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Imhotep 01-05-2011 10:43 AM

OSX error messages corrupted.
On this Mac every error message for any application displays like those in the two pictures. Any suggestions? Finding good information while googling 'corrupt error message' is hard.

Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard"
I'm not sure what other information would be useful.

gsahli 01-05-2011 03:05 PM

It was probably hard to find info because that's the first time I've seen such a thing!!!

The first thing to try when you suspect something is corrupt is to repair the hard drive while booted from some other drive - your install DVD is designed to be used for this:
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
(go down to the part Try Disk Utility)

Let us know the result.

cradom 01-05-2011 03:22 PM

Looks more like a font problem. Try this first: :: FontNuke - A FREE tool for removing font cache files on Mac OS X

gsahli 01-05-2011 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by cradom (Post 1164417)
Looks more like a font problem.

Ya, that's good idea, too. A Safe Boot also clears font caches (see my link above).

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