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why does my Mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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OS X MCP_ELPG_VCORE_STS_SATA_POWERED_UP never reached! error

I'm using a macbook air and it keeps shutting itself down in the middle of usage and brings the following error Anonymous UUID: 3B35044A-64F2-3EA5-3C7B-5C908E62F2F6 Mon Mar 17 23:52:31 2014 ...
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What does this mean: considerRebuildOfPrelinkedKernel prebuild rebuild has expired

A line I accidentally spotted in system.log on MacOS X 10.9.1 when I connected an external USB webcam for the first time ever.... Subsequent connects to the usb port did not produce this message ...
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Why is my Mac contacting Romania?

I just used Onyx to clean out my caches and log files after which I did a reboot. Browsing the "All Messages" panel of the Console app I noticed this line: 10/27/13 3:38:03.000 PM kernel: ...
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Is the source code for OS X kernel logging messages available via XNU, or is it “proprietary.”

It would be kind of nice to understand just exactly WHAT all those messages that appear in log files really mean. I'm not necessarily talking about errors, but even informational messages. I realize ...
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How do I configure fsnotify's queue size/watch limit on OSX?

Note: This might be a StackOverflow question, since it's about something that's only accessible via the internal API on OSX, but I'm posting it here since it seems to be more about using a tool that's ...
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Macbook freezes, console printing kernel: disk0s2 I/O error

Yesterday I've closed my mac, opened it today and experienced horrible performance slowdown, beachball, and eventually a freeze. After several reboots I managed to close most of my applications but ...
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Difference between gnu and darwin and mach

These terms belong to the Mac OS X architecture topic and I'm confused about the following: mach is said to be a microkernel Darwin and XNU are mentioned to be a kernel So ...can you help me to ...
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USB Mass storage driver as CDROM in Windows & MAC

I am in the process of enumerating a Hybrid ISO image which will show up as CDROM in Windows & MAC and encountered with the following problem. Hybrid ISO image is created with the following ...
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Error message - kexts installed improperly

I have just gotten an error message for every single kext file there is. The error message goes something along the lines of: The system extension "file path" was installed improperly and cannot ...
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OSX: Little Confused on Architecture on Macbook Pro

I'm having issues with interpretting how OSX devices interface with 32/64 bit kernels and architectures. I don't even know how to work this. So maybe someone can help me out. I need to run in a ...
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Getting console message: ipc_kmsg_copyout_header: can't grow user ipc space. Any Mac OS X kernel gurus in here?

Ever since upgrading from Mac OS X 10.6.5 to 10.6.7, my computer has started locking up frequently (usually at least once every couple of days). I will get the spinning pinwheel and the system will ...
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What piece of hardware is responsible for booting a Mac from the g3 state after a power failure?

In terms of the ACPI the g3 state is a mechanical off, but the mac mini has the ability to boot when it senses the power returned. I am trying to put the system in this state after every power down so ...
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How to force Mac to into dirty shutdown state on every power off?

As Far as I can tell no one has actually solved this debacle. How do you get a mac mini to power on every time the UPS it is connected to restores power? It is easy enough to have the UPS communicate ...
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Audio Device access on Mac

I have a device (Lynx) which can take audio from 8 mice and saves the files into my machine using graph edit. In windows they provide driver and I can access mice and can save files. I want to do the ...
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Disabling kextcache on 10.5.8 and 10.6.3

We use Radmind to manage our Mac OS X loadsets and, as such, often run into difficulty when new OS releases come out due to, among other things, updated kernel extensions. The workflow in the past (OS ...
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Why does my Mac OS X 10.6 kernel run in 32-bit mode?

I have a MacBook Pro (5,1) with 4GB of memory running 10A432 - but it's running the 32-bit kernel. Any ideas why it wouldn't be running in 64-bit mode, and how I can get it to do so?