5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2008 6:21 PM by George Peters
conceptualpete Level 1 (0 points)
Over the past couple days Leopard just lost it's noodle on my iMac. It slowed down greatly, I tried the disk utility, but it would fail every time I attempted to fix.

Currently, on start up, I get this crash...

Panic(cpu 0 caller 0x00430CE1):"unable to find driver for this platform:\"ACPI\".\n"@SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.3.13/iokit/kernel/ioplatformexpe rt.cp=1407

I can start the computer and operate fine on the windows partition.

intel iCrap, Mac OS X (10.5), Giant Paperweight On My Desk
  • George Peters Level 4 (3,165 points)
    If Verification fails then that's a directory problem. You need to boot up to your original install disk and run Disk Utility from there because you cannot run Repair Disk from the volume you are booted to. Hold the option key when you power on to select your startup volume. Insert the install disk, and choose that has your startup volume. Once it boots select the Language but instead of going through the install process go up to the Utilities Menu at the top and open Disk Utility. If Repair Disk cannot fix the problem then you will need a more powerful Utility like Disk Warrior.

    George
  • conceptualpete Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried that from the install disk. All the buttons for the drive when I selected it were grayed out and unavailable.
  • George Peters Level 4 (3,165 points)
    Disk Utility cannot Verify or Repair an NTFS volume and because you have a windows partition on your drive you have to specifically select the Macintosh HD volume to Repair.

    George
  • conceptualpete Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, so I was a little cranky. I took my iMac to the genius bar, as everything in these forums required the ability to - you know - actually start my computer up. The fine fellows hooked it up to their network and sorted it all out for me. This cost absolutely nothing beyond the inconvenience of driving there, I went on to but the Time Capsule and gave it a pretty solid review.

    Dear Imac,

    Sorry.

    Me
  • George Peters Level 4 (3,165 points)
    I'm glad you got it all sorted out.

    George