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Jan 9, 2013 6:02 PM

I am getting the kernel panic message "You need to restart your computer.  Hold down the Power button..." when I start my MBP.  I have scanned the disk with fsck.  The disk checked fine - only report that the disk was modified.  I have tried to boot from the OS disk - no luck.  I have Lion and Bootcamp win Windows 8 installed.  The computer was booting Windows 8 in bootcamp and it locked up.  Ever since it keeps locking up on boot.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,470 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:17 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    Windows 8 is not supported in Boot Camp. The results of installing it are unpredictable.

  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,200 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    If the solutions in the article Mac OS X 10.7 Help: If “You need to restart your computer” appears does not help you, you should post in the Boot Camp forum area.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,470 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    If you have more than one user account, you must be logged in as an administrator to carry out these instructions.

      

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

     

    Select the most recent panic log under System Diagnostic Reports. Post the entire contents — the text, please, not a screenshot. In the interest of privacy, I suggest you edit out the “Anonymous UUID,” a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes in the header and body of the report, if it’s present (it may not be.) Please don't post shutdownStall, spin, or hang reports.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,470 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    If you can log in in safe mode, do that and post the panic report.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,470 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 7:38 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    That indicates a corrupt volume or partition table on the boot drive. What backups do you have?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,470 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 8:07 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    Try the hardware test. It's almost completely useless, but once in a while it works.

     

    Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,470 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 9:03 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    You're having so many problems doing things that should be routine that I don't see what else it can be but a hardware fault. I suggest you make a "Genius" appointment to have the machine tested.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,045 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 9:17 PM (in response to FirestormCS)

    FirestormCS wrote:

     

    Hardware test will not start from DVD (Snow Leopard Install DVD).

     

    Apple Hardware Test may only be invoked by booting from the grey disc included with your Mac with the words "Apple Hardware Test" or "AHT version xxx" printed on it. Hold the d key while starting from the disc to load AHT.

     

    Some computers that have been upgraded to Lion may be able to use an Internet based version in the same manner, by holding option d.

     

    The tests will only reveal significant faults.

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