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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Manually submit crash reports

When an application crashes, OS X usually presents a little dialog with the opportunity to report the bug to Apple. However, in my current situation there seems to be a problem with the window server ...
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Mac Book Pro crashing

I have a Mac Book Pro (late 2008, unibody design). Recently I replaced the HD with a crucial SSD and added more RAM (2x 4GB instead of 2x 2GB). I also installed Mac OSX Lion on it. It worked fine for ...
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Mac Pro 2008 graphics card crashing

I have a mac pro 2008, and the graphics card (nvidia 8800GT) has started to lock up - I can still move the mouse but cannot do anything in Windows 7 (I hardly use OSX latelly so dont know if it ...
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Why won't iPhoto open after upgrading to Lion?

So, I just downloaded and installed Lion on my iMac. However, I did so on a separate clean partition, and saved Snow Leopard on the other. So, in Lion, I tried to open iPhoto on my Snow Leopard ...
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Cloned and changed HDD; now almost every program crashes on startup

As the title suggests I cloned my mac hdd using CCC and bootcamped and restored win 7 on the bootcamp partition. It would seem that everything worked out as planned but the first thing I noticed was ...
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10.6 crashes average of every 12 hours

A couple of days ago, my Snow Leopard Mac Mini started to crash an average of once every 12 or so hours. Symptoms include the display being frozen (no changes in response to any keyboard or mouse ...
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Cisco AnyConnect causes OS X to kernel panic

My Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011 - the one with Thunderbolt port) constantly kernel panics whenever Cisco AnyConnect establishes connection. The panic tends to happen in the first ~30 seconds after ...
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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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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 AppleScript? I asked if any one knows how to enable Internet sharing without using GUI or apple script, I still have that ...
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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 "20110423020458....
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Recovering from Laptop HDD crash

My Windows 7 Laptop HDD crashed. I bought a new HDD and installed Windows on it. I also installed iTunes. I'm patting myself on the back for setting up full backups of my laptop to an external HDD. I ...
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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 are applications (like Adobe Fireworks and Appcelerator Titanium) crashing on startup?

Closed my computer last night, went home. Opened it and it had restarted. Now when I open a couple programs such as Adobe Fireworks or Appcelerator Titanium they throw up a nasty error like below. ...
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MBP not booting, but HD seems fine

My late 2009 unibody MBP won't boot. I have already booted in single user mode, ran fsck -fy until I get no errors. But when typing 'exit' or rebooting in verbose mode I see, after fsck runs: Failed ...
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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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MacBook Pro (6,2 - Mid 2010) Crashes During Graphics Acceleration

Ever since upgrading to 10.6.5 my MacBook pro seems to crash when graphic acceleration. The screen will go black and if audio is playing it will start to skip like a broken record. This occurs when ...
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OS X 10.6: Applications crash when sounds play

Most of my applications crash whenever a sound is played -- but not if the machine has been recently rebooted. For example, Mail.app crashes when I send email, because of the whoosh sending sound. ...
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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 MacBook Air to safe boot, now MacBook Air boots normally (but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...