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Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by rantingrich, Dec 3, 2013.
When I run my OS 10.9 for a few hours it refuses to shut down..
Not clear on what you mean by "shut down".
Do you mean that your computer won't sleep? You can't shut down the computer with the Power button?
No shut down
No when I am done with my MACPRO and go up to the APPLE MENU>SHUTDOWN it will not shut down
Try ejecting any external drives
MY system has no externals connected at this time. It has a SSD as the Startup and a 7200 as storage
My guess is there is an app that pops up a dialog "Save work before exiting?..." but is hidden/blocked somehow. Do you also have problems logging out?
I've had this as well...
The only thing that worked for me was to
1. Force a shutdown of the computer. pull the plug if you have to.
2. Reset SMC before rebooting
3. Then Do MULTIPLE resets of PRAM, one after another...3 times in a row works for me.
4. Then once you are back up and running, repair disk permissions.
Then try shutting down the computer. It should, hopefully, work then.
Yes happens to my macbook air when I plug in my external monitor as well... everytime I shut down I have to disconnect my monitor. Very annoying. Wish apple would fix this asap
What is SMC?
Do you use Virtualbox?
I don't know if the issue is still present but as recently as 4.3.2 (last time I verified), VirtualBox would refuse to totally shut down VMs under certain circumstances, even though VirtualBox itself would quit.
This caused Mavericks to be unable to shut down without being forced.
Sometimes Mail is doing something and cancels shutdown. You can force quit it or other apps if they befuddle shutdown.
How to reset SMC....make sure to do it for your type of computer