Programs unexpectedly quitting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chunkdude, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. chunkdude macrumors newbie

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    so ive got a SR macbook, 2.2, 160, 2 gigs of ram. ever since i got it, programs have been crashing quite often. theres no build up to it and it doesnt drag it out like windows does, ill do some sort of command, whether it be open, save, or sometimes even after selecting quit, and the program will dissappear and i will get the window saying it quit unexpectedly.

    it has happened with microsoft word, illustrator, preview, mozilla, some dvd ripping program, safari, and a few others.

    this happen to anyone else? for a brand new system thats supposed to be more stable than a pc, im kind of dissapointed in what im seeing so far.
     
  2. cptpower macrumors regular

    cptpower

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    weird; nothing I've ever seen, though that doesn't mean that it has never happened to anyone else.

    Running Leopard I assume?

    Any third-party apps installed?
     
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    Try taking out one of the ram sticks(or both and replace them with the Apple ones if you bought them from third-party) and see if it helps. Apps shutting down might be ram-related. If this doesn't fix it, maybe try booting from an external hard drive and see if the problem pertains. If it does, try a reinstall. If it does again, it's time to call AC!
     
  4. joegomolski macrumors 6502

    joegomolski

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    Programs unexpectedly quitting

    I have also seen this problem.

    I believe that it can happen when a file is corrupted.

    You'll never find the corrupted file.

    At this point the best recommendation is to reinstall OSX. Do an erase and install, and then reinstall your software. The problem, I think is not going to be in your data files.
     

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