View Full Version : Messages Beta crashed MBP hard

Feb 16, 2012, 11:43 AM
I downloaded Messages Beta about an hour ago, and I'm just now able to access Word and other programs that froze and behaved strangely after doing so. I was worried I'd lost a lot of material. Could not even force quit for some time; windows were cycling in and out -- including documents and programs I hadn't had open upon mandatory restart.

Anyone else experienced this?

Feb 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
Yes! This is happening to me as well! Messages, Mail, Pages, all don't work! Crashed like 20 times!

Feb 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
Same thing here, on my iMac! I'm now downloading the uninstall package (it includes iChat); you can dowload it by opening Messages Beta, clicking "Messages Beta" and choosing the second option. I'll now restart the Mac to complete the re-installation of iChat. Let's see if it works

[edit] Back to iChat, everything seems to work again now... Perhaps Messages Beta should be considered an alpha version, at least at this time.

Feb 16, 2012, 03:42 PM
I can't even uninstall it because it crashes!

Feb 16, 2012, 06:05 PM
Then the obvious thing to do is go back to your backup that you made before installing the Messages Beta.

Seriously, it is a beta, and you take your chances when you install a beta.