"You need to restart your computer..." error after inserting flash drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by onlythecat, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. onlythecat macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2006
    Hi! After putting in my USB flash drive, the screen got darker and I got this error message:

    You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button.
    Here is a picture: http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/764/img4356yc0.jpg

    When I rebooted my computer I got a dialog asking me to send an error report to Apple. Here are the technical details from it:

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A4A55): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 0, Type 14=page fault), registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000114, CR3: 0x01172000, CR4: 0x000006e0
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x004b0a60, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x03f45fd0
    CR2: 0x00000114, EBP: 0x258fbf38, ESI: 0x07b6d000, EDI: 0x0427f800
    EFL: 0x00010206, EIP: 0x0038e9d4, CS:  0x00000008, DS:  0x00000010
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack) 
    0x258fbcc8 : 0x128d08 (0x3cc0a4 0x258fbcec 0x131de5 0x0) 
    0x258fbd08 : 0x1a4a55 (0x3d24b8 0x0 0xe 0x3d1cdc) 
    0x258fbe18 : 0x19aeb4 (0x258fbe30 0x1 0x7b6d004 0x3c3788) 
    0x258fbf38 : 0x38e609 (0x5bbee00 0x86287c0 0x0 0x3c3973) 
    0x258fbf88 : 0x38fd4e (0x5bbee00 0x8 0x134c09 0x38fc74) 
    0x258fbfc8 : 0x19ad2c (0x43872b0 0x0 0x19e0b5 0x7186364) Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0x0
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.10.1: Wed May 23 16:33:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.22.5~1/RELEASE_I386
    Model: iMac6,1, BootROM IM61.0093.B07, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.16 GHz, 2 GB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT, PCIe, 256 MB
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x87), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 1.9.5f4, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Built-in Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
    Serial ATA Device: ST3250824AS  Q, 232.89 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-85J, 657.81 MB
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, Micron, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: LaCie Hard Drive USB, LaCie, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Maxtor 3200, Maxtor Corporation, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, Apple, Inc., Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: IR Receiver, Apple Computer, Inc., Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    I am now using the flash drive just fine.

    Is this just some random crash or is it a big deal?

  2. ghking macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2007
    i freaking hate that warning i used to get it all the time until i did a full erase and reinstall. But if it only happened once for you i woundnt really worry about it unless it starts happening frequently
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    It is called a Kernel Panic.

    It is usually symtopmatic of bad hardware/bug in a driver.

    I'd put it down as a random crash unless it keeps happening.
  4. dstearns96 macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2007
    I've had that once (only once) i'd say it's a random crash. If it happens frequently, you should get the Apple customer support. This reminds me of a screensaver that fakes kernal panics http://www.doomlaser.com/?p=12 :eek::confused::mad::rolleyes::):D
  5. macuseriain macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    Restart Computer when inserting USB

    Hi, I was wondering if any more members have experienced the same problem, and if so, what fixes they have discovered. My MacBook Pro has shown this message every time i have inserted a USB flash drive tonight.

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