5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2013 8:21 PM by Zacharias Beckman
op_timus Level 1 Level 1

I'm runing 10.7.5. I noticed more crashes in the Adobe suite after upgrading, and the status bar becoming unresponsive problem getting worse than before the upgrade.


Now the finder keeps crashing, and it wont re-launch. The prompt window is locked so I can't 'ignore' or 'relaunch'. Then the status bar disappears. No programs show when I open the force-quit menu. The entire desktop then becomes unresponsive leaving me no choice but to hit the power button.


Upon rebooting, the machine lasts a few minutes before finder kills itself again. I'm aslo getting 'UserNotificationCenter' crash error messages.


I've repaired permissions and the drive.


I've tried to reinstall 10.7 but the local drive is 'locked', then disk utility is unable to erase because it can't be unmounted.


Any idea how to proceed?

Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • op_timus Level 1 Level 1

    Anyone? Is there any way I can format the drive without logging into the OS?


    It seems I need a clean install of 10.7.5 but it's impossible to install over the current, broken install.

  • op_timus Level 1 Level 1

    Futile bump

  • Ste Wright Level 1 Level 1

    Ditto, very very annoying. I totally wiped my mac and just had the bare basics on, exact same problem. Thought it was down to my SSD being dodgy, had it tested, it was fine. This is annoying.

  • op_timus Level 1 Level 1

    Neither using a bootable thumb drive or internet recovery work.


    My colleagues (mac people) are seriously suggesting the machine should be scrapped. I don't know much about macs but surely this can't be the case?


    I've refomatted windows many times, there has got to be an equivalent for osx, surely?

  • Zacharias Beckman Level 1 Level 1

    In my case, same problem... but it was Google Drive causing the problem (for me, anyhow). Figures. Google... bah.


    Followed the complete uninstall steps:

    1. Go to Google Drive menu bar icon, choose Preferences, and unlink Google Drive from my account.
    2. Quit Google Drive.
    3. Drag Google Drive from /Applications to trash.
    4. Remove Google Drive from Preferences > Users & Groups > Startup Items.


    Wait a while and see what happens. This fixed the problem for me. (You can restart "just to be sure" but it didn't seem to be necessary in my case).