Selecting disc after File, Open crashes application

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NOV, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. NOV macrumors 6502

    NOV

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have this strange thing going on.

    I'm working in an application (doesn't matter which one, it's persistent in all apps) and choose File, Open.
    Then I want to go to one of my HD's, so I want to select the HD.
    But then all of a sudden, upon clicking in the upper left corner, the application quits, it doesn't even freeze, it simply quits...and I'm losing the non saved data I was working on..

    I did " Repair disk" (no problem found) and "Repair permissions", but the problem still exists.

    I hope anyone has a clue what's going on and how I can repair this?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Does accessing this disk through Finder make anything crash? Is the SMART status of the disk verified in Disk Utility?
     
  3. NOV thread starter macrumors 6502

    NOV

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    Navigating through the Finder doesn't crash the disk at all, so that's my work around whenever I want to work with a file in an application (double click or Open With).

    Yes, the S.M.A.R.T. status is verified (whatever that may be).

    BTW. I'm on Tiger 10.4.5
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, maybe try it in a different user account then.
     
  5. NOV thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No same behaviour and results....:(
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Bugger. :(

    Hopefully I'm wrong but since it's system-wide, it sounds like a failing disk (possible despite the usual software tests not picking this up). Even if it's not, make sure everything's backed up right now.
     
  7. NOV thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I finally solved it by erasing the disc with zeroes. Then the disc was fine again and could be selected when I did File Open and File Save As
     

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