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system not shutting down

Posted on 2006-05-10
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14

I had my cdrom stuck in the system and the application using the cdrom was also hung. I used force quite to quit the application but the cdrom refused to eject. I therefore tried to open it with the pin and thjough I have taken out the cdrom but there is stilla light on the cdrom and the system is not shutting down. It is just showing a moving icon of cdrom on a finder window. WHat can I do to restart the system.
Question by:naufal
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Try putting the CD back in.
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strung earned 200 total points
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You could also try a force quit. Pull down the Apple Menu to Force Quit and force quit whatever is preventing the shut down
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You can also bring up the Force Quit dialogue box by typing command-option-escape

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yeah strung force quit did the job. Thanks

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