Problems after enabling FileVault

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by badlydrawnboy, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    I recently turned on FileVault and encrypted my boot drive. I'm on 10.11.5 with a retina iMac.

    Since then, I've been having several problems that I wasn't having before, including:
    • Crashes when the computer goes to sleep, or wakes from sleep; I have to hold the power button down on the back of the iMac to restart
    • Crashes on restart. When I do maintenance and the computer is supposed to restart, it shuts down instead
    • Problems with drag and drop and other mouse/tablet input issues
    Has anyone else experienced this? I'd like to have FileVault on, but this is seriously interfering with my work.
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    I would be surprised if the problem was file vault.

    Open Disk Utility, click on Macintosh Hard Drive in the left panel and run either Verify Disk or Disk First Aid depending on which version of Disk Utility you have.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Does those issues appear before turning on FileVault?
  4. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    Never heard of FV2 doing this.

    Me thinks there is a possible underlying problem with the HDD.

    Run Smart Utility which can be downloaded from here:

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