10.5.8 finder loop crash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by metsomaniac, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. metsomaniac macrumors member

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    Nov 15, 2011
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    A colleague presented a 13" mac book going out of control!!!

    Basically loads of finder windows were opening in rapid fire on a recurring loop.

    Thinking I'd boot up the laptop of mind using target disk I was tripped up at the first hurdle on account the MacBook didn't have a FireWire port!!

    After holding down apple alt esc the loop stopped and I managed to get a crash report.

    I believe the laptop is temporarily fixed and would like to offer a more permanent solution, I've uploaded a crash report PDF if anyone could take a look for me and offer some help.

    Thank you

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2gavxaekpaz7w8l/Finder_2012-11-14-041709_Macintosh-3.pdf
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
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    The crash log indicates that Finder is repeatedly spawning threads to handle the open window requests, but that nothing else unusual is happening. That being the case, I suspect stuck keys as the cause. With the laptop OFF, press and release each key on the built-in keyboard once. Do any keys not return to their starting position when you do this? If so, those are your troublemakers.
     

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