Reinstall OS for Minor Issues?

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  1. Mo42 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All - new to the forum, but have been reading for some time now. Appreciate all of the great advice and knowledge shared here.

    I am wondering if I should try a reinstall of Mavericks due to some issues I've observed over the past few months. I am not noticing any major performance issues, rather just some annoyances that I can't seem to troubleshoot to resolve. I am concerned about upgrading to Yosemite in the fall and carrying these same issues over. I'd rather go into the upgrade with no problems.

    1) Since March, it takes 1-2 min to shutdown, and when I logon again I see a shutdown stall report in console. Its a gamed.launched and backups-helper,gamed.launched type of message. Then last week in addition to one of those I got a games.launched.mDNSResponder shutdown stall message for the first time. I get at least 1 of these messages every time I shutdown.

    2) If I don't close the lid to sleep, I notice it either doesn't sleep on its own, or takes a really long time to go into that mode. This started about a month ago. I've checked my settings and its set to sleep at 10 min. Typically I will close my lid to sleep, but sometimes I walk away in the middle of something to tend to something, without closing the lid, and when I come back 20-25 min later its still not in sleep mode. I've done SMC and PRAM, doesn't solve anything. Also booted into safe mode, and I cannot tell a difference in that mode.

    So, should I try a reinstall? Its a mid 2012 MBA, 8GB, 512. original OS was ML. If I do a reinstall, should I do a clean install, or the other where I don't lose anything?
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Have you deleted the offending program? I would try that first. It is either a bad app install or crappy software.
     
  3. Mo42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. That's the thing, I can't find it to delete it. Here is a piece from within one of the gamed.launched messages -

    Process: gamed [1084]
    Path: /System/Library/Frameworks/GameKit.framework/Versions/A/Resources/gamed
    Architecture: x86_64
    Parent: launchd [136]
    UID: 501
    Sudden Term: Dirty (allows idle exit)
    Task size: 7538 pages (+75)
    Pageins: 1 pages
    CPU Time: 0.010s
    Importance: Adaptive, Boosted
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Only other suggestion is that you INSTALL it and THEN delete to see if it gets rid of everything.

    After that, might be time to starrt over.
     
  5. naples98 macrumors member

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  6. Mo42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link. I read through that and think I may have fixed the issue? I cleared the cache folder and deleted the trash. Not sure it was a suggestion on the link above? Think I clicked on something from there to see this suggestion.

    Anyway, for the moment, this seems to have solved the shutdown stall issue. Thanks, all.
     

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