So why does system try to shut down?

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

  1. Live Steam macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Nermal

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

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