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Ever since I installed Lion on my late 2009 MacBook Pro, it crashes several times a day randomly during some operation (open an application, browse the net, add photos, etc.).

I read the answer about updating Show Crash Prefs in System Preferences and tried to do it, but it doesn't work.

I updated Info.plist file with text editor exactly as in the answer, but the Finder still doesn't give the option of selecting new Show Crash Prefs?

Am I missing something?

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Try the following two troubleshooting techniques:

  • download the latest Combo updater for your OS (note this is different than simply going to the Apple menu > Software Update) and reboot

  • do a Safe Boot:

Then report back.

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Does Console give you any information about the crashes that appear at random? Console can be easily found with Spotlight.

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