Questions tagged [shutdown]

Refers to shutting down a computer, smartphone, tablet etc. The process of powering down a device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet.

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How can I delete all network users on startup or shutdown?

I want to run this script before any student logs into the computers daily. #!/bin/sh mv /Users/admin /admin wait $pid mv /Users/Shared /Shared wait $pid rm -rf /Users/* wait $pid mv /admin /...
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Is there an index / explanation for Shutdown cause -63 in the system log?

I am using MacBookPro12,1 (early 2015 model) and it restarts randomly without any warning. In the log, I found this: 2017-12-14 20:51:50 Previous shutdown cause: 5 2017-12-15 10:37:31 Previous ...
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Should shut down be logged as “crash”?

Some time ago, I started having minor problems. The "least minor" was that shutdown took more than ten minutes. With an SSD internal and nothing external, this didn't seem right. But when I used '...
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Apps will not quit on Mac OS Sierra 2016 MacBook Pro

After getting my brand new 2016 MacBook Pro with Mac OS Sierra, I have noticed that apps such as Chrome, Mail, Spotify, anything really, randomly and intermittently do not shut down when I go to ...
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Macbook Pro randomly shutting down with inactivity

I have a mid-2009, Macbook Pro. Half a year ago, I spilled a bit of coffee, and suffered some damage (option keys not working, and constant shutting down/restarting if a button/mouse isn't pushed ...
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iMac won't shut down or restart

Running High Sierra 10.13.6, I tried to install Security Update 2019-003, but it would not install because the computer gets stuck (blank screen, responsive pointer) when trying to restart. Now I see ...
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Why did my Mac restart?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14 on a 2018 13" MacBook Pro. This morning, to my surprise it was turned off. In /Library⁩/Logs⁩/DiagnosticReports⁩ I see a file called shutdown_stall_2018-10-20-...
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MacBooks randomly restarting at same time: virus or forced software update?

At about 8:50 PDT this morning, 2 out of 3 MacBooks in our household restarted at the same time (about 1 minute apart). What happened is I left the room for about 5 minutes, and when I came back I saw ...
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Disable Launchd based daemon sudden termination upon shutdown

I'm running my own daemon under macOS Sierra and High-Sierra, and get unexpected behavior upon shutdown. according to the manual of daemon life cycle, it says that ... If the system is being shut ...
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Macbook is not starting up / random shut down

I was working on illustrator and suddenly my laptop went off, and is now failing to boot. Random lines are appearing on my screen as it tries to boot. Below is a link to a video I made of the issue: ...
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MBP (Late 2013 Retina display) is shutting down randomly

I have a late 2013 15 inch MacBook Pro I bought off Amazon used. It has a core i7 2.0 Ghz processor and 16 GB of RAM. It's running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4. The battery cycle count is 414. The problem ...
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Testing Hardware of MacBook

I have a strange problem Sierra sudden shutdown and WiFi crashlogs. So far I tested the hardware with Apple Hardware Test and some tools for RAM and GPU. None found a problem. Are there some others to ...
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Shutdown warning every time I log on

Whenever I log on, I get the "Your computer crashed previously, do you want to restart the running programs?" error; regardless of whether my machine crashed or not. Whether I press OK or Cancel, it ...
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Why is my mac mini shutting down randomly?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.10.2 that I use as a server on my home network. A few months ago I've started finding it switched off at what seems like random times. It's not connected to a ...
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Macbook pro mid-2010 randomly turns off?

This has been happening for around 6 months and it has gotten worse. I thought it was the battery because it had close to 1500 cycles. But I recently replaced it and now the problem seems worse. The ...
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pass shutdown from APC battery backup to VMware Fusion Guest machine

How can I pass the shutdown command to the vmware fusion guest (debian)? I installed vmware tools and if I manually shutdown my Mac it'll pass the command to shutdown the guest system first. However, ...
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Preferences resetting in Snow Leopard

Recently my Mac has been exhibiting two strange behaviours: Preferences for Safari and Windowshade return to their defaults on their own every few days. On occasions, when I select shut down, the ...
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iTunes interrupts shutdown

I'm on Lion. Everytime I try to shut down my laptop, I get a popup that tells me that iTunes has interrupted the shut down. When I try to shut down again (without quitting iTunes, or changing ...
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Mac Mini server will randomly shutdown

A Mac mini at one of our customers has started to randomly shutdown, yesterday was second time in less than a month. This system hosts the customers shared folders and a Windows VM for their critical ...
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How to see if a remotely controlled Mac is powered off completely

I have an 13 inch MacBook Pro which I run with closed lid all the time over a VNC connection. To power it on, I power up the mains adapter and the energy settings on the Mac are configured so that ...
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Is it possible to skip macOS shutdown confirmation prompt?

When I am shutting down or restarting, I am getting the standard prompt. This can be disabled by using the Option key. Is it possible for skipping prompt as a default?
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Unexpected shut downs on MacBook Air '15 with code -128

I have a MacBook Air, Early 2015, running macOS Mojave. Over the last 2 weeks, it has been unexpectedly shutting down and rebooting over varied time periods. Upon checking the shutdown logs, I found ...
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MacBook hangs on shutdown. It shows a progress spinner on black background. (Verbose printout included)

I have a macbook air 1.4 Core i5 with macOS sierra. It hangs every time I shut it down. Thus, I cannot update it to high sierra. Using command+v I was able to screenshot the printout during the ...
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MacBook Pro randomly shuts off

After returning home, I'll take my MacBook Pro out of my bag and plug it in. However, it will often be shut off (never occurred before macOS High Sierra). Obviously, this is a chore, but there seems ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for shutting down Mac, restarting, etc. stopped working since upgrading to macOS Sierra

Since I upgraded to macOS Sierra, the keyboard shortcuts to restart my Mac, shut it down, etc. don't work anymore. I press them, and nothing happens. However, if I restart my Mac, then they briefly ...
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Force quit apps on shutdown automatically

When I turn off my Mac if I have iTerm or FreeChat open, my Mac stops its shutdown and tells me that I need to manually quit these apps before shut down. I was wondering if there was a way to have it ...
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Can't log out, shutdown or restart macOS Sierra since the update

Since I have updated the OS to Sierra, I'm facing several issue (one example: Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra) Another bothering issue that is, I just can't log out. ...
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MBP 15 2014 unexpectedly shuts down after startup/login

MacBook Pro 15, Mid 2014, Yosemite + Windows 7 (Bootcamp) This problem started today after waking up. Yesterday night I had no problem whatsoever with my computer. After turning it on and logging in ...
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Create a script to turn wifi off on shutdown

Is there anyway to create a script that will automatically shut down the WiFi when I power down my machine? Maybe in Automator?
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MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

My MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown from the Finder menu after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I have to press the power button. Moreover, it shows the Apple logo and progress bar ...
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Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly

Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly. After a bad crash, the imac can no longer boot into desktop. I seem to have a stuck booting cycle with the horizontal progress bar ...
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shutdown command - what can be wrong?

I have a late 2012 iMac. I use to shut it down with the shutdown command, in order to be able to delay the shutting down. Here's how I use it: sudo shutdown -h +30 # shuts down in 30 mins ...
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How to instruct OS X to wait for an application to close before interrupting a shutdown?

I'm using several virtual machines that take time to be paused when I want to reboot the system. It prevents OS X Lion from shutting down properly, because the VMware process is still running seconds ...
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OSX 10.7.2 can't shut down

When i click on shutdown nothing happens. I've tried repairing and verifying the hard-disks. Rebooting in safe mode, resetting PRAM, SMC. Nothing seems to work. The only 2 ways i can shutdown now is ...
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MacBook Pro shutting down on it's own?

This isn't really a question, but an answer. I've seen hundreds of posts online about Macs shutting down on their own. I had this problem for a couple months. I took it to the Apple store and they ...
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After shutting down, restarting doesn't turn on screen until I unplug and replug in battery

I recently have been having some problems with my mid-2012 Macbook Pro, where after it shuts down, the screen doesn't turn on when I restart it. I have a quick fix for this, but it doesn't stay ...
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Upgraded a retina SSD, now I get random crashes/shutdowns with code 3. Why?

I recently upgraded an early-2015 13" Macbook Pro (A1502) from a 128GB SSD to a 256GB ssd. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the original drive to an external 500GB, then booted off of that and ...
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macOS: How to force hibernate, shut down, and restore

I want to Write the current state of macOS to /private/var/vm/sleepimage immediately before shutting down Power on my Mac again and boot into my Boot Camp Windows partition (by holding opt at boot) ...
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Can't shutdown a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 running latest release OS X. Recently when I am shutting down my computer it just get stuck in the spinner. So the only way is to force shut it down which might not be ...
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Can anyone help me with this kernel panic? (IMMEDIATE ungraceful shut down on “restart”)

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance! :) (OS version is 10.11.0 - I can't upgrade to 10.11.1 without a graceful restart. ouch.) Panic Report Anonymous UUID: <snip> Mon Nov 9 18:48:26 ...
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MacBook Pro won't shutdown

My MacBook Pro seemed to get hung up in Chrome. Was able to quit Chrome and all other apps running (Mail and TextEdit) and tried to restart. Screen went black, trackpad still moving cursor but didn't ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...