Kernel Panic upon boot. No Idea how to fix.

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    I am a network adminstrator (for a windows network :D ) but personnally an Apple User. I am savy with linux and unix enough to get around etc, so my knowledge is broad and indepth.

    I have never had issues with my own Macs in the past 5 years, but my friends MacBook has an interesting issue.

    She told me that the computer was doing updates, and she didnt want to wait for it to finish and just shut it off in the middle of some OSX updates. I have no information beyond that.

    The Computer immediatly goes to a Kernel Panic after the :apple: logo upon boot up.

    The computer is a Black MacBook 4,1 with Leopard. If someone can help me FIX the issue, it would be greatly appricated. Im sure I could just Format the machine and reinstall OSX but I dont want to lose the data. Worst case is I will just take out the hard drive, mount it to an external USB enclousre and hook it to my mac to retrive the data before formatting. But would much like to fix this issue if possible.

    This is what the message says:
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A8CD4): Kernel trap at 0x00000000, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000000, CR3: 0x01af5000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000001, EBX: 0x001363b6, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x00000598
    CR2: 0x00000000, EPB: 0x2f22bf38, ESI: 0x048ed800, EDI: 0x00000001
    EFL: 0x00010002, EIP: 0x00000000, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00530010
    Error code: 0x00000010

    Debugger called: <panic>
    Backtrace, Format = Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x2f22bd28 : 0x12b0fa (0x4592a4 0x2f22bd5c 0x133243 0x0)
    0x2f22bd78 : 0x1a8cd4 (0x42680c 0x0 0xe 0x461fbc)
    0x2f22be58 : 0x19ede5 (0x2f22be70 0x216 0x2f22bf38 0x0)
    0x2f22be68 : 0x0 (0xe 0x48 0x10 0xa040010)
    0x2f22bf38 : 0x2f106d73 (0x471fc00 0x0 0x477f6b0 0x4780d60)
    0x2f22bf58 : 0x2f10b30b (0x477f6b0 0xa048200 0x0 0x0)
    0x2f22bfc8 : 0x19ebdc (0x0 0x0 0x1a20b5 0x4780d60)
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with de [The rest of this line is covered by the Kernel Panic logo] [Rest of this line covered]

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: [Rest of this line covered]

    Mac OS version:
    Not yet set

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.4.0: Mon Jun 9 19:30:53 PD [Rest of this line covered]
    System model name: MacBook 4,1 (Mac-F22788A9)

    lol and thats it

    So Please help if you can.

    PS I am in the US Marines, stationed in Japan. The nearest Apple store is 12 hours away via a 300$ train ticket. So taking it an apple store is not an option.
  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
    She likely hosed OS X, but see if it will boot in safe mode (hold down shift key while booting.) If it does boot, run Software Update again and hopefully it will reinstall and replace the corrupt files. If this does not work you can reinstall OS X with an "archive and install." It is one of the Options at install time. It will preserve all her data and settings. It is the least disruptive way to get out of such a jam.
  3. doox00 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2006
    Think you can also take the drive out put it in another machine, download the 10.5.7 combo update from apples site (700 something megs) and try installing that, you can select the drive to install it on.

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