slow shutdown

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hasek3139, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. hasek3139 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    so ive had a recent problem with my MAC

    when i used to shutdown it took all of 6 seconds, it went to a blue screen then shut down

    but since about a week ago its been taking almost 15 seconds and when the blue screen comes up a loading circle appears at the bottom

    any one got any ideas what is wrong?

    MBPU 15

    2.4 GHZ core 2 duo

    2 GB RAM

    250 Gb HDD (i have 105 gb of free space)
  2. dreary macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2009
    trying cleaning your HDD some and it should be fine. ;)
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Try quitting all your apps before you shutdown. If it shuts down normally, then the culprit is one of your apps that's hanging. You can try using Activity Monitor to see which one it is, but it's possible the shutdown process will close AM before the app that's hanging.
    How would that have anything to do with the shutdown process? And what do you mean by "cleaning"?
  4. hasek3139 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    i do close every windows down, i even turn the wifi off
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Closing windows doesn't necessarily mean quitting apps. If you close all Safari windows, for example, the app is still running. Check your Dock to make sure no icon has the light under it, indicating that the app is still active. Or you can Command + Tab to make sure no apps are running. That still doesn't preclude a process that could be running, but apps are more commonly the problem.
  7. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    i've had a slow shutdown problem on snow leopard a week after i installed it. the way i solved it was by repairing permissions + cleaning cache/temp files through onyx. you can also try using disk utility.
  8. Malithion macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2009
    Have you restored from a Time Machine backup lately?
  9. hasek3139 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    alright let me clear something up, i DO close out of all applications, nothing is running

    i will try onyx, and c if that works, and post back....thx
  10. Benito macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Run a disk permissions on disk utility, that usually helps.
  11. hasek3139 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    so i put in my snow leopard install cd, and

    started up from the disk, and ran disk utility from there

    shutdown is all good

    thx everyone and lets all get xcited from iphone OS 4.0!
  12. Nice macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2010
    my macbook was shutting down slow too, and i could not figure out what was the problem. but then i remembered that it started to do that after i installed Parallels 5 and deleted it from the apps folder. then i have noticed that on the parallels CD there is an uninstall icon, so i have started it, and since then my shutdown is fast again

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