Hi, maybe someone here can help me out. Let me first explain the situation. A couple weeks ago, my hard drive failed. Thankfully, I had everything still intact via Carbon Copy Cloner with a bootable backup on my external hard drive. CCC created this backup through a file-level transfer (as opposed to a block-level transfer), and now that the time has finally come to use this backup for survival, I have an issue. While yes, the hard drive is working and the OS is booting perfectly, any application I open will crash. This is everything from the Applications folder to Utilities... it doesn't matter where it's located, it won't open. I tried installing a couple applications from their disk images to see if I could get around it, and while they would go through Installer, I couldn't open after they'd be put on the hard drive. Whenever I attempt to open a program, it briefly opens, and then crashes, leaving the usual crash report dialog. The more detailed analysis states the following (as in the case of Safari): Code: Process: Safari (613) Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari Identifier: com.apple.Safari Version: 3.1 (5525.13) Build Info: WebBrowser-55251300~1 Code Type: X86 (Native) Parent Process: launchd (137) Date/Time: 2008-06-13 05:08:42.673 -0500 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C7010) Report Version: 6 Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x000000003a223610 Crashed Thread: 6 The report then goes into a long series of Threads... So does anyone have any suggestions for me to make this bootable copy actually useable? Thanks.