, running 64 bit
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost awacsd[333]: Starting awacsd connectivity-78 (Jul 26 2012 14:37:46)
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost configd[18]: bootp_session_transmit: bpf_write(en1) failed: Network is down (50)
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost configd[18]: DHCP en1: INIT-REBOOT transmit failed
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost awacsd[333]: InnerStore CopyAllZones: no info in Dynamic Store
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost digest-service[429]: label: default
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost digest-service[429]: 	dbname: od:/Local/Default
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost digest-service[429]: 	mkey_file: /var/db/krb5kdc/m-key
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost digest-service[429]: 	acl_file: /var/db/krb5kdc/kadmind.acl
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost digest-service[429]: digest-request: uid=0
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost rpcsvchost[471]: sandbox_init: com.apple.msrpc.netlogon.sb succeeded
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost digest-service[429]: digest-request: init request
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost digest-service[429]: digest-request: init return domain: BUILTIN server: LOCALHOST
    Nov  5 04:10:52 localhost aosnotifyd[433]: aosnotifyd has been launched
    Nov  5 04:10:52 DFD-MBP.local configd[18]: setting hostname to "DFD-MBP.local"
    Nov  5 04:10:52 DFD-MBP.local configd[18]: network changed.
    Nov  5 04:10:52 DFD-MBP.local aosnotifyd[433]: bootstrap_look_up failed (44e)
    Nov  5 04:10:52 DFD-MBP.local Parallels[584]: Unloading kernel extension prl_vnic.kext
    Nov  5 04:10:52 DFD-MBP.local mDNSResponder[316]: mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-379.32.1 (Aug 31 2012 19:05:06) starting OSXVers 12
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local dnslauncher[316]: D2D_IPC: Loaded
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local mDNSResponder[316]: D2DInitialize succeeded
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local configd[18]: network changed: DNS*
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Server is starting up
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Session 256 retained (2 references)
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Session 256 released (1 references)
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Session 256 retained (2 references)
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local mds[315]: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: init_page_flip: page flip mode is on
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local coreservicesd[144]: FindBestLSSession(), no match for inSessionID 0xfffffffffffffffc auditTokenInfo( uid=0 euid=0 auSessionID=100000 create=false
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local locationd[320]: Incorrect NSStringEncoding value 0x8000100 detected. Assuming NSASCIIStringEncoding. Will stop this compatiblity mapping behavior in the near future.
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local locationd[320]: NOTICE,Location icon should now be in state 0
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local apsd[335]: CGSLookupServerRootPort: Failed to look up the port for "com.apple.windowserver.active" (1102)
    Nov  5 04:10:53 --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Nov  5 04:10:53 DFD-MBP.local Parallels[690]: Unloading kernel extension prl_usb_connect.kext
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local coreaudiod[664]: 2012-11-05 04:10:54.217906 AM [AirPlay] Started browsing for _airplay._tcp.
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local coreaudiod[664]: 2012-11-05 04:10:54.219407 AM [AirPlay] Started browsing for _raop._tcp.
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local coreaudiod[664]: AHS_DefaultDeviceManager::SynchronizeDeviceList: the device list should never be empty - retrying
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: mux_initialize: Couldn't find any matches
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local netbiosd[456]: Unable to start NetBIOS name service: 
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: GLCompositor enabled for tile size [256 x 256]
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: CGXGLInitMipMap: mip map mode is on
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: WSMachineUsesNewStyleMirroring: false
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Display 0x003f003d: GL mask 0x2; bounds (0, 0)[0 x 0], 1 modes available
    	off-line, enabled, Vendor ffffffff, Model ffffffff, S/N ffffffff, Unit 1, Rotation 0
    	UUID 0xffffffffffffffffffffffff003f003d
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Display 0x04273140: GL mask 0x1; bounds (0, 0)[1280 x 800], 30 modes available
    	Main, Active, on-line, enabled, built-in, boot, Vendor 610, Model 9cc5, S/N 0, Unit 0, Rotation 0
    	UUID 0x0000061000009cc50000000004273140
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Created shield window 0x5 for display 0x003f003d
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Created shield window 0x6 for display 0x04273140
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local systemkeychain[462]: done file: /var/run/systemkeychaincheck.done
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Display 0x04273140: GL mask 0x1; bounds (0, 0)[1280 x 800], 30 modes available
    	Main, Active, on-line, enabled, built-in, boot, Vendor 610, Model 9cc5, S/N 0, Unit 0, Rotation 0
    	UUID 0x0000061000009cc50000000004273140
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: Display 0x003f003d: GL mask 0x2; bounds (2304, 0)[1 x 1], 1 modes available
    	off-line, enabled, Vendor ffffffff, Model ffffffff, S/N ffffffff, Unit 1, Rotation 0
    	UUID 0xffffffffffffffffffffffff003f003d
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]: CGXPerformInitialDisplayConfiguration
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]:   Display 0x04273140: MappedDisplay Unit 0; Vendor 0x610 Model 0x9cc5 S/N 0 Dimensions 11.26 x 7.05; online enabled built-in, Bounds (0,0)[1280 x 800], Rotation 0, Resolution 1
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local WindowServer[472]:   Display 0x003f003d: MappedDisplay Unit 1; Vendor 0xffffffff Model 0xffffffff S/N -1 Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00; offline enabled, Bounds (2304,0)[1 x 1], Rotation 0, Resolution 1
    Nov  5 04:10:54 DFD-MBP.local Parallels[895]: Unloading kernel extension prl_hid_hook.kext
    Nov  5 04:10:55 DFD-MBP.local coreaudiod[664]: AHS_DefaultDeviceManager::SynchronizeDeviceList: the device list should never be empty - retrying
    Nov  5 04:10:56 DFD-MBP.local coreaudiod[664]: AHS_DefaultDeviceManager::SynchronizeDeviceList: the audio device list is empty
    Nov  5 04:11:07 DFD-MBP.local awacsd[333]: Exiting
    Nov  5 04:13:24 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1352063604 0
    Nov  5 04:13:24 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
    Nov  5 04:13:25 localhost kernel[0]: Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    


    Again, not sure if that is the relevant start/stop points I'd need to share!

    But if I were to restart and boot into windows7, there would be no issues.

    If anyone has any ideas as to what may be happening then, I'd greatly appreciate your input.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chalia macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    #2
    Hi,

    I'm facing the same exact issue and still trying to solve it with apple over the phone.

    Ive made 4/5 calls just for today but they're not sure whats going on and unfortunately im no where close to an apple store.

    I got a 2010 macbook pro with mountain lion, I have the same bootup issue (intermittent) and I do not have any other OS.

    Few things I tried :

    - got into safe mode (shift key while booting up)
    - system preferences --> User Accounts--> Login items (delete all)
    since the startup disk might try to load these applications and that can cause a delay or this particular issue.
    - I also did a clean reinstall of the OS (no luck)

    frequency of it happening reduced but it didnt go away. Im going to call apple on monday and will let you know what happens. (I got apple care but im sure this is a software glitch) also do a disk repair via disk utilities.

    Please let me know if you find a solution.

    Thanks in advance !
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Location:
    In the core of a black hole.
    #3
    You should look in the following folders, is there anything there?

    /Library/LaunchAgents
    /Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/StartupItems

    Move all the contents to the desktop, make screenshots of the contents so you know where was what, then restart and look if you still have problems.

    If not you know one of these files will be the problem.
    A clean install has nothing inside these folders, some software installs files into these folders and they start up when the system starts up.

    Report back if it works because if they are moved to the desktop you have to find out which file was the problem.
     
  4. chalia macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    #4
    Thank you soo much for the info:

    Only problem is I wouldn't be able to figure it out in the next restart since the issue is intermittent. But by going through these folders I can see alot of .plist files of programs that I do not have now. ( Deleted apps)

    Can I delete those files from these folders ? Would that help ? Is it ok to delete them ?
    LaunchAgents
    -----------------
    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper
    com.adobe.ARM.202f4087f2bbde52e3ac2df389f53a4f123223c9cc56a8fd83a6f7ae.plist
    com.apple.FolderActions.enabled.plist
    com.apple.FolderActions.folders.plist
    com.divx.agent.postinstall.plist
    com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.helperTool.plist
    com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.volumeWatcher.plist
    com.spotify.webhelper.plist
    tv.boxee.helper.plist

    also I cannot find the folders :
    /Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/StartupItems

    im on mountain lion, could that be an issue ?

    Thanks again..
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #5
    You should completely uninstall MacKeeper and CleanMyMac from your system, using this method:


    I wouldn't recommend either of those apps, but I especially recommend you to avoid CleanMyMac, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much. Here's a recent example. While you may not have experienced problems yet, enough people have that it's wise to avoid it, especially since there are free alternatives that have better reputations, such as Onyx.

    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.


    Your Library folders are hidden by default in Lion and ML. To get to your /Library or /Users/yourusername/Library (also known as the ~/Library) folders in Lion and ML:
    • Launch Finder and click Go > Go to Folder and type: /Library or ~/Library
    • Hold the Option key while clicking the Go menu item, which reveals your ~/Library folder in the menu.
    • Make it permanently visible in Finder by entering the following command in Terminal, then press the Enter key:
      chflags nohidden ~/Library​
    • 18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion
     
  6. mcbon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    #6
    Seems to have been sorted

    Right. I'd since started another thread about this on the Apple discussion forums, as was getting really frustrated!:
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20578340?ac_cid=sa123456#20578340

    As have posted there, conducting a clean install seems to have sorted out my issues. I'd also updated the firmware of my crucial SSD, but I don't think that that solved anything, although it doesn't seem to have affected anything either.

    I have this in my /LaunchAgents:
    com.google.keystone.agent.plist
    com.metakine.handsoff.agent.plist

    and this in my /LaunchDaemons:
    com.barebones.authd.plist
    com.google.keystone.daemon.plist
    com.metakine.handsoff.daemon.plist
    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

    but since the clean install and subsequent reinstallation of applications (without using Time Machine for apps), have not had any boot issues.

    I did have cleanmymac installed on my previous installation, and had been running sessions from within that on an intermittent basis as well, so perhaps that had something to do with it. So thanks for the heads-up there, I've just deleted an install of MacCleanse that came with a bundle, just to try and be safe(r)!
     
  7. chalia macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    #7
    I think you guys just solved my issue :

    I deleted
    com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.helperTool.plist
    com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.volumeWatcher.plist
    com.spotify.webhelper.plist
    tv.boxee.helper.plist

    Since then its being rebooting beautifully :) [ Even though I had deleted "clean mymac" and boxee, these .plist files were not deleted properly so Im guessing that may be the issue ? Im not sure, but I have rebooted my computer several times for the past 2 days and it seems to be ok..

    Thanks alot
     
  8. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Location:
    In the core of a black hole.
    #8
    Were these in the LauchAgents-LaunchDeamons-StartupItems Folders?

    By removing these there could still be programs on the Mac, these are mere Preference files to start Ageants/Deamons/Startup Programs.

    And, never ever use CleanMyMac, and even worse MacKeeper.

    The 2 in bold are most likely not the problem.

    ----------

    That was your problem (in Bold) as the above poster.
     
  9. chalia macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    #9
    my issue is back :(

    after a week its started happening, strangely i upgraded my ram from 4 to 8gb and the booting issue stopped but its back :(

    i havent installed anything new.. not sure what to do now
     

Share This Page