Safari crashes, forces hard reboot

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cpjrmd, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. cpjrmd macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    During normal web browsing (usually with nothing more that safari, ichat, and itunes open), my safari will give me the spinning beach ball and not even allow me to quit the application. This then proceeds to do the same thing to my other running applications to the point where I have to do a hard reboot. I have the 2.4 with 2 gigs of ram (less than a month old). Thanks!

    Edit: I guess it's not limited to Safari, it just happened with Word.
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    It won't respond to a force-quit?

    Have you repaired permissions?
  3. cpjrmd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    I just repaired permissions and, naturally, it froze up again right after that.

    Noob question, but is there a difference in command+q and a force quit? If so, how do you force quit?
  4. okatidubi macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2008
    I'll use option + command + esc. It brings up the force quit window. Not sure if there's a difference though.
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    The memory you have in your system, was it originally installed by Apple, or did you upgrade it yourself? If you've upgraded the RAM, and the system is crashing randomly, I would suspect the RAM is at fault.

    If not... then it'll be some other hardware issue.

    You can try resetting the PRAM (

    If that doesn't help, you try running the Apple Hardware Test?
    Set it for the long test.. if it crashes it should report an error. If your system completely fails the AHT, return the whole system to Apple.
  6. rickytowner macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2008
    Fire Fox

    get fire fox 3 it will solve all your problems

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