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I'm running 10.7.1 server and recently have been experiencing app crashes related to hard disks. I can't mount DMG's, can't backup with Time Machine and every single time I open Disk Utility to try and find out what's wrong, it crashes.

I've restarted, uninstalled Xcode, uninstalled VMWare Fusion, repaired disk (nothing was wrong), repaired permissions (nothing was wrong) and now I'm at a loss. I could reinstall everything, but I can't backup what I have currently so I'm not reinstalling.

This problem seemingly came out of the blue today. I was playing around in server this morning and was changing permissions for a share, then it crashed. Everything after that seemed to go downhill. Until I looked and found out that my last successful backup was like 6 days ago. Probably coinciding with the install of VMWare fusion. But now that it's uninstalled, I still have the problems.

Here is the log, but I'm stumped. Any ideas? Here's the log dump.

Process:         Disk Utility [721]
Path:            /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk Utility
Identifier:      com.apple.DiskUtility
Version:         12 (346)
Build Info:      DiskUtility-346000000000000~145
Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [263]

Date/Time:       2011-08-30 02:35:12.447 -0400
OS Version:      Mac OS X Server 10.7.1 (11B26)
Report Version:  9

Interval Since Last Report:          513946 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           107
Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  15 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   13
Anonymous UUID:                      9B1FD0C2-0DC5-4EEE-B956-55B0D125DC5A

Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000068

VM Regions Near 0x68:
--> 
    __TEXT                 0000000109454000-00000001094bb000 [  412K] r-x/rwx SM=COW  /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk Utility

Application Specific Information:
objc[721]: garbage collection is OFF

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0   com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fff8fa16fa0 CFBundleCopyLocalizedString + 208
1   com.apple.DiskImagesFramework   0x00007fff97184db9 CBSDBackingStore::copyPropertiesDict() + 89
2   com.apple.DiskImagesFramework   0x00007fff9718473b DIInitialize + 291
3   com.apple.DiskUtility           0x0000000109456592 0x109454000 + 9618
4   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff9019485c -[NSCustomObject nibInstantiate] + 418
5   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff90194647 -[NSIBObjectData instantiateObject:] + 303
6   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff901938a5 -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:] + 347
7   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff9018a1b9 loadNib + 322
8   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff901896b6 +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:ownerBundle:] + 217
9   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff901895d1 +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibFile:externalNameTable:withZone:] + 141
10  com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff90189514 +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibNamed:owner:] + 364
11  com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fff903fc355 NSApplicationMain + 398
12  com.apple.DiskUtility           0x0000000109456499 0x109454000 + 9369
13  com.apple.DiskUtility           0x0000000109456294 0x109454000 + 8852

Thread 1:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.libdispatch-manager
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fff8eec47e6 kevent + 10
1   libdispatch.dylib               0x00007fff967cf60e _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 923
2   libdispatch.dylib               0x00007fff967ce19e _dispatch_mgr_thread + 54

Thread 2:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fff8eec4192 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00007fff984dd594 _pthread_wqthread + 758
2   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00007fff984deb85 start_wqthread + 13

Thread 3:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fff8eec4192 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00007fff984dd594 _pthread_wqthread + 758
2   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00007fff984deb85 start_wqthread + 13

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
  rax: 0x0000000000000068  rbx: 0x00007ffd1ba1d460  rcx: 0x0000000000000001  rdx: 0x00000000ffffffff
  rdi: 0x0000000000000000  rsi: 0x00007fff7d59d8a0  rbp: 0x00007fff69053770  rsp: 0x00007fff69053700
   r8: 0x00007fff7d5bd008   r9: 0x00007fff7d59d8b0  r10: 0x0000000000000040  r11: 0x0000000000000000
  r12: 0x00007fff99324000  r13: 0x00007ffd1ba10ef0  r14: 0x00007fff7e7f16f8  r15: 0x0000000000000010
  rip: 0x00007fff8fa16fa0  rfl: 0x0000000000010246  cr2: 0x0000000000000068
Logical CPU: 4

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    0x7fff92429000 -     0x7fff9242cfff  com.apple.AppleSystemInfo (1.0 - 1) <598ADC13-C994-3579-A885-0D6658DDD564> /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/AppleSystemInfo
    0x7fff9242d000 -     0x7fff9243fff7  libz.1.dylib (1.2.5 - compatibility 1.0.0) <30CBEF15-4978-3DED-8629-7109880A19D4> /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib
    0x7fff92440000 -     0x7fff928e7ff7  FaceCoreLight (1.4.2 - compatibility 1.0.0) <6F89E9A9-DEB6-32B5-8B50-3B97F5DB597D> /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/FaceCoreLight.framework/Versions/A/FaceCoreLight
    0x7fff928e8000 -     0x7fff928f3fff  com.apple.DisplayServicesFW (2.5.0 - 302.1.2) <36377733-C737-3F36-A601-85D6188A2AAA> /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DisplayServices.framework/Versions/A/DisplayServices
    0x7fff928f4000 -     0x7fff92908ff7  com.apple.LangAnalysis (1.7.0 - 1.7.0) <04C31EF0-912A-3004-A08F-CEC27030E0B2> /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LangAnalysis.framework/Versions/A/LangAnalysis
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External Modification Summary:
  Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
    task_for_pid: 1
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
  Calls made by this process:
    task_for_pid: 0
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
  Calls made by all processes on this machine:
    task_for_pid: 384
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0

VM Region Summary:
ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=177.6M resident=157.6M(89%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=20.0M(11%)
Writable regions: Total=61.1M written=2344K(4%) resident=2676K(4%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=58.5M(96%)

REGION TYPE                      VIRTUAL
===========                      =======
CG shared images                     96K
MALLOC                             50.7M
MALLOC guard page                    32K
STACK GUARD                        56.0M
Stack                              9752K
VM_ALLOCATE                          56K
__CI_BITMAP                          80K
__DATA                             17.0M
__IMAGE                            1256K
__LINKEDIT                         47.9M
__TEXT                            129.7M
__UNICODE                           544K
mapped file                        15.6M
shared memory                        16K
===========                      =======
TOTAL                             328.4M

Model: MacPro5,1, BootROM MP51.007F.B03, 4 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.8 GHz, 32 GB, SMC 1.39f11
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5770, PCIe, 1024 MB
Memory Module: DIMM 1, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342314B37304348302D4348392020
Memory Module: DIMM 2, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342314B37304348302D4348392020
Memory Module: DIMM 3, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342314B37304348302D4348392020
Memory Module: DIMM 4, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342314B37304348302D4348392020
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8E), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.100.98.75.10)
Bluetooth: Version 2.5.0f17, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0
PCI Card: Apple RAID Card, sppci_raid, Slot-4
PCI Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH61N
USB Device: Ext HDD 1021, 0x1058  (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.), 0x1021, 0xfd100000 / 2
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x5a100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8215, 0x5a110000 / 5
FireWire Device: built-in_hub, 800mbit_speed
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If you're familiar with terminal you can take a backup; take a look at this article it might help wiki.onmac.net/index.php/How_To_Backup_your_Mac –  Samantha Catania Aug 30 '11 at 11:56
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Did you by chance make any changes to your language settings recently? If so, try reverting them, or check to see if it still happens if you set them to plain old english. Just a hunch, based on the crash occurring in CFBundleCopyLocalizedString (a method to get a localized string from an application bundle). –  Ingmar Hupp Aug 30 '11 at 12:07
    
support.apple.com/kb/ht1379 View that support article. Hopefully it helps. –  Dustin L. Jan 5 '12 at 6:10
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I see nothing in your Report that gives me a clue to the cause.

Whenever I have unusual behavior like this, I reboot in Safe mode, then restart normally.

Safe mode startup is a very useful fix-almost-all-OS-problems tool. It does a Repair disk during the boot process, and is faster than booting from an external drive to run DU-Repair Disk on the internal drive.

Disk Utility is an app native to the OS. When it or any other native app misbehaves, you should concentrate your repair efforts on the OS. When booting in Safe mode, all 3rd party additions are "disconnected", and only the base functions of the OS are activated.

My second effort at fixing this problem would be to re-install the latest Combo update. This will do a similar thing - revert any intentional or inadvertent changes to the OS back to the default state, without affecting your data and most settings.

Third, if you have a relatively current external backup clone, you might try booting in that drive to see if the DU problem persists. If the problem is not there, you can clone that drive to the internal drive and restore current data from Time Machine.

Those folks that are Terminal-savvy may offer better solutions.

Hope this helps.

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FWIW, I've noticed that the reason the Disk Utility appears to "hang" is because there are a large number of images/dmg's listed in the left panel (the Most Recently Used listing).

I'm not sure why having a large number of these files causes a problem, but I have certainly seen that time machine sparse bundles (in particular) make the load time very slow.

I (unfortunately) dont know a way clear the MRU other than open DIsk Utility, right-click the item and select "Remove".

Little comfort I know, but maybe this will help someone else :)

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The sidebars of many OS X programs allow dragging items out (what I like to call drag and destroy) which turns them into a puff of smoke and removes them. You can of course select multiple items and both right click -> Remove, or drag and destroy –  Stu Wilson Sep 28 '12 at 20:18
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Short version, could be bad RAM.

Longer version: it started in a way that made it look like a disk problem. The computer would not boot up off of the HD, and when you went into recovery mode it said the drive was not fixable. We booted off of another Lion drive and at first it seemed ok but then we started to get similar SIGSEGV crashes, first in Disk Utilities but then in other apps as well. When other apps were affected I became suspicious of the RAM so I ran the Apple Hardware test, and it said everything was ok. I was still suspicious of the RAM so I swapped it out. Since then his computer has been rock solid.

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I have the same problem, only in my scenario, I don't use VMWare. I first noticed the problem with FCP 7.0.3 and Motion 4.0.3. Both FCP and Motion, have similar symptom as Disk Utility, i.e. they start up, crash immediately during start up, and then show a crash report with a re-open option.

However, in my situation, Disk Utility wasn't originally affected, only FCP and Motion. I was able to mount a utility (DMG) to uninstall FCP Studio and then re-install it, but it didn't fix FCP and Motion. Then on a subsequent try, Disk Utility wouldn't mount the DMG and started producing the same behavior as FCP and Motion ever since.

Below is a shortened version of the output from the Disk Utility crash (shortened due to comment post length size):

Process:         Disk Utility [20086]
Path:            /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk Utility
Identifier:      com.apple.DiskUtility
Version:         12 (346)
Build Info:      DiskUtility-346000000000000~145
Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [146]

Date/Time:       2011-09-03 15:54:46.729 -0400
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7.1 (11B26)
Report Version:  9

Interval Since Last Report:          459866 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           35
Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  16 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   8
Anonymous UUID:                      51785C25-8CEF-455A-8229-F11220231605

Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000068

VM Regions Near 0x68:
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    __TEXT                 0000000103f6e000-0000000103fd5000 [  412K] r-x/rwx SM=COW  /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk Utility

Application Specific Information:
objc[20086]: garbage collection is OFF

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0   com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x0000000104cb8fa0 CFBundleCopyLocalizedString + 208
1   com.apple.DiskImagesFramework   0x00000001040b7db9 CBSDBackingStore::copyPropertiesDict() + 89
2   com.apple.DiskImagesFramework   0x00000001040b773b DIInitialize + 291
3   com.apple.DiskUtility           0x0000000103f70592 0x103f6e000 + 9618
4   com.apple.AppKit                0x00000001054aa85c -[NSCustomObject nibInstantiate] + 418
5   com.apple.AppKit                0x00000001054aa647 -[NSIBObjectData instantiateObject:] + 303
6   com.apple.AppKit                0x00000001054a98a5 -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:] + 347
7   com.apple.AppKit                0x00000001054a01b9 loadNib + 322
8   com.apple.AppKit                0x000000010549f6b6 +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:ownerBundle:] + 217
9   com.apple.AppKit                0x000000010549f5d1 +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibFile:externalNameTable:withZone:] + 141
10  com.apple.AppKit                0x000000010549f514 +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibNamed:owner:] + 364
11  com.apple.AppKit                0x0000000105712355 NSApplicationMain + 398
12  com.apple.DiskUtility           0x0000000103f70499 0x103f6e000 + 9369
13  com.apple.DiskUtility           0x0000000103f70294 0x103f6e000 + 8852

Thread 1:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.libdispatch-manager
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00000001083177e6 kevent + 10
1   libdispatch.dylib               0x00000001080d160e _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 923
2   libdispatch.dylib               0x00000001080d019e _dispatch_mgr_thread + 54

Thread 2:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x0000000108317192 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00000001081c6594 _pthread_wqthread + 758
2   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00000001081c7b85 start_wqthread + 13

Thread 3:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x0000000108317192 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00000001081c6594 _pthread_wqthread + 758
2   libsystem_c.dylib               0x00000001081c7b85 start_wqthread + 13

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
  rax: 0x0000000000000068  rbx: 0x00007fd27e86f290  rcx: 0x0000000000000001  rdx: 0x00000000ffffffff
  rdi: 0x0000000000000000  rsi: 0x0000000104e6d8a0  rbp: 0x00007fff63b6d7b0  rsp: 0x00007fff63b6d740
   r8: 0x0000000104e8d008   r9: 0x0000000104e6d8b0  r10: 0x0000000000000040  r11: 0x0000000000000000
  r12: 0x0000000104b7d000  r13: 0x00007fd27cd0c840  r14: 0x00000001041b36f8  r15: 0x0000000000000010
  rip: 0x0000000104cb8fa0  rfl: 0x0000000000010246  cr2: 0x0000000000000068
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