I thought Macs didn't crash

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by wolfers, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. wolfers macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    I got my new MacBook Air today (11"/2GB/1.4GHz/64GB) and I installed Flash 10 and ClickToFlash.

    Channel 4oD's website had crashed the Mac twice now. Crashed as in the whole thing locks up. I feel like I'm back in the 90's or something!

    Any thoughts/suggestions?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Where did you get the impression that Macs don't crash? Any computer can crash, regardless of the OS installed.
  3. walterwhite macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2011
    South Central PA
    somehow, something got really messed up in the installation of one or both of those... throw them away or uninstall bot and se if the issue presists. You can also boot the MBA while holding down the "D" key (will take a while) and then it will run Apple Diagnostics and check its own hardware. If there is a problem there... get it replaced.
  4. wolfers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    I've had Macs for years and I can't remember the last time I had to do a force restart. I thought each application ran in its own little area and you could Force Quit it if it was misbehaving. That's what all my other Macs have done.
  5. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    Well it's probably crashing because of Flash.........:rolleyes:

    Try a different browser or try not using ClickToFlash.
  6. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Technology is never perfect. It wasn't your physical Mac that crashed anyways.
  7. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Not a big fan of ClickToCrash, myself.

    I use Safari without Flash, and use Chrome (with its integrated Flash Player) when I need Flash.
  8. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
  9. BENJMNS macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2005
    pretty naive comment.

    my mba told me to shut down today. os x has its own set of flaws.
  10. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Should have gotten 4GB ram...

    It will get even worse in the future.
  11. wisty macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    Mac have been stable as a rock since ... welll ever.

    Windows has been just as stable as Macs since Windows 7. It has been OK since Windows 2000 as long as you reboot a lot.

    Flash (on any platform) will crash like crazy. It may bring your browser down (depending on the browser - I think Chrome has some protection).
  12. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011

    I use both windows 7 and osx and they are both equally fast, stable, and problem free but flash can make both crash. Osx a bit more.

    Sucks because all my favorite prn sites use flash :(
  13. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Run Disk Utility (Search Spotlight for Disk Utility- Top right of screen-) and verify the disk and its permissions. Bet it fixes your issue.
  14. BENJMNS macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2005
  15. kalsta macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2010
    My Mac crashes regularly — as in the whole system freezes up. Seems to have started around the time I updated to 10.6.5, and still with 10.6.6. Before that I would have agreed with all the comments about OS X being rock solid.
  16. jamespa66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2007
    Kenosha, WI
    This has no relevance to the machine crashing, odds are it was caused by flash.
  17. colourfastt macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2009
    My iMac has the same problem; it started with 10.6.3. It's so bad I just rolled back to 10.6.2 and so far no crashes.
  18. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    :rolleyes: People really buy into the Flash is bad thing, don't they? Rather sad, its not perfect, but attributing a hard crash to Flash itself really sad. Odds are its ClickToFlash causing the issue, or a hardware issue (Flash uses CPU, CPU usage causes heat, a badly installed heatsink could result in hard lockups, bad memory is another possibility).

    Never had a hard crash due to Flash ever on OSX, no ClickToFlash, sure, had the share of browser crashes, but this is unlikely to be a pure Flash issue.
  19. ecib macrumors regular


    Jan 4, 2011
    I have the same setup. The only problem is that Flash does not play nice with Chrome either. I have Flash crash Chrome nearly every time I use it.

    I also have Firefox with NoScript installed for that reason. I find it better than Chrome for watching Flash content, especially because you have the option to individually allow Flash elements to play via NoScript. Has been much more stable for me. The only pain is that I have to download the latest version of Flash for Firefox myself since it is not baked in like Chrome.
  20. Zanthus macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Reading, Uk
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148a Safari/6533.18.5)

    4od always crashes my mac that's flash for you it works in firefox fine though

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