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I’m reaching out here with hopes that someone can assist me in (first) ...
Could Use Someone's Insight
I’m reaching out here with hopes that someone can assist me in (first) defining what is happening, and secondly helping me to find a solution. I have been extremely successful in getting snow leopard, installed and updated along with various applications. I have the Ethernet port working (no wireless yet...given that I am running the infamous 5100AGN), sound working (a little choppy but it works), video working (poor high end graphics, but needless to say it works) and updates (both os as well as apps)
My problem is that the system (a Sony Vaio VGNAW220 J/B….see specs below) will intermittently lock up, where I walk away for about say 10 to 15 minutes, come back and have no mouse, no keyboard, nothing….and the only thing I can do is power off. Another interesting dynamic here is that when I power back on I am presented with (in the top left corner of the screen) a message that states “Loaded HFS+ file [System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist] and it just sits there, no spinning wheels, gears nothing.
Even if I take the “Empire EFI” boot disk, and attempt to boot the disk from there….I get the same thing. I have however managed to find a fix where I can take the “Empire EFI” disk, and load the snow leopard retail disk have it boot, and load disk utility where I can at that point run a disk repair…where it seems to find various permission errors and repairs them…at which point in time I can boot fine.
The problem here is that this is happening too often and is becoming borderline annoying……with that let me ask the question, has anyone here experienced such an event and has been able to resolve it….and if so can you provide with your resolution. On the other side of the coin if anyone of you have any ideas as to what this may or may not be, and can provide me with any insight that would be greatly appreciated.
I’m relatively new to the MAC or should I say HACK world, with this being my 1st time ever dealing with or for that matter loading a mac OS.
• Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio with Dolby® Digital Live
• Speakers (Total): Built-in stereo speakers + 2W subwoofer
• Resolution: 1920 X 1080
• Screen Size: 18.4"
• XBRITE-FullHD™ Technology: Yes
• RoHS®: Compliant For more information: VAIO and the environment
• Multimedia Card Reader: CompactFlash® media slot One Memory Stick PRO™ (Standard / Duo) media slot with MagicGate® functionality One ExpressCard® /34 media slot One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
• Action Buttons: S1, S2, Volume - / +, Mute, Play / Pause, Stop, Eject, WLAN / Bluetooth® on / off, A/V Mode
• Computer Type: Notebook
• Pointing Device: Electro-static touch pad
• Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
• Type of Use: Desktop Replacement
• Chipset: Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset
• Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT GPU with Total Available Graphics Memory of 2280MB (max.)
• Video RAM: 512MB dedicated video RAM
• Max. External Display Resolution via HDMI™: 1920x1080
• Max. External Resolution via VGA: 2048x1536
• Max. External Resolution via DVI: 1920x1200
• Capacity: 400GB
• Interface: Serial ATA
• Speed: 5400rpm
• Camera: Built-in 1.3 MP MOTION EYE® camera and microphone with face-tracking technology
• Keyboard: QWERTY, 103 keys, 19.05 mm pitch, 2 mm stroke
Inputs and Outputs
• DC-In: 1
• Ethernet Connection(s): 1
• Headphone Output(s): 1
• i.LINK® Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK® connector (IEEE 1394)9
• Microphone Input: 1
• Modem Jack: 1
• S/PDIF Output(s): 1
• USB Port(s): 3 (2.0 compliant)
• VGA Output(s): 1
• HDMI™ Output: 1
• Installed: 4GB PC2-6400 (2GBx2)
• Maximum: 8GB
• Speed: 800MHz
• Type: DDR2
• Bluetooth® Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth® Technology (2.1 + EDR)
• Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T (Gigabit)
• Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
• Modem Type: Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
• Wireless LAN: Intel® WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n)3
Optical Drive #1
• Blu-ray Disc™ Support
• Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS13/B)
• Estimated Battery Life: 1.0 to 2.5 hours Standard Capacity Battery 1.5 to 3.5 hours Large Capacity Battery
• Power Requirements: 150W + 10%
• L2 Cache: 2MB
• Speed: 2.0GHz
• Technology: Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology
• Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T6400
Use OpenHaltRestart or Ev0reboot.kext.
I am having the same type of problem as you. Here's what I know:
What is happening is your computer is going to sleep. For whatever reason, when it tries to do this, it freezes and refuses to boot. I installed a program called InsomniaX that will prevent it from going to sleep, and I think there are others out there. I accidentally let mine go to sleep, so now I'm trying the disk repair solution.
Also, did either of those kexts that were suggested work for you?
I have the same opinion as musicman, try to avoid it going to sleep, use the app recomended by musicman.
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