OH NO! Apps wont open!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tominated, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    HELP! PLEASE! Whenever i try to open an app, after about 5 seconds it crashes. then the error reporting thing pops up and disappears withing 2 seconds! It happens with all apps!!! I can only use apps that are open! i don't want to restart, because i might not be able to open any apps! PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Tried Repairing Permissions, or will Disk Utility not open either?
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    well if it doesn't, you can repair them from the Install disk :)
     
  4. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    if that doesn't work, should i take it to the genius bar?
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    if it doesn't work, do a file system check, and if that fails, re-install OS X.

    actually, I forgot to ask, i assume you have restarted the computer?
     
  6. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I didn't want to, in fear of not being able to open apps, but i have now to repair permissions
     
  7. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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  8. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    The first step when something is acting strange is to repair permissions. Step 2 is to restart. 3rd step is to panic. :)
     

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