Some OS X files corrupt, won't restart.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Braby, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Braby macrumors member

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    Something happened to my operating system and it wasn't working right, so I tried a reboot and when I go to turn it on it says "You need to restart your computer." There is a disc in the slot, so I can't boot from the restore discs because I can't get the one out. I've tried the things Apple.com tells me to and it won't work. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    thats a kernel panic :(. there could be a problem with your hardware. post the panic.log found in /library/logs and someone may be able to help you.

    firstly boot into install dvd 1 by holding C on startup and repair your hard drive using disk utility in the utilities menu after you select your language.

    if this doesnt work then try zapping your PRAM by holding option-command-P-R on startup and releasing the keys after the secong loud chime.

    if this doesnt work then boot into install dvd 1 for a hardware check. if theres any problems then call apple and theyll help you out. (thats if you still have your warranty intact).
     
  3. Braby thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I have a disc stuck in my disc drive and I was also wondering if there's an easy way to get it out.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Hold mouse button on startup to eject disc.
     
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  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Now, are you still getting a kernel panic on startup?
     
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