So why does system try to shut down?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Live Steam, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Live Steam macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2007
    I have energy saver disabled and all of the sleep options off, yet the system still shuts down after a period of time? It's annoying when using iTunes. The system will shut iTunes and then attempt to shut down or hibernate. Any help is appreciated.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    It would help if you provide what computer this is and what operating system it is running.

    Try a PRAM and SMC reset of the computer.
  3. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    It may not be shutting down, but instead logging out.

    In the Security preference pane there is an option to "Log out after X minutes of inactivity."

    I would check there.
  4. Live Steam thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2007

    Thanks. That was the issue. Didn't think they would put that in another area of the system preferences. Oh for the question - it's )S X. That's why I posted the question in this forum. iMac too :)
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    There have been seven releases of OS X, and I believe that the other poster was asking which you have.

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