Random OS Crashes

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TomKease, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. TomKease macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2008
    My MacBook OS has RANDOMLY CRASHED on me twice in the last 6 days.

    Its kinda starting to worry me. I am worried it may lead to HD failure.
    Does anyone know of any remedies for this or know why it may happening.

    Im getting ready to ERASE AND INSTALL...

    Any suggestions...

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I'd try to look for the console logs to see what was happening when the system crashed. Look in Applications/Utilities/Console. Often you will find something there that at least tells you what was happening. Decoding it usually requires some unix skills.
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Open "Console" and look at system.log.

    It's easiest to spot a problem if you know the exact time the crash occurred.
  4. Floris1994 Guest

    Jan 4, 2009
    Do what the people before me said and verify your HD in Disk Utility. Also, it is probably not hardware related but use apple hardware test to be sure.
  5. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    I dunno about your specific system but MB/MBP run pretty hot. In other NB systems I've noticed that there's a direct correlation with overheating and system crashes.

    If your system is running hot and the apple hardware checks everything out as being fine what about installing smcFanControl?

    It's not Windoze tho so you probably won't help anything by erasing and reinstalling.

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