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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Is there a way to stop MS Word from automatically opening previously opened documents?

I know there's probably a setting in preferences, but I need to be able to do it without Word being open. The problem is one of my docx has become corrupt, so every time Word opens it immediately ...
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Why does Finder use 59GB of swap space?

My new retina MacBook Pro(with 16GB RAM) keeps receiving this "Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory" message. I have 300 GB of free space on my hard drive, and ...
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Regular Boot System Unresponsive

My computer was working fine until last night when I restarted. When the computer booted up and I logged into my account, I suddenly got the beachball whenever I tried to open an application. For ...
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X11 keeps crashing with “Cannot establish any listening sockets”, I cleared /tmp but it still crashes

Started X11 on Lion today, now it keeps crashing over and over - can't get it to stop. Cannot establish any listening sockets 1) is there any way to stop this over and over again? 2) is there a ...
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MacBook Pro Lion crashes after a progress bar boot

Basically my MBP started giving me messages (out of nowhere) about how my Memory was too low and that I needed to shut down a few programs before continuing. In the end I was left with only Finder ...
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Mac Pro (Early 2008) periodically crashes in unusual way, requires reinstall

Update 07/10/13: I have traced this problem down to symbolic link corruption. Eventually a symlink in one of the system components (frameworks, etc.) gets corrupted, which could explain the unusual ...
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I am having a near daily crash on my iPhone 4. Has occurred with every iOS 5.x release

I took my iPhone 4 to the Apple store based on this problem. The iPhone crashes during calls, when spawning new apps, when navigating an existing app. They suggested it was due to too many concurrent ...
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Where is Diagnostics & Usage Data stored on iOS?

Since I've installed a few jailbreak tweaks, my iPhone has been crashing fairly regularly and I would like to know exactly what's causing it. Does anyone know the direct path to where the crash ...
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Gimp keeps on crashing with SIGSEGV error

I am trying out Mac Gimp 2.8 as an alternative to Photoshop. I've been wanting to go for more OS stuff and wondered if Gimp would play nice. It seems both Photoshop and Gimp get the same error working ...
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How to get Safari crash report?

I have been able to reproduce a bug that makes the iOS5 browser crash and stop unexpectingly. I am unable to reproduce that bug outside of our web application so I was thinking to send a crash report ...
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Finder crashes when searching in spotlight or opening Applications folder [closed]

I have a non-admin account (Standard account) that I normally use on my iMac. For the past 2 days I have been having a really strange issue. If I search for "Chrome" or "Firefox" on spotlight, ...
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Why is the Network Link Conditioner preference pane crashing as soon as I turn it on?

I am trying to use the Network Link Conditioner preference pane included with the Hardware IO tools in the developer tools to throttle Internet speeds. I can open and load the preference pane, but as ...
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CrashReporter itself keeps crashing

I never get crash logs when an application crashes, and the reason is that CrashReporter itself crashes: 4/20/12 10:11:25 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[104] (com.apple.ReportCrash.Self[133]) Job ...
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What kind of crash is this? [closed]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX80N-DYI4E Here's what caused it: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10166441/drawing-to-a-css3-3d-transformed-canvas-on-iphone4-causes-hard-freeze I'm basically just ...
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OS X Lion Safari, Chrome and Firefox crashing while trying to access caixa.gov.br account

For months I'm having problems accessing this link https://internetbanking.caixa.gov.br/SIIBC/index.processa from caixa.gov.br It only works when I use Opera, but it fails on Chrome, Safari and ...
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Emailing photos in iOS 5.0.1

I have been trying to send an email with a picture attached from the Photo app on my iPhone 3GS, but every time I hit the option button for the photo the app crashes. Its been frustrating. Does anyone ...
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How do I stop my computer from crashing? [closed]

Recently, I've been having problems with my late 2009 MacBook Pro crashing several times a day. How can I fix it? I'm running OS 10.7.3 with 8 GB of RAM.
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Cached restored files and their logs after the force shutdown (crash). Where are they?

Where can I find the cached files or logs from which Mac OS X restores to its current position after the force shutdown (hard freeze problem)? Moreover, same question with Google Chrome: from where ...
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Why does my computer auto-restart after freezing (Lion 10.7.3), even when disabled?

Since recently upgrading to "Lion 10.7.3" I have had repeated instances of the machine hanging/crashing without warning and then silently restarting. Problem is, that such automatic restarts happen ...
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Preventing Resume after Hang/Crash OS X 10.7.3

Since recently upgrading to "Lion 10.7.3", I have had repeated instances of the machine hanging/crashing without warning and then silently restarting. While this is annoying enough, the point of this ...
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Repair “Mail App” after downgrade to Lion? [closed]

i rollbacked from Mountain Lion developer preview to Lion. Works fine, but Mail App won't open and crash... Here crash log: Process: Mail [791] Path: ...
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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 ...