Kernel Panic Startup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mojohojo, May 24, 2010.

  1. mojohojo macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
    my 3+ year old macbook is unable to startup anymore. whenever i boot up, after the apple logo i get the Kernel Panic. This happened after one time when i forced shutdown after i thought my macbook crashed.
    I've read from past threads this is possibly to do with hardware problems, but i can still boot to bootcamp windows (which im currently using) and all seems to work fine.
    What can i do?
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Do you have any external hardware connected (including Bluetooth mice and keyboards)?

    Can you boot into the OS X Install DVD?
  3. mojohojo thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
    thanks, yes i can boot into the leopard install disc and tried repairing disk permission with not much help. also tried resetting PRAM.
    Things i cant do: boot to safe mode (hold Shift), or hardware test (hold D at startup). i think i will try to reinstall from the disc (hopefully this wont erase all my files).
    Im hoping its not a hardware issue because windows bootcamp seems to run just fine.

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