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High Sierra 10.13.6. Few hours, no problem.

Overnight, requires a hard restart every AM.

Happen to anybody else? Ideas?

Thanx!
 

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Step-by-step, slowly I turn (Niagara Falls!)

Restart holding Command R, then reinstall the OS.
Yep, that's my next option. I created a clean Test user account and that woke fine this AM.

What I'm trying to avoid, of course, is having to do a clean reinstall. That's just lots of work!
 

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Done it all!

That's a bit heavy handed.

I'd reset PRAM and SMC first.
1) Safe boot. Nix.
2) Reset PRAM. Nix.
3) Reset SMC. Nix.

Think I'm down to a Recovery reinstall OS. What I want to avoid is a clean reinstall. If that happens, I'll wipe the 1TB, and start fresh.

But that's a dirty pile of work. And things never end up where you really want them!
 

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Yep, that's my next option. I created a clean Test user account and that woke fine this AM.

What I'm trying to avoid, of course, is having to do a clean reinstall. That's just lots of work!
Since the fresh account works fine why not set it up as your main admin account, then delete the current account?

Beyond that I would probably simply shutdown the laptop overnight as daily hard starts are generally a bad idea.

Before doing the entire reinstall I would want to clone to an external and clone back, especially if you are working from the newly minted account. Might clear things up. Obviously it is better to have created the clone before the issue arose, as that way you would know you are starting from a solid OS, versus depending on the cloning process to not carry over a defective file.
 

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Hmmm, mebbe

Would sure be nice to know what application or setting or file is doing me in, though!

Tonight's plan, quit all open appls. See what happens in AM.
 

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Good call!

I actually have OnyX but have rarely used it. Today is a workday so I'll run it overnight.

Meanwhile (back at the ranch), I quit all my open applications (Textedit, Preview, Safari, Transmission, Meteorologist, Meridian) before bed.

Mac woke just fine this AM. Think one or more of those apps might be the culprit?

TIA!
 

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I actually have OnyX but have rarely used it. Today is a workday so I'll run it overnight.
I run OnyX the first of every month or more often if I notice little things that change. Have done for many years and I find it solves issues and keeps my MBP running smoothly.

I have an SSD in both my MBP and Mini, so and it only takes about 90 seconds to run unlike the long run on a regular HD.
 

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Take one & call me in the morning

Ran OnyX & restarted. Opened only Transmission, all other appls off.

Woke fine this AM. Tonight's add will be Skype.
 

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About last night...

I have been leaving my customary applications open overnight one-by-one. So far, so good. Either OnyX cured my Mac or this last appl, one of my favourites, will do me in: Meridian, a no-long-supported world time appl. I'd hate to lose it!
 

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Thanks, SINC, for all your help. Looks like OnyX fixed the problem. Even with all my open software running, wakes fine in the morning. Thank you!
 

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Yep, that's my next option. I created a clean Test user account and that woke fine this AM.

What I'm trying to avoid, of course, is having to do a clean reinstall. That's just lots of work!
What else you got to do in these times of isolation and social distancing..
 

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Well, here I am again. MacOS 10.13.6. I have been running OnyX regularly since this problem last time.

I basically never leave my MBP shut down. Torrent habit, you see.

Wake up in the morning, Mac’s fans are running full-tilt, can’t get Desktop to appear. This same problem just recoccurred in the last few days.

Could not get High Sierra Cache Cleaner to open. Ran OnyX. Application crashed before finished. Shut down overnight.

Booted in Recovery mode. Ran Disk Utility First Aid. Bac to OnyX which ran fine. Next morning, same problem.

Ideas?

I am getting little, strange glitches. Examples are, newly-created or dragged files are VERY slow to appear on Desktop, have to wait. New image files are slow to display their icons. For instance, the screenshot I’m attaching took 20-30 seconds to show up on the Desktop, others take minutes. Sometimes it becomes impossible to move the position of a file on the Desktop or put it in Trash.

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I run SSDReporter to show disk health. Although it tells me Status: OK, the app regularly tells me the SSD has degraded to 73%. Might that be causing the slowdowns?

This is unlikely, however, to be causing my overnight problems. Time for a new SSD?
 

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For instance, the screenshot I’m attaching took 20-30 seconds to show up on the Desktop, others take minutes. Sometimes it becomes impossible to move the position of a file on the Desktop or put it in Trash.

What Mac model are you using and how old is your solid-state drive it's using and how full is it??? Ideally, it should have at least 10% available free space.

When was the last time you tried booting up into Safe Boot Mode and then Restart normally??? Then see if things improve.

Do you have a current cloned backup drive that's bootable that you could try using and see how your Mac behaves when booted using it???



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