You Shut Down your Computer Because of a Problem

Winter Charm

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Jul 31, 2008
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I keep getting the "You Shut down your computer because of a problem" dialogue box every time I enter my username/password to log in.

I chose NOT to run the programs that were previously running.

What did happen was gfxcardstatus.app caused a sudden shutdown when I tried to take pages into fullscreen after forcing the MBP into integrated-only mode. (where it only uses the integrated GPU)

So, the mac shut itself down. I didn't lose any data, and everything is working fine. It just annoyingly keeps displaying this dialogue box now...


I'm running OS X Mountain Lion on a 2011 MBP.

This really shouldn't be popping up every single time I restart my machine, should it? (the sudden shutdown only happened once, but now this keeps coming up every time I turn on my MBP)

Could someone help me fix this annoyance? I would appreciate it :)
 
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nyolc8

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Jul 20, 2012
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I got this message twice, when I got a blackout, and when I had to restart the computer because ML stopped working. Try to search for "gfxcardstatus" in your Console app to see if anything related there.
 

phillytim

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Aug 12, 2011
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I received that message on my MBP the other day, about a week after I upgraded to 10.8.

I recall running the MAINTIDGET widget as Administrator, which cleans our all the system logs/etc. You can get the widget here:

http://www.giantmike.com/widgets/Maintidget.html

If you only leave your Mac on periodically during the day, the auto-scripts that suppose to kick off overnight never get to run; thus allowing junk to build up in your mac.

I ran "Verify Disk Permissions" in Disk Utility. It found some problems, which were then corrected using "Repair Disk Permissions".

I also recall needing to update the ClamXav anti-virus program. It doesn't update itself, and it was at a pre-10.8 compatible version.

After those two tasks, my Mac no longer exhibited the error message upon boot.

Check your Mac to be sure that all programs are up to date (Mountain Lion 10.8 compatible), yoru Disk Permissions have been checked/fixed and that your system scripts have run so that all the excess junk files/cache has been cleaned out.

Hope this may be of some help!
 

Odinrumor

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Aug 30, 2012
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Admin login

I had the same issue on two macs, one very new, for several weeks. Then I learned that when you log in as an administrator the issue is there only one last time. So a log in as an admin produces the screen mentioned above: you shut down you comp because of a problem, I typed yes allow, then the issue is gone for good. odinrumor.
 
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Seahorse

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... I learned that when you log in as an administrator the issue is there only one last time. So a log in as an admin produces the screen mentioned above: you shut down you comp because of a problem, I typed yes allow, then the issue is gone for good.
And this worked for me too. Thanks.
 

Maury

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Mar 25, 2008
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I had the same issue on two macs, one very new, for several weeks. Then I learned that when you log in as an administrator the issue is there only one last time. So a log in as an admin produces the screen mentioned above: you shut down you comp because of a problem, I typed yes allow, then the issue is gone for good. odinrumor.
I'm having the same problem. However, the problem is occurring in a admin account.

The dialog you mention appears, but before you can click the "yes", the machine restarts the Finder. Loop.
 

Gotha

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Apr 28, 2014
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This solved the issue

This solved the issue for me:

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I had the same issue on two macs, one very new, for several weeks. Then I learned that when you log in as an administrator the issue is there only one last time. So a log in as an admin produces the screen mentioned above: you shut down you comp because of a problem, I typed yes allow, then the issue is gone for good. odinrumor.
Many thanks, Odinrumour. You made my day.
 
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uziclip

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Jul 22, 2016
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Admin login

I had the same issue on two macs, one very new, for several weeks. Then I learned that when you log in as an administrator the issue is there only one last time. So a log in as an admin produces the screen mentioned above: you shut down you comp because of a problem, I typed yes allow, then the issue is gone for good. odinrumor.
Totally cleared it for me.