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Apps quit unexpectedly says thread 0 crash (?) tried all the recommended fixesd

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Mar 9, 2013 1:18 PM

Hi everyone - I know I'm on borrowed time with my 10 year old Mac mini but recently after installing new Camino and most recent Flash plugin that is compatible with 10.4.11 I started to have all apps quit unexpectedly, and so far I noticed it always happens right after trying to access Screen Saver in System Preferences or when I try to play a file in iTunes. I already repaired disk permissions and used disk repair from installer CD. I'm not able to copy the reports for some reason but they all say "thread 0 crash EXC.BAD.INSTRUCTION" The iTunes crash shows " libmathCommon.Adylib" in the reports. Anyone who attempts to help will get points from me - Thanks so much!!!

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,485 points)

    Hve you tried:


    Uninstalling Camino


    Repairing permissions


    Are you sure you installed the correct version of Flash Player?


    You can check here:  to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version, or later, is for Intel Macs only running Tiger or Leopard, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.4.402.265 is for Snow Leopard onwards.


    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here:  and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player is the one you download. More information here:


    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):



    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)



    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go.

    Reapply the big combo update...


    The combo update for PowerPC-based Macs...


    The combo update for Intel-based Macs...


    Repair Permissions afterwords, reboot.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)

    Great news, thanks, really glad I could help!


    PS. My opinion is the new iMacs, while faster by far, are not worth it unless you can dispose of it within a year, same goes for the new Minis.


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