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donazipe Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
I just installed leopard. Erase and install, then I copied my setting back using migration assistant.
I am going through my programs to see if everything works.
One weird thing, it happened twice since yesterday: all of a sudden, many if not all programs refuse to open (terminal, disk utility, activity monitor, etc., but also non apple programs (office, quicken, ecc.).
The message is "The application "<name of the application>" cannot be launched. -10810".
In addition, i have stuff in the trash, and if I try to empty it, I get the message "the operation cannot be completed becaus you do not have sufficient privileges".
Mine is an administrator account.
When I restart, everything is working back.
Has anybody seen this -10810 error? What happens? What triggers it? How to avoid it?
Thanks for helping.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5), 2 GB ram
  • Sjaak Zwart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Remove software what is not 10.5 proof. For example I had this problem with Bin-It, after removing Bin-It the problem didn
  • donazipe Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I don't use bin-it. I removed most of pre-leopard software from login items, as well as less used preference panels and menu-only applications.
    Anyway, this **** -10810 error re-appers. It is quite ramdom (its appearance), but once there, I could not open other applications. The only way to fix it is to reboot.
    Furthermore, once -10810 error appears, I can't open any further applications (an unexpected error -10810 occurred) but the ones already opened continue to work, I can't empty the trash (not enough privileges), I can't mount disk images (too many threads).
    If I force quit the finder, I can open new applications but after few seconds, the error -10810 is back again.
    If I reboot, everything is back working. If I run disk utility, privileges and disk appear to be OK. So there is something that screws things up, but without knowing what that **** error code means, it will be though to try to fix it.
    Does anybody know where to get info about that error code, what it is... or, how to contact directly somebody at apple support who can explain what that -10810 error means, what triggers it, how to fix it etc.?
    Thanks a lot.
  • A hollow Voice says Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    PPC G5 and having the same problem. I've got too much stuff here to delete everything that hasn't been formally Leopard Certified, but they're not loaded or used.

    Knowing what the error code means would go a long way towards solving the problem.
  • One Duran Man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had this problem ever since I installed Leopard. I have found no clear answer. I have visited the loacl Apple store and they have no clear answer. Error code -10810 is a big mystery. I am very frustarted and starting to feel like a Vista user.

    I googled the error code and found that it dates back to 2004.

    Help Steve Jobs, you are our only hope.
  • donazipe Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    i booted from the leopard dvd, and with disk utility, I fixed privileges and checked the disk.
    then, I removed few preference panes, following the suggestion to remove non 10.5 proof software.
    Since then, I haven't seen the error again. hope this help.
  • gts_ny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does it make a difference if you run installed disk utility from HD? Or you have to run it from DVD? How do you remove preferences pane? Which ones? Thanks
  • donazipe Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    booted from leopard dvd, repaired privileges and disk. don't know how it will work using the program already on the HD.
    Second, i just moved out of the preference panels folders (both in the mail library and in the user library) all the panes not installed by leopard, and explored. after few day of everything working fine, i start to put back few of them, and so on. definitely this error has something to do with old software...
  • A hollow Voice says Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    This is really interesting because I've recently spent almost two hours on the phone with a level-2 apple technician who had to do a Google search to identify this error number and claimed there were no internal documents that referenced it.

    He (I'm not naming him because I believe the problem is at a higher level) was only able to identify the issue because of these discussions. I also believe this group is subject to censure and topic erasure by Apple.

    My system is mostly stable now, however I've also removed almost all of my utilities from my startup group and uninstalled software running drivers I couldn't swear didn't cause a conflict (like Wacom's Graphire tablet software). I'm afraid to plug in my Samson usb microphone.

    I wonder when Apple will release 10.5.2........
  • Robert Saecker Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
    You can't use the Repair Disc function of Disc Utility on your startup disc.
  • reneooms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Now and then I have the same problem. No old software running... When it happens you also can't force quit apps.

    Very frustrating
  • donazipe Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Are you ABSOLUTELY sure you do not have old software? Have you checked every preference panel, launch agent, launch daemon, startup item, input manager etc. you have on your mac, both in the mail library and in the user library (and why not, in the system library) ?
    I will suggest you to run a deep check. I can assure you that since I did that, I haven't seen the **** error and all the associated weirdnesses...
    And for safety, just boot from the leopard dvd, and run a privileges and disk check/fix.
    In addition, I recently got a new iMac, leopard on, no old software, and I have never seen the -10810 error.
    I am still testing all "old software" one by one, to see if I can stumble in the culprit...
    Good luck!
  • Garsett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's a pain in the ***, that's what it is.
    I can't believe I'm not finding any solutions that work in this forum or elsewhere on the Internet.
    I erased my hard disk, installed Leopard and must have moved some Tiger app settings that are not compatible using the import from your old computer-option.
    Well then that's a problem in the assistant that helps you move your account then, isn't it?? IT SHOULDN'T ALLOW INCOMPATIBLE STUFF TO BE COPIED.
    Why doesn't Apple do something about that?!
  • planoBob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The process count is the problem, but shutting down unneeded processes is not a fix, there is an airport process that is forking new children soon after you free up a process slot (actually, I don't know the rate of forking as it is likely slow enough to work). There is a bug in airport on this issue.

    I've seen this a few times now and we need a fix from Apple. I have airport turned off and it still happens.

    If you log out and login back in, this will fix it for a while.
  • N45800 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It seems to be the error that happens when your computer reaches the maximum amount of threads.
    It turns out AppTrap was causing the problem for me. To find out what is causing the problem, quit an open program and immediately open activity monitor, closing an open app should free up some threads. Organize the list by number of threads. Be sure to list all processes. Whatever is at the top of the list is probably what is causing the problem.
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