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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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Random Error Message

I keep getting a random error message quickly pop up on the screen of my 2011 13 inch i7 Air. It's one of those standard gray boxes with the yellow caution sign on the right. It's never there long enough for me to catch what it's saying. It can happen anytime, but most recently it occurred while using Facebook.

I have the following programs running in the background all the time - Twitter, LogMeIn, and iStat Pro.

Any thoughts on what this might be? Hardware Test reports no errors.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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First thing is to view the console logs, also disable those background tasks to see what could be the cause. If you were incurring a hardware failure, I think the symptoms would be more catastrophic then just a quick dialog box (but I could be wrong).

Get your system as vanilla as possible and see if that resolves the problem, then slowly add in those background tasks.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:57 AM   #3
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I'm Getting The Same Quick Flash

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I keep getting a random error message quickly pop up on the screen of my 2011 13 inch i7 Air. It's one of those standard gray boxes with the yellow caution sign on the right. It's never there long enough for me to catch what it's saying. It can happen anytime, but most recently it occurred while using Facebook.

I have the following programs running in the background all the time - Twitter, LogMeIn, and iStat Pro.

Any thoughts on what this might be? Hardware Test reports no errors.
But not on my Air, it's on my iMac....it can't be serious as the machine is working perfectly. I'm pretty sure the one I'm getting is a Thunderbird issue, as no background process is reporting any error. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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Is the error message from the MacOS or is it some sort of browser popup?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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Anyone have any ideas?

I'm having this issue as well and have been unable to find a solution.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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Unhappy Getting the same thing

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Always when i'm running Facebook... in safari. I suppose it could be a java/javascript crash or something... really annoying though
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago. It took quite some searching on fora, as I could not make much sense of the console messages, but somewhere I found the suggestion to turn of the firewall in system preferences, which worked for me.
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