Kernal Panic Advice

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ender land, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone,

    I've now had two kernel panics with my four month old MBP 13" (from late 2010).

    I am unsure if this is normal, and am assuming not. To "cause" this I had been listening to music with my MBP with screen brightness at zero and shut my MBP (presumably putting it to sleep) and upon awake, the MBP was not responsive - the keyboard lit up and there were audible hard drive/fan noises however. I could not get the brightness to change on my screen and after a few minutes trying turned it off the hard way.

    Is there any information here which is useful? This is somewhat frustrating as I have now had my four month old mac give me a kernel panic more often than years of windows and my single blue screen :confused: I do not recall what caused the previous one.

    Advice would be appreciated!

     
  2. halledise macrumors 65816

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    short answer:

    reinstall the OS

    doesn't mean you have to wipe your HDD, though backing up home folder first is always a good idea
     
  3. ender land thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so the only way to stop a kernel panic is to completely wipe the entire computer? That seems like overkill.
     
  4. halledise macrumors 65816

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    my post actually said 'doesn't mean you have to wipe your HDD'

    simply reinstall the OS over the top of what you have now.
    it'll create a new System folder and also afolder entitled Previous System Folder (wherein lies the fault I'd say).
     

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