Need Help With Macbook Startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macintoshness, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Macintoshness macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    when i start my computer now this is what comes up:

    A prompt window displaying: "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again.
    (Then in 4 other languages below it.)

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x483cbb): "_MALLOC: kalloc returned NULL (potential leak), size 4260636295"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/bsd/kern/kern_malloc.c:572
    dDebugger called: <panic>
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x36b2bb8 : etc.........

    Kernal Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies) :>0x92cfff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: BootCacheControl

    Mac OS Version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:33:36 PDT 2011;...
    System model name: MacbookPro3,1 (Mac-F4238BC8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 4564957034

    I've tried to clear the NVRAM/RAM but that didnt help me. I also saw other people with similar problems but the difference with mine is the _MALLOC
    I dont know what this means and i could get some help it would be much appreciated. THANK YOU ALL!
  2. Macintoshness thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Some more information: i havent recently updated my software or installed anything either, i read that it is possible that programs like vuze will cause this to happen but i dont believe it is the problem because i havent used it in a while.

    Also i dont havr my start up disc but i do have a windows 7 disc would i be able to just run windows now?

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