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Launching Iphoto causes Imac to reboot

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jthrnbt Calculating status...
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Nov 5, 2012 12:22 PM

When I launch Iphoto it crashes my Imac and causes it to reboot. I have tried deleting Iphoto and reinstalling it and that doesn't help. I tried Iphoto manager to rebuild the library and it aborts.

I tried this command I found in one of the other responses

(run sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force) and it returns with run command not found. I have deleted all the photos and tried to create a new library and still crashes and reboots my Mac. I am running 10.8.2. Any help would be appreciated. I don't know what else to try. I took laptop to Apple store last week and they deleted everything and reinstalled OS.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to jthrnbt)

    Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts or Users & Groups on 10.7 and 10.8), make a new Library in that account, import some shots  and see if the problem is repeated there. If it is, then a re-install of the app might be indicated. If it's not, then it's likely the app is okay and the problem is something in the main account.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to jthrnbt)

    Boot into Safe Mode,  Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode, and see if iPhoto causes a crash a reboot of your iMac.  If it does you may have to reinstall the system. 

     

    However, before you do try downloading and applying the OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.2 (Combo)

    updater followed by a repair of disk permissions with Disk Utility.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to jthrnbt)

    The combo contains all of the files in the previous 10.8 updaters and will reinstall them. So if you went from 10.8 to 10.8.2 using the incremental updater you might not have a component that was added in an earlier 10.8 updater.  The combo updater, IMO, is the more reliable updater to use and is the one most recommended by the system gurus in the Apple forums.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to jthrnbt)

    If you can launch iPhoto in Safe Mode then the issue is caused by something that Safe Mode disables - and that's usually a 3rd party app or plug-in.

     

    Any messages in the Console?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:41 PM (in response to jthrnbt)

    I think you should pose your question in the iMac or Mt. Lion forums and link to this topic.  It might be a hardware or system issue.

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