Mac help...can anyone out there tell me what a type 10 error means.?

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  1. Brody macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2004
    I am having trouble with my computer freezing on " the bomb and fuse box which says ' sorry, a system error occurred. " Finder " error type 10...can anybody tell me what this problem might mean? I have a G4 power mac dual 1Ghz proscessor with 1Gb of Ram. My system continues to freeze up even after doesn't want to log on to the internet either... if anyone could help-- I would sure appreciate it--- Brody
  2. tpjunkie macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    erm, could be an extensions there a particular reason you're not using OS X?
  3. briankonar macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2004
    how do you know he's not? i haven't used anything other than OS X in years, so don't know what might have led you to that conclusion, at least he doesn't specifically state it AFAIK.

    look it up on apple's support forums, i'm pretty sure it lists the def of all errors on their. try repair permissions? i had to do a clean install after my DVD Player App gave me a error -49.
  4. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    The error described makes it pretty obvious that it is OS 9 or older, if you have experience with it. The biggest giveaways to me were 'bomb and fuse box' and 'sorry, a system error occurred', both of which are characterisitic of fatal Classic errors.

    As for the error, I looked it up on, but its description doesn't seem right, since the problem is on a G4 and the error described problems with 68Ks. I'm guessing it has multiple meanings like the type 11 error. Here it is anyway:

    As for the cause, it could be an extension conflict as tpjunkie said, also possibly some corrupt preferences. Try disabling all third party extensions and control panels, and then try moving your Preferences folder temporarily to see if that fixes it.
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    its one of those general unhappiness errors. Check extensions, preferences, etc. reboot the machine ones a day, turn on Vm, turn off VM, watch how close to the limit of RAM you have, don't do to many things at once.
  6. Mark James macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Sarf London
    Heh to 'general unhappiness'. It's a fairly random error and can strike as unexpectedly as the Spanish Inquisition, but I encountered my first one in ages just today on opening a Quark 4.11 document on a 9.2.2-booted Mac. Turned out to be an iffy old font that was causing the problem.
  7. Brody thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2004
    Upside to the downside

  8. Brody thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2004
    upside to downside

    Thanx for that info. Last night I had to leave my computer before I could finnish troubleshooting this problem. I have a hunch that you may be right about the extensions conflict problem because last night I opened my extensions and decided to restart the computer with the Mac OS 9.2.1 All....right now I'm going to see if it will now log on to the internet because it was freezing on that error everytime I tried to log on. I'll try removing third party extensions as you suggested and movemy prefernces folder as you suggested... I use digidesign's pro tools application most frequently on this computer-- so I create my own custom settings in the extensions sometimes to free up unesscessary memory usage for things that I may not be using ....anyway I'll get back ya-- Bro

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