panic/kernel trap - cause for alarm?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by squashpro, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. squashpro macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2008
    I have a brand new Macbook 160GB 2.4GHz. I absolutely love it but am a bit worried because of one automatic shut-down and one required restart all in one day. Since I just switched to a Mac from a PC, I don't know what's going on or if I should be alarmed. When the computer turns back on I get the following screen ... if anyone can tell me if this is grave (ie I should wipe my system, get it looked at) I would appreciate it tremendously (I'll include just the first part; if you know what this is and need the rest of the screen I'll provide):

    Tue Aug 19 02:14:58 2008
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A8CD4): Kernel trap at 0x0038593a, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x0000000c, CR3: 0x01062000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x23c0c000, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x00000001
    CR2: 0x0000000c, EBP: 0x3456fde8, ESI: 0x23c0c000, EDI: 0xffffffff
    EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x0038593a, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Error code: 0x00000000
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    From what you say, is seems like this is a repeating problem, in which case you should take it back to Apple or call Apple Care to see what they can do for you. It might be as simple as a reinstall of the OS but could warrant a replacement.

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