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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Any way on God's green earth to disable resuming applications after a crash?

Using OS 10.6.8 Every month or two I'll have a hard crash on my MacBook Pro and I'll have to force reboot by holding down the power button. No big deal, I've been doing this on various macs since ...
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mac crashed while installing mountain lion - cable disconnect

I downloaded mountain lion on my mbp which is run by snow leopard atm. I started to install it and waited for the installation to end. When it came down to the last 12-11 minutes, I ended my ...
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How to avoid a forced shutdown or crash when the MagSafe is plugged in and got loose?

The new MagSafe for the current Macbook Air isn't very strong for its magnetic force, so it can become loose easily. Today I left the Macbook Air unplugged and it went into sleep, and after I plugged ...
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Instapaper freezing on startup due to problematic article

I added an article to Instpaper on my iPod Touch, and then I opened the article. It crashed Instapaper, so I deleted the article through my browser and then reopened Instapaper. Now Instapaper freezes ...
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Apps that were active won't launch after crash

im having a really strange problem here. My macbook air running mountain lion locked on me so i held the power button down to restart it. When it restarted, the OS offered to reopen the apps I had ...
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AppStore crashed during software update

I was using my computer normally when I got a "Updates Available" notification. On selecting to update, the App Store opened, and I saw 3 updates available: 1) iTunes 2) Java (I have never installed ...
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Lion crashes on first reboot attempt, is fine on second reboot

I'm having a weird issue with Lion on 2 different machines (2008 Mac Pro, 2011 15 inch Macbook Pro). The first machine was upgraded through several OS versions to Lion, the second came with Lion ...
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Constant application crashes on 4S running 6.1.2

I have a brand new iPhone 4S, running 6.1.2, consistently crashing applications from core services like iMessage to Evernote and Tweetbot. Phone calls can be sent and received, but experience 1-3 ...
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What is Mountain Lion (10.8.2) shutdown cause -81?

My 15-inch, Mid 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.2 mysteriously crashed while it should have been sleeping. Nothing in the Console logs indicate that it was shutting down, and when it booted up it ...
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Google Chrome Crash on Startup

I prefer to use Safari but I'm going into web design so I want to have a few browsers on my MacBook to view my work. When I try and open Chrome, it crashes on startup. This has been a problem since I ...
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MBP trackpad/keyboard unresponsive after application crash

Problem I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) equipped with 6GB RAM. Recently, I have noticed that when an application crashes and Crash Reporter appears, the trackpad and keyboard do not ...
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Multiple applications quit unexpectedly (Chrome, Evernote, Pages, etc)

My OSX 10.8 works fine until today. Multiple applications quit unexpectedly, including Chrome, Evernote, Pages. It can't be fix even if I reopen or reinstall these apps. I've conducted software ...
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iMac black-screened, wouldn't wake up; here's the error message

I put my 1 year old iMac (running OSX 10.8.2 with all updates) to sleep in San Diego. I then tried to wake it up from Vegas using my other iMac (same OS) using the following command: Cmd-K >> "...
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Mac book Crashed - can only get folder with Question mark on it

My Macbook for what ever reason has decided to just give me a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I have tried restarting holding the Apple key and R - Nothing. I have also tried holding the ...
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What version of Silverlight works with the latest 10.7 release?

Can you install Microsoft Silverlight from microsoft.com and are you able to open the Preferences without it crashing? I'm trying to isolate this problem, and it could be a Mac problem, or a ...
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TextEdit Crashes on New Document (SIGSEGV)

I can't even create a new text document in TextEdit, though I can open any existing one. Whenever I click "New Document", I get the following crash report: Process: TextEdit [23534] Path: ...
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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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Boot Camp Assistant crashes when partitioning drive (exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS)

I run Mountain Lion, a fresh install, brand new Macbook Pro. HD: Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB SSD. When trying to go through Boot Camp Assistant / Setup it works fine until it wants to repartition my drive....
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iPhoto crashes at launch?

Whenever I open iPhoto, I get this error : Any idea how to fix this ? Error log : Process: iPhoto [52263] Path: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto Identifier: ...
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How to prevent Safari 6.0.2 unexpected crashes in Mountain Lion?

A few users from a website I've designed are complaining about Safari 6.0.2 on their Macs (Mountain Lion, mostly) crashing unexpectedly. In a recent case, a user recorded this screencast using no ...
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Macbook Pro 2007 Crashes

I have a macbook pro 2007 . 4gb of ram 320gb. i bought this macbook off eBay over the summer. it came with leopard , 2 months later then i upgrade to snow leopard, then to mountain lion. i currently ...
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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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My iMac suddenly crashed when I turned off my Bluetooth headset. Why?

My iMac running OSX 10.8.2 suddenly turned itself off. It was a hard reset. It said that an error had occurred. Basically the equivalent of a Windows 'blue screen.' It happened when I turned off my ...
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iPhone 3GS suddenly shuts down while playing games

I just purchased used iPhone 3GS from a fella, and the phone is running everything perfectly except for games. Whenever I play any game after some minute it suddenly shut down, even battery is fully ...
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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 because I don't know what facts are relevant. I fell off my bike and my 2010 13" MacBook Pro receives blunt trauma. It's in a protective sleeve so I don't think ...
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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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How to fix Mountain Lion deadly crashes

Over the last 3 months, after I bought my first Mac Mini, which came installed with mountain Lion, I've had to reinstall the OS over 10 times now. Here's a list of steps of what happens: I turn it ...
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Facebook messages causing the Facebook app on my iPad to crash

I have an iPad mini, updated to iOS 6. I can use my Facebook app well in every department apart from messages. In both the top display and side display, when I click on the messages option the ...
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What can we do now that Facebook iPad app crashes on launch after update?

A family member today updated the Facebook app on a 3rd generation iPad (retina display) running iOS 5 and now the app crashes every time one tries to launch it. We've tried rebooting the device, ...
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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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Messed up color profiles in Mountain Lion

For some unknown reason, my color profiles are messed up in way that whenever an application (e.g. pixelmator, Preview, Xcode, etc.) tries loading Adobe RGB 1998 color profile (probably any other ...
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My Mac show a login screen on a spinning cube which keeps on spinning

My 2009 iMac with Lion keeps on getting stuck everytime my son's limited time ends and the computer subsequently wakes up from sleep. How to reproduce In other words, my son has a limited usage ...
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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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My Macbook Pro crashes every time I change my desktop

So everytime I change my background on my desktop, I go and delete the image. The next thing I almost always find is that the next time I turn my Macbook on, the whole thing freezes and I always have ...
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Available RAM less than what my Macbook is supposed to have

When I go into Photoshop and then I look at performance in the preferences, it says that I have "3240 MB Available", whereas I have a 4gb RAM MacBook Pro. Also, it often crashes, and I frequently have ...
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Apps that access the internet crash when waking up from sleep

Whenever I wake my 2012 MBA 13" from sleep, all apps that were accessing the internet before going to sleep crash. This includes the streaming software Zattoo.app, Chrome.app, Firefox.app, etc. None ...
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What can be done when Finder crashes constantly?

Finder has started to crash constantly such that I can't click the icon in Dock. I can't click Apple in top-left corner of the screan (Finder also crash), I don't have any menubar icons from Apple ...
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Fresh install of iOS 6.0.1 apps constantly crash

I just finished a fresh install, started installing apps and signing in again. Every time I login to an app it crashes within a few seconds. Going back in stays there, sometimes crashing again. I'm ...
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computer sleeps, then crashes later

For the past several weeks, this has been happening. I put the computer to sleep at night, and when I wake the computer up the next morning, my computer has restarted itself. There's a "Problem ...
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Unknown Xcode Instruments crash

I am running instruments via Terminal: instruments -t /Developer/Platforms/"iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/Library/Instruments/PlugIns/Au‌​tomationInstrument.bundle/Contents/Resources/Automation....
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Keyboard and Mouse freeze after deep sleep (Mountain Lion)

I got a mid 2011 MacBook Air 13.6" and its keyboard and mouse freezes very often after I leave it in sleep mode for some time and it wakes up. Only the power key and the lid detector are still ...
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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: Usually ...
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Why do Firefox and Chrome crash on my Macbook Pro?

I have trouble running Firefox and Chrome on my Mac. Firefox is crashing from time to time: http://pastebin.com/UYYjPbZe Chrome crashes right after installation, it couldn't run it even once: http://...
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eclipse RCP juno 64 bit crashes on Mac OS X

I'm trying to install eclipse RCP 64 bit version on my Mac (10.7.5). Whenever I tried to launch eclipse, I got this crash screen. When I tried to start eclipse using command line, I got ...
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10.7.5 on a late 2009 MacBook Pro crashes

Ever since I installed Lion on my late 2009 MacBook Pro, it crashes several times a day randomly during some operation (open an application, browse the net, add photos, etc.). I read the answer ...
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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: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/...
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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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Macbook won't boot, possibly HDD issue

I am posting this for a friend who is having this problem but obviously can't post this himself as his computer will not boot up. He started having problems after a video game crashed during online ...
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Preview Bug with (Mountain) Lion — hangs/crashes on repeat postscript openings

I have been able to duplicate this error on both Lion and Mountain Lion. Open a(n) (enhanced) post-script file (either .ps or .eps) using preview. It should convert properly to PDF and be displayed ...
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Strange failure with Spaces?

Over the course of my ownership of a MacBook Pro running Lion, I've had an extremely odd bug occur somewhat sporadically. It rarely occurs, but when it does, the following effects become apparent: I ...