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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS® X Digital Media All in One by Robyn Ness

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Chapter 29. Recovering from Crashes and Other Problems

In this chapter, you'll learn ways to react to application and system crashes and ways to be proactive about virus protection. You'll also learn to use your OS X install CD to reset your password and, in times of wide spread system failure, to reinstall your operating system.

Application Unexpectedly Quits

One of the more common problems you'll face is an application quitting. Suddenly, without warning, the document window disappears from the screen and you'll see a message similar to the one shown in Figure 29.1.

This unfriendly message might sometimes appear when you're working on a document (yes, I actually had to force my iMac to crash to get this picture).

Figure 29.1. This unfriendly message might sometimes appear when you're working on ...

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