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After my MBP has been running for an indeterminate period of time, every 10 seconds or so, I hear a single beep from my speakers...whatever sound I've chosen for my alert. When I try to open new apps, I get an error (-10810)...restarting solves the problem temporarily. What does -10810 mean?

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  • rann956 Sep 25, 2009

    I'm running 10.5.8. I do have Virex installed, but notice it will no longer launch...something about can't find engine.

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Here are a couple suggestions:

1. If you're using 10.3, you need to get rid of the following:
/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices.6B.csstore
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist
(where '~' means your Home directory, i.e. '/Users/yourname')

2. If you have Virex or other virus software installed, try uninstalling it. Be sure to use uninstallers that come with the software because simply deleting the application does not fully uninstall most virus software.

Be sure to shut down for a couple of minutes, then do a restart after the above.

I have read that the 10.4.7 update will require a patch that includes missing pieces for intels. If you cannot load terminal to check processes, rebooting is the only cure so far. If you can load terminal then try this:

Check to see how many processes you have running, some people have reported over 500!! Thats crazy! if yours is hi try running this as a test "sudo killall -9 smbd" That should clear your processes up quite a bit. I also read that printer sharing can do this sometimes. This is a problem with the Intel chips and MacOSx from what I have read. The system for some reason doesn't release the processes once it is completed with them. I hear that they are working for an update to rectify this problem.

Hope this helps

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