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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Macbook kicks me off programs.

Hi Everyone,

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I have an older 10.5.8 bought new in 2008. I have been getting kicked out of different programs lately. Mostly the internet, but once off of iPhoto. I then get a message from Apple to either ignore, relaunch or report. Is there something I can do to stop this? I don't know much about computers and use mine for reading the news, uploading pictures from my camera and email. Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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The problem is probably the 10.5.8 - which is an operating system that is now 5 years old - please, please update to Snow Leopard ($20 from Apple.com)
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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The problem is probably the 10.5.8 - which is an operating system that is now 5 years old - please, please update to Snow Leopard ($20 from Apple.com)
good advice, but it may not be the problem. "getting kicked off" here means of course these apps are crashing or "quitting unexpectedly". this can be a symptom of bad RAM or a bad hard disk.

if the problem is a bad hard disk, upgrading the OS could prove fatal...

first off i'd try running Disk Utility and see if it can find problems with your boot disk.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I checked the disk utility and it appears to be okay. Would it be safe to install Snow Leopard now?
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