Never seen this message before!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jalopy, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Jalopy macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2011
    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?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's called a kernel panic. If it doesn't happen again, or very infrequently, don't worry about it.
    "You need to restart your computer" (kernel panic) message appears (Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6)
    Mac OS X 10.7 Help: If “You need to restart your computer” appears
    Mac OS X: How to log a kernel panic
    Understanding and Debugging Kernel Panics
    Resolving Kernel Panics
  3. Jalopy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2011
    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.

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