Panic Message on start up

PowerKid

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 5, 2005
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:eek: !! HELP !!

On trying to speed up and find any problems on my G4 powerbook
i pressed:-

Apple + S key for 'fsck -y'

shortly after that the screen froze and displayed the power button, over the top of that text, the final sentence states:-

panic: We are hanging here. . .

I have restarted twice and nothing. At this point it goes back to the above mentioned.

Iam lost and have no idea what to do as i dont want to loose any work!!!
 

GodBless

macrumors 65816
Jan 22, 2005
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PowerKid said:
:eek: !! HELP !!

On trying to speed up and find any problems on my G4 powerbook
i pressed:-

Apple + S key for 'fsck -y'

shortly after that the screen froze and displayed the power button, over the top of that text, the final sentence states:-

panic: We are hanging here. . .

I have restarted twice and nothing. At this point it goes back to the above mentioned.

Iam lost and have no idea what to do as i dont want to loose any work!!!
The answer to your problem is here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=117707
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
16,033
1
Portland, OR
Dude, there's plenty of troubleshooting steps to perform before you try and Archive & Install the OS. What if it's a hardware problem? A&I isn't going to help that one whit.
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
16,033
1
Portland, OR
Got a PM from the original poster:

Panic Messages

Hi yellow
thank you for replying so fast

I tried what you said in replay to my Panic Message.

I did have the mouse attached though!!

Once removed the same thing appeared!

There is two visual forms of text on screen.
1st: Dark gray
2nd:White

In the white text It talkes about
No debugger configured - dumping debug info
MSR+00001030
Latest stack backtrace for cpu : and so on
Kernel verion:
Darwin Kernel Version 7.2.0 and so on

What you're seeing is called a kernel panic. What is a kernel panic, you ask? Click HERE for more information. So, what has changed on your computer recently? Did you add more RAM? Add an airport card? Did you unplug an ethernet cable? Unplug the battery?

There's more information on logging a kernel panic and issolating issues like this:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106228
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25392
 

arogge

macrumors 65816
Feb 15, 2002
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Tatooine
yellow said:
So, what has changed on your computer recently? Did you add more RAM?
Install an Apple Security Update? I got a kernel panic after installing one of those last year and had to do an Archive and Install of OS X.
 
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