eMac kernel panic freezing not booting etc.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lamp9lite, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. lamp9lite macrumors newbie

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    hello- my used eMac 1.42 ghz with 2gb ram, tiger 10.4.11 began to freeze a few months ago so I cleared the hard drive and reinstalled = worked ok for a while. Now, it is regularly freezing and even locking up when it has been running for a while - when it heats up. Until it cools off a while, on restart or after shutdown, it will hang at the grey screen or display a flashing folder with an alternating finder icon and a question mark - I assume it can't find the OS. After rebooting, I got the report function with this info - 2 occurences:

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x00040180): zalloc: "kalloc.64" (8123392 elements) retry fail 3
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x000954F8 0x00095A10 0x00026898 0x00040180 0x0002BDCC 0x002B1B68 0x00442CEC 0x00442DA8
    0x004429DC 0x0044CA64 0x00452808 0x0044CA64 0x0044FF6C 0x0044EE98 0x00109608 0x000D6134
    0x000FEB68 0x000DC030 0x000DD794 0x000DCBBC 0x0022A7F4 0x000FC674 0x000F59B4 0x0027F7F0
    0x0027F52C 0x002ABDB8 0x000ABD30 0x6E3C2F6B
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.5)@0x43d000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x42519000)
    PC=0x90014BAC; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x22B2F000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x00004BE8; R1=0xBFFFF900; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.0: Wed Oct 10 18:26:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.24.17~1/RELEASE_PPCModel: PowerMac6,4, BootROM 4.9.2f1, 1 processors, PowerPC G4 (1.5), 1.42 GHz, 2 GB
    Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600, ATY,RV351, AGP, 64 MB
    Memory Module: DIMM0/J2, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330
    Memory Module: DIMM1/J1, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330
    Modem: Jump, V.92, Version 1.0
    Network Service: Internal Modem, PPP (PPPSerial), ppp0
    Parallel ATA Device: SONY CD-RW CRX315E
    Parallel ATA Device: WDC WD800BB-40JHC0, 74.53 GB
    USB Device: Generic USB K/B Hub, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Macally USB Mini Optical Mouse, Up to 1.5 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Generic USB K/B Hub, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x00040180): zalloc: "kalloc.64" (8123392 elements) retry fail 3
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x000954F8 0x00095A10 0x00026898 0x00040180 0x0002BDCC 0x002B1B68 0x00442CEC 0x00442DA8
    0x004429DC 0x0044CA64 0x00452808 0x0044CA64 0x0044FF6C 0x0044EE98 0x00109608 0x000D6134
    0x000FEB68 0x000DC030 0x000DD794 0x000DCBBC 0x0022A7F4 0x000FC674 0x000F59B4 0x0027F7F0
    0x0027F52C 0x002ABDB8 0x000ABD30 0x6E3C2F6B
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.5)@0x43d000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x42519000)
    PC=0x90014BAC; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x22B2F000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x00004BE8; R1=0xBFFFF900; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.0: Wed Oct 10 18:26:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.24.17~1/RELEASE_PPCModel: PowerMac6,4, BootROM 4.9.2f1, 1 processors, PowerPC G4 (1.5), 1.42 GHz, 2 GB
    Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600, ATY,RV351, AGP, 64 MB
    Memory Module: DIMM0/J2, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330
    Memory Module: DIMM1/J1, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330
    Modem: Jump, V.92, Version 1.0
    Network Service: Internal Modem, PPP (PPPSerial), ppp0
    Parallel ATA Device: SONY CD-RW CRX315E
    Parallel ATA Device: WDC WD800BB-40JHC0, 74.53 GB
    USB Device: Generic USB K/B Hub, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Macally USB Mini Optical Mouse, Up to 1.5 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Generic USB K/B Hub, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA

    I missed the warning about bad caps and apple never contacted me. The reseller never mentioned the problem - don't ask - don't tell (if the customer don't ask, don't tell them about it.) Any thoughts about what might be causing these problems and possible solutions? Thanks.
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #2
    I'm thinking a bad hard drive. How long have you had the hard drive for? Is it the original one that came in the machine?
     

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