OSX Crashing exactly on midnight

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PYR0M310N, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    For the past 3 nights, at exactly midnight, my iBook G4 running OS10.5.6 has crashed (screen goes grey, tells me to restart).

    I'm thinking I'm probably going to have to reinstall the OS, unless anyone has any brilliant and wonderful ideas that I could try before going to all this effort?
     
  2. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't the faintest idea why in reality, but off the top of my head it may be something to do with the internal clock not functioning properly, doing something weird when it resets for the next day thus causing the crash.
     
  3. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    OMG!!! It's the Y2K Bug!

    Kill it! Quick!

    Only that it arrived in 2009.. :/

    Have you anything that is schduled to run at midnight? AV checker? Script?
     
  4. new.chaos macrumors newbie

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    My first thought would be that the cron scripts. There are maintenance scripts which run automatically - daily, weekly, monthly. Each cycle performs different types of actions, with weekly being the most intense.

    However in my case the daily script usually runs at about 3am, so I'm guessing everyone's daily runs at the same time. Not sure what could be triggering at midnight in your case. Maybe a virus scanner trying to update virus definitions?

    Think about what could be self-updating and try to look into that.

    Also I would suggest that you boot from the DVD and run Disk Utility > Boot Drive > Repair to make sure you don't have some kind of disk problem as the cause.
     
  5. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    Adding to the above, check your console logs, see if there is a recurring thread when your comp crashes.
     
  6. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    I don't have any virus scanners, so it can't be that. The drive seems also to be fine according to Disk Utility.

    How would I go about this? I open Console and it just showed me what software updates I've done since installing the OS
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Click Show Logs Panel from the menu, so you can see all the logs.
     
  8. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Your comp is Cinderella, gotta be off by midnight! :p
     
  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    I can't believe you have 10.5.6 running well in an ibook G4...thought
    it would be too much.
     
  10. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    Well I spent my evening reinstalling the OS and reapplying my settings again.

    Thanks for all your help anyway!

    Runs just as fast as Tiger did, maybe faster!
     

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