RaspBMC (KODI) hanging at startup after accidental dirty power off


My Raspberry Pi B+ recently experienced a dirty shutdown (accidentally switched off at the plug) and now won’t load the GUI.

I get the “Kodi wasn’t shutdown properly” dialog but never gets to the Kodi GUI.

What can I do to bring it back?

Many thanks,


For RaspBMC you are better of at the old forum for now: OSMC Forums

Log files would help aswell.


@Theetjuh: I have posted in that forum now (OSMC Forums), thank you :smile:

@CaNsA: Where would the appropriate logs be found?



Whilst attempting to get to the log file, I did a sudo shutdown -r now in the terminal and it restarted working :smile:

Thanks a lot :smile: