Mountain Lion - Macbook Air crashes randomly?

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  1. HaukSwe

    HaukSwe Member

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    I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this as I've never had problems like these with OS X.

    I get random freezes - can't move mouse, capslock doesn't work, no response. Only option is hard reboot.

    Sometimes I get grayscreen with the error.

    I'm running Skype, Vmware and Windows, Preview, Mail, Safari... was just reading a website when it happened last. Seems random.

    Looked at the system log, not sure how to pickout the point where i did the hard reboot, closest thing I found were these entries:

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    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 1
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 2
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 3
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 5
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 6
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 7
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 8
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 9
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 10
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 11
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 12
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 13
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 14
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 15
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 16
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 17
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 18
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 19
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 20
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 21
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 22
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 23
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 24
    Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local WindowServer[100]: kCGErrorNotImplemented: receive_notification: CPXSetEventFilter failed
    :

    Could this be some form of DoS attack?

    OSX 10.8.2 Core i5 Macbook Air, 4gb Ram.
     
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  3. cheez

    cheez Golden Member

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    ^ Since it happens randomly I would try running Memtest. Do they have Memtest for OS X?

    If all is good run Prime95. :D

    If all is good then run APPLEJACK. That'll fix a lot of problems associated with system cache, preferences files, and it'll fix damaged files and what not.

    Once APPLEJACK is installed you need to reboot and press Option + S key or something (I forgot exactly what keys). Type the command "applejack AUTO". Make sure the AUTO is in all caps.

    have fun
     
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    Kaido Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord

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    amdhunter Lifer

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    What error?
     
  6. Syrome

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    I agree with you. What error is he talking about.
     
  7. HaukSwe

    HaukSwe Member

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    Great question. There's no error code or description from what I recall, just a message saying it's shutdown due to an error and I can wait 10 sec or press any button and it'll reboot.

    Trying Applejack, thanks for the tip :)
     
  8. Syrome

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    No Problem! ;) I just wanted you to describe the error that's all and maybe I could assist you. But honestly, I would disable mDNS responder and this might cure the issue. It does apply to 10.8 so you should be good.