Shutting down takes forever

mgpg89

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Aug 31, 2008
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Any other rMB-owners experience shutdowns that take forever?
I just tried to shut my computer down: took over 10 minutes (!)
after which I force shut it down by holding down the power button.
 

Traverse

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Mar 11, 2013
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Try resetting PRAM.

Shut it down. And then right after you press the power button to boot it up, hold down Command-Option-P-R until you hear a second start-up chime.
 

shenan1982

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Nov 23, 2011
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Any other rMB-owners experience shutdowns that take forever?
I just tried to shut my computer down: took over 10 minutes (!)
after which I force shut it down by holding down the power button.
10 minutes? Wow. I read your title and assumed you were talking about the abnormally long shutdown (my iMac is 2-3 seconds, my Macbook Air was 2-3 seconds, my Macbook is 7-10 seconds).

10 minutes is definitely not right. Likely something in the system hanging.