Mac OS X Lion Crashes When Using Google Chrome


I recently started encountering a problem with OS X Lion. I’m running a pretty sick Hackintosh setup that has always operated without problem. Then recently, out of nowhere, Google Chrome has suddenly started to cause my computer to crash. I get the gray screen prompting me to reboot my computer. Upon rebooting, if I open Google Chrome, my computer will crash again. If I leave Chrome closed and use Safari instead, everything runs fine. I know the simple solution is to stop using Google Chrome, but that’s not really a solution for me. I like Google Chrome. It is the 1 browser that is most similar between Mac and PC, so it is the browser that I choose to use on my work and personal computers.

Has anyone out there encountered a problem when running Google Chrome on Mac OS X Lion? If so, have you found a way around the crashing issue?

The odd thing in all of this is that the crashes do not even generate error/crash dump reports. So I guess I really don’t know that it is Chrome that is causing the crash, but I’ve been using my computer for 3 hours without incident. I’m writing this post in Safari. I’m fairly certain that opening Chrome will cause my computer to crash.

UPDATE
Yes, opening Chrome did, in fact, cause my computer to crash.

Firefox Crashing – Mozilla Crash Reporter – Firefox had a problem and crashed.


I don’t know what is going on, but ever since I installed Firefox 3, it has been crashing occasionally. From time to time, when I shut it down, I get the Mozilla Crash Reporter window popping up. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any suggestions? Here’s a screenshot of the Mozilla Crash Reporter that appears when Firefox Crashes

Firefox Crashing - Mozilla Crash Reporter

And here’s the text that I see within the Mozilla Firefox Crash Reporter window:

We’re Sorry
Firefox had a problem and crashed. We’ll try to restore your tabs and windows when it restarts.

To help us diagnose and fix the problem, you can send us a crash report.

[OPTION] Tell Mozilla about this crash so they can fix it.

[OPTION] Include the address of the page I was on

[OPTION] Email me when more information is available

Your crash report will be submitted before you quit or restart Firefox.