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  1. Apologies though I'm just hoping for a way to shut it down if installing a windows partition and going to that to shut down will help I'd like to try that
  2. Will dual booting and closing with a windows partition help , I know it's a bit long winded but it's my other halfs computer at her place and she is reluctant to pull the plug on the computer!.
  3. Sorry I was referring to the DSDT file that I altered myself , I presumed that was damaged Herve , not the one in the boot pack, sorry for any confusion
  4. I had a thought about how to shut the machine down rather than pull the plug?, if I make the system dual boot, I could go to the windows partition and shut the machine down? Do you think this would work please?. There used to be an area on here around 12 months ago with reference to dual and triple booting the system after installation of OSX and EDP but I can't locate it , any pointers please to were it is nowadays.
  5. Can I ask will updating EDP or installing EDP and running through a new build re install the damaged dsdt.aml ?, or will copying the original untouched dsdt.aml to the Extra folder be sufficient Herve?, Thanks as I currently have the machine back to how it was originally, does the bios automatically default to the dsdt.aml in extras on boot up.
  6. have read that the motherboard is model HX555 online don't know who manufactured it though?, how do you check which motherboard you have have loomed in Bios and it doesn't say?, my computer are the Ultra Small Form Factor ones?, Dell made three sizes of these machines , large , small form factor and , ultra small. Perhaps that's why the gigabyte shutdown didn't work?. How do you find out what MB is in the machine . Apologies for not being that good on this but we all have to start somewhere.
  7. Apologies , how do you manually call on the new file through Chameleon please, how do I access Chameleon?, will it reboot the system to see of the new file works or something else, as I say I'm not that spruced up on these things. And can you name this new dSDT anything you like?. Do you need to use the <> when typing in the name I'm new to this and don't know how to access the Chameleon settings and options, thanks for any help I'm taking this slowly as I'm a newbie.
  8. Sorry Herve I didn't realise that but I did manage to get the dsdt back via the method I'd improvised thankfully , still have the no shutdown though
  9. Hopefully someone will have answer to this lack of shutdown issue
  10. I managed to get the computer back to how it was before by removing the hard disk , placing it in my mac pro and downloading the dsdt again out of the boot pack and replacing the dsdt which had been altered to included the gigabyte shut down boy that was a close one, still won't power off though
  11. Here is a pic of what's on my screen The 755 won't fire up at all now, all I installed was the gigabyte shutdown patch via the DSDT program as mentioned . How can I boot up the computer ,,didn't expect this to happen to be honest as I thought the patch was for shut down and nothing else.
  12. I'm getting kernel panics and everything now ,
  13. Have just installed the gigabyte shut down and now my mac won't get past the start up screen it has a no entry sign or something about the mac logo please help!, all my music files are on the drive
  14. 1. Copied the appleACPIPlatform Kext into Kext Utility and let it install the kext it proceeded to over write the previous kext, must have been exactly the same, as it renamed it appleACPIPlatform kext.bak The system still doesn't shutdown at all it's currently been on a white screen for an hour, that's the only issue it not shutting down, you mention the DSDT (the Gigabyte shutdown patch available wih DSDTEditor where do you get this from please? Will that sort this problem out ie, all I need to be able to do is shut the computer down , everything else works perfectly. I try to press the on button and shut it down that way by holding it in for a few seconds but all it does is reboot the system, so I'm forced into pulling the plug
  15. I'll try that later on today thanks for all your help, basically the computer doesn't shut down at all without having to pull the plug from the mains!, if you press and hold the button on the front of the desktop to shut it off it just reboots again , on shutdown OSX lion closes to. White screen , I waited for 10 mins and it still wouldn't shut down.
  16. Hello again Herve I have installed the boot pack once again but it still won't shut down?. I don't know why, I have done my two dell 755 computers using the same method and both of them won't shut down when asked?, is there by any chance another kext that can be suggested for shut down?, apologies but I don't really know anything as regards the computer terminology.
  17. I'm confused a little are you referring to the EDP program itself ?, I let the program install all relevant items automatically,in the final stage do setting up?, is there any possibility of just having the kext file for the shut down feature?, If EDP didn't install it original what difference will installing EDP again make?, when I installed EDP it deleted my Ethernet kext and replaced it with one which didn't work properly.
  18. Could you supply a link to the kext in question please so I can manually install it?
  19. Apologies I may have been misunderstood, the machine stalls at the white screen on power down and does not switch off at all, what I was trying to say is that if I alternatively select restart instead of shutdown it will do that proceedure perfectly without any problems?, it's just the shutdown proceedure which isn't working correctly. My optiplex is the USFF or the very smallest optiplex 755. So basically it won't shut down at all it closes OSX Lion but doesn't turn off the computer and I have to press the on button on the front of the machine to switch it off thanks , any further help kindly welcome please.
  20. Installed Lion and Used EDP, everything working fine apart from when I shut down the machine it powers down to a white screen with a spinner then the spinner stops and it won't shut off?., unusually though it will restart if I select that option?. Also in the Display resolution settings I only have one choice of resolution?. Any help on these points appreciated as always thanks.
  21. Thank you for your help that sorted it , now I have another question but I'll post that in a fresh thread thanks very much.
  22. Here are the results thank you for the help thus far does look like i need that kext you suggested but were to find it and a loader please, anywhere here are the results for you Waynes-iMac:~ waynec$ lspci -nn 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller [8086:29b0] (rev 02) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:29b2] (rev 02) 00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:29b3] (rev 02) 00:03.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express MEI Controller [8086:29b4] (rev 02) 00:03.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PT IDER Controller [8086:29b6] (rev 02) 00:03.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Serial KT Controller [8086:29b7] (rev 02) 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:10bd] (rev 02) 00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 02) 00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 02) 00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 02) 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 02) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 02) 00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 02) 00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 92) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801IO (ICH9DO) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2914] (rev 02) 00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:2922] (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 02) Waynes-iMac:~ waynec$
  23. Just this evening I have installed Lion using my hack to an Optiplex 755 , all went well and good until I reached the how to connect to internet screen , the tab for LAN was whited out it gave to options 1. Connect via telephone 2. This computer doesn't connect to the internet. It won't allow me to connect to the net via the usual network method and I therefore cannot install EDP?, everything went we'll is there something I have done wrong, or any way to rectify this. Thanks Should the internet be working straight away as it isn't or does EDP sort this out , or are critical Kent's missing to estivate the network?. Thanks for any help.
  24. can i ask what software you have used Bronxteck to clone your install to another partition please?
  25. I have often wondered about this topic myself?, is it possible to do a back up with time machine and if all goes pear shaped with it install my system as is with all the osx extras , kexts and other goodies installed on my dell?, i didn't realise you could use back up with this computer not being a mac?, will the time machine back up copy Chameleon and all the rest of the mackintosh files and restore as is now please?
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