Panic Message on start up

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  1. PowerKid macrumors newbie

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    :eek: !! HELP !!

    On trying to speed up and find any problems on my G4 powerbook
    i pressed:-

    Apple + S key for 'fsck -y'

    shortly after that the screen froze and displayed the power button, over the top of that text, the final sentence states:-

    panic: We are hanging here. . .

    I have restarted twice and nothing. At this point it goes back to the above mentioned.

    Iam lost and have no idea what to do as i dont want to loose any work!!!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Unplug all peripherals from the laptop. You should only have the power plug plugged in. Then restart.
     
  3. GodBless macrumors 65816

    GodBless

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    The answer to your problem is here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=117707
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Dude, there's plenty of troubleshooting steps to perform before you try and Archive & Install the OS. What if it's a hardware problem? A&I isn't going to help that one whit.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Got a PM from the original poster:


    What you're seeing is called a kernel panic. What is a kernel panic, you ask? Click HERE for more information. So, what has changed on your computer recently? Did you add more RAM? Add an airport card? Did you unplug an ethernet cable? Unplug the battery?

    There's more information on logging a kernel panic and issolating issues like this:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106228
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25392
     
  6. arogge macrumors 65816

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    Install an Apple Security Update? I got a kernel panic after installing one of those last year and had to do an Archive and Install of OS X.
     

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