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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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 ...
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Finder crashes permanently

I bought an SSD for my Macbook Pro. I did a backup of my hdd disk (as I always do with Time Machine) and used the disk utility to restore that backup to my ssd disk. The restore worked perfectly, but ...
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Any advice on troubleshooting instability in Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.4?

In all cases of crashes, I can SSH to the machine, but I can't figure out anything useful to remedy the situation. This freeze happened when sizing the crop in Aperture. Machine had been running for ...
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Any need to verify disks after hard reboot?

About every few days I need to reboot my 2012 MacBook Pro Retina. I noticed these messages in the logs regarding "Journal is read-only and journal is dirty. Can not mount volume". Any need to ...
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iTunes crashes after playing certain files

I can't exactly remember when this started to happen, probably after a software update, but my iTunes suddenly can't play 2 songs and 2 videos (apparently only these). When I try to play them, iTunes ...
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Mac crashing suddenly and restart

My Mac keeps on crashing around 5 times a day which is very annoying. It just turns off all of a sudden and than start again... Crash log is provided below. Any idea as to what may cause this? ...
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Should I reinstall the OS after restoring from time machine?

A while back, my MacBook Pro died. It was an older machine (2007 I think), with a Core 2 Duo processor. I was doing regular backups through Time Machine. I bought a I7 MBP, and re-staged the new ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 crashes after Thunderbolt display disconnect and sleep

At work I run my MacBook Pro 15" Retina (with Mac OS X 10.8.3 Snow Leopard) lid-closed with two Thunderbolt displays. If I disconnect the power and displays, walk to a conference room, and re-open ...
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iOS & iCloud: Broken iCloud data causes kbd process to crash constantly and drains battery

On Stackoverflow I was told to come here. Since a few days ago my iPhone 5 is getting unusually warm and the battery drains REALLY quick, like in 4-5 hours. I tried turning all the usual suspecty off ...
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Can I force finder to open without loading previous files?

Finder crashed recently and I had to force quit it. Problem is that now when I open something with it, all of the files that it had open previously (including the one that caused the crash) try and ...
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Finder crashes constantly

On an iMac 10,1 running Mac OS X 10.6.8, Finder crashes on every startup. Safe Boot does not work around the problem. When I log in normally, the Finder Crashed error messages always steal focus. ...
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Mac crash after installing XCode

I tried installing XCode on my MacBook Pro, but for some reason, it suddenly crashed. After a reboot, I saw a message my computer had to restart because of some system failure. After this message, I ...
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Outlook 2011 crashes when connecting to Exchange server

The problem started this morning when Outlook 2011 tried to connect to the Exchange server looking for new emails. An error message came up saying that Outlook needs to close (see screenshot). I can ...
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Terminal: Application Not Responding

A few days ago, Terminal.app suddenly stopped working. Whenever I open it, the little light below the icon in the dock turns on (and stays on), but no window appears. When I right-click the icon, I'm ...
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How to find cause of repeated reboots?

I have been having issues with my mid-2009 Mac Pro ever since I installed Mountain Lion. First it was intermittent kernel panics; I did some research and found that this is an ML bug that's triggered ...
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Any way on God's green earth to disable resuming applications after a crash?

Using OS 10.6.8 Every month or two I'll have a hard crash on my MacBook Pro and I'll have to force reboot by holding down the power button. No big deal, I've been doing this on various macs since ...
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Unexpected system crash upon sleep

Last night I put my macbookpro9,1 (running 10.8.3) to sleep by closing the lid; this morning I found out it had been shutdown completely. I can't explain this behavior; my paranoid side suspects an ...
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mac crashed while installing mountain lion - cable disconnect

I downloaded mountain lion on my mbp which is run by snow leopard atm. I started to install it and waited for the installation to end. When it came down to the last 12-11 minutes, I ended my ...
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How to avoid a forced shutdown or crash when the MagSafe is plugged in and got loose?

The new MagSafe for the current Macbook Air isn't very strong for its magnetic force, so it can become loose easily. Today I left the Macbook Air unplugged and it went into sleep, and after I plugged ...
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Instapaper freezing on startup due to problematic article

I added an article to Instpaper on my iPod Touch, and then I opened the article. It crashed Instapaper, so I deleted the article through my browser and then reopened Instapaper. Now Instapaper freezes ...
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Apps that were active won't launch after crash

im having a really strange problem here. My macbook air running mountain lion locked on me so i held the power button down to restart it. When it restarted, the OS offered to reopen the apps I had ...
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AppStore crashed during software update

I was using my computer normally when I got a "Updates Available" notification. On selecting to update, the App Store opened, and I saw 3 updates available: 1) iTunes 2) Java (I have never installed ...
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Lion crashes on first reboot attempt, is fine on second reboot

I'm having a weird issue with Lion on 2 different machines (2008 Mac Pro, 2011 15 inch Macbook Pro). The first machine was upgraded through several OS versions to Lion, the second came with Lion ...
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Constant application crashes on 4S running 6.1.2

I have a brand new iPhone 4S, running 6.1.2, consistently crashing applications from core services like iMessage to Evernote and Tweetbot. Phone calls can be sent and received, but experience 1-3 ...
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What is Mountain Lion (10.8.2) shutdown cause -81?

My 15-inch, Mid 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.2 mysteriously crashed while it should have been sleeping. Nothing in the Console logs indicate that it was shutting down, and when it booted up it ...
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Google Chrome Crash on Startup

I prefer to use Safari but I'm going into web design so I want to have a few browsers on my MacBook to view my work. When I try and open Chrome, it crashes on startup. This has been a problem since I ...
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MBP trackpad/keyboard unresponsive after application crash

Problem I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) equipped with 6GB RAM. Recently, I have noticed that when an application crashes and Crash Reporter appears, the trackpad and keyboard do not ...
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Multiple applications quit unexpectedly (Chrome, Evernote, Pages, etc)

My OSX 10.8 works fine until today. Multiple applications quit unexpectedly, including Chrome, Evernote, Pages. It can't be fix even if I reopen or reinstall these apps. I've conducted software ...
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iMac black-screened, wouldn't wake up; here's the error message

I put my 1 year old iMac (running OSX 10.8.2 with all updates) to sleep in San Diego. I then tried to wake it up from Vegas using my other iMac (same OS) using the following command: Cmd-K >> ...
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Mac book Crashed - can only get folder with Question mark on it

My Macbook for what ever reason has decided to just give me a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I have tried restarting holding the Apple key and R - Nothing. I have also tried holding the ...
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What version of Silverlight works with the latest 10.7 release?

Can you install Microsoft Silverlight from microsoft.com and are you able to open the Preferences without it crashing? I'm trying to isolate this problem, and it could be a Mac problem, or a ...
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TextEdit Crashes on New Document (SIGSEGV)

I can't even create a new text document in TextEdit, though I can open any existing one. Whenever I click "New Document", I get the following crash report: Process: TextEdit [23534] Path: ...
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Help Viewer Crashing in Mountain Lion

I am having trouble with the Help Viewer in Mountain Lion crashing. I first tried updating Lion to Mountain Lion. The problem was very pronounced. Then I re-installed the 10.8.2 combo updater - same ...
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Why does File:/// crash my app?

Whenever I type File:/// into the URL bar in Chrome, into Text Edit, and more, it crashes the app. I found out about this after reading this blog post. How can I avoid this crash and make it ...