MacOS is a real piece of work and one of the most stable and reliable operating systems out there, but that doesn’t mean that it is without fault. There are occasional issues here and there and in this article, we look at one particular issue: the error message 100092 on Mac Mojave. We will also discuss how to fix it.
What Is the Error Message 100092?
The error message 100092 happens for a number of reasons and it can pop out of nowhere, and which makes identifying the issue behind the mac error a bit difficult. But generally, the warning message is indicative of a failure to complete operations and any of the following listed reasons could be behind error 100092:
- Improper applications of the system, interrupted operations, processes or service
- Corrupted directories and system files and or misconfigured system settings
- Malware infection that corrupts files, interferes with registries, and impacts on the health of the system
- Outdated software that may also be incompatible with the hardware on the machine and or other software
- Junk files
Fixing the Error 100092
Because there are many possible causes of the error 100092, the number of potential solutions that exist for this problem are just as many. Nonetheless, when faced with any similar issue, it is always advisable to start by making sure that everything that is running on your Mac is up-to-date.
1. Updating Your Apps
Apps that are not up-to-date can cause a lot of problems in your computer. They may be incompatible with the latest versions of other software, be more prone to attacks from viruses and malware, and even impact negatively on the overall performance of your Mac. To update the apps in your Mac, go to the Apple Menu and select “App Store.” While here, click on the “Updates” icon that is on the top panel. Your system will be updated automatically, and where automatic updates do not apply, you can still manually install the updates by following the instructions laid out.
Pro Tip: Scan your Mac for performance issues, junk files, harmful apps, and security threats
that can cause system issues or slow performance.
2. Cleaning Your System
The most efficient and effective way to clean your system and to make sure that it operates optimally is to use a Mac repair tool. A reliable Mac repair tool will identify and remove corrupted files, update your software, monitor the performance of your computer, identify and remove various threats (malware and viruses), clean your registries, and even troubleshoot hardware problems.
If for some reason or another you are unable to download a Mac repair tool, you can still clean your files manually. This is easily achieved by deleting your temporary files, preferences and cache because while these files might serve some purpose or other, they tend to slow down your Mac. Corrupt versions of them can also cause many technical problems, including the error 100092. The following are the steps to take when cleaning your cache:
- In the Finder Window of your Mac, select “Go to Folder.”
- Key in ~/Library/Caches and hit Enter.
- In each of the folders that appear, go in and clean out everything.
Before cleaning your cache, make sure that this will not compromise any operations that may be going on. Clean only the cache that you believe has no place in your computer.
3. Remove Offending Applications
As is often the case, the error 100092 happens when a user launches a specific application. If this is the case, then you can simply remove the faulty application and your problems will go away. Alternatively, you can update the offending application or find a suitable replacement, if the application is of particular use to you.
Other apps may be to blame as well, so before you go removing any applications, try seeing what other apps are running on the background. Perhaps one of these is not compatible with the application that you normally use and this could be the one that needs to be removed.
4. Reset The PRAM and SMC on your Mac
Sometimes the problems on your Mac may be hardware-related, which means that everything you do on the software side may not help alleviate your problems. So, if you have already done everything you can, but still get the error 100092, perhaps it is time that you reset the NVRAM and PRAM on your Mac.
PRAM (Parameter Random Access Memory) controls how your Mac is configured by storing system settings. Such settings include display settings, volume, screen resolution, time zone, and etc. To reset the PRAM, hold the Command, Option, P and R keys, while your computer is getting started. If you hear the startup chime, a second time, it means that PRAM has been reset and you can now release the keys.
The SMC is short for System Management Controller. It is involved in the running of a lot of hardware components of your Mac. These physical components include keyboards, cooling fans, power buttons and other peripherals. To reset the SMC, follow these steps:
- Shut down your Mac.
- Press and hold the Power button for about 10 seconds, and then restart your computer.
- If the above steps do not work, turn off your Mac again.
- Press the right Shift key, the left Option key and the Control key for about seven seconds.
- Release all the keys and wait for a few seconds before restarting your machine.
To reset the SMC on a MacBook with a non-removable battery, the following are the steps to take:
- Shutdown your MacBook.
- After the Mac shuts down successfully, press the Shift Control Option keys (left side of the keyboard), and the Power button all at the same time for about 10 seconds.
- Release all the keys and turn on your MacBook.
If the battery is removable, the following are the steps to take:
- Shutdown your Mac.
- Remove the battery.
- Press the Power button and hold for about 5 seconds.
- Put back the battery and switch on your Mac.
To reset the MSC in a Mac desktop with a T2 Chip, take the following steps:
- Shut down your Mac.
- Press and hold the Power button for about 10 seconds.
- If the problem persists, turn off your Mac again.
- Unplug the power cord.
- Wait for about 15 seconds.
- Reconnect the power cord and wait for about 5 seconds.
- Turn on your Mac again.
If you have taken all the steps above and your computer still shows the error 100092, you should probably seek help from a technician or check the health of your Mac with a Mac repair tool.