A special message thrown/displayed by software to indicate a problem, usually in a dialog box

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Cannot purchase from Mac App Store (“Connection failure” msg)

I have a 2008 MBP with 10.7.4. I use a WIFI and ethernet connection. I cannot purchase or download anything in the Mac App store on my computer. I can, using other folk's computers. After putting in ...
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What does this mean: “mds: (Warning) FMW: event:1 had an arg mismatch. ac:2 am:51”

mds: (Warning) FMW: event:1 had an arg mismatch. ac:2 am:51 This error shows up in my system.log file regularly. Searching on Google turns up few useful results. One search result points to ...
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Unable to unmount drive!

Somehow my harddrive seems to fail, I am not able to startup anymore. When I started in verbose mode, I noticed that the harddrive return I/O Errors and the B-Node-Tree seems to be corrupted. I was ...
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input/output error on every dmg and while copying the media

I have the constant problem with Lion, almost every DMG I try to mount gives me input/output error when verifying. Another problem I am experiencing is getting "media file can't be read" error while ...
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Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server www.google.com

If I try to navigate to any of the following pages: http://google.com/reader https://encrypted.google.com/ I get an error message in Safari saying: Safari can't open the page ...
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Problem with libxml2-2.8.0 version on OS X Lion

I have installed OS X Lion and I was trying to resolve error libxml2 missing for Ruby programming purpose. I tried to install latest version of Libxml2 that is libxml2-2.8.0 Because of ...
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What can cause start up to stop at the apple logo and spinning gear?

I'm trying to help a friend fix their MacBook, and I've run out of ideas. I've gone through every resource I can find, so hopefully someone has some insight into this problem. When the machine starts ...
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Why does running afconvert result in error -43

I am trying to use afconvert to convert a .mp3 to .m4r. I am entering the following: afconvert -f m4af -d aac -o input.mp3 tone.m4r However, this gives me an error: Error: Couldn't open input file ...
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How to fix the error stating “Please contact iTunes support to complete this transaction”?

I have created a new iTunes account. When I open iTunes and sign in with my new account, it says I need to review my account. After doing so and filling in all requirements for my account, the ...
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MacBook Error Screen On Boot Up

This MacBook had milk spilled on the keyboard a few months ago. It's continued to work, with a few of the letter keys no longer functioning, up until this point. Now, upon start up, the MacBook just ...
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Ipad Log Files - Ipad2 suddenly shut down when watching film on OPlayerHD

i have ipad2 32 GB with version of 5.1. when i was watching film with OPlayerHD Lite, suddenly machine has shut down itself and 2 minute later opened itself again. this was happened three times in the ...
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What causes “The Finder can't quit because some operations are still in progress” error message?

I am receiving this message when I'm trying to shut down my computer and I don't have any Finder windows open. What could be causing this message and how do I fix it so that I don't have to perform a ...
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What is iTunes Error 13019?

I am trying to help someone sync their IPhone 4 to their desktop computer, in order to make a backup of their info (contacts, their numbers, calendar dates and such). This person has an IPhone 4 ...
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What's causing iTunes to randomly display a 4002 error?

Once every day or two, iTunes seemingly randomly displays a 4002 error: This is particularly puzzling to me, as the majority of the time (if not always) iTunes is in the background, and has been ...
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What's the OS X equivalent of a BSOD?

As a Windows user, I've seen my share of BSODs. I've also seen some errors from Macs, but as I haven't used them as long, I don't really know what the Mac OS X error screens are like. I've seen some ...
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iPod 5th gen not showing in iTunes after error-check

I have a mate's 5th generation iPod 30gb from 2005. It kept popping up saying "check for errors" on my Windows 7 so I finally ran the check. I then loaded it up in iTunes, but it froze and I shut it ...
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Key Verification Failed!

I was sshing into my iPhone, and I added an app from my computer. Then I switched computers and was going to fix something in it, and it gave me a semi-disconcerting error message... ...
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Xcode 4.2 Snow Leopard Doesn't Install

My mac crashed and I am trying to install Xcode 4.2 again, but it doesn't work. The GUI shows an 'The Installation Failed' error. In the console a few messages stick out to me. They are: The ...
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An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly

Why do I get the following message in iTunes when syncing my iPhone(s)/iPad(s) to iTunes wirelessly on Windows Vista Ultimate? An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly. ...
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Installing Octave with Brew in Lion

my first question on AskDifferent! (let me know if I'm doing it wrong.) Anyway, I'm trying to install octave using brew and am getting the following error but unsure how to proceed:  ~/ brew ...
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Safari: “JavaScript error detected! Error: TypeError: 'null' is not an object”

Whenever I connect to a WiFi at Starbucks, I'm prompted with this warning: After clicking OK everything is fine and I can login as usual. What's causing this error? How do I troubleshoot?
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iPad 2 not updating to iOS 5.1

Please don't scold me because I know I broke the cardinal rule of updating...never shut down in the middle of an update. I was updating to iOS 5.1 over the air on my iPad and after the update ...
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Unable to Restore iPhone 4 and ERROR -50 [duplicate]

I'm using Windows XP SP3. I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4. The installation process went OK, but, when trying to restore my contents, it gives me ERROR -50. I tried all the different things ...
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There was an error in the Mac App Store. Please try again later. (13)

I have big problem. I can' t install any application from the Mac App Store. I have message "There was an error in the App Store. Please try again later. (13)". I'm search for this bug in google. ...
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Adobe Flash Player installation failed

Background When the Adobe Flash player update was auto-updated, I had to quit Safari and then continue the installation. Accidentally, I started Safari again right during the installation procedure. ...
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How can I copy a file from a CD when Finder reports error code -36?

I have a CD. I copied the whole CD to another location - except for one file. When trying to copy that particular file, I get following error: The Finder can't complete the operation because some ...
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“Error: Specified stack size exceeds hard limit” occurs during install

I've been trying to install a program for electron microscopy reconstruction on OS X 10.7 and when I execute it on tcsh I got the following message: Error: specified stack size exceeds hard limit ...
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Why does my Mac Pro running Snow leopard freeze on blue screen on shutdown?

Symptoms Mac Pro freezes on blue screen on shutdown. Restart seems to work quite happily, it's just shutting down that my Mac Pro doesn't want to do. The chime has decided to become super quiet of ...
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Many Applications accessing obsolete x509anchors

When I look into console.app I see that every 2 minutes one of the mac os programs (Safari, Mail, Keychain, Addressbook, WebProcess etc.) is giving an "Warning: accessing obsolete X509Anchors." error. ...
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iTunes sync error -50

I recently tried to sync my iOS device, but I got a message similar to this one: I tried googling around, and people generally recommended to disable syncing photos to fix this, but in my case ...
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Early 2011 MBP has odd dots on external monitor

I have this Mac: And it's attached to an Acer P191w. It will show an odd grid of dots on the external monitor like so: When I move the application the dots will get 'refreshed' and go away ...
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“USB device drawing too much power” error on startup with no devices connected

Since upgrading to Lion, I get this error every time I start up: I've read the answers suggested here, but they seem to indicate that it's the presence of a second device that's causing the ...
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/bin/sh: rm: command not found

I have problems with some applications that use AppleScript shell script feature. For example, Growl's uninstall scripts shows an error: error "/bin/sh: rm: command not found" number 127 The source ...
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Timeouts in AppleUSBEHCI - how can I find out what is causing this?

I'm getting timeouts on my USB every few seconds like this: Jan 8 22:07:43 Thorstens-MacBook kernel[0]: USBF: 1722. 27 AppleUSBEHCI[0xffffff800b8b2000]::Found a transaction past the completion ...
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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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iPhone Gmail Exchange Password Error

I use an Exchange account to sync my Gmail account to the iPhone's mail app. Recently (the past 2 days or so), every time I try to open the account I get an error that says my password is incorrect. ...
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iPhone 4S losing data connection while still showing 3G/EDGE symbol and appropriate reception

I sometimes discover that my iPhone 4S is no longer able to receive data from the cellular network, although the 3G/EDGE badge is still showing, alongside two bars. Usually I first suspect the ...
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How can I delete a file marked as backup item?

I'm trying to delete a file, but I get a message from Trash saying: "The operation can’t be completed because backup items can’t be modified." What does that mean and how can I delete it?
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Mac asked me to force shutdown my laptop

I've never seen that. A kind of shade slowly took over my screen and a message asked me to hold the power button until the macbook shuts down. Here is the error report: Interval Since Last Panic ...
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DIY repaired iPhone won't boot fully - flashes Apple logo when powered via USB

I recently tried to do a screen repair on an iPhone 4. It won't boot fully, so I may have managed to break something else. Basically it wont turn on, and I only get a flashing Apple logo when ...
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mds error “No store registered for scope” for nonexistent volume

My system log is flooded with error messages like the following: mds: (Error) Server: No store registered for scope "/Volumes/Storage" The volume in the error was in use on a previous machine ...
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Help with kernel boot message

I recently turned on my iMac (White intel) to find it wouldn't boot. Running the boot in verbose mode I get the following message: Does anyone know what this means? Is it a hard disk error?
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How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?

My Mac has an external disk attached, and I often get "disk not ejected properly" warnings after resuming the computer from sleep. These warnings appear only when the disk has spun down during the ...
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Mac App Store Stuck On App Update

It's been like this for months... A friend of mine downloaded angry birds on his account, then signed out. Then a week later I said "I'm never going to play this." and deleted the app, however, the ...
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How do I troubleshoot “An error has occurred” when trying to update the Kindle app in the Mac App Store?

I'm able to update other apps, but for several days now I get "An error has occurred" when I press the Update button for the Kindle app: I wonder if the App Store is confused since it's displaying ...
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Quicksilver will not open on my Mac (OS 10.6). Can you help?

I installed Quicksilver and due to some problems I have with the "shelf" feature I decided to uninstall it (using appCleaner). When I tried to install it again the application wouldn't install the ...
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Why am I receiving this error code, when trying to rename a flash drive?

I receive this error upon attempting to rename a flash drive. The renaming process works, but I would like to know what this error is, and why it's appearing.
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An error occurred when configuring keychain syncing

I'm using MobileMe to sync my keychain between an iMac and a MacBook Air. Since both machines run Lion this error message pops up every other system start (or when waking up from sleep): "An error ...
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Pen drive does not show on mac on attaching but show error on removal?

My problem is that when I attach my pen drive to any of the ports on my Mac, it won't show up on my Mac, but when I remove the pen drive, it shows the error, "The disk was not ejected properly. If ...
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“usb device was drawing too much power” error message

Ever since I upgraded to Lion, I've been getting this error message a lot. It seems to trigger(not every time though) when I plug in my iPhone to the usb port on my keyboard. The only other USB ...