Why does it say "You need to restart your computer"?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Thertel88, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Thertel88 macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2007
    I wanted to ask you guys before I call Apple.

    This message keeps coming up when I start up my computer, before anything even comes up.

    You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button for several seconds or press the restart button.

    I tried about 50 times and it keeps coming up.

    Any help?
  2. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    did you recently add any RAM? if you did try it again without the new RAM. otherwise it is probably some other hardware issue, and you will need to take it in to Apple.
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    yeah i had the same thing happen a few times. and it was the ram that i installed. i just moved and swapped places and seems to work fine now.
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    After RAM, with Leopard you almost have to ask...

    Are you using Azureus? It'll case an Atheros/Airport panic.

    Otherwise, looking at the panic log will pinpoint the problem.

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