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    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2009
    Shutdown suddenly very slow....
    My current 2.26 Macbook Pro used to shut down almost instantaneously. Literally 1-2 seconds. All of a sudden, it is taking between 10-15. Minor, but pretty annoying coming from an immediate shutdown.

    Any ideas what could be causing this? Heres what ive tried:

    Quitting all programs before shutting down, no effect.
    Ejecting and physically unplugging my TM USB Hard Drive, no effect.
    Repairing permissions.

    My boot time is fine, just under 30 seconds. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Try running a hardware check from Disk Utilities, preferably from the original OS disk.

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    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2009
    Do you mean verifying the disk?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    No. hughvane means pop in the install disc, reboot and hold down 'C" immediately after the chimes, go to Utilities and select Disk Utility and run Repair Disk from there. You are unable to repair a drive you are booted from.

    Also consider booting from the original system disc, normally disc one, and running Apple Hardware Test in its full version. If you still have problems download a little utility called AppleJack, read and print the instructions, and run it on reboot.

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Also try running a utility that will do system "clean up" maintenance. I recommend OnyX. Free download from here. Be sure to download the correct version for your OS X.


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    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    I never "shut down" my machine. So, thought I'd give it a try just to see.

    Press of power button to login screen - 23 seconds.
    Log in to functional desktop - 3 seconds.
    Shut down - 20 seconds.

    Tried it 3 times - the only thing that changed was shut down varied from 19-22 seconds.

    Frankly, don't see that a 10-15 second shut down time is worth the effort of troubleshooting.

    I would recommend Onyx as a maintenance tool if you don't already have one though.
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  7. #7

    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2009
    I know its not 'bad' per se, but I enjoyed the awe factor of an instantaneous shut down :-)

    Trying these suggestions now, will post back! Thanks!

  8. #8

    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2009
    Well, nothing helped. Thanks for the suggestions though. AHT reported no issues.

    Any other ideas? If not I suppose I can live with it... :-)

  9. #9

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    Do you have VMware installed?

  10. #10

    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2009
    I have parallels 5. I do see the problem even if it is never run though.

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