Have anyone seen this screen on the Macbook Pro or iMac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by enochpeng, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. enochpeng macrumors regular

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    I got this all the time on my iMac since a couple months ago, and now it started doing this on my MBP.... It's sooooo annoying..

    Even I follow the instructions a few times, it still appears frequently.

    Do you guys have any clue ?

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  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That's a Kernel Panic.

    Have you made any changes to the systems recently, new RAM or something?
     
  3. DYER macrumors 6502

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    So that is what a kernel panic is ???
    I have had this so many times in the last 2 weeks... soo annoying on a brand new machine like mine.... that is life i guess
    nice to know what it is though.
     
  4. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you ever used Windows, it the equivalent of the BSOD.

    Difference is in Windows it gives the error immediately and the computer restarts by itself. In OS X, you have dig through pages of logs.
     
  6. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. Shawn Parr macrumors regular

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    The two biggest culprits when you get a lot of kernel panics are bad hardware, or bad drivers. Have you installed any new devices that required drivers? Have you installed new RAM or hard drives? In either case remove what is new and put back the old (if applicable) and see if the problem stops. If it does try to get the new stuff replaced. If it is more than one item, add them back one at a time until the problem re-appears.

    It could also be a corrupted system. You could try a re-install.
     

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