My first Kernel Panic! =O

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kristenn, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Kristenn macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2009
    To be honest. I was curious to see one in person. Its very interesting how it happens. the sound skips and the black aero looking glass slowly comes down and BOOM! There it is... it tells you to restart. Anyway. My computer is almost 8 months old and I haven't seen one till now... I'm not worried about it. My computer started fine and works like it did before. But I was wondering what caused it and if it might happen again?

    I was using iMovie and importing a film. Some school work I'm finishing up. I had iTunes open and was listening to Stairway to heaven. And I was on a website with Safari. Do you think maybe I just had a lot going on?

    Thanks ^^''
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Macs are meant to handle many operations, but importing a movie is a sizable process. When I am importing videos I let it finish the process before doing anything else.
  3. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
  4. Kristenn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2009
    Thank you so much =D I will look at the link. I agree. iMovie imported stuff did have cpu in 100% mostly. I should probably not try doing anything else well doing that. I was doing it in the original size too. Not sure if its HD. But it was big.
  5. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    I just want to say that I like the idea of "kernel panic"... I usually think of my computer as so level headed.
  6. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    If you wanted, you could run the Apple hardware test by holding D as your computer starts up.

    Just to make sure you RAM or anything else hasn't gone funny.

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