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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,085 points)

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

     

    Or...

     

    Open console in Applications>Utilities, check the system log for the date/time of the last problem  & the Startup right after that for clues.

  • SnowLeo777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    These messages in the Console repeat often during startup but I don't know how to interprete them and if they are related to the problem:

     

    Sender:     com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[115]

    Message:  launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init_per_user.d/com.adobe.versioncueCS4.monitor.plist

     

     

    Sender:     com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[113]

    Message:  (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self

     

     

    Sender:  com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[113]

    Message:  (0x100600390.mach_init.VersionCueCS4monitor) Failed to check-in!

     

     

    Sender: Apple80211Agent[150]

    Message:  IMKClient: exception caught trying to get the rootProxy for connection ((** NSConnection 0x2000bce20 receivePort <NSMachPort: 0x2000bcda0> sendPort <NSMachPort: 0x2000bcd20> refCount 8590708256 **)):

              NSPortTimeoutException : connection timeout: did not receive reply

     

     

    Sender: Apple80211Agent[150]

    Message:  This exception was thrown inside thread: <NSThread: 0x20000ebc0>{name = (null), num = 1}.  This thread is the main thread.

     

     

    Sender:     com.apple.WindowServer[75]   

    Message: <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.

     

     

    Sender:     com.apple.fontd[83]

    Message: FODBCheck: foRec->annexNumber != kInvalidAnnexNumber (0)

     

     

    Sender:     com.apple.diskmanagementd[249]

    Message:  Can't access "efi-boot-device" NVRAM variable

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,085 points)

    Ouch, this is starting to sound like a Hardware problem.

     

    Get Find Any File...

     

    http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

     

    Hold Option or alt key when selecting Find to Find All.

     

    Search for Name contains...

     

    com.apple.ReportCrash.Self

  • SnowLeo777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It found a file "com.apple.ReportCrash.Self.plist" in System/Library/LaunchAgents

     

    What should I do next?

    Thank you.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,085 points)

    Now we need to find out why...

     

    Sender:     com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[113]

    Message:  (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self

     

    Do a Get Info on that file & see what rights are on it.

  • SnowLeo777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    com.apple.ReportCrash.Self.plist

     

    system: Read & Write

    wheel: Read only

    everyone: Read only

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,085 points)

    Hmmmm, hopefully somebody else has some ideas, I'm at a loss at the moment.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,640 points)

    Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self

     

    BD, when I first started using 10.6, I used to get that message all the time. I gave up, removed it from its original location and moved it into ~/Library/LaunchAgents. I think it's some meaningless buggy OS error and I never got another compaint that it couldn't be found. No problems whatsoever after moving it, including subsequent 10.6 point updates.

     

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/192563-fix-could-not-find-comapplereportc rashself/

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,085 points)

    Great tip W, thanks a bunch!

     

    I've never had that error, & in 10.6.5 to 10.8.2 it's always in System>Library>Launch Agents...

    com.apple.ReportCrash.Self.gif

    I wonder what it's all about Alfie???

  • SnowLeo777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So should I try to move it from System>Library>Launch Agents to Library>Launch Agents?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,085 points)

    I'd certainly give it a try, then reboot.

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,415 points)

    SnowLeo777 wrote:

     

    So should I try to move it from System>Library>Launch Agents to Library>Launch Agents?

    I'm confident that you won't be able to move it, but you should be able to copy it and subsequently delete it from /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ with your admin password.

     

    I also agree with your choice of moving it to /Library/LaunchAgents first, rather than your home folder Library. That way it will work for all users, not just one.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,640 points)

    SnowLeo777 wrote:

     

    So should I try to move it from System>Library>Launch Agents to Library>Launch Agents?

    If you move it using the Finder, it will make you, not root (system) the owner. That won't be right for the HD Library*, which should not have your user as the owner. You need to do this using the command line. Copy/paste the following into Terminal (in Utilities), hit return, then enter your admin password, which you won't see in any form as you type it in. Then hit return again.

     

     

     

    sudo mv /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.ReportCrash.Self /Library/LaunchAgents

     

     

    Next check to see it appears in the HD Library/LaunchAgents and that it is no longer present in /System/Library/LaunchAgents. If it is still there, trash it. Trashing it will require authenticating with your admin password.

     

     

    *NOTE: I had moved it my user, not the HD Library. My user is indicated by the tilde character ~ in front. MadMacs is suggesting it would be better to move it to the second level library, the HD Library, so it will be accessible to all users, not just your user. There are three libraries: one in your user, one in the HD Library and one in the System Library.

  • SnowLeo777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The file has been successfully moved (I had to type "com.apple.ReportCrash.Self.plst" in Terminal instead of just "com.apple.ReportCrash.Self" in order for it to work).

     

    I restarted the computer (wireless mouse on, Ethernet cable unplugged) and it booted vert quicky. This message does not appear anymore:

    (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self

     

    But as soon as I plugged in the Ethernet cable, the system has frozen again, and I had to turn it off with the power button. Restart with Ehernet cable plugged in was unsuccessful - stayed on a blue screen, both in ordinary boot and safe boot.

     

    After the file "com.apple.ReportCrash.Self.plst" has been moved to a new location, it boots very quickly when there is no Internet connection. The Console keeps displaying other errors during startup but I don't know if they are real errors or it is normal:

     

    Every time during startup:

     

    Sender:  com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[104]

    Message: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init_per_user.d/com.adobe.versioncueCS4.monitor.plist

     

    Sender: com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[102]

    Message: (0x100302d80.mach_init.VersionCueCS4monitor) Failed to check-in!

     

    Sender: com.apple.WindowServer[79]

    Message:  <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.

     

    Often:

     

    Sender: Apple80211Agent[132]

    Message: IMKClient: exception caught trying to get the rootProxy for connection ((** NSConnection 0x20009d000 receivePort <NSMachPort: 0x20009cf80> sendPort <NSMachPort: 0x20009cf00> refCount 8590577664 **)):

              NSPortTimeoutException : connection timeout: did not receive reply

     

    Sender: Apple80211Agent[132]

    Message: This exception was thrown inside thread: <NSThread: 0x20000ebc0>{name = (null), num = 1}.  This thread is the main thread.

     

    Sender:  com.apple.fontd[113]

    Often: FODBCheck: foRec->annexNumber != kInvalidAnnexNumber (0)

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,085 points)

    Looks like the problem now is...

     

    com.adobe.versioncueCS4