Ever happen to you? (multiple application crash)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by disconap, May 2, 2006.

  1. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    Just checking on this, but this hasn't happened to me before. I was scrolling through a page on this forum a few minutes ago, and Firefox crashed. Or rather, "unexpectedly quit". Not a big deal, it happens ever now and again. So I went to restart it; when I went to the dock, it was still active, so I left clicked to force quit it. So when I clicked left, ALL of my emails that I had minimized to the lower part of the dock instantly popped up on the screen. Then Mail crashed. Then every other open app crashed. Then the finder crashed.

    I rebooted and so far, so good, but I've never seen or heard of this before. Weird.
     
  2. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    i have had internet explorer unexpectedly quit and sherlock crash in jaguar, but within minutes of each other, but no two apps have crashed at the same time on any mac i have ever owned

    now i have had apps work poorly all at the same time, but that's with the intel imac and probably due to os x still trying to work with the new architecture

    multiple apps crashing at the same time is the realm of windows 95/98
     
  3. disconap thread starter macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    I know! That's what's so freakin bizarre about it.

    I'm chalking it up to one of the other apps, like Azerus. Azerus has caused some funky stuff to happen, including being literally impossible to quit (I've had to use the developer's button more than once thanks to it)...
     
  4. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Never heard of anything like that. That is really strange. Safari crashes every once in a while. As does Word. Hmm. At least when an application crashes it doesn't bring OS X down with it like it would in Windows.
     
  5. disconap thread starter macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    Or OS9! Unix is so the way to go for an OS, OSX and all my Linux machines have never had a system-wide crash, at least not while using them (I've had kernel panics during boots before, though)...
     
  6. jefhatfield Retired

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    if your machine was working consistently for some time and now you have problems coming up, a corrupted os is an obvious culprit and so then most just reinstall

    but another, though less likely issue, could be that a ram stick went bad after a long period of time...ram issues usually show up the day you put it in or not at all
     
  7. Wellander macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I have had mulitple applications crash be fore in Mac OSX.
    It was when i went to print one time.
    Everything except for the system apps crashed.
    10.3.7.
     
  8. riciad macrumors 6502

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    It's happened to me quite often, but only when I'm using Canvas (every version from 6 through 10).

    It has to be the flakiest app ever, but I stick with it since when it is working it's fantastic. I've learned to save very, very frequently.
     

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