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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XCode 6 on Yosemite crashing in fullscreen mode when build & running app on device

Xcode 6 on Yosemite crashes everytime when pressing Build&Run on Device. Current window disappears and Start screen appears. Anyone else experiencing this? UPDATE: As it seems Xcode is not ...
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Can someone help me read this crash report as a user?

How can I read a crash report to get an idea as to what happened? Sample Sanitised Crash Report: Process: SoftwareUpdateCheck [16198] Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/Software ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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Constant kernel panics since Mavericks update

Hardware is a mid 2010 MAcBook Pro 15", i7 2,66ghz, 8 GB RAM, 512 MB Video RAM. I encounter regular kernel panics for a while now, I think since upgrading to Mavericks. Usually it used to happen ...
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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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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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VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports

As stated above VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports to the point that the ReportCrash system process will use 50-100% of cpu. Application Specific Information: Client is ...
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing, could Google Update be the cause?

Last Dec (2012) my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) started freezing, say 3 or 4 times a session. I ran both the Apple hardware diagnostic DVD (ran for hours, no problems), and I ran a disk scan, no problems ...
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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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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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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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Getting Kernel Panics on a fresh Mavericks installation; Can anyone help analyzing the KP logs?

Since a couple of weeks, my MacBook Pro has been experiencing random kernel panics. I believe these kps started after installing Mavericks (although I am not completely sure). I decided to do a ...
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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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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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iPhone Jailbreaking and Unlocking [closed]

What exactly does jailbreaking and unlocking doing to an iPhone? I'm aware that hackers are using baseband crashes for unlocking, but how are they exploiting these crashes? Even if they inject their ...
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Safe to post iOS crash logs in public?

One of the iOS apps I use has been crashing a lot more than usual lately, so I'm posting about it on their forum. I've got a bunch of crash logs. Is it safe to post iOS crash logs in a public place? ...
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Do iOS apps crash regularly? Is this normal?

I've been having some trouble with one of the third-party apps on my iPod Touch 4gen, and realized that a lot of apps I use (which isn't many) have been spontaneously exiting, recently. Safari and ...
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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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Mountain Lion Crashing while hibernating

I had one crash yesterday and one tomorrow on my iMac running mountain lion while the computer was hibernating. In both cases the computer restarted alone. The messa is always the same: mountain lion ...
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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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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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Attempting to setup Exchange account in System Preferences causes crash

I have two computers both installed with OSX 10.9.2 and on one computer I did this with no problem what so ever but on the other computer, when I attempt to setup my Exchange account in the System ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Is this crash normal?

My Snow Leopard crashed while I was switching from Itunes to the browser. Basically everything got stuck and a the current song second started to run in loop. Is that normal ? Can it happen very ...
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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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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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New hard drive in Mac Book Pro leading to occasional crashes and kernel panics

Ok, this is kind of a long story...it starts with two swedish hitchhiker twins who knocked at my door...not really but it is a long story because I don't know what facts are relevant. Ok, so I fall ...
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What is causing this Kernel Panic (GPU Panic)?

My MacBook Pro keeps crashing. I can find no pattern to what causes it. Sometimes it goes for a day without crashing. Sometimes it crashes repeatedly. I've run an Apple Hardware Test (holding down D ...
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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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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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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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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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How to fix failing Open Directory (database “cn=authdata” cannot be opened, err 12) after hang

A Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 server running Open Directory hung. SSH was still possible but the sudo reboot command didn't restart the server within 15 minutes. That is why a power cycle was issued. After ...
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Right-click causes application crash

I have a serious problem with right clicking. When ever I try to open the contextual menu in certain applications like the iWork Suite, MS Office or Evernote, I get the beach ball. I've completely ...
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Macbook Air (1st gen) running really slow, basic apps crash and no internet

Macbook Air was working fine yesterday. Switched it on this morning and it wouldn't boot, just hung on grey screen. Eventually got the Air to safe boot, now Air boots normally (but very slowly). Once ...
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Why are the iPad games Epic Citadel and Gravity HD crashing on startup?

I've got 2 iPad games that crash (vanish from the screen) on startup. The games are Epic Citadel and Gravity HD. Both apps go through the loading sequence then the screen goes black and returns back ...
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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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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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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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Why does Microsoft Messenger 8.0 crash when I open a new chat window?

Microsoft Messenger For Mac 8.0 crashes sometimes when I try to open a new chat window. Moreover there is no any error logged in Console. My system is Mac OS X 10.6.5 at a Mac Book Pro. Find the ...
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Why is my mid-2010 MacBook Pro experiencing a blank blue screen and crashing?

I've had this happen a couple of times so far, not sure what's happening. I think it's related to having an external monitor connected to the notebook. My regular workflow is to have the MBP log out ...
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PowerPoint 2011 crashes when trying to format shape

Whenever I try to format shape (for example edit line) in PowerPoint it crashes leaving me with this error message: Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0 Error Signature: Exception: ...
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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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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 ...