nMP Hanging on Shut-Down

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  1. Airjarhead macrumors newbie

    Airjarhead

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    #1
    Hey All,
    I have my wife's nMP all set up, and it keeps hanging on shut down. It will go to the white screen and just stay like that.
    I suspect it may have something to do with the OWC Thunderbay. I would just detach it to troubleshoot, but I transferred her user profile to one of the SSD's in the Thunderbay (she puts a lot of stuff on her desktop, and I didn't want her filling up the internal SSD).

    Anyone run into this?
    Any ideas on what else it might be?
    Maybe I installed the ram in the wrong place? I installed both 16GB sticks on one side.


    Specs and config:
    3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor
    1Tb Flash Storage
    32GB (2x16) Crucial ECC 1866MHz
    Dual AMD FirePro D500

    OWC Thunderbay 4 (with 500GB Samsung Evo, 60GB SSD PS Scratch, 1TB WD Black)<---Attached to TB Port 0
    Asus ASUS PA279Q 27" 10-bit Panel <--- Attached to TB bus 1
    Apple Cinema Display 24" <--- Attached to TB bus 2

    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Try making a new temp admin account on the main drive and boot to that and see if that fixes the problem.

    Having the user folders on an external always seems to be fraught with issues like this.
     
  3. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    Try repairing Disc Permissions and resetting NVram/Pram
     
  4. Airjarhead thread starter macrumors newbie

    Airjarhead

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    OK, I'll try it. Thanks.

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    I've tried this a few times.
     
  5. Airjarhead thread starter macrumors newbie

    Airjarhead

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    It was the profile being on the SSD that was in the Thunderbay.
    I switched it back to the internal drive, and it shuts down A-OK now.
    So I'm back to my original dilema of the internal flash drive getting cluttered with desktop files.
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Rather than move the whole user folder to the external, just move some of big subfolders within, like Music or Pictures. It is easy to have iTunes and iPhoto look to the external for their libraries.
     

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