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Prevent a DiskWarrior crash before saving reports Apps
I have been using DiskWarrior to do repairs and maintenance on some FireWire-connected drives of mine, but was experiencing a problem with it crashing before it got the chance to save the report.

After this happened repeatedly, I decided to do some searching online. After visiting Alsoft's (completely useless) support site, I did a quick search on Google and found this fix:
  1. Quit DiskWarrior if it is running.
  2. Select the DiskWarrior app in the Finder, control-click on it, and select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.
  3. Navigate into Diskwarrior -> Contents -> Resources.
  4. Change the name of the file Complete.aiff to Alert Complete.aiff.
I don't quite understand why that makes a difference, but it works.

[robg adds: In the interest of granting full credit, it appears this solution was posted to Macintouch by Paul Manuel; it appeared in their QuickTime 7.0.4 Special Report.]
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Prevent a DiskWarrior crash before saving reports
Authored by: clermont on Mar 01, '06 10:26:56AM
To robg: In the interest of granting full credit, this workaround was first reported in the macfixit forums on January 15 (a week and a half before it was reported at macintouch) by Tom_X. I would also add that there are numerous posts in another macfixit forums topic containing the text of users' email communications with Alsoft support staff who recommend against applying this "fix." Should users choose not to apply this "fix", they should be aware that after Disk Warrior quits, three processes, , DiskWarriorRebuildServer, DiskWarriorTool, and DiskWarriorDaemon continue to run in the background, and these need to be quit in Activity Monitor.

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Prevent a DiskWarrior crash before saving reports
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Mar 01, '06 12:37:54PM

DiskWarriorDaemon runs in the background anyway, if you have DW set to monitor your SMART data. There is a DiskWarriorStarter in login items.

The only thing the hint does is prevent DW from crashing when it tries to play the AIFF file when you have QT 7 installed. An alternative fix was to roll back to the previous version of QuickTime.

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