what is (kernel panic) messages?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kyaw, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. kyaw macrumors newbie

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    About "You need to restart your computer Hold down the Power button for serveral seconds or press the restart button" (kernel panic) messages

    Hi, My new iMAC(3 days old), when i trying to connect wireless connection i got this error..Anybody met this problem before? I google for this case i found that one http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1392 and resolution is not cleared..

    Is it common problem?
    any idea?
    Thks
     
  2. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    Well whats going on before the panic? Acting slow? Whats running in the background?
     
  3. kyaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi, before panic i downloading eclipse by safari browser.. At that time connection was too slow then i changed to another connection(wireless connection).. after that panic is happen
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Kernal Panics are often caused by connected USB/Firewire devices. If you have any connected to your iMac, unplug them all and see if it still happens.
     
  5. Nano2k macrumors regular

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    Kernel Panic or KP, is Apple's version of Windows Blue screen, it means that something caused the system to crash.

    Yes it happens on Apple computers too:D
     
  6. kyaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I always connect printer(Epson sometimes power off) at my imac. Is it problem?

    this stupid KP 3 times happened on my new imac(21.5 inches).. :(:)mad:
     
  7. illy123 macrumors member

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    Kernel panics are usually caused by peripherals as drivers are still loaded in the kernel - so if they malfunction the kernel malfunctions and the OS freezes. These days more and more layers of the operating system are being taken out of the kernel so if a programme crashes it doesn't create a kernel panic but freezes (so you can close it with force quit).

    The kernel is the skeleton of the operating system; a KP is mac's BSOD.
     
  8. kyaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thaks for expalin.. i found the problem already, cause of vuze application, now i using transmission instead of vuze . working already so far no problem..

    tks
     

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