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62vek
Jul 28, 2012, 08:41 AM
Hi guys,

I will like to know if someone have the same problem that me, my Macbook pro crashes almost 5 times per day since I installed Mountain Lion... any ideas what could be the problem?

I have a macbook pro of 2.26Ghz intel core 2 duo, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB and a hard drive of 160 with 17GB free of memory...

The mountain lion i have is OS X 10.8 (12A269)

Thanks,

Kev



Sevire
Jul 28, 2012, 10:49 AM
Hi guys,

I will like to know if someone have the same problem that me, my Macbook pro crashes almost 5 times per day since I installed Mountain Lion... any ideas what could be the problem?

I have a macbook pro of 2.26Ghz intel core 2 duo, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB and a hard drive of 160 with 17GB free of memory...

The mountain lion i have is OS X 10.8 (12A269)

Thanks,

Kev

I am also seeing this. But it seems that its only the UI/sound that freezes, since if I'm on a call on Skype, the recipient can still hear/see me perfectly.
On a few occasions I've seen "WebIUServer" pop up as an icon on the dock right before a freeze, no idea if its related...

laserron
Jul 29, 2012, 10:00 AM
My late imac 27 with 8 gigs ram 4 core i7 processor freezes up after 15 min need to reboot and same thing over and over. No help from Apple tech support.

vimipa
Jul 29, 2012, 12:22 PM
I installed M Lion on my iMac and first it worked ok but then it froze. I restarted using the on/off button. But then I got the 'select language' window, then the OS X Utilities window came up. I tried the options there, but the Mac HD did not appear in any! So I couldn't repair, restore or reinstall.

Then I restarted holding comm+R and got Disk Utility, this time the Mac HD was in the list. I chose Verify the Disk and it reported that it seemed ok! I restarted and now it's ok again....but I'm now scared it will keep happening. I wish I hadn't installed M Lion.

rosnerd
Jul 30, 2012, 04:25 AM
I have the exact same issue. In fact it tries to connect to WiFi but can't, and then freezes. It doesn't happen the whole time I believe it may have to do with the program which is running in the background when I close the lid and put my Mac to sleep. Most of the apps running in the background are Mac apps like Mail, Safari and Calendar. The other two programs which could've caused this are Reeder and VLC. It may in fact not be either of these apps but simply a general problem with waking up from sleep which does not get triggered every time but often. It would be great if you could share a solution if you find one.

jwhittaker
Jul 30, 2012, 05:52 AM
Run disk repair and disk permissions. Apple disk utility
Then try Diskwarrior

If those don't fix it do a clean install, make sure you have backed up
With time machine.

Sevire
Jul 30, 2012, 10:58 AM
Run disk repair and disk permissions. Apple disk utility
Then try Diskwarrior

If those don't fix it do a clean install, make sure you have backed up
With time machine.

I went as far as a clean install off a ML bootable USB I made. No apps installed, and I'm still seeing the random lock-ups (which only seem to be UI not responding)...

concernedone
Jul 30, 2012, 01:21 PM
I went as far as a clean install off a ML bootable USB I made. No apps installed, and I'm still seeing the random lock-ups (which only seem to be UI not responding)...

I also contemplated with doing a clean install after everything crashed on my system. There seem to be a memory leak issue with some of the 'new features' i.e. imessage ... other than that-- iTunes tends to crashes and scrolling tends to get sluggish too.
I guess I'll wait for apple to update and clean up all the bugs because right now my system is NOT stable and I don't recommend anyone to install ML w/o having at least 8 g of ram.

canadianpj
Aug 1, 2012, 11:12 AM
I took the plunge and did a fresh install of Mountain Lion on my machine and I have to report after about 30 min of using the new install, with barely anything installed it just froze up in the exact same way as before.

For me everything appears to be fine, things stop moving and the video does a tiny amount of scrambling. I can still move the mouse and have to hard reset the machine.

I did take it into Apple and the hardware passed all checks. Reset everything.

Lionheart
Aug 1, 2012, 11:58 PM
Greetings,

A few of us are discovering a connection between a lockup issue on waking and Transmit. Are you experiencing these symptoms?

1) Mountain Lion is the OS.
2) Transmit is running.
3) Mac goes to sleep.
4) On waking, Mac tries to connect to network, fails, then the top right section of the menu bar beachballs when you roll over it.
5) Mail and Calendar both lock up (due to network failure)
6) Opening System Preferences locks up when trying to open Network.
7) Only restarting will resolve the issue.

I've been in contact with Transmit and they are investigating the issue. Read more here:

https://discussions.apple.com/message/19132589

Just thought I'd toss this into this thread in case it helps someone.

canadianpj
Aug 3, 2012, 01:24 PM
I wish that had helped but I'm dealing with at least 5 crashes every day on my Macbook since installing 10.8.

This is even with a fresh install so doing that is of no benefit really if you are suffering from this problem.

Question, is anyone else with this problem using a secondary monitor?

davidgrebn7352
Aug 4, 2012, 01:05 PM
i installed mountain lion last night. serene screen's aquarium (3.02) no longer works for one. but more importantly my computer completely froze up while watching a movie on Netflix. after shutting off the power and turning the machine back on again the computer automatically returned to where i had left off and no further problems were experienced. however this has never happened to me on this laptop (2.3ghz i7 and 8 gb ram w/ 512SSD).

DaReal_Dionysus
Aug 6, 2012, 09:10 PM
I am experiencing the came thing: At random my system will just crash and reboot! Doesn't matter what i'm doing, Browsing, youtube, Photoshop, Itunes and this is on a clean install. Take in min my system ran flawlessly on lion and never did this. I have been on the phone with apple and did the capture data and someone is supposed to give me a call tomorrow and so we can see WTH the deal is. I will let you know if we the issue resolved.

Dio

Koen92
Aug 7, 2012, 08:35 AM
Hello Dio and others,

I'm experiencing the same problems as you do, therefore i was wondering whether you managed to solve the problem already.

Regards,
Koen

TPadden
Aug 7, 2012, 08:50 AM
2012 MBA (i5/8GB) here with a CLEAN (formatted and no time machine) install; same here. Never froze once in 2 months of Lion. :confused:

Complete freeze, about once every other day; hold power button restart is the only solution.

DaReal_Dionysus
Aug 8, 2012, 05:06 AM
Hello Dio and others,

I'm experiencing the same problems as you do, therefore i was wondering whether you managed to solve the problem already.

Regards,
Koen

Not even freaking close!!!! :mad: I do know apple is aware and working on a fix to the issue. I have gone back to lion on my primary Mac pro and left ML on my Macbook Pro so when apple gets the fix I can test it My laptop continues to crash at least 5 times per day. I will post as soon as I know more.

Koen92
Aug 9, 2012, 09:13 AM
I experienced the issue after at least 10 clean installs of OSX! After the last clean install my computer rebooted once again with only 3 installed programs (!): the unarchiver, iWork (illegal), and Office 2011 (illegal). Then I concluded that every time my MBP crashed it contained either one of these programs. On that I concluded that one of these three programs could cause the problem as numerous people do not see any problems such as these with Mountain Lion. Therefore, I performed another clean install leaving iWork aside (as this program is oldest.. 2009..) and did install the other programs. Remarkably, my MBP hasn't crashed yet! Hopefully it stays that way.

Noteworthy, I performed the clean install with use of an external drive and removed free space manually before every clean install. The last time I didn't do so, I re-downloaded Mountain Lion from the App Store and did an UPGRADE. (Hence: Not a fully clean install).

So, the thing I recommend:
1. look at the programs you installed after OSX installation!
2. If iWork is one of those programs, leave it aside and see if that resolves the problem of continuous crashes and reboots.

http://roaringapps.com/apps:table might help you to check the compatibility with Mountain Lion.


My MBP works just fine for now and hopefully it remains stable, hopefully the above mentioned might help you guys.

Good luck!

TPadden
Aug 9, 2012, 09:20 AM
.....
So, the thing I recommend:
1. look at the programs you installed after OSX installation!
2. If iWork is one of those programs, leave it aside and see if that resolves the problem of continuous crashes and reboots.......
Good luck!

I recommend the same thing that worked for me with Lion; go back until at least OSX 10.x.2 .......:)

rosnerd
Aug 11, 2012, 12:48 AM
Check out this thread! It may be THE solution to out problem. Testing it right now!!!!

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4148731?start=0&tstart=0

shanghai3110
Aug 15, 2012, 03:19 AM
I have a Pro 2011 (i7/1333MHz, 8GB) only legal software on the Mac and still it freezes regularly after I installed ML. Did fresh re-installs but none works properly. My paralles are all *******&-up as well. Last time I update after a release. Think I should start using the Windows philosophy and wait at least a year then the bugs are out.
C


I experienced the issue after at least 10 clean installs of OSX! After the last clean install my computer rebooted once again with only 3 installed programs (!): the unarchiver, iWork (illegal), and Office 2011 (illegal). Then I concluded that every time my MBP crashed it contained either one of these programs. On that I concluded that one of these three programs could cause the problem as numerous people do not see any problems such as these with Mountain Lion. Therefore, I performed another clean install leaving iWork aside (as this program is oldest.. 2009..) and did install the other programs. Remarkably, my MBP hasn't crashed yet! Hopefully it stays that way.

Noteworthy, I performed the clean install with use of an external drive and removed free space manually before every clean install. The last time I didn't do so, I re-downloaded Mountain Lion from the App Store and did an UPGRADE. (Hence: Not a fully clean install).

So, the thing I recommend:
1. look at the programs you installed after OSX installation!
2. If iWork is one of those programs, leave it aside and see if that resolves the problem of continuous crashes and reboots.

http://roaringapps.com/apps:table might help you to check the compatibility with Mountain Lion.


My MBP works just fine for now and hopefully it remains stable, hopefully the above mentioned might help you guys.

Good luck!

nyolc8
Aug 15, 2012, 06:47 AM
I got the freezing yesterday... today it happened again. I did the same thing when yesterday it froze, and when today froze. I worked in photoshop cs6, music played in iTunes, and I used itunification app (it shows the song infos in notification center). I'm using itunification for 2 days.... so I was thinking... maybe notification center make the freezing?

Z3B
Sep 11, 2012, 04:32 PM
This just happened to me. It think it was the second or third time its happened, too. Thanks for bringing it up!

Greetings,

A few of us are discovering a connection between a lockup issue on waking and Transmit. Are you experiencing these symptoms?

1) Mountain Lion is the OS.
2) Transmit is running.
3) Mac goes to sleep.
4) On waking, Mac tries to connect to network, fails, then the top right section of the menu bar beachballs when you roll over it.
5) Mail and Calendar both lock up (due to network failure)
6) Opening System Preferences locks up when trying to open Network.
7) Only restarting will resolve the issue.

I've been in contact with Transmit and they are investigating the issue. Read more here:

https://discussions.apple.com/message/19132589

Just thought I'd toss this into this thread in case it helps someone.

NewAnger
Sep 11, 2012, 05:34 PM
Sounds like what I am experiencing on my white 2010MB.

Today I partitioned the drive in my 2010 MB and installed Lion on it so that I can run that for several months until all the ML bugs are fixed.

I don't use my Macs for anything intensive but I am experiencing three major problems with what I use it for.

1. The menu bar freezes. I can stop a process in activity monitor which forces the menu bar to reload but then a few hours later the bar freezes again.
2. With 4GB ram, I should have enough there to watch HD videos purchased in iTunes without having to close everything but iTunes. Rarely experienced that in Lion.
3. Videos purchased in iTunes freeze for no reason, sometimes for several seconds. They then fast forward like a VCR until it catches up to where it should be. Never had this happen in Lion.

Can't comment on the battery issue because I don't use my MBs as portables.

mtnmeerkat
Sep 12, 2012, 09:51 AM
I have tried a lot of things to fix my issues since the Mountain Lion upgrade. I have even taken the iMac to the Apple store.

These things happen only after computer wakes up from sleep:

My menu bar freezes when switching wifi networks.
Skype keeps crashing
Crashplan icon disappears from menu bar after computer goes to sleep
Clock is incorrect in menu bar but correct under settings.

Things I tried that did not fix problem:

Unchecked "Put hard disc to sleep when possible"
Numerous restarts
Deleted : /Users/YourName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist (per another posting)

I do not use Panic's "Transmit" FTP client

Mr. McMac
Sep 16, 2012, 12:21 PM
I got the freezing yesterday... today it happened again. I did the same thing when yesterday it froze, and when today froze. I worked in photoshop cs6, music played in iTunes, and I used itunification app (it shows the song infos in notification center). I'm using itunification for 2 days.... so I was thinking... maybe notification center make the freezing?

My mid 2011 base mac mini froze for the first time yesterday, and then again today. Both times I was able to move my mouse but nothing else was responding. On both occasions I had to power down by holding the power button for 5 seconds.
I did an extended hardware test which showed no problems

Forget to mention, I was browsing the web both times using the latest version of Chrome..

macuser1232
Sep 21, 2012, 04:39 PM
Same problem here on my Early 2011 Macbook Pro i5 with 8gb of ram. Any solutions yet? Hopefully 10.8.2 fixed the problem.

nigel1210
Oct 28, 2012, 11:41 AM
My mid 2011 base mac mini froze for the first time yesterday, and then again today. Both times I was able to move my mouse but nothing else was responding. On both occasions I had to power down by holding the power button for 5 seconds.
I did an extended hardware test which showed no problems

Forget to mention, I was browsing the web both times using the latest version of Chrome..

I've had this same freeze on my mac pro but using safari, i'm on 10.8.2. Are you still getting the same problem?

colloc
Oct 28, 2012, 12:00 PM
Hi guys,

I will like to know if someone have the same problem that me, my Macbook pro crashes almost 5 times per day since I installed Mountain Lion... any ideas what could be the problem?

I have a macbook pro of 2.26Ghz intel core 2 duo, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB and a hard drive of 160 with 17GB free of memory...

The mountain lion i have is OS X 10.8 (12A269)

Thanks,

Kev

Please run a hardware check on your HDD and RAM and let us know the results

macuser1232
Oct 28, 2012, 12:14 PM
Yeah what I'm planning on doing is purchasing an external hard drive then backing up everything on my Mac. Then, I'm going to restore my Mac and erase everything then reinstall OS X Mountain Lion and add only the important documents and pictures back onto my Mac. I'm looking to buy a 500gb Western Digital Passport Edge but it's so expensive!

Mr. McMac
Oct 28, 2012, 02:32 PM
I've had this same freeze on my mac pro but using safari, i'm on 10.8.2. Are you still getting the same problem?

It only did it twice like I mentioned. Chrome has been updated since then. So far it's been rock solid. Lets hope it stays that way :)

One other thing I found interesting. When I was using the HDMI out into my 2007 Samsung 720p HDTV, I was occasionally getting "Your Computer Was Restarted Because Of A Problem" error message on reboot. For the past 2 weeks I've been using a Thunderbolt to VGA cable instead of HDMI with absolutely no errors. I have no idea why, but I'm not complaining!

m00nm0nk3y
Nov 12, 2012, 09:42 PM
iMac 27" 11,3 12GB 1333 (no SSD upgrade per other thread complaints - and hope this is the most appropriate thread..)

Since installing ML (10.8.2) on 4 Nov I've had 14 crashes, and tested Apps individually (including Safari, iTunes, Stickies, PS CS5, Acrobat Pro X)
Problem Apps:
-Display Sleep (Energy Saver Prefs) [in combination with Chrome & PD7 does not wake from sleep /crashes during use]
-Chrome (current & reinstalled twice, ext: flashblock & adblock plus)
-Parallels (upgraded to PD7 4 Nov)

NOTE: I do not experience the same issues on the 2009 MBP 2.26 C2D 6GB (Chrome only, have not tested PD7 on it)

EG from PD7 crash log (btw - every single crash refers to the GPU)
------------------------
total page count=31487
2012-11-12 13:18:19 +1100 kernel[0]: /drv/ HypIoctls.c:670 Parallels hypervisor inited (cpus=8 hvt=VTX hvt status=Enabled vtd=NO phy=PAE lin=x64 mem=12288)
2012-11-12 13:18:19 +1100 kernel[0]: com_parallels_usb_control(0xffffff801dd86900)::setProperties() PrlUsbLogLevel == 0
2012-11-12 13:18:20 +1100 kernel[0]: /mon/ [rvi] Forcibly turning RVI off
2012-11-12 13:18:20 +1100 kernel[0]: /mon/ Don't use VMX-preepmtion timer because it's broken on this CPU (cpuid=0x106e5).
2012-11-12 13:18:20 +1100 kernel[0]: /mon/ [ept] EPT started up (EPTP is 8f0bc01e)
2012-11-12 13:18:20 +1100 kernel[0]: /mon/ [LoadMonitor] Monitor started( ipi vector=71 )
2012-11-12 13:18:23 +1100 bootpd[233]: service time 0.000176 seconds
2012-11-12 13:18:23 +1100 kernel[0]: com_parallels_usb_control(0xffffff801dd86900)::setProperties() PrlUsbLogLevel == 0
2012-11-12 13:18:24 +1100 bootpd[233]: service time 0.000007 seconds
2012-11-12 13:18:24 +1100 bootpd[233]: service time 0.000005 seconds
2012-11-12 13:26:14 +1100 kernel[0]: AMDJuniperGraphicsAccelerator: ** Device in slot: SLOT--1 **
2012-11-12 13:26:14 +1100 kernel[0]: ** GPU Debug Info Start **
-------------------
Apple support claims to be unaware of UI crash issues related to the GPU

Worst decision I ever made "upgrading" from Snow Leopard. Lion on my other iMac 27" (2011) is also woeful (1GB of airport updates?) and ML is an even worse OS. So much for "IT JUST WORKS" hey Apple. I wish I could just revert back to SL...

**14 Nov Update - no crashes in 48hrs. No Chrome or PD7 running :( Office MAC is no permanent solution and Outlook deforms my OST but at least it's sort of workable**

**15 Nov Update - crash caused by Chrome update (Chrome not even running). From the logs:
2012-11-14 09:30:32 +1100 kernel[0]: GPU hang: Not Implemented
2012-11-14 09:30:32 +1100 kernel[0]: Trying restart GPU ...
2012-11-14 09:31:10 +1100 kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=7027[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID
2012-11-14 09:35:20 +1100 KernelEventAgent[43]: tid 00000000 received event(s) VQ_NOTRESP (1)
ect...**

URB4UC
Dec 12, 2012, 11:33 AM
I have had this exact problem since 2010. Apple support never has an answer. Some days it won't even start, it simple freezes up (won't even let me login). some day works fine... i have given up. As soon as some cash comes in... i will simply retire my idea of working with a Mac...:mad: No support, nobody knows anything, and they want money in order to fix it (the problem started as soon as the guarantee expired wtf)

blueroom
Dec 12, 2012, 11:39 AM
Mountain Lion is working great on both mine & my daughters 2010 MBP. Fresh install on mine, TM restore on hers.

Try a fresh install, easiest & fastest if you put the ML DVD on an 8GB USB bootable flash.

Also some SSDs (mainly OCZ make sure you've got the latest firmware) and third party DRAM can cause grief.

mileslong
Dec 24, 2012, 04:03 PM
i have experienced the same issues as other have listed above. i know that this freezing is associated with the playing of streaming or flash video.

i can work all day and it won't freeze but the minute i try and watch netflix or hbo go or various other flash videos it freezes without fail and i have to hard reboot. im beyond frustrated with this.

i would go back to lion but im afraid i would lose too much data as my current backup is full...grrrr apple must fix this

ive been an apple user since 1999 and this is the most angry i have ever been with them...

JS82712
Dec 24, 2012, 09:31 PM
i have experienced the same issues as other have listed above. i know that this freezing is associated with the playing of streaming or flash video.

i can work all day and it won't freeze but the minute i try and watch netflix or hbo go or various other flash videos it freezes without fail and i have to hard reboot. im beyond frustrated with this.

i would go back to lion but im afraid i would lose too much data as my current backup is full...grrrr apple must fix this

ive been an apple user since 1999 and this is the most angry i have ever been with them...

well here's more bad news...the dude that brought you this garbage ML is now in charge of iOS.

LoB75
Dec 25, 2012, 05:08 AM
Hi guys,

I will like to know if someone have the same problem that me, my Macbook pro crashes almost 5 times per day since I installed Mountain Lion... any ideas what could be the problem?

I have a macbook pro of 2.26Ghz intel core 2 duo, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB and a hard drive of 160 with 17GB free of memory...

The mountain lion i have is OS X 10.8 (12A269)

Thanks,

Kev


From your message, I guess you have a MBP with a SSD hard drive. Is it one provided by Apple or a 3rd party? If so, which model are you using and with which firmware version. 3rd party SSDs seem to be at the origin of many crash issues, particularly with old firmware versions. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1465782).

mileslong
Jan 8, 2013, 10:52 PM
From your message, I guess you have a MBP with a SSD hard drive. Is it one provided by Apple or a 3rd party? If so, which model are you using and with which firmware version. 3rd party SSDs seem to be at the origin of many crash issues, particularly with old firmware versions. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1465782).

thanks for the post