The application cancelled the restart

SuperSpiker

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Original poster
Sep 20, 2008
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Certain applications, if they are running when I attempt to restart the computer present the following message

"*application name* has prevented the restart" <---- is not the exact message but its something close to that.

If I attempt another restart (after clearing the above message) it restarts the mac as expected.

I shouldn't have to tell my computer to restart twice. I already have to tell my kids things (at least) twice before they listen to me... I don't need it from my computer too :)

Any ideas how to bypass or prevent this annoying message?

Thanks.
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Apr 6, 2007
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quit all running applications before trying to turn your computer off?

Sometimes you get that message and it's a rogue process that just won't die. When that's the case go into the activity monitor to kill it there, or use the terminal.
 

SuperSpiker

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Original poster
Sep 20, 2008
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quit all running applications before trying to turn your computer off?
I tend to run a lot of small utilities. Closing them all one by one before rebooting or shut down seems kinda tedious.

I know which apps cause the message to occur and I could just not be lazy and manually close those before I do a reboot but it seems like I shouldn't have to do that.

It's just annoying and at this point I'm probably just whining.

Thanks.
 

old-wiz

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Mar 26, 2008
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quit all running applications before trying to turn your computer off?

Sometimes you get that message and it's a rogue process that just won't die. When that's the case go into the activity monitor to kill it there, or use the terminal.
Wonder if that will kill a true zombie process? When I worked in *NIX the only way to get rid of a zombie was to force reboot.
 

TuffLuffJimmy

macrumors G3
Apr 6, 2007
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Portland, OR
Wonder if that will kill a true zombie process? When I worked in *NIX the only way to get rid of a zombie was to force reboot.
well there's that too. Sometimes I'll have a process that starts to mess up all my applications to the point that I can't launch the activity monitor OR the terminal, so I have to force reboot.
 

bigdaddyp

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Aug 19, 2008
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Look at it this way..

If I am running handbrake or transmission I do not want those programs to be force quit by the os for a reboot. I could lose my data and that is not really desirable. I am not very tolerant of software being pushy or stubborn and not doing what I want either. If a program by design is exhibiting this behavior without a good reason then its off my system. As an example when real player first came out I thought it was a decent program but when later versions wrote itself every where and auto launched and made itself almost impossible to remove (on a windows machine) I stopped using it.
 

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