New Message appearing on Imac after being away from the machine for a few minutes a

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RayW, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. RayW macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2006
    this message starte all of a sudden started showing up on my I mac screen. In 4 languages

    You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button for several seconds or press restart button. help please thanks
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It's a kernel panic. Please search.

    What were you doing when it happened?
  3. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    It's a Kernel Panic. You may want to think about what you were doing just before it happened. Meanwhile, just follow the instructions.
  4. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    That is the message that occurs when you get a kernel panic.
  5. RayW thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2006
    nothing every time I walk away from the machine for a few minutes it show this message no new software. hwere has it been posted and what instructions to correct could not find in search thanks rayw
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA

    If the panic is happening after you walk away from the computer, the most likely culprit is that something is happening during screen save or suspend / sleep. That is, something is disrupting the computer's power management when it tries to implement power saving features, and crashing the kernel.

    Culprits to look for in this particular kind of case...
    - Any peripherals or accessories you have plugged into the Mac's ports
    - The software you have running in the background
    - Bad memory is also a really common culprit

    If it happens reliably, just take it to an Apple store and have it crash for the Genius.

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