my macbook pro takes forever to do a restart but works fine other than that?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rjsbass, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. rjsbass macrumors member

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    hey guys

    so when my macbook pro is in the middle of a restart it kind of freezes on the desktop (before it begins to boot up again)

    all the icons disappear and the computer just idles on the desktop screen for quite some time. the restart always happens, it just takes a long time

    what's going on?

    i am sorry i cannot provide any more information but i am willing to update the post upon request

    thank you !
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds like something is taking a long time to quit. Check your console.
     
  3. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

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    it gets stuck after the dock goes away...doesn't this imply that all the applications were closed?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No.
     
  5. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

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    ok so in the console it says that during the restart, about 40 seconds is allotted to

    "Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist"

    it also takes about 16 seconds to stop "mcafee agent" before that

    any ideas?

    thanks in advance
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  7. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

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    ok - i'll go ahead and get rid of that . it came installed on my computer (purchased through my university)
     
  8. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

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    er, i threw the only mcafee related programs on my computer into the trash and emptied the trash, but for some reason mcafee agent still runs. anyway to find where its located? spotlight and finder do not seem to be helping
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, no idea.
     
  10. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Did you quit the process through Activity monitor?
     

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