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Question: CUI CUI CUI error 10.7.3 all apps crashes

Just updated to 10.7.3 and everything crashes. All apps all windows will just pop out error with CUI CUI CUI CUI on all bottom!!!:(

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.1), 2011 i5 2.3GHz

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Feb 1, 2012 4:09 PM in response to albert421 In response to albert421

FOLKS I have fixed mine...it went fast because I have fiber and well, SSD rocks.



Ok, I booted into my old drive with 10.7.2. via USB


I downloaded the COMBO update via http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1484


I installed the combo and ran Disk Utilty a couple times to make sure nothing obvious was broken or permissions sticky bit was whacked out.


Boots up into 10.7.3 fine.



If I had to guess, I'd say the installer is either got a bad pack for Macbooks here (judging by the comments) or it is quitting prematurely and rebooting before the update is fully completed - which has happened with Snow Leopard in the past on some of my machines.


I'm out of here, I have a Sh*t ton of photo this evening.


Good luck y'all. Apple get your act together.

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Feb 1, 2012 2:43 PM in response to albert421 In response to albert421

Please read this whole message before doing anything.


This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.


The purpose of this exercise is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login. Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:


  • Be sure your Mac is shut down.
  • Press the power button.
  • Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone, but not before the tone.
  • Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).


Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on some Macs.


The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


Test. Same problem(s)?


After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode.)

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