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

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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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How to dim (and un-dim) display in automator

For those that are interested in the final script you can get it here original question I am trying to make a alarmclock script to wake me up. but I can't figure out how to change the screen ...
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“Set time zone automatically using current location” is not working. Why?

Although I keep my system time & date in check using time.asia.apple.com, I can't "Set time zone automatically using current location". I get the error message, "Unable to determine current ...
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Login screen displays in the wrong place?

Screenshot: When I wake up my computer, the login screen is placed up and to the left of where it should be. Fortunately, the login screen otherwise functions normally, and everything is placed ...
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Having trouble with Google Applications on my iPhone

I have an iPhone 5 and I have been using Google Hangouts as well as Google Voice for quite some time but both apps have suddenly stopped working. I deleted the Google Hangouts App and reinstalled it ...
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Why is Reminders.app cancelling shutdown and generally auto-launching and causing instability when running? [closed]

Furthermore, I have a console full of these types of messages: 8/23/14 1:50:54.662 PM com.apple.RemindersNC[438]: CGContextSetCompositeOperation: invalid context 0x0. This is a serious error. This ...
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Wireless Diagnostics: what does “_handleLinkEvent: Got an error trying to queyer WiFi for power. Resetting state variables” mean?

I have a Macbook Pro (model 10,1) running OS X 10.9.3 (13D65) with a wireless problem; it keeps dropping connection. That is, it says it's connected, but if you ping a host...even localhost...the ...
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Mavericks Server fails to log in Network Users from laptop

There is no way to remotely login from my laptop to the server This is the error I get: authorizationhost[1206]: ERROR It is possible to login to that user from the Mac mini server.
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How to fix error code -43 (copying files to my samba shares)?

When I copy some files/apps to my samba shares (1 running FreeBSD and the other is running Debian Linux), I get an error code -43. this is the text of the error message operation cannot be ...
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openAL Terminal ends with Error: Couldn't open input file (-43)

I've followed the tutorial of openAL sound on the iPhone. While trying to make input file, I'm getting the error which looks like Error: Couldn't open input file (-43) Here is what I've done so ...
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IOStorageFamily / IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily kext errors on Mavericks

Occasionally when I start up my Mid-2012 Macbook Pro, I see the following error messages a few moments after logging in: This happens about every second or third login. After seeing these error ...
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Booting problem after Mavericks installation: BootCache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory

I have updated my MacBook Air 2011 from the App Store to Mavericks but after the installation it doesn't boot up (spinning grey ball). Safemode or a new installation didn't help and verbose mode ends ...
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Unknown error (6) - Upgrading to iOS 7.0.3

I want to upgrade from iOS 5.1.1. to iOS 7.0.3. But it showed "Unknown error (6)". The device is iPhone 4, and I have also updated my iTunes to the latest version 11.1.2.32. I wonder what happened ...
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Safari not warning on SSL certificate hostname mismatch

For some reason (e.g., bad preferences setting, maybe?) Safari 6.0.5, on OS X 10.8.4, is failing to give me an SSL Certificate Warning when I visit a site whose hostname doesn't match the hostname ...
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Fatal error after brew update interrupted

While my system was performing a $ brew update && brew upgrade we had a power failure and my iMac shut down while updating packages/dependancies. After rebooting I tried to run $ brew update ...
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Apps unresponsive directly after starting them. Log says: “didn't gather any samples due to audio running”

Recently, I'm seeing the following symptom regularly on my Mac. I'll start an application such as safari or sktich and then the app bounces in the dock and is unresponsive. I have to force quit the ...
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How to diagnose/fix error when booting a G5

I have an Apple G5 and it won boot anymore. When I boot my fan starts to spin like a madman and the screen stays grey. When I try to boot in Safe Mode using Shift-Command-V, I get the error message: ...
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“device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites

A few months ago I posted the question getting "out of memory" error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM) regarding bizarre could not allocate memory errors when I ...
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Clicking help on Time Machine “to improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you” message cancels it?

On a fairly new machine running 10.8.3 I'm getting the message: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “<disk>”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new ...
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“# is not registered with iMessage” error

Let me clearly establish that I am not trying to send a sms to a non-iPhone user. On my OS x Mountain Lion macbook pro I was sending iMessages from the Messages application just fine until all of a ...
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Time machine error-1

How can I solve the problem - The backup disk image “/Volumes/Time Capsule de xx/MacBook Pro xx.sparsebundle” could not be accessed (error -1).
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Error 2009 when restoring iPhone

I have a jailbreaked iPhone 4 and I updated from version 5 to v6 in wifi. The screen shows only the recovery mode, but when I connect it to iTunes, it detects the iPhone but needs to update it. When ...
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What steps can I take to recover data from a FileVault 2 encrypted boot volume that won't boot and is stuck in “converting” status?

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8 on a 500GB (upgraded from original) 1-2 year old hard drive. The drive was encrypted with FileVault2, and the system was running fine a few months ago until ...
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iPhoto refuses to open, even after deletion and reinstall

Here's the error message: Dyld Error Message: Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/NyxAudioAnalysis.framework/Versions/A/NyxAudioAnalysis Referenced from: ...
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How to fix Quicktime error -2048 (doesn't understand file format)?

I recently transferred a movie made on iMovie from my iPad to my PC. It's a big file I transferred with Photo Transfer App. On the PC, Quicktime refuses to play the file. It gives error -2048 ...
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Finder error -50 when moving files from external NTFS hard disk

As per title, I'm using a external NTFS hard disk for storage (guess it doesn't matter the type, but I can give more informations if needed). It happen many times, however, that I receive Finder error ...
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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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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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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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Location of error icon

Where is the location of the error and the warning icon? I'm talking about the red octagon with a ! inside it and the yellow triangle also containing a !. Example: ...
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Why are three newly-downloaded, up-to-date, unrelated applications not starting: “not supported on this type of Mac” *not a PowerPC problem*

Today, I downloaded the latest stable versions of three largely unrelated programs: Pixen, Tiled, and Gideros Studio (free Gideros pack). All three of these programs have crossed out icons, and return ...
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find supress permission errors

Running find command on root folder : find / -type d -wholename "prog" -print Keep seeing errors like find: ./Users/auser/Library/Preferences: Permission denied How can I supress these? If no ...
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Statistics on MacBook Air failures?

Are there any statistics available about failure rates for MacBook Air by time? For example, what are the chances of failing within 1, 3, 6, 12 months, etc.
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How to fix weird screen issues on Macbook Pro after appr. half an hour of activity?

Recently my couple year old MacBook Pro has been acting up strangely. I generally use it for watching videos. After about half an hour or so of activity, the screen starts to look like this: ...
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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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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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Problem downloading large app using iPad 2

I tried to download a 500MB app using my iPad 2 connected to WiFi and got an error stating that the app could not be downloaded. Someone told me that its because the file is too large to be ...
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Why do these podcast episodes say they are temporarily unavailable even though they look like they have been downloaded?

I am having an issue where certain podcasts in a location with no internet access (see "no service" on the upper left). It looks like they have been downloaded based on the fact that: There is no ...
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Macbook Pro 15 progression bar halts then circle spins

We have a Macbook Pro 15 Last 2011. The computer starts to boot, it shows the progression bar, then it disappears and the circle just spins. I have tried safe mode and it just spins. I just ran ...
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Apple infinite load. I/O error and even a new HD

My mac mini from the 2011 refused to boot. Apple logo and loading image forever.. I tried cmd+s: Went through all the steps from the applejack, tried fsck -fy, all semmed pok, Tried cmd+v: It ...
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Sound effects for commands completing in inactive tabs/windows

I think my life would be that much better if a subtle sound effect was played when a task completed in a terminal window/tab that's not the current one. It'd be even better if an exit code 0 sounded ...
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How do i get past this certificate error?

On Google Chrome, i want to go to a website, which is blurred out for privacy reasons, but whenever i click proceed anyway, it tells me on and on the same message, can someone help me out or something ...
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Endlessly repeating “There was a problem connecting…” error

I'm getting constantly interrupted by the same error, "There was a problem connecting to the server "admin's MacBook". The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server ...
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iPhone - no display

My verizon iPhone was working fine until yesterday, mint condition, no damage. Suddenly, there's no display, iTunes detects it but doesn't let me restore: error 3194 Is there any known fix for ...
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Error while installing Homebrew on Lion

I started installing Homebrew on my Mac Lion v10.7.4 but got the following error. ==> Downloading and Installing Homebrew... Failed during: Error: /usr/bin/xcode-select returned unexpected error. ...
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Gmail on iPad not working ..error message

I'm seeing this problem all over the web and I'm asking the same thing. I am not very computer savvy and would appreciate an answer that is easy to understand. When I try to access my Gmail account ...
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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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Error installing Wine on 10.6.8

I was installing Wine on 10.6.8 and got this error: Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command failed (see log for details) Error: Failed to install expat Log ...
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iPhone Accessory warning - without any accessory

I am getting following error. Previously I connected iPhone headphone/handsfree. It was working fine. Now, I disconnected my headphone/handsfree & my iPhone started giving warning as follows. I ...
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AppStore stopped working

Today I wanted to download a free application from the AppStore. First it wanted me to review my account settings, I accepted the license, then filled out the empty fields and it asked for my payment ...