Crash Fixes For Mac
Your Mac is able to automatically restart when it freezes How To Avoid Crashes and Freezes There are a few basic precautions that you can follow to minimise the chances of crashes, freezes and other slowdowns that might be causing your Mac to misbehave. The following tips are fairly obvious but it’s surprising just how many people neglect to keep their computer ship-shape. Over time, the issues just tend to get worse so it’s wise to keep on top of such activities. It may also be worth doing a quick hardware check to verify that everything is in working order as follows:.
From the Apple menu choose About This Mac. Click on the More Info button. Choose System Report to view the status of all your hardware.
This will highlight any hardware issues that may be contributing to system problems. Also in Disk Utility, you can check the S.M.A.R.T. Status of your hard disk, which will highlight any potential problems.
A failing hard disk would likely contribute to system freezes and crashes. Keep Your OS and Apps Up To Date It’s highly recommended that you ensure Mac OS and all your applications are up to date, because regular updates should fix critical performance, security and compatibility flaws in Mac OS and your apps. Thankfully, Macs check for OS updates automatically and anybody that uses the App Store can easily obtain the most recent versions of their apps.
Make sure your Mac software is up to date Install More System Memory Insufficient system RAM in your Mac will cause applications to run slowly as your computer tries to free up the memory space it needs. This is one of the most common causes of system freezes, but the computer usually resumes without a catastrophic failure. Adding more system memory is one of the best things that you can upgrade, giving your Mac the best chance of performing well. It will also allow you to open more simultaneous applications without noticing any slowdown. Perform Regular Housekeeping Your Mac will generally run OK by itself with few serious issues, but when applications or the OS itself starts to freeze or crash it’s recommended that you invest a little time in sensible housekeeping duties. A few activities you might consider are:.
Defragment your hard disk, especially if you use massive files such as video. Applications such as and are good third-party tools to defragment a Mac’s disk.
Verify and repair disk permissions using the built-in Disk Utility tool. Delete unused applications and clear out their preferences and system caches. Empty application caches (e.g. In Safari) and clear history items periodically. Free up unused memory that’s stuck in limbo using apps such as. Restart Your Mac Occasionally Many people leave their Mac on constantly and never actually restart unless it’s forced by a system or application update.
Mac’s tend to operate fine like this but it can be a good idea to restart occasionally to completely reset memory status and your applications. This also gives a chance for daemons and other background system processes to reinitialise, which can sometimes resolve any issues.
You don’t need to restart your Mac every day, but once a week seems like a sensible compromise. Note that starting a computer actually increases the strain and wear and tear on its components when they transition from an unpowered to fully powered state, so it’s probably a good habit to leave your computer in sleep mode rather than turning it off completely (and it’ll be ready to use more quickly).
Free Up Some Hard Disk Space Mac’s don’t like operating with hardly any free disk space, so make sure you have ample room left on the drive. If you have almost no space left it will certainly increase the frequency of system slowdowns and freezes. A few tips to free up some additional hard disk space are:.
Find and remove duplicate files using applications such as and. Regularly empty the Trash and individual application’s Trash cans (such as iPhoto and iMovie). Find and delete (or archive) very large files such as videos and photos.
Compress, move or archive old files and emails. Move your documents to a cloud-based service such as iCloud or DropBox.
Apple has recently posted several articles that offer advice on how to prevent crashes and freezes related to the. The fixes all involve deleting files, most often heretofore little-known system files. Prevent a Configuring Installation error When installing an OS X update, the Installer may stall or freeze at the stage where a “Configuring Installation” message appears. The good news is that this bug has been eradicated in Mac OS X 10.5.6. The only problem is that you may still see this error while attempting to install the very 10.5.6 update that fixes it! If so, the solution is to go to the /Library/Updates folder and delete its contents. I am not certain (and ) exactly why deleting this folder’s contents eliminates the Configuring Installation error.
But after a bit of investigation, I at least know a bit about the overall function of this folder. Most often, all you will find in the Updates folder is a single index.plist file. However, using Software Update, if you select to download and install an update that requires a restart, you will eventually get a message that says “The new software requires that you restart your computer.” You can choose either the Restart or Not Now button. If you select Not Now, the update’s package is temporarily stored in the Updates folder (as shown above). The index.plist file maintains a list of these updates that are waiting to be installed after a logout/restart. In such instances, the update will also be listed as “Downloaded” in Software Update (as seen near the bottom of the screenshot on the right).
Fix a blue screen crash Apple that, especially after using Software Update, you may get a blue screen crash at startup. If so, a likely fix is to restart with a Safe Boot (by holding down the Shift key down at startup). New in Mac OS X 10.5.6, a Safe Boot results in the deletion of the “dynamic loader shared cache” in the /var/db/dyld directory. A corrupt cache here turns out to be one cause of a blue screen crash. Restarting normally after a Safe Boot creates a new copy of the deleted cache, with the result that the crash should no longer occur. Fix Mail crashes According to Apple, the Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update “addresses an issue that could prevent Mail from quitting.” In an ironic twist, that Mail may actually quit unexpectedly after installing 10.5.6. This can happen if the Mail application was not properly updated.
If so, the solution is to run. If and only if your copy of Mail needs this update, the update file should appear in Software Update. If unexpected quits persist even with an apparently properly installed copy of Mail, Apple recommends a visit to the /Library/Mail/Bundles folder. If you find third-party Mail plugins here (such as and ), these may be incompatible with the latest version of Mail. Check to see if there are newer versions of the plug-ins available. Otherwise, simply delete the plug-ins.
This should eliminate the crashes. Two follow-ups. Adobe printing errors fixed in 10.5.6: claims that the update “improves printing for the Adobe CS3 application suite.” As usual, Apple’s documentation offers little in the way of specifics. However, I am guessing that this addresses the.
Crash Fixes For Machine Learning
NYTimes app updated: I previously crowned. A new 1.4 version is. It promises “improved stability,” including fixing a crash that occurs when pressing the previous or next button at the last article. I’ve used the updated app for awhile and have not had a crash yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.