rMBP doesn't boot properly sometimes...


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Sep 20, 2008
Ok, so I bought the computer, had it a day and got my ML download, made a bootable USB and did a clean install. Used Ars Tech and I did get the "Could not restore – Invalid argument" error at the end of the restore process. That they say doesn't matter.

When I turn the computer on I get to the login screen, I properly log in and then it gives me a black screen. :confused: I have to turn the computer off and then on again and then the login screen tells me how I shut down the computer and to click continue or something to open the same apps and docs I had open.

What gives?


macrumors newbie
Aug 8, 2012
im also having the same problem logging in with the black screen.. anybody with a solution?


macrumors 6502a
Nov 26, 2003
I would boot to the restore partition and just re-install the OS from scratch(obligatory back up data warning). If you dont feel comfortable doing so you still have free phone support and of course the Apple store.


For Lion but the process should work in ML as well.
I would not do this.

Too many other people are having this problem. I think it will be one of the many bugs solved in 10.8.1.



macrumors member
Jun 20, 2012
Chicago, Illinois
I'm having the same problem. And it seems others are too. I also had a kernel panic, but I don't know the cause:

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 55938 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 203AA73B-E27D-4107-B2BE-A9BDC2CAE7D9

Sat Aug 11 12:51:40 2012
Machine-check capabilities 0x0000000000000c09:
family: 6 model: 58 stepping: 9 microcode: 18
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz
9 error-reporting banks
threshold-based error status present
extended corrected memory error handling present
Processor 0: no machine-check status reported
Processor 1: no machine-check status reported
Processor 2: no valid machine-check state
Processor 3: no valid machine-check state
Processor 4: no valid machine-check state
Processor 5: no valid machine-check state
Processor 6: no valid machine-check state
Processor 7: no valid machine-check state
panic(cpu 7 caller 0xffffff802dcb8389): "Machine Check at 0xffffff7fafbbf92f, registers:\n" "CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x00000001096c6868, CR3: 0x00000000305ff000, CR4: 0x00000000001606e0\n" "RAX: 0x0000000000000031, RBX: 0xffffff804fe97800, RCX: 0x0000000000000001, RDX: 0x0000000000000000\n" "RSP: 0xffffff8201e53d70, RBP: 0xffffff8201e53da0, RSI: 0x0000000000000007, RDI: 0x0000000000000007\n" "R8: 0x0000000000000000, R9: 0x7ffffffffffffffe, R10: 0xffffff802e2bdc27, R11: 0x0000000000000201\n" "R12: 0x0000000000000007, R13: 0xffffff80500ad740, R14: 0x0000000000000000, R15: 0x00000000000008f8\n" "RFL: 0x0000000000000046, RIP: 0xffffff7fafbbf92f, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010\n" "Error code: 0x0000000000000000\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.7.9/osfmk/i386/trap_native.c:280
Backtrace (CPU 7), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff81f5addec0 : 0xffffff802dc1d5f6
0xffffff81f5addf30 : 0xffffff802dcb8389
0xffffff81f5ade0a0 : 0xffffff802dcced7f
0xffffff8201e53da0 : 0xffffff7fafbb012e
0xffffff8201e53e80 : 0xffffff7fafbaf515
0xffffff8201e53f30 : 0xffffff802dcb8bdb
0xffffff8201e53f50 : 0xffffff802dc2f193
0xffffff8201e53f90 : 0xffffff802dc2f448
0xffffff8201e53fb0 : 0xffffff802dcb2677
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 12.0.0: Sun Jun 24 23:00:16 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.7.9~1/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: 8D5F8EF3-9D12-384B-8070-EF2A49C45D24
Kernel slide: 0x000000002da00000
Kernel text base: 0xffffff802dc00000
System model name: MacBookPro10,1 (Mac-C3EC7CD22292981F)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 3143272801232
last loaded kext at 3118137284845: com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIUpAdapter 1.2.5 (addr 0xffffff7faffbc000, size 32768)
last unloaded kext at 1999396572493: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC 4.1.21 (addr 0xffffff7faffb9000, size 12288)
loaded kexts:
com.apple.filesystems.smbfs 1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.9.5
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch 75.15
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.60
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.0.9f8
com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.12.69
com.apple.driver.ApplePlatformEnabler 2.0.5d4
com.apple.driver.X86PlatformShim 1.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 122
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 2.3.0f2
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.10
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 2.3.0f2
com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl 3.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.6.0
com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport 4.0.9f8
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.33
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD4000Graphics 8.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelFramebufferCapri 8.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC 1.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU 2.0.2d0
com.apple.GeForce 8.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.0d1
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl 3.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 235.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 235.4
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1
com.apple.BootCache 34
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 404
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 5.1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleSDXC 1.2.2
com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331 600.15.20
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 5.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBXHCI 1.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.6.1
com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 161.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 196.0.0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 4.0.39
com.apple.security.quarantine 2
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 196.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIUpAdapter 1.2.5
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.5.5
com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver 4.0.9f8
com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver 235.27
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 10.0.6
com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 3.5.1
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 2.3.0f2
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.8.9fc9
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert 1.0.4
com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport 4.0.9f8
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.10d0
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.10d0
com.apple.driver.X86PlatformPlugin 1.0.0
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 5.2.0d16
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 2.3.0f2
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 2.3.0f2
com.apple.nvidia.nvGK100hal 8.0.0
com.apple.NVDAResman 8.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 86.0.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 4.0.9f8
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.3d11
com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 3.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.3.4
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.3.4
com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPInAdapter 1.8.5
com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPAdapterFamily 1.8.5
com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIDownAdapter 1.2.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 235.7
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 5.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 5.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 5.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltNHI 1.6.0
com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily 2.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 5.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 500.15
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 3.0
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 5.1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.6.1
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.8.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
com.apple.security.sandbox 220
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 7
com.apple.driver.DiskImages 344
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore 28.18
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.7
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.4
com.apple.kec.corecrypto 1.0
System Profile:
Model: MacBookPro10,1, BootROM MBP101.00EE.B00, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.6 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 2.3f32
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Built-In, 512 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, PCIe, 1024 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0xEF), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f8 10405, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0
Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM256E, 251 GB
USB Device: hub_device, 0x8087 (Intel Corporation), 0x0024, 0x1d100000 / 2
USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2512, 0x1d180000 / 3
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0262, 0x1d182000 / 5
USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1d181000 / 4
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8286, 0x1d181300 / 8
USB Device: hub_device, 0x8087 (Intel Corporation), 0x0024, 0x1a100000 / 2
USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, 0x8510, 0x1a110000 / 3