Flash plug-in crashed any application
Reply 21 of 23
October 22, 2008 3:30AM
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Ok. So don't do multiple passes? And make sure the plugin is deleted. I'm worried I'm doing this wrong. I don't know if I am doing this right when booting from the OSX disc. I now cannot even update Safari, even though I updated to the latest OS X. I'm worried everything is just frakked.
If you can get hold of a cheap external drive, this is an easy way to test if it will work ok without doing any damage. Clone your internal onto it (using superduper or carbon copy cloner) and boot from it holding alt. If the problem is due to a drive corruption, Flash should work ok on the external. If so, you can actually erase the internal drive from the external with zeroes and clone back again.
Reply 22 of 23
October 22, 2008 4:25AM
It sounds very much like you Internal HD has some bad issues with bad sectors or probably in the process of dying which can cause strange issues as I have seen a few times in the past.
I agree the external drive will give a clear idea if it works without crashes I suggest getting the interal HD replaced for added safety of your files.
Reply 23 of 23
February 12, 2009 11:32AM
I ran into this problem today and discovered this thread. I discovered that the Hard Drive was named "Macintosh HD________" - with a bunch of spaces or other invisible characters at the end (I have to use underscores so they show up here). The finder didn't display them at all, but I noticed the Hard Drive name displayed weird in the Flash installer. It was reserving space for them and that pushed a quote and period to the next line. Once I removed the characters from the Hard Drive name (made it "Macintosh HD"), that fixed the problem.