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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What is the Sixth Step of MacBook Repair?

My Macbook has crashed once or twice daily ever since I installed Lion. I am unable to return to Snow Leopard because my Time Machine is now coupled with Lion. I went through the sequence: Reset ...
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Why does “Chromium Helper EH” crash when I try to launch Chromium?

Every time I launch Chromium, a dialog box appears almost immediately telling me that "Chromium Helper EH has unexpectedly quit." Several things don't work, including the New Tab button missing the + ...
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Mac stops responding from time to time [closed]

I started using Mac yesterday, since then it stopped responding a lot. Each time it happened I restarted the system but it happens again. I also got "he's dead, Jim" error many times on Chrome. Is ...
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Music App crashes frequently under iOS 5.0.1

I'm running iOS 5.0.1, no jailbreaks, customizations etc. Last night I synced some of my music (I manually manage my videos and music). Probably transferred about 5.8 GBs of music. This morning, I ...
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Operating System becomes unstable after prolonged use

My setup uname -a prints: Darwin Jutsu.local 11.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.2.0: Tue Aug 9 20:54:00 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1699.24.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Mac OS X Version: 10.7.3 as of this post ...
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Why do my applications keep crashing on Lion 10.7.3?

Once every couple of days an application crashes on my MacBook Pro with Lion (10.7.3). It's also running the newer build that's supposed to have fixed these issues (11D50b). This has been happening ...
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Absinthe A5 Untethered Jailbreak Severe Crashes and Glitches

I don't know what you guy's views on Jailbreaking are, but seeing as it's still an iPhone on an Apple forum.. I know a lot about general problems with iOS and jailbreaking, so this isn't something ...
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iPhoto 9.2.1 crashes on open

iPhoto 9.2.1 crashes within seconds of opening. I'm running OSX 10.6.8. I have tried deleting and re-installing iPhoto. I have also tried rebuilding the library using iPhoto Manager. Any ideas?
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System Crash issue after Lion update

I have recently updated my Mac Mini machine from Mac OS X 10.6.8 to Mac OS X 10.7. Since this update my system has started crashing once or twice a day. Please find my crash report and screen ...
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100% CPU Lock Up On Launching Applications On AFP Shares

When ever I try to launch an application that is located on an AFP share, the CPU load raises to max and shortly after that the system locks. Why is this? How can I prevent it? I'm on current Lion, ...
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Crash when using university wifi

I recently bought a MacBook Air 13", to use at my university (Technical University of Denmark). But when I am using my laptop in a place with many other laptops, OSX crashes every 5 minutes (kernel ...
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How do I diagnose the source of crash on my MacBook Pro?

My Intel Core Duo MacBook Pro 15" has been crashing more and more. Previously there were various types of screen-freezes. Now the screen-freeze is being followed by an auto-reboot, which suggests to ...
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Internet Sharing causes System Preferences to crash!

OK, every single time that I go to sharing in system preferences and click the internet box, it crashes and unexpectedly quits. I have no clue why this keeps happening, I have restarted my computer, ...
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How to fix a hanging Logic Pro 9.1.5 on Snow Leopard?

I'm using Logic Pro 9.1.5 on my MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz CPU, 7200 RPM HDD). I have Snow Leopard. When I'm doing nothing special, working on my project, Logic sometimes freezes and I'm stuck with a ...
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Preview crashes on Print command

I have this crash on Preview and TextEdit happening every time I use the Print command. cmd+p = spinning ball... It's only on these two apps, as far as I know. Ie: Mail app prints fine. Both MS Office ...
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Did a firmware update, now Mail.app crashes on start up — full log provided — help?

I am running the latest Lion. It just did a software update which provided a firmware update. Now when I launch Mail.app it crashes on start up. Specifically, the application window appears, and ...
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iTunes crashes when I press refresh on the podcast pane

I'm using Mac OS 10.6.8 and I guess I've updated iTunes recently to 10.5 (141). I pretty much only use iTunes to get my daily fix of podcasts and now it won't get new episodes and just crashes when I ...
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Is there anything I can do to prevent my iPod from crashing in iTunes after transferring songs?

I've been having a problem with my iPod now for actually something like 2+ years (yes I probably should have looked into it long ago). It's a 6th generation 80GB iPod Classic. It goes like this: I ...
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Crash of anything contacts-related

After updating an iPad 2 to iOS 5, I lost the ability to do anything contacts-related: The "Contacts" app disappears the moment I start it Composing an email works until I try to select a "To" ...
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Google Chrome weird crash [closed]

im using Google Chrome for years and i never experienced like this before. im using chrome for a while without problems(several tabs open), then i open a new tab and google disables everything. can't ...
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Jailbroken iPad enters safe mode while Wi-Fi syncing

When I arrive at my house, I manually start Wi-Fi Sync (Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync Now) to back up my data. But sometimes my iPad crashes into Safe Mode during this process. I ...
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Lion (10.7.2) — CPU heats to 90-degrees and Java apps crash — why?

MacBook Pro 15" quad-i7. Been running Lion since day one. Just started this week, Eclipse and Oracle SQL Developer crash unexpectedly, then a moment later the MacBook cooling fans kick in and the ...
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Improvement to 'grep -h “BSD process name” /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/* | sort | uniq -c'

To track down the culprit for the frequent crashes of Lion, I ran: grep -h "BSD process name" /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/* | sort | uniq -c which produced: 1 BSD process name corresponding ...
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OSX 10.6.8 crash: suspected audio layer hard freeze on an iMac CWI39445

The following is a simple question that's difficult for me to diagnose because it causes a hard freeze that the system daemons appear to not be able to log. As a power user, I'm in full control of my ...
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Diagnosing iMac hard crashes

OS X 10.7.x, (updated to 10.7.2 when it became available last week); Quad Core iMac. Hard crashing about every 2 or 3 weeks, except had one yesterday and another today, 5 times total so far. Mouse ...
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MacBook Pro: Strange crashes

I purchased a new 13" MacBook Pro about a month ago. I'm pretty happy with it for the most part, but I've been having a few issues which I find very worrisome. I'm a computer science student, but my ...
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Google Maps no longer loads on iPad?

When I load the Google Maps app on my iPad, it simply quits before showing anything more than a grey screen, which I assume is a crash. Is there any way to fix this, or should I book an appointment at ...
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gpg-agent + launchd maxing out cpu overnight.. plus other stability oddness lately.. any ideas why?

I woke up this morning to my MBP whizzing along (i.e. the fan that is). Looking at Activity Monitor, I saw gpg-agent taking up 97% of cpu, and launchd taking 60%, plus maybe one or two that were also ...
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Mac Pro suffering from kernel panics almost daily

After running flawlessly for 2 years, my 6 Gig Mac Pro has started to suffer a kernel panic about once a day. Nothing really has changed as far as I know. Two details, probably irrelevant, I installed ...
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Cisco Smart Tunnel crashes Safari. Can it be made to work on Mac OS X?

I deal with a customer who has provided me a SSL VPN address. When I log in it downloads a .jnlp file, and then some files are created in /tmp. The meat of how it works, is it tries to run Safari ...
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Logic Pro 9.1.5 crashes with a stacktrace — how can I fix this?

I got this big error while running Logic. I'm not sure what it means - can someone help me? Process: Logic Pro [463] Path: /Applications/Logic Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/Logic Pro ...
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System Preferences crashes when trying to open time setting

My System Preferences are crashing when I try to open time setting on my mac. I have try to repair the permissions by following the help given on this thread ...
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Macbook Pro (March 2011) - Bootcamp Windows crashes when monitor is plugged in

I have a really annoying issue when plugging in an external monitor into my macbook where the computer just freezes. All screens go black, the apple and keyboard are lit up, even if the lid is closed ...
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How do I troubleshoot a lockup that occurs when plugging in an external monitor?

Since installing Lion, nearly every time I plug my 13" MacBook Air into my 27" Dell display, the Mac locks up. (The mouse pointer stops moving.) I can't do anything except shut it down and reboot. ...
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Quicksilver Lion Problems

I have been using Quicksilver ß60 for a while, and I recently updated to Lion. However, there is a problem. Quicksilver quit unexpectedly, and now when I launch it launches and quits immediately. I ...
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Macbook randomly logging me off

Every so often, mostly during what appears to be more-intense-than-usual processing, the computer quits all apps, logs me out, and returns to the login screen. I usually get the translucent spinning ...
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Celtx unexpectedly quits

I am using Celtx for script-writing/movie production. Just earlier today, I used it with no problems at all. Now, when I open it, it bounces 2-3 times, then quits. If I open a Celtx file, the file ...
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Manually submit crash reports

When an application crashes, OS X usually presents a little dialog with the opportunity to report the bug to Apple. However, in my current situation there seems to be a problem with the window server ...
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Mac Book Pro crashing

I have a Mac Book Pro (late 2008, unibody design). Recently I replaced the HD with a crucial SSD and added more RAM (2x 4GB instead of 2x 2GB). I also installed Mac OSX Lion on it. It worked fine for ...
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Mac Pro 2008 graphics card crashing

I have a mac pro 2008, and the graphics card (nvidia 8800GT) has started to lock up - I can still move the mouse but cannot do anything in Windows 7 (I hardly use OSX latelly so dont know if it ...
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Why won't iPhoto open after upgrading to Lion?

So, I just downloaded and installed Lion on my iMac. However, I did so on a separate clean partition, and saved Snow Leopard on the other. So, in Lion, I tried to open iPhoto on my Snow Leopard ...
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Cloned and changed HDD; now almost every program crashes on startup

As the title suggests I cloned my mac hdd using CCC and bootcamped and restored win 7 on the bootcamp partition. It would seem that everything worked out as planned but the first thing I noticed was ...
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10.6 crashes average of every 12 hours

A couple of days ago, my Snow Leopard Mac Mini started to crash an average of once every 12 or so hours. Symptoms include the display being frozen (no changes in response to any keyboard or mouse ...
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switching spaces causes finder to crash/restart

I'm using Spaces on Mac OS X 10.6.7. Recently, several times a day, when I switch spaces using a hot-key (Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, etc.), the Finder application crashes and restarts. That's moderately ...
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Cisco AnyConnect causes OS X to kernel panic

My Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011 - the one with Thunderbolt port) constantly kernel panics whenever Cisco AnyConnect establishes connection. The panic tends to happen in the first ~30 seconds after ...
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Mac won't boot: Way to mount drive and delete one file?

My macbook is currently a brick. I added a /etc/launchctl.conf file that must be malformed. The OS now crashes even when attempting to start in safe mode: "launchd System bootstrapper has crashed: ...
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How can I enable SSH without using the gui or apple script on snow leopard?

A while back here How can I enable internet sharing without using the gui or apple script on snow leopard? I asked if any one knows how to enable Internet sharing without using GUI or apple script, I ...
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OS X Private Folder - Runaway file “crash recovery” 126.61GB!

Woke up this morning any my 250GB, which had approx. 50% free space last night, was totally out of disk space! Took me all day, but finally found a file in /private/var/audit/ called ...
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Recovering from Laptop HDD crash

My Windows 7 Laptop HDD crashed. I bought a new HDD and installed Windows on it. I also installed iTunes. I'm patting myself on the back for setting up full backups of my laptop to an external HDD. I ...
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Does the developer of a Mac OS X app get the crash reports when the app crashes?

If an app crashes while I'm using it in OS X I get a little (apparently) OS-driven dialog that lets me "report the crash to Apple". It sends along a stack trace and some other system information. ...