OSX randomly restarts itself, how to check logs?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by sevimli, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

    sevimli

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    #1
    Hi,

    I had this problem in Mavericks and after a successful update to Yosemite, it still continues.


    I am using my thunderbolt SSD as my main drive, so yes, OSX is installed on it.

    I run my mac 7/24 and sometimes I find pop up windows stating "XYZ software prevents OSX from restarting".

    How can I fix this problem, how can I check system logs (My account has admin rights).

    TIA!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    California
    #2
    Open the Console app from /Applications/Utilities and scroll back to the exact time/date of the problem and there will be log entires related to the restart.
     

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