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imac wont shut down

Discussion in 'Mac - General discussion' started by mantara1, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. mantara1

    mantara1 Member

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    Can't shut my imac down or restart. Keep getting a pop up message telling me to click continue as there is apparently an untitled disc waiting to be burned. But there is no disc in the optical drive. I click on continue but nothing happens. Lion os.
     
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    have you tried holding the power button down for 8-10 seconds to turn off like a windows machine does?
     
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    No, I never knew that.
    I pressed the power button for only 1 sec but the imac just went into sleep mode. I finally got it to shut down by doing a force quit on Finder. I would have tried this option before posting to this site but there was no force quit tag option for Finder, just an option to relaunch which confused me. Eventually i clicked on the relaunch option and it shut down.
    Thank you.
    I had noticed earlier when I was doing file verifications and repairs that there was a warning that SUID was not able to be repaired. Any idea what SUID is?
     
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    This may help you to understand what SUID stands for.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2243661?start=0&tstart=0
     
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    What a relief. Thank you very much.
     
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    Your welcome.
     

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