Questions tagged [crash]

An instance when a particular application or your entire Mac or iOS device refuses to respond and/or function properly. Usually causes the app to "quit" or the interface to "freeze".

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HELP ! Terminal is frozen while copying files in recovery mode : What should I do?

total noob here, I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro that is finally (almost) dead. I've managed to use terminal in recovery mode to copy the contents of my User folder to an external drive using the cp ...
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iTerm2 freezing, how to I generate new and/or find existing crash reports or logs?

I start Anaconda Python 3.7.6 and run scripts from iTerm2 using macOS 10.15.7. A few times a week iTerm2 suddenly freezes, and I have to use Quit from the application and start it again. I loose some ...
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Kernel Panic on 2014 Mac mini, Mojave

So I got error codes many months ago, which I was told were warnings, and my computer ended up having a faulty hard drive and it gave me a prohibited sign. I recently paid $150 to get the hard drive ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect as soon as I try to use its microphone

Recently, both my Bose QC35 II and AirPods stopped working on my mac. As soon as I open anything that uses the mic, whatever window that is freezes and then the headphone/airpods disconnect. Even if ...
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Question marks folder when I turn on my mac

I recently tried to reinstall macOS on my MacBook Air 2017 (Catalina) because it was slow and full of problems (for example, I didn't have any disk space though I had deleted and uninstalled ...
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When using VSCode on macOS, randomly a `sysdiagnose.tar.gz` will be generated

I'm using Microsoft's Visual Studio Code (VSCode) to develop TypeScript. All versions are their most up-to-date (and this was happening with 10.15.6, so it's not a 10.15.7 issue). Randomly a Finder ...
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Why does this C code die with a “malloc” call failing [migrated]

The majority of this code is either directly copied or edited from the GNU "libidn2" source code tree. The crash is occurring in code that I added. The error message generated is "...
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Safari occasionally crashing when a tab is closed

For about a month now, closing a tab via cmd-w will sometimes cause Safari to crash. This happens about 7 - 12 times per day. Running latest Safari and macOS Catalina versions. Crashed Thread: ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 randomly shuts down screen goes black

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro running Catalina. Recently my computer just went black -- and I could restart it easily enough. It was as though it went to sleep. I could restore the windows and apps ...
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My Mac mini restart or shutdown suddenly. And a bunch of folder appear on screen when I turn it on again

I notice that my Mac mini 2018 has random restarted or shut down suddenly even while I'm working or don't do anything. When turn it on again I see this log: And my desktop appear a lot of weird ...
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Why am I getting this “AppLifecycleEvent” crash?

macOS has been greeting me with weird crashes caused by scripts from "~Library/Application Scripts": The first line in the stack trace leads to this: 6H4HRTU5E3.com.avast.passwords....
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Can someone identify what is causing this kernel panic?

Sometimes my 2019 5k iMac just freezes and tells me it restarted because of a problem. Is faulty ram causing this? I added an extra 8gb ddr4 from Corsair. panic(cpu 8 caller 0xffffff8013c469aa): ...
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Mac did a weird random shutdown

Other people have asked about this but I did not see anything quite like what happened to me since the fixes seems to apply to later models. I use a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 8 GB RAM. The ...
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What causes garbled window headers and blank menus (see pic), and can I resolve without hard reboot?

At random times, all the window headers and menus on my Mac become garbled or blank. See picture. The mouse remains responsive but I cannot select or even see any menus, I can't even reboot. The only ...
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Google Earth Pro not working after upgrade to Catalina

After I upgraded my macOS to Catalina on my MacBook Pro 2018 (13.3", i5, 16GB RAM, TouchBar), Google Earth Pro will not open anymore. When I launch the app, it opens the window but it will freeze ...
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MacBook Pro 15 uses 60+ GB of swap memory

So, today something quite weird happened. I was watching a video on my MacBook Pro, and I noticed the fans started to ramp up quite a bit. I didn't think too much of it at first, since it often ...
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SafariBookmarksSyncAgent and Safari crash due to library not found

After installing a security update on macOS High Sierra (10.13.6, 17G14019), every 30 seconds, an crash dialog keeps popping up "SafariBookmarksSyncAgent quit unexpectedly”. Also it is not ...
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Pyglet not working on MacBook

I have installed Pyglet on my mac for python 3.8 but it isn't working . By that I mean when I type pyglet.font.add_file('DIN Next W01 Light.ttf') to add that font into my file it shows an error No ...
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How to crash an application to produce Crash Report

I want to crash an application in order to produce the crash report and view it in Console.app. However, running sudo kill <pid> or sudo kill -9 <pid> closes the application but does not ...
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2017 Macbook Pro running on macOS Catalina (10.15.6) keeps repeating kernel panic (black screen) and the Apple Geniuses can’t figure out the problem

My 2017 MacBook Pro, running the latest version of macOS Catalina keeps crashing after a fresh install. The Apple Geniuses were not able to find the issue and hoping someone may attaching the kernel ...
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How can I force a crash report in OSX? [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro regularly gets into a state where a very lightly loaded system starts processing very slowly: mouse clicks and button presses take a few minutes to process and a couple of useful things ...
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Tracing Random System Crashes

I'm using a Macbook Pro 2017 Retina Display model. This is a bit of a last resort. So far every night while working from home between 9 and 11 pm the system becomes completely unstable. The main ...
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MBP 2012 restarts at times for no reason

I have this crash coming up lately...any ideas? FYI, I do have two different RAMs 1x2gb 1x4gb different manufacturer. mp_kdp_enter() timed-out on cpu 0, NMI-ing mp_kdp_enter() NMI pending on cpus: 0 1 ...
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2019 MacBook Pro, Kernel panic

I've had my 13 inch 2019 MacBook Pro for almost a year now. Over the 3 weeks or so, it has begun randomly restarting or crashing every once and a while. I haven't changed my usage habits, or ...
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Find out what causes beach ball when running Sheepshaver

This is a very weird case and I've searched around in a lot of user forums, but nowhere was an answer or not even a vague explanation. So I'm hoping, someone here has an idea where to search. I ...
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Latest WhatsApp Desktop from App Store crashes on High Sierra

WhatsApp Desktop from the Mac App Store no longer launches after the July 20, 2020 update to version 2.2029.4. System information: MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra with all system updates installed WhatsApp ...
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Can iPhone get damaged by magnets in case?

I got a Mous case which is great in terms of protection against falls etc. However it’s got magnets inside for accessories like to attach it to a car dashboard etc. Can these magnets damage the phone’...
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XCode crashes at start (at launch)

My XCode crashes with the following error Process: Xcode [972] Path: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/MacOS/Xcode Identifier: com.apple.dt.Xcode Version: ...
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All apps using significant energy on new machine (MBP 13", 2020)

I have a brand-new MBP 13", 2020 with high-end specs (i7, 32GB, 1TB HD). I've always had MacBook Pros in the past, but this one takes the longest to start up (around 4 minutes) and no matter ...
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My macbook pro crashes after logging in

one week ago my macbook pro from 2011 crashed while doing stuff on a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion). [ I don't think it has something to do with it. Since that incident I could restart the macbook ...
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My computer consistently crashes while trying to batch export my photos from my Photos app to a folder

I'm trying to download my photos from the Photos app to a folder on my computer (iMac 2019). However, after some time, the Photos app ends up crashing and I have to restart the download process. ...
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Macbook kernel panic starting to appear without any reason

I've had 3 kernel panics over the last week, and I try to identify the root cause. This has never happened since I bought my Macbook in 2017/01. (MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)) ...
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Mac Pro 2010 (5,1) problem: White / white-striped screen, loud fans, then restart

BIG problem. My computer has intermittently shown this problem (in the title). The screen goes blank, fans go very loud, then the computer restarts itself. This happens mostly when using Logic, and ...
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Where are OS-level crash reports stored? [duplicate]

I have a machine that has some intermittent rebooting. When it restarts, I get the familiar dialog to report this to Apple. I don't always remember to save the details of the crash. I'm sure that ...
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Possible memory corruption MBP 2020

I have a MacBook Pro 2020 13-inch with the 10th gen i5 CPU (about a month old). My laptop froze, the screen turned black and the fans went 100% for a sec. After restarting, it stated that it was ...
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Chinese characters in boot args in crash report

These Chinese characters showed up in the boot args field in a crash report. Is this common? I have an iMac Pro. Boot args: 媔娮翼
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iOS 9.3.5, App crashes upon opening

Before I begin, I’d like to point out that this device is around a decade old, so it’s basically operating on vestigial barbarian servers at this point. Anyway, this device, whenever I try to open a ...
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Mac crashes when I'm using Visual Studio Code + Chrome

Since the Catalina update in May, whenever I'm using Visual Studio Code for an extended period of time, upon saving my work my laptop crashes, saying there has been an error. On reboot, I get the ...
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MacBook Pro '16 Crashes after unplugging HDMI

Occasionally, after or while using a monitor with HDMI, my 2016 MBP fully crashes and gives an error report like this: *** MCA Error Report *** CPU Machine Check Architecture Error Dump (CPU: Intel(R) ...
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Mac reboots randomly with this crash dump (in watchdogd?)

panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f8f8f9ad5): userspace watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from com.apple.WindowServer in 120 seconds service: com.apple.logd, total successful checkins since wake (...
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MacBook Diagnostics Not Working

I have a MacBook Pro 15” with Retina display from early 2013 which I am unable to run Diagnostics on. Due to ongoing problems with crashing, I recently wiped the hard drive and reinstalled macOS, but ...
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My Mac crashes and shuts down when charger is unplugged, not immediately

Hey so my Macbook Pro (Retina 15" 2014 i7 2.6GHz, High Sierra (institute doesn't allow me to update)) is turning itself off randomly, and as far as I've figured out this will only occur when the power ...
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Windows 10 Boot Camp crashes and gives me “Your computer was restarted because of a problem”

I'm logged into Windows 10 Boot Camp before bed. In the morning I find my computer has shut down and has booted into macOS. This must be happening for some reason (perhaps Windows 10 shuts down due to ...
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No Crash Report

I got a weird issue in 10.13.6 where I no longer get a detailed crash report information when I click "Report" on the crash window. The dialog just disappears when you click "Report". Does anyone ...
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Apple Arcade games cause gamed to crash continuously

I recently got a new MacBook Pro, and with it, macOS Catalina. I decided to try out Apple Arcade as well, and downloaded several games. I played a few of the games for multiple hours two days ago, ...
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Gatekeeper passing strange arguments on first launch after download?

I maintain a macOS application. Some users (but not all) report an issue (I suspect, those running Catalina), where the first time the app is launched, it crashes. All future launches work okay. I've ...
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“normalizerd quit unexpectedly” constantly happening(!!)

I've been having this issue with my old and new MBP. It must be linked to an application but I can't for the life of me figure out what. I'd initially thought Adobe CC but appears not. I can't make a ...
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kernel panics are pissing me off so I have the EtreCheck log so could anyone help?

EtreCheck version: 5.5.5 (5111) Report generated: 2020-05-17 23:53:18 Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com Runtime: 1:36 Performance: Excellent Sandbox: Enabled Full drive access: Enabled ...
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Crash report from an app that I didn't install and that was executed from a non-existing path

I was reviewing the crash reports in the Console app earlier and I found a very strange crash report from few days ago. An extract can be found below: Process: Champlist [2372] Path: ...
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macOS keeps crashing during standby

Just bought a brand new Macbook Pro 16 and, unfortunately, it keeps crashing after standby. I have only installed Chrome and Spotify and haven't changed any settings. When I close the lid to put the ...

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