"progress watchdog"? What?

Oct 3, 2009
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
So my MacBook froze up on me, and then automatically rebooted.

The Problem Report dialog box that came up shows in the title bar - "progress watchdog"

I researched into it but couldn't make any sense of it.

What is it? Of all the times I've had OS X lock up on me (in any iteration of it since first using it when Snow Leopard was new), I've never heard of it, never noticed it.

I combed through the Details report and...well...that never makes sense.


OS X 10.10.1
Late 2009 MacBook 13" Unibody
Recently installed 240GB solid-state drive after factory hard drive failure.

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