OS X unstable right after boot

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  1. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Last night I was having a really strange issue. iPhoto wouldn't open. I reinstalled iLife '11 and rebooted, no dice. Still wouldn't open. I went and made a sandwich for dinner, came back to my computer, tried to open it again, and it worked.

    So, I rebooted my MacBook Pro to make sure all the wonkiness was gone, it wouldn't open again.

    Now, I've been testing this oddity this evening and I've found that, while all of my other applications that I've tried to open will open, they're all unstable for about 5 minutes. (iTunes freezes while playing videos, Safari beach balls quite frequently.)

    Has anyone experienced this? I've repaired my disk and disk permissions to no avail. iTunes has also been reinstalled. This is all happening on OS X 10.6.6.
     
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    Try making a new user account and see if all works normally before even thinking about archive and install.

    It could something gone wonky with your user account.
     
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    Safari was far more stable after logging in under a new user account, but iPhoto still refuses to open until about 5 minutes after the computer is booted. All other iLife programs will open right up. iPhoto is the only little crap head.
     
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    One thing to try if not already done is run repair permissions as ilife 11 has a lot of issues in that area. I noticed things slow until I did that all seems fine now for me.

    Also you may have either a corrupted plist file or some form of corruption in the iphoto library. These can cause problems.

    This may sound strange but try it as a one of last resorts move or zip your iphoto library so it is not in the normal location of

    Home/Pictures

    Then start iphoto and see if anything changes this will help show if the is a problem within your iphoto library currently if iphoto opens and works normally.
     
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    If I move the iPhoto Library, it launches after bouncing for a long time and asks to make a new Library file.
     
  7. robert05au macrumors regular

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    i also saw the bouncing when first opening iphoto 9.1.1 without a iphoto library in place.

    Does iphoto load normally with the empty iphoto library?

    If it does it means there is a problem with the previous one. As there would be something casuing corruption or some other issue.

    I can give info on how to retrieve the photo from the previous library if needed.

    Did you have a iphoto library prior to the current iphoto version you are using?
     
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    No, this problem just popped out of absolutely nowhere. I've got time machine backups on my Time Capsule though, so I can just restore to one from last week or something and see if that helps. The problem is that my computer stays on for sometimes weeks at a time, so I have no idea when the problem started as everything goes back to normal around 5 minutes after booting completes.
     
  9. jpetticrew, Feb 25, 2011
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    Ok, so I restored from an iPhoto Library from February just to see, still nothing. I've repaired permissions, reinstalled OS X over my existing SL install, and replaced the iPhoto Library file. Short of an erase and install I don't know what else to try...

    -EDIT-

    After I installed SL, but before I upgraded from 10.6 to 10.6.6, I tried to open iPhoto and got an error message. I'm not sure if it's helpful at all, but here it is:

    Process: iPhoto [282]
    Path: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto
    Identifier: com.apple.iPhoto
    Version: ??? (???)
    Build Info: iPhotoProject-5270000~1
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [90]

    Date/Time: 2011-02-25 19:45:11.650 -0600
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)
    Report Version: 6

    Interval Since Last Report: 627 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 65
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 2
    Anonymous UUID: 4E71940A-93E5-4D01-BFFD-CFB2CC1F5255

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/NyxAudioAnalysis.framework/Versions/A/NyxAudioAnalysis
    Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/iLifeSlideshow.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/iLifeSlideshowProducer.framework/Versions/A/iLifeSlideshowProducer
    Reason: image not found

    Model: MacBookPro4,1, BootROM MBP41.00C1.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.27f3
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, PCIe, 256 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.19)
    Bluetooth: Version 2.2.0f18, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD5000BEKT-60KA9T0, 465.76 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N
    USB Device: Hub, 0x050d (Belkin Corporation), 0x0234, 0xfa200000
    USB Device: Video Camera, 0x045e (Microsoft Corporation), 0x0294, 0xfa220000
    USB Device: 1300 Series, 0x043d (Lexmark International Inc.), 0x0108, 0xfa210000
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8502, 0xfd400000
    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1a100000
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x820f, 0x1a110000
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0230, 0x5d200000
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x5d100000
     
  10. robert05au macrumors regular

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    It maybe that 10.6 is corrupted something to do with iphoto. I know this iLifeSlideshow.framework is installed as part of iphoto and possibly is damaged and causing the issues. I also am aware iphoto installed things into the main system folder.

    I am not sure if this would or not but worth a try. Try installing the iphoto 9.1.1 update over the current iphoto you have to see what happens.

    Also run disk utuility and check the HD for errors as these have caused me issues in the past with apps acting strange.

    If all else fails contact me and I can send the iLifeSlideshow.framework file zipped to see if replacing it changes anything.
     

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