Mac equivilant blue screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JBot, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. JBot macrumors 6502

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    Im running my powerbook and doing basic use when i got an error message prompt up disabeling the computer that told me to hold the power button down for several seconds to restart. When i restarted it, the machine got held up at start up.

    I have never seen this before, does anyone know why this happened?
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  2. emw macrumors G4

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    You just experienced a kernel panic, which are rare, but do occur from time to time. If it isn't a regular occurrence, I wouldn't get to concerned about it.

    If it does become regular, then let us know. I'm assuming you're back up and running now?
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's a kernel panic. If your machine behaves more or less normally going forward, you can probably safely ignore it as a one-off event. But if it happens again, you may have a problem. Then it's time to see if you can reproduce it or track down what's causing it.
     
  4. JBot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea its running alright now.

    After it started up again however, it was lagging for about 5-7 minutes. Now its smoother.
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    The link WildCowboy supplied has some suggestions on troubleshooting that you might want to check out.
     

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