OSX Reboot

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrcmosx, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. mrcmosx macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2007
    rosemead, Ca
    Hello, I have a macbook I just bought. I keep getting this message on my screen. Can anyone help me with this???


    thanks for your help!!
  2. Kodex macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2003
    What you are seeing is a Kernel Panic. If you just bought it I would take it to be exchanged. It can be caused by many many many things including bad ram, logic boards, airport cards, bluetooth or even software problems.
  3. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    Hmm, that is odd.

    Returning it would probably your last resort. First, try doing an Apple Hardware Test, by inserting your first OS X disk, restarting, and holding down the D key when you hear the chime. If it shows a hardware problem, you need to return it, for a new one.

    If not, then maybe try repairing permisions, (although this may not help because it is brand new), or maybe just try doing an erase and install of OS X.

    Either way, good luck! :D
  4. faintember macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    First, have you changed anything recently? (new RAM, new HD, software install, etc.)

    Second, is the computer getting hot? (make sure the vent at the back is clear)

    Other than that, you can try repairing permissions, running fsck, etc.
  5. mrcmosx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2007
    rosemead, Ca
    hey guys, thanks for your help. this may sound weird, but I had a McAfee disc for the PC in the drive at the time.. I kept getting that kernal screen 7 times. As soon I removed the disc I did not get the screen poping up. I re inserted the disc in later that day, and in a matter of 5 mins I got the kernal screen pop up... Werid... But now I know what it was.
  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Ok, that is officially weird. As stated, the most common cause of Kernel Panics are hardware issues.

    I'd like to suggest you drop Apple a note on their Support forums.
  7. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    Wow, that is increadably weird.

    Possibly the McAfee disk is trying to auto-start or something and its making the kernal panic? Try it with another CD, while your at it.

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