Kernel Panic; list all the reasons here

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iSolip, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. iSolip macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    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

    Jun 21, 2005
    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

    Mar 14, 2011
    What exactly is Kernel Panic ? like a frozen up ?
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    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

    Jul 2, 2008
    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

    Jun 3, 2007
    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

    Mar 14, 2011
    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

    Jun 16, 2010
    Admittedly i am a mac noob but i thought kernal panics were limited to hack builds.
  9. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    MyWi over USB in 64bit mode has been causing some kernel panics.
  10. ender land macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2010
    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

    Mar 10, 2011
    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

    Aug 24, 2009
    the only kernel panic I ever had was from assigning too many recourses to a virtual machine

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