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Very recently my powerbook has been extremely slow to shut down. It gets to the blueish screen where the little circular timer icon spins and stays there for a considerable amount of time.
It used to be extremely fast and all of a sudden its turned into the opposite. It started about a week ago and i cannot for the life of me remember what i installed since then.
Does anyone have any idea's what may be causing it , or any solutions to speed it back up once again.
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noone has any idea's?
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sorry i dont know, but my ibook g4 takes a while to turn on and is very quick shutting down. i didnt install anything more. it just started.

gd luck. try ringing a specialist or the apple phones.

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I'd check to see what programs are loading when you start up the PowerBook and stop the programs from loading that you never use--sounds like those programs are having to close before the computer can shut down.
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Mysterious. If you don't already use an optimization utility like Onyx (free) or Cocktail (small cost), try downloading and running one of those. There's a slight possibility that it's a disk permissions/cache/blah blah blah issue.
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