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    Default What does this mean….

    I get this error message at startup sometimes I'd say maybe 30% of the time



    Any clue?
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    Never seen it. In which OS?

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    I would click the OK button.


    .....Check Console and see if there are any clues? What happens after the error message?
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    You don't hear noises coming from the attic..... do you?
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    I DO click the ok button and everything is fine

    10.8.2

    and no.. no unknown evil noises in the house that aren't purposely generated by me

    Searched Apple with no results a few weeks ago

    But today I see an answer on the Apple forums. Seems a startup item causes this, don't know which one yet but I don't have many

    iTunesHelper
    Classic Menu
    TrackBallWorksHelper
    smcFanControl

    if it's the iTunesHelper then I doubt there is anything I can do about it
    Classic Menu is an app and does NOT install any system/kernel extensions
    Trackball Works does install a kext so I am suspicious…
    SMC Fan Control probably does as well but I don't know for sure

    None of this stuff is newly installed. I think this started happening with 10.8. I think I'll go check for updates….
    Damien,

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    Ok

    I have pared it down to two items

    iTunesHelper
    TrackballWorks

    I have an applescript that I use to launch all my commonly used apps, I added the other two to that. (one click = 8 apps launched)

    I have USB Overdrive but I don't like the way it handles my trackball so I will be needing to keep Trackball Works, also USB O/D installs a kext as well.

    I use iTunes more than any other app…
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    Seems to be apple related. Found several more posts about it now and several apps are mentioned (FCP, iTunes, iMovie) ALL I have found mentioned are Apple applications and all are multi media related.

    I am betting this is a Quicktime error
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    Found this…

    What does iTunes Helper do?

    So it's now disabled. This makes trackball works my only startup item.
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    Good deal.

    Always want to make sure that your (track)balls are handled correctly. That's very important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemac View Post
    Good deal.

    Always want to make sure that your (track)balls are handled correctly. That's very important.
    Q.E.D. Hence the noises in the attic being self attributable.
    molṑn labe'
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    To smite or not to smite….
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