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MacOSX Lion can't open applicatoins anymore "garbage collection is off"

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Hello,

I got a big problem on my MacPro...

There are several programs I can't start anymore because I always get an error report with "garbage collection is off" word, harddisk diagnostic application (for mounting images)...

What is wrong with my Mac?

Regards,
Yves
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What specifically are the programs?  Could be that they are not compatible with Lion. Any app that depended on Rosetta - from the PPC days, will not work.
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I am talking about the Disk Utility which comes with Lion per default. Another application which suddenly stopped working is Word for Mac 2011.... With the same error message....
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I'd probably go through a reinstall. If you made a Lion disk you can do it from that or from the Recovery console which can be access by doing the Command-R when you boot.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

It loads out new OS files without touching your apps or documents.
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Already on it :) thought this is the only way too....
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Obviously this shouldn't have happened and there might be a way to troubleshoot, but without being there, doing the "reinstall" is probably the easiest way to fix the problem.   I've been running Lion on a couple of Macs since it came out and haven't seen anything like this yet.
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