Crashing! HELP PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by m3gau, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. m3gau macrumors member

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    Hey I posted in the OSX software page but am not sure if its a software problem or not so thought i'd put it here. Basically at least 5 times a day my Mac Pro keeps crashing it will freeze up completely and then give me a message saying it needs to restart and to hold down the power button etc.
    This doesn't seem specific to any piece of software on my computer which is why i think it maybe a hardware issue.
    Any thoughts?
    I'm getting desperate this shouldn't happen on a mac its a Windows kinda thing to happen!
    Thanks
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    How old is the computer? It's probably best to give Apple a ring.
     
  3. m3gau thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it in March. Ok seems like I'll have to. though i have just realised that the I do always have firefox open when it crashes so am switching to safari to see if it still happens.
    Any other thoughts would be apreciated.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What peripherals do you have plugged in? Do you use third party RAM? Maybe check Console in the Utilities folder to see if it caught anything in the crash logs. :)
     
  5. m3gau thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a printer an external hard drive my usb headset for skype and wireless network thingy.
    I don't really understand most of the stuff in the console so it all just looks confusing to me.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Feel free to post some of the Console stuff up here for someone else to look at. Unplug one peripheral at a time, if possible, and see if the crashing continues.
     
  7. m3gau thread starter macrumors member

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    It hasn't crashed since I stopped using firefox. If it happens again will repost some console stuff and try the unlpugging. Thanks for the help so far!
     

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