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Linada
LiveTech
Posted - 2007.12.07 22:28:00 - [1]
 

Yes, i am starting a new thread, but it's a very odd and disturbing problem. Since the 2.3 patch(i think it was 2.3, the one late november) I had trouble with eve crashing. It seems to crash at random, just just down with no warning. Tried closing other programs, tried freshly rebooting etc. So far so bad, bug report submitted.

Now for the odd bit: other programs have started crashing as well. Safari, iLife, and other stuff. And it's getting more frequent. The only common thread i have been able to identify is that it happens when trying to use menus. Changing chat tabs in Eve, using bookmarks in Safari etc.

I am not a geek. I don't really know what could be happening. Could it be eve messed something up? I only got synchronistiy to go on for that. What else could have messed things up? And what if anything can i do to fix things.

System is a brand new iMac: 2.4ghz, 2 gig RAM

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Garhalg Jek
Minmatar
EVE University
Posted - 2007.12.08 00:23:00 - [2]
 

Open up the Disk Utility program in the Applications>Utilities folder. Select your hard disk and click Repair Permissions. On Leopard this might take a while. When that finishes, click Verify Disk. It might appear to hang up, but that's normal. If it says there's anything wrong, boot up from the install disc (if the computer came with Leopard on it, use the disc that came with it; if the computer came with Tiger and you upgraded, use the Leopard disc you bought) and open up the Disk Utility on it. Select the hard drive and click Repair Disk. Repeat until it reports nothing wrong.

If the computer is still crashy, restart it while holding the command, option, p, and r keys until you hear the startup sound play twice, then let up off the keys. This clears the PRAM, which stores some of the system settings and stuff. Clearing it won't cause you to lose anything except maybe the time on the computer's clock.

If it's still messed up, back up your hard disk (if you have Time Machine set up, this has already happened), put the install disc in, and do an Archive and Install (you won't lose any data, and even if you did, you have it backed up) over the existing OS. When that's done, open Software Update from the Apple menu and install whatever updates show up.


 

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