Crash that, crash this

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  1. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Many of my applications are crashing now that I have Leopard, for example iTunes when trying to delete music or in Firefox when I want to search for specific words in a web page.

    Does this have to do with Leopard? What should I do? Format and install the OS or what? I don't really want to do that, but if I must to get rid of these stupid crashes, then I guess I'll have to.
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I should make this my new sig.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    what type of install did you do with Leopard, if you just did an upgrade that could be your problem. But before reinstalling I would try repairing permissions, and also restarting if you haven't already tried that.
     
  4. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just did an upgrade.

    My friend is telling me that its a software issue. I haven't had any kernel panics.
     
  5. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just repaired disk permissions and its still doing it.

    Oh well. Guess I'll just do a a fresh install. Should have done that in the first place.
     
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    Have you tried making a new user? Shot in the dark: have you installed any non-standard fonts?
     
  7. Mlobo01 macrumors 6502

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    it could be your RAM...

    can you specify what kind of ram modules you have and MB amount, brand etc. one of your modules could be bad, give some detail please, One way of trying out bad ram is to take one out, try apps with it, then take it out and install the other, just in case, assuming you have 2 modules.thanks
     
  8. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No for both.

    I just did an archive and install (saving my preferences and such) and it is still doing it. Only one thing left to try. :\

    As for the post above this, I doubt it'd have to do with my RAM.
     
  9. dabirdwell macrumors 6502

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    Leopard upgrade hurt my MDD too

    I did an upgrade also on my MDD 867 and have had all kinds of stability and performance issues. Some things seem to work great, but iTunes usage, iPhone syncing, application crashes, and general system hangs have really been a pain. Now that I have my external drive full of TM data, I can't back up my extra files and wipe the boot disk.

    I love some things about Leopard, but overall a headache after the PPC upgrade.
     
  10. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I am just going to leave it like this.

    I'm thinking that these crashes are related to software, not the OS itself.
     
  11. kostia macrumors regular

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    I hope you haven't done a reinstall.

    I'd bet money this is the same problem I had.

    The problem is related to the alert sound. Go to the Sounds preference pane and select a different one.

    Under Tiger I had made a "fake" alert sound in order to make the system flash the screen when it couldn't find the sound. After upgrading to Leopard, this trick no longer worked, and iTunes, Firefox, and other programs would crash immediately upon triggering an alert sound.
     

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