Powerbook and Leopard problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jgaz, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. jgaz macrumors member

    jgaz

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    #1
    I just installed leopard onto my 17" powerbook G4 1.67ghz 1gb ram. after about twenty minutes i get the spinning beachball of death, i think it is because spotlight is indexing which is fine but then after a little while the black message that i need to restart my computer appears so it never finishes indexing. Please help.
    here is the kernel report, i think that means something with my harddrive? how would installing leopard do that?

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x00C166B4): "ATA Device recovery failed\n"@/SourceCache/IOATABlockStorage/IOATABlockStorage-200.1.8/IOATABlockStorageDriverV2.cpp:2325
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x0009AD18 0x0009B6BC 0x00029DC4 0x00C166B4 0x00C168D4 0x008150E8 0x0081581C 0x00818CF8
    0x00826170 0x008270DC 0x00818AF0 0x00818774 0x00818704 0x003566C0 0x008186AC 0x0081F4C0
    0x00813BAC 0x00C16624 0x00C16748 0x00C168D4 0x008150E8 0x0081581C 0x00818CF8 0x00826170
    0x00818F20 0x0081F1D8 0x008261A0 0x00818E24 0x008200B0 0x0003F8D8 0x000AFE54
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage(2.0.0)@0xc13000->0xc25fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily(1.7.3f1)@0x812000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.5.2)@0x6f7000
    com.apple.driver.AppleKauaiATA(1.2.1f4)@0x824000->0x828fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4)@0x5cf000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily(1.7.3f1)@0x812000
    com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily(1.7.3f1)@0x812000->0x823fff
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0xf2fc80)
    PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:
    9B21

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.0: Wed Oct 31 17:48:21 PDT 2007; root:xnu-1228.0.2~1/RELEASE_PPC
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I agree it looks like the drive. What sort of installation did you do? They can be quite taxing on a hard drive so I wouldn't be totally surprised if this is the last straw for yours. Have you used Disk Utility to verify the drive? Also, make sure you back everything up! :)
     
  3. jgaz thread starter macrumors member

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    i just did the upgrade from tiger. No i haven't verified it i'll see what that turns up
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  5. jgaz thread starter macrumors member

    jgaz

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    the disk utility said everything was fine but i downloaded SMART utility from apples website and it said it has errors and is failing. So i am going to take it into the apple store and see what they can do for me. Until then i found a workaround. Since i think it froze while spotlight was trying to index my harddrive and then froze when it got to a bad section i just put my whole harddrive under the privacy thing in spotlights system preferences and now it is not trying to index it and it has been running fine now. will work until i am able to take it in
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Cool, but back everything up and don't rely on it.
     

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