Panic - kernel version! No idea what to do!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Virgo266, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Virgo266 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2015
    I need help as I am hopeless with technology and have no idea what I am doing!
    So I have had a mac book pro for a few years and have not had any issues with it. Until recently it was lagging and being extremely slow and a friend mentioned I should update the software. Without having any idea what I was doing I selected the OS software to update and proceeded with this, my laptop then had a message that said the laptop needs to be reset to proceed with the update I then restarted it and it was downloading for about 15minutes. A message then appeared saying the 'software was unable to be completed' there was no button to escape from this message the only option was to hold down the power button to try refresh it. Once I turned it back on a grey screen has appeared that says 'panic "unable to find driver for this platform" "mac os version: not yet set" "kernel version"

    There is also a whole lot of random letters and numbers.
    If i reset my computer it still appears and I cant click out of this screen. As I mentioned I am hopeless and have no idea what I am doing, any help will be greatly appreciated!!!
    Thanks alot :)
  2. Virgo266 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2015
    Picture of the screen :)

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Can you give us the year and model of your Mac as well as what OS versions you were on before and what your tried to update to? Where did you get the OS X download from?

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