New Mac Mini / Kernal Panic HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jeliot86, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. jeliot86 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    My Mac mini had locked up with a kernal panic at least 4 times over the last few's only 5 months old. I haven't been able to find any information specific to my panic report( mind you I was a whole hearted PC guy until recently), though I'm just not sure what exactly to look for in the report. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I think it might have something to do with my audio driver, maybe

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 9287819 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 3
    Anonymous UUID: D7A87BB7-EDA9-4023-BBA7-911D4C67E0E9

    Tue Feb 1 19:46:22 2011
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x2a8ad9): Kernel trap at 0x002985e6, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000001, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000001, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x00000001
    CR2: 0x00000001, EBP: 0x80b5ac08, ESI: 0x0e5b1500, EDI: 0x0e5b1500
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x002985e6, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x08000010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x80b5aa28 : 0x21b455 (0x5d09dc 0x80b5aa5c 0x2238b1 0x0)
    0x80b5aa78 : 0x2a8ad9 (0x5927fc 0x2985e6 0xe 0x5929c6)
    0x80b5ab58 : 0x29e9a8 (0x80b5ab70 0xdd 0x80b5ac08 0x2985e6)
    0x80b5ab68 : 0x2985e6 (0xe 0x48 0x80b50010 0x10)
    0x80b5ac08 : 0x81005f64 (0x1 0x1218aa60 0x80b5ae3c 0x0)
    0x80b5ac28 : 0x564d51 (0xe5b1500 0x80b5ac70 0x80b5ac70 0x0)
    0x80b5ad48 : 0x284a7f (0xe5b1500 0x5 0x111beb88 0x1)
    0x80b5bdf8 : 0x21d7f7 (0x111beb60 0xbf875a0 0x12ea20 0x45543)
    0x80b5be38 : 0x210983 (0x111beb00 0x0 0x10de59d0 0x1108dab0)
    0x80b5be98 : 0x216be6 (0x111beb00 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x80b5bf18 : 0x293b71 (0x80b5bf44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x80b5bfc8 : 0x29f018 (0xdaa9b40 0x0 0x10 0xf8fb840)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):>0x81006fff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: iTunes

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.4.1: Wed May 12 21:36:54 PDT 2010; root:xnu-1504.7.50~2/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: Macmini4,1 (Mac-F2208EC8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 343268922937982
    unloaded kexts:
    com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_4 5.0.1 (addr 0x815b2000, size 0x20480) - last unloaded 337302153278425
    loaded kexts: 2.0.3 - last loaded 337138855616591
    com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic 6.0 11826.611899
    com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge 6.0 11826.611899
    com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect 6.0 11826.611899
    com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook 6.0 11826.611899
    com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor 6.0 11826.611899
    com.paceap.kext.pacesupport.snowleopard 5.7.2
    com.digidesign.iokit.DigiIO 8.0.3f1
    com.digidesign.iokit.DigiDal 8.0.3f1
    com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_5 5.0.1
    com.seagate.driver.PowSecDriverCore 5.0.1 1.6.2 1.9.3d0 2.1.0 2.0.1d1 100.12.12 7.0.0 1.2.0 17 1.8.9f1 1.8.9f1 3.3.5 1.5 1.1.2 1.4.12 2.3.9b3 425.16.2 4.3.0d3 6.1.8 4.0.6 303.8 2.6.5 1.6.2 31 1.0.0d1 4.0.0 1.3.0 2.1.2 1 4.7.1 4.0.2 3.9.6 1.3.1 1.5 1.3.3 1.6 1.3.3 1.4 105.10.0 0 0 2.1.11 105.10.0 17 10 14 10 10 20 74.0 2.3.5f8 10.0.3 1.8.9f1 1.0.8d0 1.8.9f1 1.8.9f1 6.1.8 4.0.5 2.0.3 2.7.3f1 1.7.6fc2 1.3 1.0.8d0 311.1 1.9 2.2.7 3.0.1d2 4.3.0d3 6.1.8 2.1 2.1 41 2.3.5f8 2.3.5f8 2.3.5f8 4.0.2 2.6.1 3.9.0 2.6.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.2.4 402.1 2.0.1 2.6.5 2.6.5 4.0.6 4.0.0 2.0.4 4.2.6 4.0.6 1.3.0 1.6.3 1.1 6 1.0.0d1 286 1.6.2 1.3.3 2.6 1.3.0
    Model: Macmini4,1, BootROM MM41.0042.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.65f2
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, PCI, 256 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 2.3.5f8, 2 service, 12 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
    Serial ATA Device: TOSHIBA MK3255GSXF, 298.09 GB
    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-STDVDRW GA32N, 94.5 MB
    USB Device: Hub, 0x050d (Belkin Corporation), 0x0304, 0x26400000
    USB Device: BCF2000, 0x1397, 0x00bc, 0x26420000
    USB Device: Photosmart C3100 series, 0x03f0 (Hewlett Packard), 0x5611, 0x26410000
    USB Device: USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge, 0x152d (JMicron Technology Corp.), 0x2352, 0x26200000
    USB Device: Fast Track, 0x0763 (M-Audio), 0x2010, 0x04400000
    USB Device: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Receiver 3.1, 0x045e (Microsoft Corporation), 0x00f9, 0x04100000
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x06500000
    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06600000
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8218, 0x06630000
    FireWire Device: FA GoFlex Pro, Seagate, Up to 800 Mb/sec
  2. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Usually the following part of the panic report can give clues as to the cause

    It looks like a lot of core Apple drivers were spotted during the time of the crash, which might suggest a hardware/logic board problem. However, you also have quite a few third-party kernel extensions active, which complicates efforts at troubleshooting. The best way to eliminate those as potential issues is to disable them or boot from a fresh install for a while and see if the system still acts up.

    I'm also in the process of troubleshooting my Mini (lots of kernel panics as well). I noticed you have 8GB of RAM... is it third-party? I put my stock RAM back in and it hasn't crashed for 5 days (I've lasted as long as a week between panics using my 3rd party RAM, so I'm not out of the woods yet).

    Finally, have you done the normal batch of preventative troubleshooting (Apple Hardware Test from system dvd, resetting NVRAM/SMC firmware, repairing permissions)?
  3. jeliot86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    Thanks, I'll disable as many processes as I can. I'll have to look up how to boot from a fresh install as I have not attempted that yet.

    I have OWC ram which I was led to believe was on the compatibility list from Apple. (of coarse I traded in my old RAM probably not a good Idea)

    I'll run the test from the DVD tommorow and post what I come up with, as well as the NVRAM and permmision repair

    Thanks again:D
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    take the photosmart offline pull the usb on it. do nothing else run things all the same.
    I have read that hp has caused panic kernals. some times a piece of gear you are hooked up to causes the problem.

    it can be the hp and the mini would never make a p kernal except if you use 8gb owc ram.

    it could be the mini and the 8gb ram would never make a p kernal except if you use the 3100 hp

    google around a look for that model hp and panic kernals.

    to further compound it all. it could be that everything would work except if you are running itunes
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA

    I kept having my machine Kernel Panic as well as I was only getting about an hour of battery life on my i5 MacBook Pro. It turns out, one of the HP processes was using all my CPU, and causing the KP's.
    After reinstalling, I have not had an issue since. I highly recommend doing the same, or finding a different driver version.
  6. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    For what it's worth, my RAM is from OWC as well (8GB kit). Any RAM has a chance of failing though so that's what the warranty is for (if you bought the OWC brand as opposed to their NuRAM, the warranty is advance replacement so you shouldn't have any downtime if the RAM ends up being the culprit).

    As for a fresh install... that usually involves installing OS X on an external hard drive (or a separate partition on your internal).

    This could be contributing to the problem as well. To see if something is hogging CPU resources, go to Applications-->Utilities-->Activity Monitor. Select "All Processes" from the drop-down menu in the toolbar and click on the "CPU %" to sort processes by CPU utilization.

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