February 16, 2008

Yes, Macs Can Crash Too

The first sign I had a problem was when my iTunes started to sound like a broken record. It just played the same note over and over. Then the e-mail I had half-written stopped letting me type into it. I tried to force quit, and nothing happened. The Mac was toast. My cursor had disappeared, and not even the famous three-finger restart would flip it back on. I had to hold down the power key until the MacBook Pro shut down all the way. After bringing it back up, not only was that e-mail gone, but the new blog template I had been working on reverted to the state I had it, around 1:30 this afternoon. I wasn't working on it for the full five hours or anything, but I definitely lost some work.

So... yeah. I'm not feeling too tech friendly right now. More tomorrow.


  1. Wow - I wonder what caused it to freeze up like that. It's not like Macs get viruses all that often, maybe malware?

    Good luck with that. I know how frustrating it can be to lose all your work suddenly. Just as I was updating a site, Firefox crashed. Granted it's 3 beta 3, so it's to be expected, but it really could have picked a better time...

  2. Perhaps it was VMware with Windows running?

    As long as you do not have to return to the days of the sad Mac, I think you will be ok!

  3. I haven't looked into it, really, but I can't blame VMWare for this one. I was running PhotoShop, Mail, iTunes, BBEdit and Safari. Turned out I had saved the e-mail halfway through, so I found it and completed this morning. Also, going back and re-editing the blog template was pretty easy, as I had already done it and could quickly recreate. But still... not too exciting.