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OS 10.6 - Apps crashing, I want to re-install the OS, but that crashes too.


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Part 1:

I came back after a two month summer vacation (I unplugged the computer while I was away) and I went to update the software and then the software update app crashed. I tried to report the problem to apple, but it says that the submission failed, "your report could not be sent to apple, please try again later"

I then tried to sync my iPhone, and iTunes crashed, so I tried to report the problem, and I got the same error. So I un-installed iTunes, but when I emptied the trash it said that "iTunesHelper" was in-use, so I couldn't. But then I tried to restore iTunes by taking it out of the trash, and when I tried to open it, it said that it wasn't supported on that architecture.

I restarted the computer, but the problems won't go away. Firefox works fine...'

UPDATE: Safari crashes too...
System preferences works...
Garage Band: Crash!
iPhoto: Crash!
MS Word: Works...
World of Warcraft: Crash!

I am guessing that my problem has something to do with insufficient memory or something like that? I'm not sure...

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Part 2

Okay, I was on the phone with someone from Apple tech-help, and we did some stuff, and he said I should just reinstall the operating system. Since I didn't have the disc, I went out and bought the $30 Snow Leopard CD.

I backed-up my system, and put the CD in and tried to install snow leopard.

But... then the application "snow leopard installer" has 'closed unexpectedly" CRASH.

Okay, so how do I do this? The installer crashes, software update crashes, what do I do?

I remember the apple guy said to boot it up using safe boot, is there something similar to that, that will reinstall the operating system without using any apps?
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I would contact Apple back and arrange to get a set of original disks for your computer. Start with what works, SL is new and it might be part of a whole different problem. I think you main problem comes from the updater app crashing initially. Like I said I would try to get a set of the original disks for your computer from Apple.

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I would contact Apple back and arrange to get a set of original disks for your computer. Start with what works, SL is new and it might be part of a whole different problem. I think you main problem comes from the updater app crashing initially. Like I said I would try to get a set of the original disks for your computer from Apple.
Okay, I plan on calling the people at Apple next thing tomorrow, but I also have an update, and the results shouldn't surprise anyone.

Part 3:

I installed off the disk (via holding the 'c' key while restarting the computer) and the problem still exists.

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Boot off the disk and run Repair Disk and see what is reported.
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