Updating Boot Caches? My mac can't shut down anymore

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  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    Everytime I go to shut down my MacBook Pro I get a message saying that the Boot Caches are being updated. That would be okay but the problem is they don't update. After I hit "OK" it just seems to not do anything at all. My computer will just sit with my background image displayed for hours....and hours.

    I've been forced to do a hard reset and multiple attempts at a regular shutdown have failed. How do I fix this?

    I'm like afraid to shutdown my computer because I'd have to do a hard shut down everytime, which I don't want to do. Where do I go from here?
     
  2. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone?:)
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  3. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any Help Would Be Appreciated Just Someone Help. Im Afraid Im Doing Harm To My Computer.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Can always run go to terminal and run "sudo update_dyld_shared_cache"

    If you cannot get past that, you might have to boot into safe mode and try it in terminal, or as a last resort run it in single user mode.

    Edit: please boot from the DVD and run Repair Drive under Disk Utility > First Aid
     
  5. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    the only thing I can think of to do would be to boot into safe mode
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455
    and while at the login screen press the reboot button
    this might get the process to complete and close
     
  6. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help guys but no luck. What is the next course of action?
     
  7. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone? Again, I don't know how much longer my computer can take without shutting down properly. I'm screwed if 10.5.5 ever comes out.

    Anyone help would be awsome!!!
     
  8. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    A clean reinstall would probably fix it. do you have backups?
     
  9. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I had this pop up the last time I powered down, but it only lasted a couple minutes at most.

    Just out of curiosity, why are you shutting your computer off so much?
     
  10. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I use time machine. Will time machine restore everything exactly as I have it now? Including Playlist, song ratings, play counts etc?

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    I shut down my computer about once every day? Is that abnormal?
     

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