Is there a way I can start over a Mac while in Kernal Panic?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iPowers, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. iPowers macrumors 6502

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    Ok well I am using an Intel iMac right not but I wanted to fix my old ibook g3 laptop, which has been in kernal panic for years. I would use an installer to start it over but we can't do that.

    Is there a way I can reset it to start from the beginning without using an installer disk for it? Like using the restore or erase option in Disk Utility?

    EDIT: Or like use an updater from the apple website to make it work or something?
     
  2. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Does that mean that it had one kernel panic years ago and you didn't touch it since then, or does it have kernel panics over and over again since a couple of years?
     
  3. nigrunze macrumors regular

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    You can put it in safe boot by holding shift when starting the computer. If you do that too late, it'll go to the standard login screen.

    Try creating a new user to see if your kernel panics are being caused by any startup items or anything similar to that.
     
  4. iPowers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would do that but I not just get that folder and blinking between the finder logo and the question mark and I don't get how the kernal panic woudl relate to that.
     

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