Re-boot instead of shutdown

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BasilFawlty, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    I bought a new 27' iMac (i5) back just before they switched to Lion, so I'm running SL. Lately I have been dealing with a weird issue. Sometimes when I select "shutdown", instead of shutting down, it restarts. I have been careful to ensure that I'm selecting shutdown and not restart. Has anyone else had this problem?
  2. daftpunkstu macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Never had that problem? but it looks like it's just a little software bug. Upgrade to lion? or reinstall SL
  3. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    had this on my old iMac (24" 3ghz ) never got to the bottom of it. my current mac has done it once or twice in the last year.

    its like the terminator, you kill it but it just doesn't die.
  4. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    you could always try repairing permissions and then restart holding down the 'command+option+p+r' keys for 3 chimes.

    that fixes most aberrations

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