Wiping or replacing HD on iMac to fix random GSoD's?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ardoptres, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Ardoptres macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    As for the random Grey Screen of Deaths, see: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=845811

    I am wondering if it is enough to wipe the HD (and if that is the solution, how do I even do that. I'm very bad with computers), or do I have to replace it?
    If i have to replace the HD, How do i do that? Pricerange for a HD? I honestly don't need any more than 200. I won't ever.

    Is there a better way to fix it?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    do you get any kind of errors that state your HD is bad? or has bad sectors?
  3. Ardoptres thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    I have no idea. I don't understand a thing of what the report tells me :p
  4. Ardoptres thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    I was able to get the report from the last GSoD before the iMac broke down again:

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 48987 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 4
    Anonymous UUID: 1316DDD9-FE79-413D-B71E-8D89922365FE

    Tue Jan 12 22:17:40 2010
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a7ac2): Kernel trap at 0x002705ec, type 13=general protection, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x2f23d000, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x000006e0
    EAX: 0x0029e504, EBX: 0x046db000, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x00000020
    CR2: 0x2f23d000, EBP: 0x2ecfb748, ESI: 0x00000020, EDI: 0x00000110
    EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x002705ec, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000000
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x2ecfb508 : 0x21b2bd (0x5cf868 0x2ecfb53c 0x223719 0x0)
    0x2ecfb558 : 0x2a7ac2 (0x591c30 0x2705ec 0xd 0x591de7)
    0x2ecfb638 : 0x29d968 (0x2ecfb650 0x0 0x2ecfb748 0x2705ec)
    0x2ecfb648 : 0x2705ec (0xe 0x48 0x290010 0x10)
    0x2ecfb748 : 0x273ffe (0x46db000 0x60 0x0 0x0)
    0x2ecfb908 : 0x4a09d0 (0x5ec45c8 0xb700000 0x0 0x100000)
    0x2ecfb948 : 0x2d2c9a (0x7a2f7b4 0xb700000 0x0 0x100000)
    0x2ecfba78 : 0x2d3ec2 (0x0 0x0 0xc15f000 0x0)
    0x2ecfbc18 : 0x2d4923 (0x7a2f7b4 0x2ecfbec4 0x0 0x0)
    0x2ecfbc68 : 0x429771 (0x7a2f7b4 0x2ecfbec4 0x0 0x0)
    0x2ecfbdc8 : 0x2f98a5 (0x2ecfbdec 0x3 0x2ecfbe18 0x57c9b4)
    0x2ecfbe18 : 0x2ee746 (0x7a2f7b4 0x2ecfbec4 0x1 0x2ecfbf54)
    0x2ecfbe78 : 0x49606e (0x4dbabe0 0x2ecfbec4 0x1 0x2ecfbf54)
    0x2ecfbf18 : 0x4964b9 (0x2ecfbf54 0x4dbabe0 0x2947e000 0x1)
    0x2ecfbf78 : 0x4ee947 (0x4dbbd20 0x66e7188 0x65509f4 0x1)
    0x2ecfbfc8 : 0x29e3fd (0x66e7184 0x0 0x10 0x66e7184)

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: update_dyld_shar

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.2.0: Tue Nov 3 10:37:10 PST 2009; root:xnu-1486.2.11~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: iMac8,1 (Mac-F227BEC8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 440729815223
    unloaded kexts:
    com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver 2.0 (addr 0x34d43000, size 0x12288) - last unloaded 91041180334
    loaded kexts:
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs 2.1.0 - last loaded 24855150462
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.2d0
    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.1.0
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothBNEPDriver 2.2.4f3
    com.apple.kext.ATIFramebuffer 6.0.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPenrynProfile 17
    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
    com.apple.ATIRadeonX2000 6.0.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 1.7.9a4
    com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver 1.1.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.4.9
    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight 170.0.14
    com.apple.iokit.AppleYukon2 3.1.14b1
    com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx 421.91.26
    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 4.0.1d0
    com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 251.1.4
    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 2.6.0
    com.apple.BootCache 31
    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 1.6.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 3.8.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.4.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA 2.5.0
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    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.0.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI 3.7.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.3.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 96.0.0
    com.apple.security.sandbox 0
    com.apple.security.quarantine 0
    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 2.1.11
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 96.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction 17
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction 10
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction 14
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction 10
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction 10
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction 20
    com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 73.0
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    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 1.7.9a4
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    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.3
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.0
    com.apple.kext.ATI2600Controller 6.0.6
    com.apple.kext.ATISupport 6.0.6
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    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 1.7.9a4
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    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.0.3
    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 1.9
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDMouse 1.4.0d7
    com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse 1.4.0d7
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDKeyboard 1.2.0a3
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    com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.2.4f3
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.2.4f3
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 2.2.4f3
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 3.8.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 3.8.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 3.7.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 2.6.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.6
    com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.6
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    com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 402.1
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    Model: iMac8,1, BootROM IM81.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.8 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.30f1
    Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, PCIe, 256 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 2.2.4f3, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD3200AAJS-40VWA1, 298,09 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5630A
    USB Device: Keyboard Hub, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x1006, 0xfa400000
    USB Device: Apple Optical USB Mouse, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0304, 0xfa430000
    USB Device: Apple Keyboard, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0221, 0xfa420000
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8502, 0xfd400000
    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1a100000
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x820f, 0x1a110000
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x5d100000

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