What does this problem message mean?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jetheat, May 24, 2008.

  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    Can anyone tell me what this problem message indicates?

    Sat May 24 12:38:28 2008
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A8C8A): Kernel trap at 0x009cb97c, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000000, CR3: 0x010de000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x06b8b040, ECX: 0x000003e9, EDX: 0x46837000
    CR2: 0x00000000, EBP: 0x6b09f798, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0x56ea6700
    EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x009cb97c, CS:  0x00000008, DS:  0x6b090010
    Error code: 0x00000000
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack) 
    0x6b09f498 : 0x12b0f7 (0x4581f4 0x6b09f4cc 0x133230 0x0) 
    0x6b09f4e8 : 0x1a8c8a (0x461720 0x9cb97c 0xe 0x460ed0) 
    0x6b09f5c8 : 0x19ece5 (0x6b09f5e0 0x6b09f5d0 0x6b09f798 0x9cb97c) 
    0x6b09f5d8 : 0x9cb97c (0xe 0x6b090048 0x6b090010 0x6b090010) 
    0x6b09f798 : 0x9cd7ba (0x1 0x0 0x1 0x1) 
    0x6b09f818 : 0x9cf475 (0x1 0x0 0x6b8b040 0x46837d04) 
    0x6b09f918 : 0x9cf65d (0x46837000 0x6b09f954 0x6b09f998 0x6b09f994) 
    0x6b09f9b8 : 0x9cfa51 (0x46837000 0x46837e88 0x56d34900 0x4) 
    0x6b09f9f8 : 0x987144 (0x46837000 0x56d34900 0x0 0x56d8b0e0) 
    0x6b09fa38 : 0x96d800 (0x6b89800 0x56ea6700 0x6bb3a00 0x41e94e) 
    0x6b09fa58 : 0x5de186 (0x6bb3a00 0x56ea6700 0x0 0x41f18d) 
    0x6b09fa88 : 0x42004a (0x6bcb100 0x6bcb100 0x6bb42e0 0x6b09fb0c) 
    0x6b09fab8 : 0x5de22b (0x6bcc180 0x5de13a 0x6bcb100 0x6bb42e0) 
    0x6b09fae8 : 0x5de4c4 (0x6bcb100 0x6bb42e0 0x6b09fb0c 0x1a7bc9) 
    0x6b09fb28 : 0x5de99a (0x6bcb100 0x212 0x6b09fb58 0x228006) 
    0x6b09fb58 : 0x5d9e0b (0x6bcb100 0x56ea6700 0x0 0x0) 
    	Backtrace continues...
          Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family(211.1)@0x965000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4.1)@0x5bf000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily(1.6.0)@0x5cf000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily(1.6.0)@0x5cf000
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    Mac OS version:
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar  4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: iMac7,1 (Mac-F42386C8)
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Seems like a kernel panic log to me.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Looks like it was caused by the Airport drivers. Check the card is correctly plugged in (not loose etc).
  4. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    What does this mean?


    I have an iMac where everything is built into the screen.

  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    It still has an Airport card as a card as far as I am aware. It could get knocked loose during transport/moves etc. Other than that it could be a hardware problem with the card, or potentially bad memory. Try running the hardware diagnostics.
  6. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Do you get that error often or was it only once?
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Kernel Panic.

    Did it ask you to turn the computer off? If so then it was a kernel panic.

    Is this a one off if so then I wouldn't worry too much right now.

    If not then does it happen when running any particular programs, at any specific times, when doing any specific things.

    You could try doing the apple hardware test that is on your install DVDs, hold down D on boot with the disc in the drive.
  8. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    Almost everytime I go away from the computer or when the screen is asleep, the computer shuts down after crashing.

    When I come back, I find that it has shut off automatically. I have to reset the switch on the wall and then restart the computer and then I get this report.

    So it normally happens when I have either left it for a long time or when it is in screen sleep mode.

    Any idea?

  9. kurzz macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    The easiest thing to do for you would be to backup your files, and re-install Mac OS X (software). Then, if the problem persists, and you are not keen on opening your mac yourself, get the machine serviced by a technician (hardware).

    Also, do you have Applecare? If so, run the Techtools diagnostic program and see if anything comes up. It also wouldn't hurt to run Disk Utility (included in your mac).

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