Final Cut Pro :: Install Snow Leopard Without Worrying About Freezes And Crashes?

Jun 23, 2010

Because of the many problems I heard about using FCS3 with Snow Leopard when they both first came out, I've held off upgrading my OS from 10.5.8. Now that some time has passed, is it safe to install Snow Leopard without worrying about freezes and crashes with using Final Cut Studio 3? Also, have most of the 3d party software developers updated their apps for 10.6? I'd like to install Snow Leopard for my other apps but not at the expense of FCS.

MacBook Pro Core Duo 2 2.16 Mhz
Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Freezes - Crashes - System Hangs

Dec 7, 2009

A few months ago I had a problem with my Macbook Pro, (late 2009 model, 15" 2.53 ghz) that many users with Snow Leopard have, the random 30 second freezes. I simply reset the PRAM and SMC and I never encountered it again. Now, out of the blue, on Sunday (yesterday), I started experiencing these hangs again, but worse. The night before I had been browsing the web and my battery went to reserve and shut down, so I plugged it in and when I awoke and turned it on I started experiencing problems. I figured I would try the same fix, and it almost seemed to make the problem worse. Now if I shut down the computer via "apple -> shut down", then turn it back on and log in etc., from the first few seconds the machine hangs. If I open a folder I get the immediate beach-ball and the machine is un-responsive for anywhere from 1 minute - 5+ minutes.

I have read a lot of fixes for this problem, but most of the people's problems resulted from using Safari or Spotlight. I strictly use Firefox and very rarely even open Safari, and I think I've used Spotlight maybe 3 times total, none in the past few months. So far the things I've tried are:

- Reset PRAM
- Reset SMC
- Run Disc Utility and verify, repair etc. (from SL install disc)

So I'm wondering right now what can I do? Its finals week right now and im in college so wiping my HD is not an option. I feel like there is just something hanging the computer but I can't find the culprit.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Install Purchased Copy Of Final Cut Pro X Onto Another Imac?

May 9, 2012

Looking for the way to install my purchased copy of final cut pro x onto another Imac that I have at home.  The app is not showing up in my account to access.  Shows that I purchased it and the date, but no app.  It is currently installed on my Mac Book Pro. No problems there.

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Leopard Install Freezes Up On G4

Jan 13, 2009

I have an ibook Power pc g4 with 1.25gig of ram and 10.3.9 os.

I want to change the os to Leopard 10.5 and can get as far as clicking on the icon to install...waiting for the machine to reboot ...and that is all I do....WAIT

The machine shows a spinning wheel and clunks and clicks while the disk is being read.

after 20 minutes of this all goes quite but the little spinning wheel keeps spinning..

I have tried to hold down the c key the option key and just did a plain old reboot with the disk in the drive..

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PowerPC :: Ibook Freezes During Leopard Install

May 4, 2009

I naively tried to install leopard OS on my 5-year old ibook G4 (with very little RAM). It makes a horrible clicking sound from the dvd drive and freezes on the screen that says its looking for OS 10.4(?) (which is not on the computer). When I reboot it immediately starts the install process, because the dvd is still stuck in the drive, and freezes over & over again.

All I want to do is remove the disc and go back to the original OS, so that I can add more RAM and update the OS properly. (The only motive for the update is so that I can have the same version of Garageband 2008 on both my desktop and laptop so I can work with the files interchangably.)

Is there a way to restart the computer that bypasses the install disc and dosen't default into the install porocess?

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OS X :: Finder Crashes On Snow Leopard?

Aug 29, 2009

My finder crashes every time i go to applications, also when i go to application thru stacks. what going on? i did a restart.

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OS X :: MS Word Crashes Under Snow Leopard?

Sep 10, 2009

After upgrading? to Snow Leopard, i found my HP 3055 Printer didn't work, nor did MS Word2008 work without crashing. I finally got through the printer issue by re-loading a driver, but after removing and re-loading Word, I still have issues. I've repaired permissions, verified the disk and I still find it crashes when calling up a file. This app is impossible to work with, so what to do next?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Snow Leopard Install Disk Works In IMac But Not In MacBook Pro?

Mar 31, 2012

I have a Snow Leopard Install Disk for the 13-inch Macbook Pro model.I also have a 21-inch iMac. I have OS X Lion installed on both. I have Snow Leopard installed as a partition on my Macbook Pro, which I installed via the install disk. I want to do the same thing for my iMac but I am unable due to (seemingly) my install disk is for a Macbook Pro and not for an iMac.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Freezes Randomly

Sep 1, 2009

Did an upgrade install from 10.5.8 to SL (MacPro early 2008, 8800 Nvidia). Didn't use the Mac for a couple of hours - when I came back I had a black screen and no way of reviving Mac (only forced shutdown via power button). this happened twice. Did never have a problem previously.

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OS X Snow Leopard :: 10.6 Freezes During Installation

Apr 30, 2012

I bought a used MaxBook (2,0 GHz Intel Core Duo , 2 GB RAM, 80GB HDD) and try to install 10.6 Snow Leopard (Family License).The MacBook HD doesn't have any data on it, as the pre-owner completely cleaned the HDD. I put the SnowLeopard CD in the CD-Drive and press the C-Button during booting and start the install process according to the dialog that shows up.The installation starts and shows me in the beginning it will take 34 minutes to install. The process continues till the countdown shows 28 minutes’ and then the installation process freezes. I only here some repeating noise from the CD-Drive but nothing happens. I tried this process now several times, I was waiting for hours that the install may continue, but no success so far.... Does somebody have any idea what I could do install 10.6 successfully? I don't think it's a license issue, but I want to add that I also own a MacMini and with the same install CD  was successfully installing 10.6 on the MacMini.

Info:MacBook (13-inch), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sometimes When Try To Log Off, The Machine Freezes?

May 10, 2012

Odd freezing occurs when trying to log off.  It requires me to hold down the power button and basically restart the machine.  Is this a sign of a virus infection, or have I done something else I don't know about?

iMac 3.2Ghz i3, 21", Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard (Installer Crashes Repeatedly)

Jun 13, 2009

I just downloaded the 10a380 build of snow leopard, and burned it using disk utility to a DL DVD. The burn completed successfully and the computer recognizes it. Every time I click on Install, it opens the installer and I press continue.. it says "Finding Disks" with a blue progression bar for about 30 seconds, and then exits the installer. I even rebooted the computer, holding down option, and when it gets to the screen with different partitions, the disk ejects itself. I have bootcamp with windows 7 installed if that makes any sort of difference.

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Applications :: Safari Crashes A Lot On Snow Leopard?

Sep 17, 2009

I thought they were supposed to be fine-tuning this program?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: TM Causing Constant Crashes?

Apr 18, 2012

Since I hooked up a new external hard drive as a TM backup, my computer crashes constantly. And I mean constantly.  I never had this problem with my previous external drive, which eventually failed. 

If I unplug the new drive, the computer works perfectly. Having spent $$$ on a 1TB drive, I don't want to buy yet another one. 

I did notice that the drive has USB 3.0 on the bottom ID label.  I'm using USB 2.0.  Does USB 3.0 require a special port because my 2007 Mac Mini doesn't have one as far as I know. 

Mac Mini 1.83ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Great for a while.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Safari Crashes Every Few Minutes

Apr 21, 2012

Safari crashes every few minutes.

Info:MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Mail Crashes Constantly On It

May 17, 2012

After installing Snow Leopard, (10.6.8 In 2 GHZ Intel Core Duo) I have had a constant crashing issue. Usually every few minutes. I've lived with this since I upgraded.


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Software :: Snow Leopard Freezes/pauses?

Sep 22, 2009

Wondering if this is just me... I have a 17"MBP, 8GB, 10.6.1; having occasional, temporary freezes ("pauses" perhaps) where there is no beach ball....just all activity stops for 20-30 seconds and then it resumes like nothing happened (and catches up on all of the clicks and such that happened during the pause).

This often, but not always, happens when switching spaces (I have VMWare running XP in a second space).

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OS X :: Mac Snow Leopard Random Beachball Freezes

Oct 13, 2009

Since I use Snow Leopard I get randomly (around 1 to 10 ) freezes. When I get it I can click some applications but can't make changes in it. The beachball keeps spinning for some seconds and after the wait I can just continue working. I first thought it was Firefox, because it almost everytime happens when I am browsing the web, but I get the same with Safari.

It's getting verry annoying now :-(

I already checked:
- Repair disk
- Repair disk permissions
- Run Apple diagnostics

Repairs my 1.5 year old mbp already had:
- 2x keyboard
- Topcase
- Logicboard
- Superdrive

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OS X :: Mbp Snow Leopard Freezes On Grey Screen?

Nov 1, 2009

I have had a string of bad luck with my mac, a couple of days ago the screen started flickering and my mac froze (could still move trackpad mouse, not click). It started up fine again.. It did this a couple times more (had to restart pressing power button). Then it froze evereytime I put the power cable in it. I solved this problem with an PRAM reset.

But now it still freezes up, the screen will start flickering and i can only move the mouse. When i try to reboot it gets stuck on the grey screen. only once every 20 times Ill get into the os.

I have tried a pram reset, holding the power button, safe mode, hardware test (no probs found), starting up without external devices.

It wont boot from the cd if it is stuck on the grey screen...

Could someone may be tell me what to do? thinking about bringing it to the store tomorrow .

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OS X :: Installing 7 On Snow Leopard - System Freezes

Feb 14, 2010

I did this twice, instaled win 7 using booth camp. The problem started when I boot os X. Every launch new aplication I saw 30 minutes of that creapy rainbow, just all os X freeze for this time, I could just wait. restarting os X doesn't . so I must restored partition of Win7.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Freezes - Hangs And Unusable

May 5, 2010

I have a unibody Macbook Pro running OSX 10.6.3. Everything is up to date but the computer is now on its second hard drive and fresh install of OSX and is still unusable. After the hard drive was replaced, it worked flawlessly for an evening. However, the old symptoms reemerged the next morning. Symptoms: very slow to boot or freezes on gray screen with status circle frozen grey circle with slash through it on boot

once it boots, if it does boot, the beachball constantly spins/freezes... I have literally no software installed on the fresh install and it still does it when attempting to boot in safe mode Also, the hard drive when checked gives the following errors even after I repair them in drive genius (the same errors the old drive reported):

invalid file count
invalid directory count

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Intel Mac :: After Uploading Snow Leopard 10.6 10.6 Freezes Up?

Mar 14, 2012

After upgrading a desktop Mac from OSX 10.4 to Snow Leopard 10.6 it freezes up. Should I start all over again from the beginning or is there a way to find the problem?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)

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Intel Mac :: Snow Leopard Randomly Freezes?

Apr 28, 2012

Only a laserprinter is connected. Sometimes  I can work for a few weeks without problem, but then the computer  freezes. The computer sounds 3 monotone chimes in a row and repeats this, keyboard an mouse become inactive till I do a hard shutdown.Took the computer 2 times to the Apple store, they tested for a week but apparently nothing happened then.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: ICal Crashes - Full Of Errors In Snow Leopard?

Sep 27, 2010

I waited a long time to upgrade my MacBook to Snow Leopard, mostly because I didn't really need any of the speed increases or other updates, and because I remained concerned about having new bugs in my system. I was always happy with Leopard and never had any issues. I finally did upgrade to SL, and iCal is giving me hell. Its tough to explain the problems that its causing. Basically, the boxes get out of alignment (see attached screenshot), then stuff disappears, sometimes will come back if I click forward a month and then back. If I do this more than one or two times, it just straight up crashes. It is incredibly frustrating. Has anyone else run into similar iCal issues? I feel like a calendar program is one of the more straightforward things Apple has to work on, so I am really surprised that out of everything, this is the biggest upgrade problem I have run into.

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Mac Pro :: Random Crashes And Reboots - Snow Leopard Broken

Sep 8, 2009

Installed Snow Leopard on my 1st gen Mac Pro and had nothing but trouble: random crashes and re-boots that have gotten so bad that now it crashes during boot up. Part way through the spinny wheel you get after the boot-up Apple logo either half the screen goes orange (!) and it crashes, or the centre of the screen corrupts and it crashes or I get the multi-lingual grey screen of death. Same happens if I boot from the Snow Leopard DVD. Pretty unhappy as you can imagine: can anyone suggest anything? I've tried re-seating the graphics card , blowing out the dust and I've rotated all the memory: makes no difference.

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Every 10 Seconds Samba Crashes?

Mar 16, 2012

Windows and other SMB users can no longer connect to 10.6.8 Server Mac Mini. SMB service is "running" in Server Manager, and all settings look correct, and haven't changed since November 2011. Restarting the service doesn't fix it. I'm not a samba expert, so I don't know what to do. Googling the pdb_get_methods_reload error yields all sorts of things, but I'm hesitant to try any of them as I don't want to disrupt any of the other services. 

Here's the log entry: 

Process:         smbd [2452]
Path:            /usr/sbin/smbd
Identifier:      smbd
Version:         ??? (???)


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Intel Mac :: Snow Leopard Software Update Crashes?

Mar 20, 2012

Im running 10.6.8.  When I am doing software update, it says that files have been corrupted and will download again, but it never gets fixed. 

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Intermittent Crashes No Clues In Console

Mar 27, 2012

Or at least I can't find any clues other than repeated attempts to sign-in to a discontinued MobilMe account.The list of actions taken so far: Clean install and migrated user files from Time Machine back up.Installed OS10.6.8 over current OSRepair permissions from disk, zapped pram and reset smc.Ran Extended Apple Hardware Test, Drive Genius Scan Test, 6 loops of Rember (Memtest) - all passedRan Onyx Maintanance and Clean.Searched and deleted old PPC and unused Intel applications and driversUpdated current apps and drivers.Removing all connected hardware except power and ethernet cable did not stop crash.One mistake was to delete Bonjour in Safari but I'm not sure what effect that may have had. [code]

MacBook Pro 2.53Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 8 GB Ram

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Safari Crashes Randomly Due To Plug-in

Apr 11, 2012

Safari crashes randomly, meaning that it sometimes is running in the beackground and I am not doing anything with it. It seems that this problem only exists since I have done the following changes: I updated the Adobe Flash Player and I downloaded and installed Minecraft for Mac (I did not play it, since I forgot it was not for free ^^).


Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Power Supply Crashes Macbook Pro

Apr 20, 2012

When I try to power up my Macbook Pro with the AC wall power supply plugged in -it wil not power up -light blinks and I hear rapid 'beeping'. If I unplug the PS , it boots up but if I then plug in the PS, the Macbook will eventually freeze and I'll be prompted to power it down and restart.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Will not power up with AC Power Sup

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