Never seen this message before!

Jalopy

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Upon startup today, this message appeared on the grey screen:

You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button.

Also included were French, German and Japanese translations of this message, and FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF

I've never seen this message before. Anyone know why this would appear now?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Upon startup today, this message appeared on the grey screen:

You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button.

Also included were French, German and Japanese translations of this message, and FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF

I've never seen this message before. Anyone know why this would appear now?
It's called a kernel panic. If it doesn't happen again, or very infrequently, don't worry about it.
In most cases, kernel panics are not caused by an issue with your Mac. They are most likely caused by an issue external to your Mac. If the kernel panic doesn't happen again within a few weeks, you don't need to troubleshoot further.
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Jalopy

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Thanks for your quick replies. Since today is the first time I've seen this message, only time will tell if it appears again in the future.