949 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2008 6:28 PM by berniek
Most likely you have bad hardware somewhere. The usual suspects are memory and the HD. You can check memory by swapping out chips (if possible). You can try running the Apple hardware test - sometimes it will identify hardware issues. Make sure you have all 3rd party periphherals disconnected as well.
You can try holding down command-V at startup to see if you get any clues as to what is causing the panic.
I was having exactly the same problem. I even completely erased my hard drive and reinstalled MacOS 10.5.4 from the CD. No exotic software...just Office2008. There are two things that seem to be in common each time:
1) I updated to 10.5.5
2) I changed permissions not allowing guests to read or write to my disk
There is an old problem with MacOS X Server that sounds very similar. Could the old bug (from 2001!!!) be back in 10.5.5? The solution recommended in the link below worked for me:
1) Reboot into "single user mode" (hold command-S)
2) Enter the following: chmod a+rwx