Mac won't shutdown

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by DavidLynch, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    My MBA won't shutdown! I believe this started with beta 5, but I can't be positive as I so rarely shut it down. I'm trying to update to beta 6, but I can't, because the Mac won't properly restart. Whenever it starts to shutdown the top menu disappears and the dock stays completely accessible. I end up having to force shut down. Something must be hanging in the background but I have no idea what is causing this. Any thoughts?
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    About an hour ago my Mini Server hung while just surfing these forums. I logged out - rather, tried to log out - and was presented with a black screen with a movable cursor. After several minutes I gave up and manually powered down. Launch Services (launchd) was shown in Console to be the culprit. I hadn't had this issue in any of the previous DP Betas.

    I've no other utilities or background apps running, just a stock install. Also, I'm not logged into any of Apple's services (iCloud, etc.) and I'm not using any sync services; my "crash/hang" was in a Standard User Account.
  3. DavidLynch thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    Clearing the cache seems to have solved the issue. Thanks!

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