Strange Error message

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  1. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

    Phat_Pat

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    I just recieved a rather strange error message. After waking up my computer the screen darkened and a transparent box appeared that read in several languges "You must restart your computer. To do so either hit the restart button or hold the power button for a few seconds"

    i have absolutly no clue what caused this and i dont have any photos because the whole system was inaccesable.

    any ideas.... :confused:

    -Pat
     
  2. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    I've seen that happen before, it's happened once on my PM G4. I have no idea what caused it the first time. After it happened I booted from my install CD's and ran Disk Utility, I don't think it actually found anything wrong, and I repaired permissions. I haven't had it happen again, and it's been at least 6 months since it happened. Now I've also upgraded to Panther since it happened, are you running Panther or Jaguar?
     
  3. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

    Phat_Pat

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    newest of everything. 10.3.7

    maybe ill run hardware test....
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    it's a kernel panic. happens sometimes.

    if it happens a lot, that'd be cause for concern.
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Linkety

    Look for the continuation of my post there. It tells you what a Kernel Panic is. (3rd page)
     

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