whatsa kernal panic?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JosephEsquivel, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  2. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

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    so does it mean your computer has crashed, or might crash, or just needs a reboot?
     
  3. rollerbldes macrumors newbie

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    It means the core of OSX has crashed. It is the equivalent of getting a blue screen of death on a windows pc. Instead in unix-based systems they call it kernel panics.
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It means it crashed and needs a reboot.
     
  5. fantasy macrumors newbie

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  6. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I hate kernel panics because they're not as "sudden" as blue screens. In windows, if theres a crash, it's blue screen instantly. With a mac, the gray screen drapes down ever so slowly and while it's busy taking its sweet time covering the screen you're thinking "damn, what the heck!". truly a bad feeling. I hope you never see another...
     
  7. damado macrumors 6502

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    Lately I've been getting a blue screen every now and then...everything will stop, the whole screen goes blue, then it goes right back to normal.

    No idea what's causing it =/
     
  8. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    You're on a Macbook Pro, right?
     
  9. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    Are you running Boot Camp? I am theorizing that Boot Camp hosed my OSX partition: after a clean format, my kernel panics (thus far) have ceased.
     
  10. damado macrumors 6502

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    Ooops, no, tried to use the search and didn't notice the thread went to the macbook forum. Sorry, I'm on a Mac Pro. I'll go bother them on the other forum =)
     

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