Mac equivilant blue screen?

JBot

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 9, 2006
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Calgary.Alberta.Canada
Im running my powerbook and doing basic use when i got an error message prompt up disabeling the computer that told me to hold the power button down for several seconds to restart. When i restarted it, the machine got held up at start up.

I have never seen this before, does anyone know why this happened?
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emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
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You just experienced a kernel panic, which are rare, but do occur from time to time. If it isn't a regular occurrence, I wouldn't get to concerned about it.

If it does become regular, then let us know. I'm assuming you're back up and running now?
 

WildCowboy

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Staff member
Jan 20, 2005
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It's a kernel panic. If your machine behaves more or less normally going forward, you can probably safely ignore it as a one-off event. But if it happens again, you may have a problem. Then it's time to see if you can reproduce it or track down what's causing it.
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
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The link WildCowboy supplied has some suggestions on troubleshooting that you might want to check out.