Weird system crash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by netnothing, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    So I just had a weird system crash. All apps started Not responding, had to force quit a bunch, and eventually reboot. This is a clean install of Leopard. Can anyone shed any light on are the messages from the system.log at the time things started crashing.

    Only thing I did different is at one point I used Cover Flow to browse my Fonts folder. Not sure if that has anything to do with the quicklook server errors early on.

  2. zubon macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2008
    Has anyone come up with theories/solutions for the above?

    I am having the same exact problem affecting my 2 GHz/2 GB SDRAM MacBook running 10.5.1 ... it happens with alarming frequency, at least once every few days. Any help would be appreciated.
  3. Gwyneth Llewely macrumors newbie

    Gwyneth Llewely

    I have a similar issue (and I'm still on Leopard), and the only clue I have is: Time Machine and remote disks.

    Sometimes the connection between my Macs and the small NAS from Iomega that deals with both the Time Machine backups and remote disks will "hang". It's hard to describe it, but it simply drives the Mac(s) crazy (and myself too!). Things hang, refuse to get force-quitted, reboot/shutdown doesn't work any more, and so on. The errors I get are pretty much what @kbmb has posted here. Sadly they refuse to go away.

    My only solution right now is to disconnect the NAS (or turn it down), relaunch the Mac, wait until it disconnects all remote drives and gives up on insisting to do the backup, and returns to "normality". All errors disappear as if by magic. This is quite easy to replicate, and it happens at least with two of my Macs (one iMac and one MacBook) very consistently.

    A few hints are also here: I'll try to redo my Spotlight indexes to see if that helps, but I seriously suspect it's just another of those helpful hints that will lead to nowhere...

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