Try downloading and reinstalling Java 1.4.2 from apple's site. It fixes most causes of Safari crashing. This might be the cause of the other crashes as well. John > Having issues with my applications unexpectedly > failing during use. The messages that I get are all > similar with the first bracketed information being the > application that just failed. They look something like > this: > > The application "(null)" could not be launched because > of a shared library error: "F<(name of app. > here)><Apple;Carbon;Multimedia><CFMPriv_DVComponentGlue><> > > I have gone to my System Folders and tried deleting > any redundancies, but that has not seemed to help this > matter any. > > I am also not having real good luck with Safari, as it > will unexpectedly close due to an inability to find > Shockwave Flash plug-in. I have attempted to go to the > Shockwave website, but that causes instantaneous > closure of Safari. Evidently, my machine can't find > this plug-in and I can't seem to download it because > Safari can't stay open long enough. > > Has anyone out there encountered this? Can anyone > assist me in this incredibly frustrating adventure? > > Thanks, > Carlie > -- I explained the facts of life to my teenagers tonight. My insulin keeps me alive; my Prozac keeps them alive.