Mac wouldn't shut down and apps froze.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yettimillan, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. yettimillan macrumors regular

    May 28, 2009
    Hi, I was went onto updates and clicked install to a new java update.
    Then apple update froze with a multi colored circle.

    I use force quit which worked, but some other apps wouldn't open after this and just sat there bouncing on the dock for ages. So next i selected restart from the apple menus and it was going through the shutdown process but didn't complete and just left my desktop sitting there.

    After 10 minutes, i help in the power button to manually shut it down, now it has restarted its all fine.

    What do you think could have happened, i have had it on for the past 3 days only sleeping it.

  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Sometimes restarting a computer can clear problems you don't even know exist. Try updating it again and it should install fine.
  3. yettimillan thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2009
    Ok, is there any system diagnostic tool for both the os and hardware?
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres,Tiocfaidh ár lá
    Same thing happened to me restart cured whatever it was.

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