MacBook Pro 5,5 experiences Kernal Panic when booting to Recovery HD

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  1. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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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…
     
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  3. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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  5. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    I can't give any advice on that. Although it would occur to me if it's unsupported that is probably why you're receiving kernel panics.
     
  6. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  7. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would it work to boot through a USB drive?
     
  8. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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