Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to schram14)
Do you have any free disk space available?
If you have backups, I suggest a clean install and then restore from backup. Make sure at least 1GB of space is always available so OS X can continue to operate normally.
If you can post a screenshot (or camera photo) of the message dialog that asks you to restart that might be helpful too. Just want to figure out whether it's OSX or a third party app.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to rrahimi)
i have 7gb available. the message wipes from the top and says "you must restart your computer" in 4 different languages.
and i guess i dont know what you mean by clean install cuz i cant boot from the install disk or a usb drive version of the install to even attempt it. please clarify
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to schram14)
Correct. I mean wipe and install OS X clean. You should be able to install from USB drive or DVD. Restart your MBP and hold 'C' during starup.
You can use the following startup key combinations with Intel-based Macs.
Keystroke Description Press C during startup Start up from a bootable CD, DVD, or USB thumb drive (such as OS X install media). Press D during startup Start up in Apple Hardware Test (AHT). Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear startup sound a second time. Reset NVRAM Press Option during startup Start up in Startup Manager, where you can select an OS X volume to start from. Note: Press N to make the the first bootable Network volume appear as well. Press Eject, F12, or hold the mouse or trackpad button Ejects any removable media, such as an optical disc. Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot). Press T during startup Start up in Target Disk Mode. Press Shift during startup Start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items. Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode. Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode. Press Option-N during startup Start from a NetBoot server using the default boot image. Press Command-R during startup
Start from Lion Recovery1
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to rrahimi)
i have been trying to boot this thing for 2 days and suddenly and magically, it just booted.
im terrified to update the osx because it requires a restart. thoughts?
also, here is the log from after the start
Interval Since Last Panic Report: 23698 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 293C92A1-E098-4FC4-9B55-2B7DC877EB8F
Mon Oct 1 17:26:33 2012
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a6ac2): Kernel trap at 0x5c24c453, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x000000c0, CR3: 0x17497000, CR4: 0x000006e0
EAX: 0x5aff35c0, EBX: 0x08174004, ECX: 0x065de020, EDX: 0x00000000
CR2: 0x000000c0, EBP: 0x5aff35f8, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0xffffffff
EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x5c24c453, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x065d0010
Error code: 0x00000000
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x5aff3388 : 0x21acfa (0x5ce650 0x5aff33bc 0x223156 0x0)
0x5aff33d8 : 0x2a6ac2 (0x590a50 0x5c24c453 0xe 0x590c1a)
0x5aff34b8 : 0x29c968 (0x5aff34d0 0x3 0x5aff35f8 0x5c24c453)
0x5aff34c8 : 0x5c24c453 (0xe 0x48 0x5aff0010 0x5c250010)
0x5aff35f8 : 0x5c2528b4 (0xc1d0000d 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40)
0x5aff3678 : 0x5c270398 (0x5aff3808 0x6 0x0 0x0)
0x5aff37d8 : 0x5c271fc6 (0x0 0x600d600d 0x7027 0x5aff3808)
0x5aff38a8 : 0x5c422905 (0xc1d0000d 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40)
0x5aff38d8 : 0x5c430ca9 (0x46201000 0x1000000 0x88100090 0x3e)
0x5aff3938 : 0x5c432acf (0x46201000 0x1000000 0x15 0x4620101c)
0x5aff3a48 : 0x5c2165a4 (0x46201000 0x0 0x5aff3b8a 0x80)
0x5aff3aa8 : 0x5b3b4796 (0x818c000 0x0 0x5aff3b8a 0x80)
0x5aff3bd8 : 0x5b3b17ff (0x818c000 0x63227c0 0x5b3af92a 0x818c000)
0x5aff3c98 : 0x5b443189 (0x818c000 0x5b448304 0x8202180 0x296c01)
0x5aff3d08 : 0x5b43fb98 (0x818c000 0x5aff3dcc 0x6fd09c4 0x2136b5)
0x5aff3d38 : 0x5330cf (0x818c000 0x6fd09c4 0x6fd09c4 0x0)
0x5aff3d88 : 0x563a86 (0x818c000 0x6fd09c4 0x6fd09c4 0x0)
0x5aff3de8 : 0x284883 (0x818c000 0x6fd09c4 0x0 0x0)
0x5aff3e58 : 0x21d09c (0x703bd68 0x6bfac84 0x703bd6c 0x703bda4)
0x5aff3e98 : 0x210234 (0x703bd00 0x5aff3edc 0x6fdfe18 0x5aff3ed0)
Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer
Mac OS version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0: Fri Jul 31 22:47:34 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1456.1.25~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro3,1 (Mac-F4238BC8)
System uptime in nanoseconds: 162639617421
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0 - last loaded 159995939899
Model: MacBookPro3,1, BootROM MBP31.0070.B07, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.16f11
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, PCIe, 128 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x87), Atheros 5416: 22.214.171.124
Bluetooth: Version 2.2.0f18, 2 service, 0 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
PCI Card: pci168c,24, sppci_othernetwork, PCI Slot 5
Serial ATA Device: FUJITSU MHW2160BHPL, 149.05 GB
Parallel ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8502, 0xfd400000
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x021a, 0x5d200000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x5d100000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8205, 0x1a100000
does anyone know whether i should take this in to be fixed or have any idea what is causing the problem.
it seems to happen whenever i watch videos. the computer does get extremely hot while watching. Could the hardware be damaged by the heat? somebody throw me a bone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to schram14)
...and it just froze again, not while playing videos.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to schram14)
I would still recommend a clean install.
If after the clean install it still hangs, then it's a hardware issue and you would have to take it to Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to rrahimi)
now when i try to start it, there is no tone and the screen is black. i did remove the ram memory in an attempt to clean any dust that may be in the internal part of the computer. the ram memory was after market upgrade i havent had a problem with but research suggests that maybe the 3rd party ram may cause a problem in this case.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to schram14)
If it was working up until now, then it might just have failed.
If you have two memory modules, leave one in and try to boot. Then try the other one instead. If it doesn't boot with either of them, then you need to buy memory.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to rrahimi)
I did what you said with the RAM memory. Now I'm back to square one with the computer booting up to the screen that states you must restart your computer. I tried rebooting from the install disc and finally started a clean reinstall, Only to have the computer freeze during installation. Running a hard drive check showed that the hard drive was okay still. Any other thoughts?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to schram14)
Try running the Apple Hardware Test:
This should tell us if something is faulty.
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