Mac Bombs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Malbase, May 31, 2005.

  1. Malbase macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2004
    My nephew's iMac "bombed" under OS 10.x
    What has to be done to get the machine to work.
    I myself use OS Tiger 10.4.1 and had not had a bomb since OS 10.
    I recall several reasons:
    1. I backed up Quicken on the desktop rather than Documents.
    Ala bomb.
    2. Some popup ad bombed my Quicken data by changing all the dates to 2010.

    I noticed Apple, or the Mac internet sites do not talk about Bombs.
    That message in 4 languages and crazy sound like a crashing dive bomber.
    My nephew is new to Macs and does not understand the lingo.
    He is a former Windows user.
    I myself have been using 7 or eight Macs since 1988.
    Please indicate a step by step recommendation.
    Thank You.
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    The information you provide doesn't make your problem clear, but I think you are experiencing a kernal panic, not a "bomb" (which went away with OS 9.2).

    If they happen frequently, it's almost always a sign of a hardware problem, and more often than not, bad RAM.
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    Well, bombing was back in the OS9 day. We now call it a "kernel panic". Usually this is solved by restarting. Now if the computer doesn't turn on then thats a whole different problem.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Do other people get sound effects with a kernel panic? :eek: I certainly do not. And although I would be glad to say I have never seen one, so I don't know, I have seen three or four in about 1.5 years.... :(
  5. swheeler macrumors member

    May 30, 2005
    I've never gotten sound with a kernel panic, and I've had a few. My roommate dropping a large phone into my open G4 tower may have contributed to that...
  6. link92 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2004
    If the computer is sending a sound when the kernal panic crashes happens, it'll just repeat it until you restart the computer.

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