4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2012 2:51 PM by Austin Kinsella1
Evonne_Lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

when I tried to launch i.e. software update, safari, itunes and so on,it's giving me errors saying that it's missing webcore and javascriptcore.Even when lauches eclipse, couldn't start JVM.

However I could lauch chrome no problem.

The software update combo to 10.6.8 didn't do the trick.

And I tried to follow the steps online to get the file out of the combo and replace them.

Unfortunatly, when I tried to use Pacifist to get the files, it gives the same error lauching Pacifist.

 

Please help me with this problem. I had it for 2 months.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), software update failed
  • 1. Re: all system applications crashed after updated to 10.6.8
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    Re-install 10.6, then re-apply the 10.6.8 Combo.

  • 2. Re: all system applications crashed after updated to 10.6.8
    Evonne_Lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    whad you you mean by re-install it? U mean i should format my mac and redo everything? However, I have my windows in bootcamp so I was hoping i could find a way not to reinstall it

  • 3. Re: all system applications crashed after updated to 10.6.8
    steve626 Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

    I think the correct thing to try is a "reinstall" with the original 10.6 install media. Do NOT select the option to erase the drive, select the option to reinstall without erasing. This way all your data and files remain but all the Apple programs and operating system are replaced. Then apply the combo update after the reinstall. This entire process will take ~ 30-60 minutes. All your files and programs should still be there.

     

    As a precaution, make two backup copies of everything before doing this. I recommend one using Time Machine and the second backup a "clone" of the drive (using Carbon Copy Cloner or using SuperDuper).

     

    If the above "reinstall" does not resolve your issue, then I would check that both backups are sound and good, and then do the reinstall by erasing everything on the drive and reinstalling from scratch. You will then need to restore from a backup. This approach, however, will take ~ hours and may require that you reinstall some software and/or enter codes for purchased software. It's best to avoid this latest "reinstall" if possible.

  • 4. Re: all system applications crashed after updated to 10.6.8
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    At some stage in the process, probably after taking a backup or two, I would suggest using Disk Utility to check your internal disk.