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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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1answer
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OS X initiate reboot from app without knowing user admin password

Is there a command to initiate a reboot (restart) from my app without knowing admin password of the user? For now I was using sudo reboot, but this requires admin password. I need something similar ...
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0answers
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Why is launchd (launchctl) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro preserving launch time values across reboots?

I've created a .plist with a StartCalendarInterval key for a program that must run once a day. It works, and I'm satisfied. I've also created a python script that reads a config file and will re-run ...
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1answer
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Is it harmful at all when I shut down and unplug my iMac every night?

The reason I am asking this question is because yesterday, my iMac shut off randomly by itself. 2 mins later I turned it back on, started searching about why a Mac might shut off by itself, then bam! ...
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1answer
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Macbook pro reboots during the first boot process

My 2011 MBP has developed an annoying habit of rebooting during each first attempt to start it up. I've enabled FileVault, so once I've typed in my password, it will get to the spinning grey icon and ...
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1answer
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Why does Mac OS X need to reboot for updates so often?

This may come across as a rant, but I seriously want to know if there is a valid reason for this. One of the great things about Windows 7 is I can update just about anything, even video drivers, ...
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3answers
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How to reboot Mac OS X into different OS other than the current one?

I have 2 Mac OS X versions (10.5 and 10.6) installed on 2 different partition of my Mac. Is there a way that I can do from command line to reboot the system to switch to the other Mac OS X ...
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1answer
711 views

Mac Pro won't reboot

I have a Mac Pro, a couple years old now, that is having trouble rebooting. On a consistent basis after the OS has shut down and the machine is restarting, I get the familiar chime, but nothing ...
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Boot Camp: is it possible to restart directly to Windows from Mac OS X?

With the Boot Camp tools installed on Windows, there's an option for rebooting directly to Mac OS ("Restart in Mac OS X" from Boot Camp system tray item). But is this possible in the opposite ...