Palm Desktop 4.0 won't Launch on my G4, OS 9.2 because: ERROR #-50. Help!
Posted on 2003-12-09
This all started over a month ago as an occasional crash while working with multiple applications at the same time... It would say: "UNEXPECTED ERROR #-50, QUIT". I would have to click the QUIT button 3 times and then I could try to relaunch it. At first this worked, but soon I had to restart the G4 to get the palm desktop to re launch.
Then 1 day, 2 weeks ago, it would not launch no matter what I tried (ie. restart+reset the desktop...) I tried to reinstall/uninstall from the disc, nothing worked.
I called PalmOne and finally spoke with a Level 2 technician who told me that the error message meant the USER DATA was CORRUPT (FYI, everything still works on my treo 270 handheld!)
The Level 2 guy told me to throw out everything "palm", which I did.
We REINSTALLED the Palm Software 4.0 that came with my treo. Then, we created a new user (same name as before), and HOTSYNC'd with conduits set to OVERWRITE THE DESKTOP. 10min. later, I had my desktop restored! All the info, but with none of the links, of couse. It worked for a week, then the "UNEXPECTED ERROR #-50, QUIT" started happening again.... Tonite it won't open at all again.
I need this user data to run my business... I don't know what to do. Can this data be debugged? Like a disc warrior for Palm or something?