Garage band '08 just crashes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Me1000, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006

    So I installed iLife '08 and everything works except Garage band,
    It was on my macbook (look in sig for specs) so it should work and everything.

    When I open it up it has the "initializing" window, and it stays up for a minute or so until the whole application just crashes.

    I tried to rerun the installer, but the only option I get is to install the instruments and loops, so I installed it.

    Same thing happened.

    What can I do?

    Should I just drop the application in the trash and try to reinstall it that way?

    EDIT: when I get the error message and I hit 'report' this is the error...

    it was longer (like 4 times as long), but I got rid of the part that i dont think was really important
  2. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
  3. norayork macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2007

    The same thing is happening to me -- I just installed ilife 08 on my MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core Duo -- and garage band just crashes away -- I have no idea what to do.:mad::confused:
  4. geoffjburch macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2007
    Garage band '08 just crashes

    Hi all,

    I've been having the same problems in 10.5 and 10.4.10. I don't know if this is an ultimate fix or not, but for grins this morning, I tried removing my /Users/username/Library/Caches/GarageBand folder, and it appears to be much less crash-prone.

    I also found this page to have some helpful hints:

    Hope that helps.
  5. mrlunch macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I have a brand new 20" iMac 24 running Leopard when I click on GarageBand '08 a dialog box appears saying "Initializing..." and I have to do a force quit. Any suggestions on what I can do to get this working?
  6. gmbelly macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2007
    garage crash

    hi, i have a new imac 20inch, and everytime i play in the window where you can add a music track, from my keystation, it crashes and i lose what i have done...any ideas?
  7. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    For those of you who got stuck at initializing...

    I went and deleted the /Users/myusername/Library/Caches/GarageBand...


    I then went and deleted the 2 files from

    /Users/myusername/Library/Preferences/ and

    GarageBand then started without issue.

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