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Dj64Mk7

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Hi! My MacBook Pro 5,5 running OS X El Capitan experiences a kernal panic every time I go to boot into the Recovery HD. Please help…
 

CoastalOR

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Have you ever been able to boot into the Recovery drive in El Capitan previously?

Try downloading the full El Capitan installer app (Install OS X El Capitan) and let it run to install a fresh copy of El Capitan in the internal drive and rebuild the Recovery partition. Hopefully that will get you a working Recovery drive.
 

Dj64Mk7

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Have you ever been able to boot into the Recovery drive in El Capitan previously?

Try downloading the full El Capitan installer app (Install OS X El Capitan) and let it run to install a fresh copy of El Capitan in the internal drive and rebuild the Recovery partition. Hopefully that will get you a working Recovery drive.

Would it work to boot through a USB drive?
 

Dj64Mk7

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Yes, if your referring to a bootable installer USB flash drive.

EDIT: It might be useful to run Disk Utility>First Aid to see if there are any drive errors also.

Talked to Apple. Ran First Aid, reset PRAM/NVRAM, reset SMC, nothing worked.

Apple is sending me a macOS Snow Leopard install DVD free of charge.
 
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