Software Update keeps crashing my PB!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by stkim, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else have this problem? I run software update and finish installing the software. when my computer starts optimizing the volume of my harddrive my computer crashes. the screen goes grey and i get a screen with multiple languages on it telling me i need to restart my computer. can anyone tell me how i can fix this? is there a way i can optimize my harddrive manually?

    thanks,

    steve
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Aug 19, 2004
    #2
    It sounds like you're getting a kernel panic.

    Do the updates otherwise work out ok? Can you offer some info on the type of machine you have?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, the updates do end up getting installed in the end abd this only seems to happen when i try and install something. i have a 15" 1.25 powerbook.

    steve
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i found another instance when i get these 'kernel panics'. i tried repairing permissions on my harddrive and the same thing happened.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    alright, i ran fsck and that seemed to stop the kernel panics that happen when i try to repair permissions. i haven't tried downloading an update to see what happens. will try that next.

    steve
     

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