Is a corrupt itunes file causing a kernel panic?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BananaCEO, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. BananaCEO macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2008
    I'll be honest, I know close to nothing about computers. Recently (last week), I was running on Tiger and my imac kept getting that scrolling darkness with a message saying that I needed to restart my computer. Eventually it would not even start up again and at the white boot up screen, it would show a gray circle with a slash through it instead of an apple.

    I took it in and they replaced the hard drive (supposedly?) and I got the computer back last Tuesday. Since then, the only files I have put back on my computer are my photos from my back up external, and my music which I took off my ipod using Senuti. And already for the past few days, my computer has again been shutting itself down. Is it possible that it is because of a corrupt file from my ipod that this is happening? That is the only connection I have made between now and before I took my computer in.

    Here is what the Problem Report says when I rebooted my computer just now after being shut down unexpectedly. (And oddly it was about 20 minutes into an episode of The Simpsons and I had not even touched the keyboard for at least 15 minutes)

    Sorry if this is a repeat post, I searched but I couldn't find the same situation.

    Mon Jun 23 08:17:48 2008
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A8CD4): Kernel trap at 0x0017e2eb, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x79656b50, CR3: 0x0102c000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000001, EBX: 0x79656b3c, ECX: 0x0467e2e8, EDX: 0x064d37a8
    CR2: 0x79656b50, EBP: 0x3f45bd58, ESI: 0x00026000, EDI: 0x00000000
    EFL: 0x00010206, EIP: 0x0017e2eb, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00530010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x3f45bb58 : 0x12b0fa (0x459294 0x3f45bb8c 0x133243 0x0)
    0x3f45bba8 : 0x1a8cd4 (0x4627fc 0x17e2eb 0xe 0x461fac)
    0x3f45bc88 : 0x19ede5 (0x3f45bca0 0x203e1e36 0x3f45bd58 0x17e2eb)
    0x3f45bc98 : 0x17e2eb (0xe 0x2e650048 0x3f450010 0x190010)
    0x3f45bd58 : 0x17613c (0x64d37a8 0x26000 0x0 0x0)
    0x3f45bde8 : 0x16250e (0x64d37a8 0x21000 0x0 0x1)
    0x3f45bf58 : 0x1a8f72 (0x448a528 0x18733000 0x0 0x3)
    0x3f45bfc8 : 0x19ece6 (0x44466c0 0x0 0x1a20b5 0x44493c0)
    No mapping exists for frame pointer
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbfff9928

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Safari

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.3.0: Fri May 23 00:49:16 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1228.5.18~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: iMac5,1 (Mac-F4228EC8)
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    That is possible but hard to say if that is your problem for sure. It most likely has something to do with it if that's when your trouble started.
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    I would say virtually impossible. If you are experiencing frequent kernel panics and booting issues the source is very likely to be hardware, either RAM or the motherboard.
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    I would agree. Looking at the kernel panic, the process involved is Safari. I would suspect you may have a bad RAM module as page faults are indicated.
  5. OMFG HAXX! macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    I will agree with you on this; there is no way that I know that a corrupt music file could cause a problem like this. Try replacing the memory and see what happens.

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