shutting down and force-quitting issues (help!)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lj 83, May 14, 2009.

  1. lj 83 macrumors newbie

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    Apr 25, 2009
    #1
    Help...

    Having these main problems (which I'm sure many have witnessed using Leopard):
    (I have a desktop iMac (intel core duo 2.66).)

    1 The machine often refuses to shut down (or restart) and I get that black veil slide down the screen following the "you need to restart your computer..." message

    2. The machine refuses to shut down and just stays on the desktop image with the black spining wheel spinning endlessly.

    3. I'm getting problems with applications refusing to quit (even when using opt-cmd-escape) . even when the computer "acknowledges" that the ap has quit, the icon is still active in the dock underneath

    Any basic remedies for these?
     
  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    May 22, 2008
    #2
    the "You need to restart your computer" message is a fatal error, much like the blue screen in windows. These shouldn't happen and when they do they are usually a one off. If you are getting them frequently then this *usually* indicates faulty hardware or corrupted/missing system files.

    How old is your iMac?
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Mainland Europe
    #3
    Bad / faulty RAM?
    I tend to agree with the poster above me, sounds awful much like bad components.
     

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