4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 12:35 PM by Thermionicist
Thermionicist Level 1 (0 points)

I'm running Logic Express 9.1.7 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, 2 GHz Intel Duo Core, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Whenever I click its icon to start it up, it begins to load, checks the plugins, then all of a sudden the screeen flashes as if it's taking a screenshot, and crashes -- just quits, too fast to read any error message dialog box. I removed all plugins expecting there to be a bad plugin, That didn't solve the issue. Besides, all my plugins work with other DAW software.


Any help you can give would be appreciated. I'm using Reaper right now because I need a working DAW, but I'd prefer to be back on Logic Express. Vesides, I need to access past projects.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • CCTM Level 6 (10,590 points)



    Check Console (in the Utilities folder) for any related Crash Logs.


    Have you tried moving the Logic preferences file to the Desktop and re-starting Logic?




  • Thermionicist Level 1 (0 points)

    Didn't fix the problems. Bummer. I checked console and saw, "uncaught system exception signal 5" or something to that effect.

  • cajx2 Level 1 (0 points)

    When you say "removed all plugins", did you try holding down the Option key after launching the application?


    If not, try that.

  • Thermionicist Level 1 (0 points)

    Nope, didn't help. Still acts like it is taking a screen shot, then immediately crashes.


    Oh well, I'll stick to Reaper. Thank you for your help, though. I just don't have th etime or patience, and Apple tech saupport has been of no help either.


    No more Apple software for me. I have to have software I can rely on for work. Logic dies, Mail won't even load (switched to Thunderbird), Safari lacks compatbility with most web sites I visit (Firefox works fine though), and Pages is too primitive to do what I need -- plus it crashes every so often, whereas libre and Microsoft Office don't.