iMac Kernel Panic! Aah!

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  1. macdatadrive macrumors regular

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    The other day, my late 2006 iMac had a kernel panic! It has always worked perfectly and it has never had a fault! Any ideas? It is running 10.6.6 I think, could be 10.6.7 but it's so different!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What are you even asking? You have provided zero helpful information that would allow anyone to even guess at what your problem might be.
     
  3. macdatadrive thread starter macrumors regular

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    Info...I guess

    As asked, I will say the info I know. Okay, I was running Safari, Word 08' and Garageband when suddenly the 'You need to restart your computer' thingy (kernel panic) came up. I know it could not be the webpage because I was on the Apple (www.apple.com) site, and I lost all data on word. It did not recover (annoying) and Garageband was lost too.

    Can THAT help you?
     
  4. mike.coulter macrumors regular

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  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Is it reproducible? One kernel panic is not cause for immediate concern. If it happens over and over again you have a problem.
     
  6. macdatadrive thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update

    I haven't done anything to this computer. It has everything the same as it left the factory. The only we changed is the keyboard (to the new slim apple one) and we still have the mightymouse it came with. But then again, it hasn't happened once since so maybe it was just a once in a lifetime thing?
     
  7. macdatadrive thread starter macrumors regular

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    Miles, I think you're probably right. I worry too much, and as you said one kernel panic shouldn't be something to worry about, only if they were oncoming.
     
  8. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Kernel Panics happens. If its repeated over and over, you'll probably want to take it into an Apple store and they can diagnose it pretty quickly from the error logs. If it's a one time occurance, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  9. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Just because it's called a kernel panic doesn't mean you have to panic as well.

    If it ever happens again, on the restart from the KP, when that little box pops up asking if you want to report the error to Apple, copy and paste all the technical details from that window here so we can actually see what caused the KP and so we can see if it can be easily fixed. THAT is the primary information that will help us, help you.
     

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