Unable to shut down my iMac 20" core duo

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KarlEdmunds, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. KarlEdmunds macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Hey, as thread title really. My mac refuses to shut down, log out or restart.

    I have tried repairing permissions, but the only way I am able to do so is hold down the power button until it turns off, it's not something I like doing.

    What else can I try?

  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Something running in the background must be hanging. I'm willing to bet that if you let it go long enough it will eventually shutdown. Check in the Users System Pref and see under your username if there's anything in the startup tab. If there is, then take it out and see if that fixes the issue.
  3. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    Have you installed Firefox? I've noticed that on some computers Firefox 2 will prevent the computer from shutting down (though you usually get a warning/notice). It does that on my macbook cd! pain in the..


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