Mac asked me to hold power button to restart...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mellowguy91, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. mellowguy91 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2010
    I just got a new mac about 2 weeks ago, and I had this pop up tell me to hold my power button to restart. This is the first time this has happened to me. It booted up fine and no question marks or anything out of the norm. What do you guys think the problem is? Thanks.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    That is called a kernel panic. Its roughly equivalent to a Windows blue screen of death. Every Mac will do kernel panic at least once in its lifetime. It was probably just a simple software crash. But if it starts to happen every few days or they become common, you could have a more serious problem like faulty hardware or incompatible software.
  3. mellowguy91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2010
    I also noticed that after the kernel panic, I'm getting the beach ball. When I was multi-tasking in iTunes, I just simply ejected my iPod and it was frozen until I forced quit it. Any ideas if this is something related with the files in my computer?

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