5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2013 7:19 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder
Philscbx Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

I've done simple Disk Utility Scans - all seems Ok. Do Permission Repair Many times - It's always the same massive repair repeatedly.


Get Safari up - walk away for a few minutes - Come Back, Screen is asleep - won't wake.


Force Restart - or at times, it just does it on it's own.


I'm not used to this degree of nonsense.  Is a possible trojan doing this?




Forced Restart report is handy.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Track Pad-W/L keys-Cinema 20,23-ATV
  • 1. Re: Constant Crashing - what SW is needed to scan
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Dusk Utility does not scan, it can fix some directory issues.


    No sense running repair permissions.

    Find a drive, format and do full system install.


    Every freeze may corrupt the directory and files sk you should boot from a clone: bootable backup and run Techtool Pro 6 or 7, or Disk Warrior as it seems you dont have a system image.


    Could be ram, any device attached.

    Helps to list what mac model configuration.

    3rd part extensions and plugins always affect Safari, might want to take it up on Safari forum.

  • 2. Re: Constant Crashing - what SW is needed to scan
    Philscbx Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    ALway's Great to see the Master -


    I'm afraid you are correct - New Drive & New OS load.


    I'll throw up what the restart log had - it doesn't look pretty.

    Not sure what it's really saying - But last few saved to file say the same.




    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  32250382 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          4

    Anonymous UUID:                    B6DD961D-5E64-4FC0-A166-AC09E9752B46


    Fri Jun 21 16:20:01 2013

    Machine-check capabilities (cpu 7) 0x0000000000000806:

    family: 6 model: 23 stepping: 6 microcode: 1547

    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5462  @ 2.80GHz

    6 error-reporting banks

    threshold-based error status present

    Machine-check status 0x0000000000000005:

    restart IP valid

    machine-check in progress


    MCA error-reporting registers:

    IA32_MC0_STATUS(0x401): 0x1000000020000000 invalid

    IA32_MC1_STATUS(0x405): 0x0000000000000000 invalid

    IA32_MC2_STATUS(0x409): 0x0000000000000000 invalid

    IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0020000000000000 invalid

    IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000011 invalid

    IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0xb200000080200e0f valid


      MCA error code:            0x0e0f

      Model specific error code: 0x8020

      Other information:         0x00000000

      Threshold-based status:    No tracking

      Status bits:

       Processor context corrupt

       Error enabled

       Uncorrected error

    panic(cpu 7 caller 0x2aaf41): Machine Check at 0x013e35f9, thread:0xd65a3d4, trapno:0x12, err:0x0,registers:

    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x75449000, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660

    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x0d81c8c0, ECX: 0x00000001, EDX: 0x013f57c0

    ESP: 0x85dabbe0, EBP: 0x85dabc28, ESI: 0x013f5c28, EDI: 0x0d7db000

    EFL: 0x00000006, EIP: 0x013e35f9


    Backtrace (CPU 7), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

    0x7c673fb8 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x7c673fec 0x223ce1 0x0)

    0x7c674008 : 0x2aaf41 (0x59dfe4 0x59e0d1 0x13e35f9 0xd65a3d4)

    0x7c6740f8 : 0x2a29f2 (0x1 0x74db84c9 0xe0458b11 0x8940048d)

    0x85dabc28 : 0x13dbee7 (0x7c5d60a8 0x1 0xd7db000 0x0)

    0x85dabd08 : 0x13dd850 (0xffffffff 0x7fffffff 0x0 0x0)

    0x85dabe08 : 0x2ad0c5 (0xffffffff 0x7fffffff 0x85dabe48 0x7c5e5000)

    0x85dabe28 : 0x225bba (0x7c5e549c 0xa9ce864f 0x5b6 0x7c5e5488)

    0x85dabe88 : 0x22698c (0x1 0xd65a3d4 0xd814884 0x85dabec0)

    0x85dabef8 : 0x2275b0 (0xd65a3f0 0xd65a3f0 0x85dabf58 0x233203)

    0x85dabf68 : 0x227654 (0x22e8a7 0x0 0x0 0x1685bb4f)

    0x85dabf88 : 0x22eabb (0x22e8a7 0x0 0x86b3c8d5 0x7fff)

    0x85dabfc8 : 0x2a179c (0x0 0x0 0x10 0xea34564)

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):



    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task


    Mac OS version:



    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386

    System model name: MacPro3,1 (Mac-F42C88C8)


    System uptime in nanoseconds: 6282099911562

    unloaded kexts:

    com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx          423.91.27 (addr 0xf09000, size 0x1900544) - last unloaded 149966226911

    loaded kexts:

    com.sophos.kext.sav          8.0.14

    com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring          6.0

    com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower          1.5.1

    com.macvide.driver.MacVideAudioConnectorDriver          1.0.0

    com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport          3.2

    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor          1.9.3d0 - last loaded 38922896019

    com.apple.filesystems.autofs          2.1.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch          54.3

    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothBNEPDriver          2.4.5f3

    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC          1.57


    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient          3.5.7

    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA          2.0.5f14

    com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl          1.0.20

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays          289

    com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver          1.1.9

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPenrynProfile          17

    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X          7.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver          1.1.6

    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin          4.7.0a1

    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC          1.5.1


    com.apple.GeForce          6.3.6

    com.apple.driver.MaxTranserSizeOverrideDriver          2.6.1

    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient          2.6.8

    com.apple.BootCache          31.1

    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI          4.7.3

    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage          1.6.4

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet          2.1.3b1

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub          4.2.4

    com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224          428.42.4

    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort          2.1.7


    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA          2.5.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM          1.4.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI          4.2.4

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI          4.2.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons          1.3.6

    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC          1.3.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleHPET          1.5

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS          1.7

    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC          1.3.6

    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC          1.4

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient          142.6.0


    com.apple.security.sandbox          1

    com.apple.security.quarantine          0

    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall          2.1.14

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement          142.6.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver          207.11

    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard          141.5

    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver          2.4.5f3

    com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard          141.5

    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.driver.DspFuncLib          2.0.5f14

    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver          4.2.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP          2.0.3

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBAudio          2.7.6f6

    com.apple.iokit.IOSurface          74.2

    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController          2.0.5f14

    com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily          2.0.5f14


    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager          2.4.5f3

    com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily          10.0.3

    com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily          41

    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily          1.8.3fc2

    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib          1.3

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC          3.1.0d5

    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily          4.7.0a1

    com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal          6.3.6

    com.apple.NVDAResman          6.3.6

    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport          2.2.1


    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily          2.2.1

    com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController          2.4.5f3

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController          2.4.5f3

    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily          2.4.5f3

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub          4.2.4

    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice          2.6.8

    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass          2.6.7

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite          3.9.0


    Model: MacPro3,1, BootROM MP31.006C.B05, 8 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.8 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.25f4

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, PCIe, 512 MB

  • 3. Re: Constant Crashing - what SW is needed to scan
    Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (49,250 points)

    That is a machine check. these are ALWAYS Hardware Errors, and very, very often Uncorrectable RAM Memory Errors:


      Status bits:

       Processor context corrupt

       Error enabled

       Uncorrected error

    panic(cpu 7 caller 0x2aaf41): Machine Check


  • 4. Re: Constant Crashing - what SW is needed to scan
    Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (49,250 points)

    If the report had continued and included:


    IA32_MC8_STATUS and it is valid, the next two long words will show the _DATA and the full _ADDRESS of the fault.


    It also sometimes includes a reference to the (Zero-based) Channel and (Zero-based) DIMM within that Channel. What is a Channel and a DIMM and how that maps to places where you plug in the memories is not completely clear, and depends on the exact model Mac Pro.

  • 5. Re: Constant Crashing - what SW is needed to scan
    Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (49,250 points)

    It is very common to have an uncorrectable error in a Module that has been seeing a large number of correctable errors that have been noted in the counters in

    About This Mac > ( More Info ) > Report > Memory




    ECC Errors.jpg