Kernel panic on startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by josh bear, May 10, 2010.

  1. josh bear macrumors regular

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    Dear All,

    Yesterday my wifes imac (Bought in 2007, running SL)started to "Crash" Safari, and firefox were freezing and then the problem expanded to other programs like itunes. So this is what I did.
    1. copied all music and pictures to an external drive
    2. Used the installation disk to restore a backup from time machine
    3. Left it overnight
    4. This morning the Imac said restore successful please restart
    5. I did and then I got this grey screen with a picture of the power button on it telling me in lots of different languages to press the power button and restart.
    6. I have done this about ten times now and it just keeps coming back

    Can anyone help. I am running the Imac with a bluetooth keyboard but do have access to a wired one. No idea if that makes a difference just thought I would mention it.

    Thanks

    Josh
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need a clean reinstall from the Restore discs.
     
  3. josh bear thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi

    thx for the response. How do I do that? I can't boot up and the install disk in in the machine.

    thanks

    Josh
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Hold down the "c" key after you press the power button.
     

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