Sudden kernel panics - help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by otherpaw, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. otherpaw macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    I am working on a MacPro 2 x3 GHz Dual Core Intel Xeon, with 5 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM RAM, on OSX 10.4.11.

    I am using the Mac as an editing station. I have installed Final Cut Studio 2, iWork, DVxDVD, MacJanitor, and Disk Warrior. I have attached to the system 1 Firewire Sony DSR-11 deck, and 2 LaCie 1 TB external hard drives.

    These past few days my computer has been acting funny. First DVxDVD stopped working. Then Final Cut has been acting funny. I have done the standard Final Cut fixes including repairing permissions and trashing preferences, which did help. But then it wouldn't launch. And then I got a kernel panic (aka 'black screen of death').

    End of day so I figured I'd deal with it this morning. And this morning FCP launched, then wouldn't. So I unplugged the external devices and it launched fine. Plugged in the LaCies and it launched fine. Plugged in deck and bingo! Wouldn't launch.

    But I need my deck. So I plugged it back in and restarted and FCP launched and everything was operating fine. I then ran Disk Warrior on all the drives and hardware check checked out fine.

    Then I tried to use DVD Studio Pro and it wouldn't respond.

    Then bam, another kernel panic.

    Here is the log:

    Wed Feb 27 18:33:06 2008
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001368F4): stack_alloc: kernel_memory_allocate
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x52e43848 : 0x128d0d (0x3cc65c 0x52e4386c 0x131f95 0x0)
    0x52e43888 : 0x1368f4 (0x3ccfec 0x52e438bc 0x4000 0x7fff)
    0x52e438c8 : 0x13bb58 (0x940c2dc 0x206 0x52e43938 0x14185d)
    0x52e438f8 : 0x13bbab (0x66e7e2 0x80c3600 0xffffffff 0x52e4391c)
    0x52e43928 : 0x13bc7c (0x66e7e2 0x80c3600 0xffffffff 0x52e4396c)
    0x52e43948 : 0x380fc3 (0x66e7e2 0x80c3600 0x52e4396c 0x3bf4ff)
    0x52e43978 : 0x6704b8 (0x66e7e2 0x80c3600 0x93e1880 0x3bfa51)
    0x52e439b8 : 0x38a0da (0x80c3600 0xe0000030 0x7eae000 0x0)
    0x52e439f8 : 0x38a335 (0x7eae000 0xe0000030 0x80c3600 0x0)
    0x52e43a28 : 0x386a23 (0x80c3600 0x52e43aec 0x276a3000 0x0)
    0x52e43a68 : 0x38a095 (0x7eae000 0x38a302 0x52e43aec 0x7b48cc0)
    0x52e43a88 : 0x38a2eb (0x7eae000 0x38a302 0x52e43aec 0x8)
    0x52e43ac8 : 0x38a38a (0x7eae000 0x7b6d440 0x38a302 0x52e43aec)
    0x52e43b08 : 0x647750 (0x7eae000 0xe0000030 0x0 0x0)
    0x52e43b28 : 0x38a0da (0x7eae000 0xe0000030 0x7e5bb00 0x0)
    0x52e43b68 : 0x38a335 (0x7e5bb00 0xe0000030 0x7eae000 0x0) Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.1: Wed Oct 10 18:23:28 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.25.20~1/RELEASE_I386

    Does this log say something to you guys??? Is it the deck causing this??? What could solve it? I am in the middle of an edit and needless to say this is really scaring me.
  2. WaynetheBrayne macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    Random kernel panic

    I have a MacBook intel core 2 duo 2 GHz with Leopard 0SX 10.5.2

    I don' think my kernel panic is related but I had one yesterday while I was typing up a word doc for school. I had a few other programs open and then Bam. I was forced to hold down the power button to restart. I have never had one before, but I am afraid that it will happen again and I'll loose all my work. In addition, it's very annoying. I use an ergonomic Microsoft wireless optical keyboard in one of my USB ports. I was wondering if that was the problem by the kernel log, but it has never given me any grief before. I have been using it since I got my MacBook a year ago. Anyway, I am lost. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction. here is the log: thanks

    Fri Feb 29 16:19:22 2008
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A8C8A): Kernel trap at 0x00a9b8cb, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x21207d2c, CR3: 0x010a8000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x03b2d900, EBX: 0x03b2d900, ECX: 0x06a96ca0, EDX: 0x1b2d5038
    CR2: 0x21207d2c, EBP: 0x2109bf78, ESI: 0x21207d2c, EDI: 0x00a9b8a2
    EFL: 0x00010206, EIP: 0x00a9b8cb, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x05310010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x2109bd88 : 0x12b0e1 (0x457024 0x2109bdbc 0x13321a 0x0)
    0x2109bdd8 : 0x1a8c8a (0x460550 0xa9b8cb 0xe 0x45fd00)
    0x2109beb8 : 0x19eb67 (0x2109bed0 0x558f500 0x2109bf78 0xa9b8cb)
    0x2109bec8 : 0xa9b8cb (0xe 0xffff0048 0x21090010 0xa90010)
    0x2109bf78 : 0x13ea34 (0x3b2d900 0x21207d2c 0x1a236f 0x49a8048)
    0x2109bfc8 : 0x19e93c (0x0 0x0 0x1a20b5 0x2b0d208)
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):>0xa9dfff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Tue Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBook2,1 (Mac-F4208CA9)

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