The unfortunate instance when an individual application or your entire mac or iOS device refuses to respond or function properly. Usually causes the app to "quit" or the interface to "freeze".

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OS X 10.9 crashes after Xcode 3 installation

I've tried to install Xcode 3.2 on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9, but during the installation (when it's almost finished) OS X had a kernel panic and keeps crashing immediately after login. Xcode 3 ...
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Apps using the camera API crash after taking a picture on an iPhone 4S running iOS 7

Ever since I updated to iOS 7 in June, I have been having issues using the camera on my phone in apps other than the default Camera app. Regardless of settings, using my camera in any non-Apple app ...
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What is wrong with my iMac? (video corruption, unstable)

I have a 24" Early 2009 iMac. During "intensive" use (such as Photoshop, WebGL, etc.), the system starts to become very unstable, resulting in bizarre graphics corruption and other weird behaviour. ...
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What is causing my application crashes? Borderlands 2, Adium, more

Borderlands 2 (purchased, downloaded, run via Steam) crashes on launch for me. This is the first time I've ever really had application crashes, other than the typical "Application has quit ...
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What causes iPhone low battery crashes? Is there a software fix?

Some iPhone users (especially those with devices that've been in use for a while) encounter a problem where the device crashes once the battery gets low. For example: "After updating to iOS 7 ...
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Regular crashes on iPhone 4S/iOS 6.1.1: due to old battery, or because of updated-for-iOS-7 apps?

For the past 6 weeks, 2-3 times a week my two-year-old iPhone 4S (with no replacement parts) has crashed in the middle of use. I get a black screen with a spinner, and then it powers down. After ...
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uTorrent keeps crashing (after upgrade to Mavericks)

I've been using uTorrent for more than a year. But since I've upgraded to OS X 10.9, uTorrent (now version 1.8.4) keeps crashing: sometimes it works for maybe couple of hours, sometimes for about 15 ...
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Mac crashed after changing disk permission

I'm facing a problem with my Mac Mini with Mountain Lion. When I changed my disk permission of Macintosh for everyone to no access my Mac crashed and and it's not restarting when I boot the Mac. It ...
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Updated mid-2009 MacBook Pro to Mavericks, now it shuts down while not in use

I just updated my mid-2009 Macbook Pro to Mavericks and now it regularly shuts down while it is asleep or closed. I have to restart it and receive a message that it "shut down because of a problem." ...
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Diagnosing why my MBP keeps crashing and restarting?

I am currently getting occasional 'crashes' while running OS X 10.9 on an Early 2011 Macbook Pro. The crashes very much resemble the Blue Screen of Death on Windows (i.e. it happens suddenly, and it ...
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Microsoft new Remote Desktop Client version 8 - Connecting to a console session Crash?

I'm trying out the new (v8) Microsoft RDP Client for OSX. So far the "feeling" is better than the old one - at least cut&paste work better, etc-- but every time I try to connect to a "console" ...
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How to debug an OS X crash?

I have a 15-inch, mid 2010, MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9. It crashes very often (about 0-3 times a day). I have installed all available updates. Where do I start searching for the root cause of the ...
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Youtube crashes audio

Whenever I play videos from youtube, the speakers seem to crash, the sound plays more times even on it and repeats. I can't control my sound settings, but the video continues to play. That sound stops ...
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Troubleshooting spontaneous logout (window server crash?)

After upgrading to Mavericks while running GoTo Meeting (v5.*) I'm suddenly logged out and sent to the login screen. The behavior is very erratic, and when it happens, it happens repeatedly, enough ...
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Mavericks: MS Word crashing on documents with comments

In short, Word crashes silently upon opening certain documents. The problem seems to be with documents that include Comments. I have tested by using WinWord to remove the comments from a file that ...
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MacOffice 2011 crashes on Mavericks

I know that this has been posted several times and each time it's a slightly different description. Neither one fits to the behaviour on my iMac (Mid 2011 / 32GB RAM) nor does any of the solutions ...
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Does type 14=page fault kernel panic mean that RAM is bad?

A few days ago I upgraded my mac book pro to 16GB of RAM and now I am getting some kernel panics with page faults. Are page fault kernel panics typically caused by bad RAM or could there be another ...
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Finder windows keeps turning off and on [duplicate]

All of a sudden my Finder windows keeps disappearing and reappearing every 30 seconds or so. I restarted the computer, and emptied the trash can as some Google search suggested, but none of them ...
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com.apple.dock.extra crashs every few seconds

It seems that some part of the Dock is constantly crashing on my machine, running Mavericks. com.apple.dock.extra creates a crash log about every 10 seconds: ...
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Following Mavericks upgrade, Microsoft Word closes silently right after opening

After the Mavericks upgrade, I'm seeing Microsoft Word close silently, no error message, about a second after opening. If I open a .docx file directly, the file displays during that one second, so it ...
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iBooks on Mavericks Beachballs Whenever Text Styling Occurs

Whenever I want to change text styling in iBooks the app becomes unresponsive. I kill it in the terminal (killall iBooks), and then the system reports that CoreText.FontDownloadHelper has crashed. My ...
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MacBookPro crashed with pixel disturbed screen and 3beeps

I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011 Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Once a week it crashed with beep sound ( 3 times ) beep - beep - beep Then pixel in the display ...
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iPhone 5s crashing infrequently, despite restoring

I just got my new iPhone 5s last week. Sometimes it crashes. Even App Store, Music and Voice Memo crash, but it does not happen frequently. Then there are about two times the phone freeze for a moment ...
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iTunes crashes every time I open it

Every time I try to open iTunes on OS X (10.7.5) it opens and after few seconds crashes. I installed the latest version 11.1.1 and still the same. Here is the crash report. This happens over and over ...
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Macbook Air hard drive crashed, download Lion without paying again?

2 days ago my girlfriend's MacBook Air crashed (mid 2012, running OS 10.8), only showing the infamous "folder" icon. Usual stuff did not help, reboot pressing alt, cd, etc. We went to an Apple Store ...
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MacBook pro freezes

my computer sometimes freeze for no apparent reason When it freezes: nothing respond, I got a black or grey screen, nothing else. It's not hot either, I've set-up smcFanControl to keep my mac cool. ...
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How to debug slow Chrome on MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air that is behaving poorly with Chrome. Symptoms include: Chrome often giving the "Ahh Snap" error message for lots of different websites, this happens frequently with the Google ...
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Outlook Mac 2011 regularly crashing

I installed Outlook 2011 and imported a pst file form my old Outlook program. Outlook continues to crash and gives me the following error. It also gives me double "sent" messages for every one I send ...
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Since I updated to iOS 7, my OverDrive Media app crashes every time I try to use it. What to do?

My OverDrive Media app crashes every time I try to open a book. This never happened before I updated my iPad mini to iOS 7. I can open the app fine and go to the NYPL page, but as soon as I try to ...
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No responsive MacBook air

Tried starting in the morning after power drained, plugged in, everything came back for a few seconds then the screen went black. Can't restart. If I hold powe button down 10 sec machine emits an ...
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Mountain Lion Screen Freeze

My Mountain Lion is keeps freezing from few weeks, today it freezes/crashed couple of times already. Here is the log before the big freeze (file /var/log/system.log): SIMBL Enabler for Sandboxed ...
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How to diagnose Address Book quitting unexpectedly?

When opening Address Book, it quits before it opens. The window says: Address Book quit unexpectedly. Click `Reopen` to open the application again. Click `Report` to see more detailed information ...
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Restart OS X if an application has crashed/is not responding/beachballed?

How can I automatically restart the machine if an application has crashed in any way? It might have cleanly exited, have a quit unexpectedly error, or be frozen with the spinning beachball. I don't ...
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Mac shuts down when trying to download software update

I want to download the 10.6.8 combo update but every time I try it, my computer just shuts down. Does anybody know how to fix this problem? I am currently using 10.6. I had been using 10.6.8 but i ...
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Computer keeps crashing after I replaced the RAM

I have an early 2010 MacBook Pro. I just upgraded the RAM to 8GB because I was constantly using more than 4GB. I have upgraded to flash storage as well so I didn't want my system constantly using ...
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Chrooted processes crash with SIGBUS on Mac OS X 10.8.4

I'm trying to create chroot environment with Mac OS X 10.6 on Mac OS X 10.8.4. I've created disk image, installed Mac OS X 10.6.3 and combo update to 10.6.8 on it. When I run chroot ...
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iPhone randomly reboots into safe mode when opening apps

Today when I opened my Beststream app, my iPhone boots into Safe Mode. This has happend to me alot this year. I don't like this as all because sometimes, I restart into safe mode, and other times, I ...
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Why does a string of arabic characters crash Safari and other web browsers?

I was reading an article about a problem with Mac and iOS. Why does this string of Arabic characters crash Mac computers running Safari? ...
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Outlook 2011 crashing constantly (Mountain Lion)

I recently tried to send a video file that was too large via Outlook. Spinning wheel, then Outlook started crashing. Managed eventually to delete the email from my outbox, but Outlook now crashes ...
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kernel panic after starting quicktime video

I'm getting a kernel panic whenever I start a movie in quicktime player When does it happen I'm running OSX on an SSD, which was installed in place of my optical drive. I'm trying to open a file on ...
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Final Cut Pro X crashes when using transform tool

Starting from some update of the Final Cut Pro X (~ 10.0.7) I have started to experience frequent crashes of the Final Cut when using the transform tool. It doesn't seem to crash when setting ...
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Boot drive (SSD) going read-only randomly

I've got a mid-2010 MBP running OS X 10.8.4. I've got a Sandisk SSD as my boot drive in my Super Bay and a 1.5TB hard disk in my HD bay. (I realize I could get better SSD performance if I swapped ...
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Macbook crashes at startup after process bar appears

Today the Macbook pro I purchased in December got quite slow, and so I decided to reboot it. I restarted it normally through the system, but it had not started up when I checked few minutes later. ...
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My Mac crashes when it runs out of RAM

I have a perplexing problem with my Macbook Pro (16GB RAM, OS X 10.8.4). If I use up all my main memory, the computer crashes. The screen freezes on whatever window it was on (not a kernel panic), and ...
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OS X Lion never boots

When starting up my iMac with OS X Lion 1.7.3 it will show the Apple logo, and soon after a progress bar with the typical spinning progress indicator. The progress bar will go up to about 8%, ...
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How can read an OS X crash report that has panic and Kernel trap in it?

I have macbook model 2009 that is crashing. I dont' understnad why is this happening Sun Jul 7 00:28:01 2013 panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80084b8655): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8008462af0, type ...
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Location of iTunes Playlists (for restore after crash)

My computer crashed and I lost everything. But, due to the awesomeness of Backblaze, I have all of my files and libraries and music, so nothing's lost. The problem is... all of my playlists that I've ...
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fsck_hfs keeps crashing when trying to repair my Time Machine volume

I've got my Time Machine volume (direct attached, USB) corrupted by accidentally flicking the switch while it's running. Now neither Disk Utility nor fsck_hfs can repair the drive. Investigating it ...
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Finder doesn't come back after crash or `killall` [closed]

This has been happening for quite a while (since before I upgraded to 10.8, I think), although I'm running 10.8.4 currently; I'm on an iMac from 2012. Every once in a while Finder will freeze up for ...
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Gtk2 randomly crashes

I have a small program in C that I wanted to add a GUI to, so after looking around I decided to use GTK+. I installed gtk2 using MacPorts (version installed was gtk2 @2.24.18_1+x11). I am compiling ...