kernel panics and loud fan

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chriscon, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. chriscon macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    Hi I hope someone can help me, my mac wont start up, just comes up with a KP and after about a minute the fan kicks in to overdrive...I have been surfing to find a remedy but no one has ever mentioned the fan prob with KP can anyone HELP...PLEEEASE???

    Cheers in advance
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    I would ignore the fan part for now as a probable red herring, it's probably no more than self-preservation on the hardware's part since no OS (and therefore no software power manglement) is available to it.

    Break out your install DVD and try booting from there. This should let you know pretty quickly if your OS is messed up or it's really a hardware fault.

    If you don't get very far booting, check for the easy hardware checks like loose RAM, etc. If you can boot in, see if Disk Futility can find anything wrong. You should also have a hardware test on one of your discs, it may be time to run that and see if it can find any complaints.
  3. chriscon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    Hi thanks for the response,

    I can boot off my install CD, and then by choosing my start up disk and a restart I am able to get into my mac. When on it, it seems to work fine, but when i leave it for a while it obviously goes into sleep mode. When i try to awake it from sleep it locks up with a bitmapped / blurred image which changes in appearance each time it happens. Does this make any sense to anyone?

    Ill try the hardware test in the meantime, as disk utility didn't find any errors.

    The only added hardware i have added to my mac is a ram chip (Brand is Crucial), this was about 6 months ago at there a chance it could be that?

    Cheers again in advance.

  4. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    A archive and install sounds like a good idea, but I suppose an erase and install would be even better, incase the A&I didnt work. Good luck! :)
  5. chriscon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    Just a quick question.....Does an archive and install save all the data in the HOME Folder? If so does that mean i could move all my personal stuff on my hardrive onto that temp until the new OS is created then just move everything back onto my hardrive where it was before?
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    An Archive & Install puts everything aside and creates a new system folder for you, from which you can then boot. All your personal data should already be in the Home folder by default, but if not, then I guess it'd be a good idea to put it there. :)
  7. iJUNKY macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Belfast, Ireland

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