What is the weirdest software crash you've had?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rendezvouscp, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    Mine would have to be right now when I forced quit Classic Startup and Classic Environment, and then the top right of my menu bar stopped working (with the menu extras and the time). Everytime I move my mouse up there, I get a spinning beachball, and I can't use my keyboard to control brightness, sound loudness, or ejection, but Expose still works. :rolleyes:
    What's your weirdest crash?
  2. MegaSignal macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2003
    Even weirder...

    After replacing and moving some hard drives around, as well as working on some new optical drives, my system (10.2.8) boots normally, but the numbers on the numerical keypad become inoperative after log in. Volume, eject, and enter keys work; only the numbers do not. The "num lock" key illuminates, but does not make a difference. The numbers above the letters and below the function keys work normally. Of course, I have no idea how to correct this...
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Interesting; I just had that Classic/Top of menu bar crash a few days ago. Happened twice in close succession, in fact, and the first time the OS insisted Classic was running, but was unable to quit it via the prefpane or terminal. I couldn't shut down, either, since the OS insisted something was running and would cancel logout--I eventually used the terminal to kill my session's loginwindow, and restarted from the login screen.

    Not quite sure what caused it all of a sudden, though I did notice that you've got the same computer as me. I've heard of exactly what the dead top-right-menubar is a symptom of, but I can't remember what it is now (probably crashed daemon for whatever controls menu extras).
  4. adamjay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2004
    just the other day i was playing my girlfriend in Quake 3 Arena and forgot that i had all the graphics turned all the way up. I only get crashes in Quake at highest-graphics and when i am up real close with multiple other players and alot of firing going on. Anyway, thats exactly what happened, it crashed i got a black screen, my Desktop came up for a split second, but then back to a black screen and it launched Unreal Tournament 2004 demo on its own (which my machine could never handle running, i had forgotten to delete it)

    not too wierd but sort of ironic that Quake would crash because of my powerbook's low graphics specs and then launch me into another game that i can't run. =\
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    When the Finder hangs. Results in a pinwheel whenever the mouse is over a Finder window. Force-quit doesn't restart the Finder as it should and it won't heal itself. The only solution is a restart, or if you can get to the Activity Monitor, killing the WindowServer process. I keep my Applications folder in the Dock now because I've seen this crash a few times.
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Safari tab-crash. Open a new tab in Safari, but instead it erases the current window and gives you a new blank window. Infuriating, and also weird. If you keep browsing after that it starts doing really freaky things. Solution is to restart Safari.
  7. oldschool macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2003
    OS9 probably gave me my weirdest crashes. The finder one time quit and restarted 10 times before the computer started working fine for 30 seconds, then everything stopped.

    I used to hate those curser freezing freezes in os9
  8. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2004
    South Jersey

    LOL... I hated , I mean hated OS 9 ... That OS alone almost made me think about going to another alternative... Thankfully I didn't & now I have OS X , computer bliss if there is such a thing...
    What was up with the force quit feature in OS 9... Everytime I tried to use it it forced crash...lol... Ahh, the good ol' days, <g>... lol...
  9. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I did have a "kernel panic" with OS X yesterday. A helpful tip: Don't try to relaunch Classic applications at the same time that you force quit it from OS X. ... My computer wouldn't start up correctly after installing iChat 2.1

    Oh, you want applications? Well, I have a copy of Graphing Calculator 2.2 for OS 9, and whenever I expand too many equations, the program does some real funny wierd s***. Then usually it crashes. :p

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