URGENT! Lion update cause kernel panic! Will reinstallation solve this issue?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by RealSkyDiver, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    So I restarted my iMac to finish the update only to find a kernel panic. Can I basically reinstall Lion without affecting any installation so it will be exactly how it was before this error? It's highly important that I have my computer up and running again by this afternoon. Disc utility already determined that there is nothing wrong with my disc so it's the update that screwed it up. I don't have a time-machine backup.
    sorry couldn't shrink the picture since I had to do it quickly with my phone.

  2. britdishong macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2011
    Kernel panic

    I am having the exact same issue, and I work from home....  I need your help!!!! Please tell me you figured this out!!! Thank you so much, Brit
  3. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  4. Mightee macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Only advice I can give is to do a clean install. I assume you've got backups of your data?

    EDIT: Sorry, no, you don't have a backup. Ummmmm.
  5. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Since he needed it up and running by later that day it is probably already fixed since that was 11 days ago. Hopefully the OP did learn the importance of backups from this unfortunate experience.
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    My Mac Pro did this as well. Any clue of the cause? Not really wanting to try again.

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