Kernel Panic; list all the reasons here

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  1. iSolip macrumors newbie

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    as the title says, if you know the common reasons and their solutions you'll benefit me and 100s probably.
    thank you
     
  2. Inside_line macrumors regular

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    3rd party Drivers.

    I had early versions of Logitech Control Center installed which caused repeated crashes, uninstall and all was fine.

    I had early version of Waacom tablet which caused sporadic crashes, after uninstall all was fine.
     
  3. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    What exactly is Kernel Panic ? like a frozen up ?
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Yup. Basically the computers way of saying wtf is going on, I have to shutdown. Sometimes it happens because of bad hardware, other times it's software based. Bad Ram and 3rd party drivers are a common culprit.
    Kernel Panic
     
  5. nowstime macrumors regular

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    I had to return mine and request a replacement due to KP. Mine was a hardware issue since I erased the drive and reinstalled OSX and it happened again. I was within my return period.

    I listed my KP report on this forum and got some suggestions but eventually it was a hardware issue. First thought it was Dropbox (according to report) but had panic after uninstall.

    When I didn't know much about KP (since coming from PC), it took me 5 days to do a time machine with my TP.

    Hopefully the replacement is OK...
     
  6. movieboy23 macrumors regular

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    Could be a faulty logic board.

    I also had KPs on my machine using Safari before the update came out in fall 2010. Now Safari runs fine, but then again I use Chrome and FF4 for most of my browsing anyway.
     
  7. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    Does KP only reger to when theres a apple message box appears?

    What happen when the laptop just frozen up ? ( without the apple message )
     
  8. matt15f macrumors member

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    Admittedly i am a mac noob but i thought kernal panics were limited to hack builds.
     
  9. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    MyWi over USB in 64bit mode has been causing some kernel panics.
     
  10. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    A stickied thread for this might actually be pretty beneficial.

    Probably not in the MBP section though, more of an OS:X thing.
     
  11. iSolip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now we're talking.
    i've had a week old mbp 2011 quad core n i faced those KPs n im having a replacement.
    honestly im freaking out, thinking what if the new one has issues as well
     
  12. PAPO macrumors 6502

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    the only kernel panic I ever had was from assigning too many recourses to a virtual machine
     

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