11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 6:58 PM by milob99
l3p3rkan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a unibody macbook (2009 or 2010) that I upgraded to Mountain Lion and now it crashes frequently. I can be running the web browser or something more demanding but when I close my laptop and walk away my problems occur. It seems that the crash is occuring only after I move the computer. I can't do a fresh install because this is a school computer (i'm a computer proctor at an elementary school) and it's attached to an Active Directory system for backups. Please help.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Atavist Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Regret your circumstance, and I don't have an explanantion or a fix; however, I feared such a fault and decided not to upgrade my unibody to MtnLion. I decided not to upgrade to MtnLion because it appearedto me that the unibody system albeit an acceptable for an upgrade perhaps was a borderline platform for the upgrade and might straining the system.  Moreover, I apprecaite the stablity of Snow Leopard, and don't perceive the personal need of an upgrade now. 


    I may be mistaken in this assessment, hence I'd appreciate any criticism of my judgment on this matter:  Does MtnLion stain unibody system resources? 

  • milob99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Boy do I ever hear you. I am in the midst of a nightmare. I upgraded and my computer is crashing 4 or 5 times a day. Usually while I am right in the middle of working on something. This is worse than any PC I owned in the early 90's when I switched to Apple. I use my Macbook Pro for work so not sure exactly what to do. I do have a backup directly before I bought the Mountain Lion Update I guess I will have to switch back. I guess I will be out my $14.95 though as I wouldn't even know where to begin to get a refund from Apple. This Company is getting way to large for my liking now.

  • l3p3rkan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not sure I fully understand the question but my 2010 unibody should be just fine with mtn lion except for the ability to airplay my desktop.

  • l3p3rkan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did a fresh install of OSX Mountain Lion. That with the update from 10.8.2 all problems are solved except for my audio issue. It seems like my driver has an issue with working all the time. The sound sometimes doesn't work when I start up the computer. I have to temporarily fix it by opening Activity Monitor and Quiting "coreaduio". That seems to fix it until a random restart later in the week (or the next day).

  • milob99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing is working for me my computer crashed 6 times yesterday alone. I have sent over 100 crash reports to Apple in the last 30 days.

  • l3p3rkan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did you back up your machine, make a bootable flash drive, then install ML from that? It seems to be the best way to get rid of issues. I did this and used Migration assistant to move my files back on the computer.

  • milob99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No I have not tried that. Anything is worth a try my computer is consistently crashing at least 10 times a day now. I grabbed my last crash report if this makes sense to anyone....


    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  51599 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          1

    Anonymous UUID:                    2A93F0B7-BB6F-42B6-00BB-8CBBA44109F7



    Sat Nov 10 07:56:29 2012

    panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f9dfb4b25): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff813153b000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4

    Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff810e192f80 : 0xffffff801d81d626

    0xffffff810e192ff0 : 0xffffff7f9dfb4b25

    0xffffff810e193080 : 0xffffff7f9e0ae4b3

    0xffffff810e1930e0 : 0xffffff7f9e0ae527

    0xffffff810e193150 : 0xffffff7f9e3c3853

    0xffffff810e193290 : 0xffffff7f9e0d4659

    0xffffff810e1932c0 : 0xffffff7f9dfbe8da

    0xffffff810e193370 : 0xffffff7f9dfb9fac

    0xffffff810e193560 : 0xffffff7f9dfbb1d8

    0xffffff810e193630 : 0xffffff7f9f02845e

    0xffffff810e1936f0 : 0xffffff7f9f05900f

    0xffffff810e193770 : 0xffffff7f9f03db4a

    0xffffff810e1937d0 : 0xffffff7f9f03e415

    0xffffff810e193820 : 0xffffff7f9f03e80f

    0xffffff810e1938c0 : 0xffffff7f9f03f239

    0xffffff810e193900 : 0xffffff7f9effae81

    0xffffff810e193a80 : 0xffffff7f9f03b7fe

    0xffffff810e193b40 : 0xffffff7f9eff998a

    0xffffff810e193ba0 : 0xffffff801dc65bc9

    0xffffff810e193bc0 : 0xffffff801dc67170

    0xffffff810e193c20 : 0xffffff801dc64b8f

    0xffffff810e193d70 : 0xffffff801d8981e1

    0xffffff810e193e80 : 0xffffff801d820aed

    0xffffff810e193eb0 : 0xffffff801d810448

    0xffffff810e193f00 : 0xffffff801d81961b

    0xffffff810e193f70 : 0xffffff801d8a5b16

    0xffffff810e193fb0 : 0xffffff801d8ced53

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

             com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9df4d 000->0xffffff7f9e24ffff

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9debb000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f9df39000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f9def6000

             com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal(8.0)[9F3D09B5-3158-3D9E-BDA3-E71576AAD3B7]@0xffffff7f9 e25d000->0xffffff7f9e57ffff

                dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9df 4d000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9debb000

             com.apple.GeForce(8.0)[2E56ED9A-D848-3795-9E52-56BABDC9000C]@0xffffff7f9efed000 ->0xffffff7f9f0affff

                dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9df 4d000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f9df39000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9debb000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f9def6000



    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer



    Mac OS version:




    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333

    Kernel slide:     0x000000001d600000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff801d800000

    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)



    System uptime in nanoseconds: 50970218988445

    last loaded kext at 46329955756: com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch          75.15 (addr 0xffffff7f9fa89000, size 77824)

    last unloaded kext at 140805297429: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI          5.2.5 (addr 0xffffff7f9e833000, size 65536)

    loaded kexts:

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    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch          75.15

    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor          1.9.5d0

    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.filesystems.autofs          3.0

    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC          1.60

    com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.driver.AGPM          100.12.69

    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver          122

    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.GeForce          8.0.0

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    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X          7.0.0

    com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl          3.2.11

    com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU          2.0.2d0

    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient          3.5.10

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics          8.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB          8.0.0

    com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor          3.0.2d6

    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin          1.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC          1.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl          3.2.11

    com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl          1.0.33

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons          235.4

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard          235.4

    com.apple.driver.AppleIRController          320.15

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader          3.1.0

    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.BootCache          34

    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient          3.5.1

    com.apple.driver.XsanFilter          404

    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage          2.2.2

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub          5.2.5

    com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331          602.15.22

    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort          2.4.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI          4.9.6

    com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet          3.2.5b3

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI          5.4.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM          1.6.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC          1.5

    com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager          161.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons          1.6

    com.apple.driver.AppleHPET          1.7

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS          1.9

    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC          1.6

    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC          1.6

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient          196.0.0

    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall          4.0.39

    com.apple.security.quarantine          2

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement          196.0.0

    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver          235.28

    com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily          10.0.6

    com.apple.kext.triggers          1.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOSurface          86.0.3

    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily          1.8.9fc10

    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib          1.6

    com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP          2.2.5

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI          1.0.10d0

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    com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal          8.0.0

    com.apple.NVDAResman          8.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC          3.1.4d2

    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy          1.0.0

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    com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl          3.2.11

    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert          1.0.4

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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch          235.7

    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver          5.2.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice          3.5.1

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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite          5.2.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice          3.5.1

    com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily          1.7

    com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily          1.7.1

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    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI          2.5.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily          3.5.1

    com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family          500.15

    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient          5.2.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily          2.2.1

    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily          4.5.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController          1.0.2b1

    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily          3.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily          5.4.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime          1.6.1

    com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily          1.8.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily          1.1

    com.apple.security.sandbox          220

    com.apple.kext.AppleMatch          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet          7

    com.apple.driver.DiskImages          344

    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily          1.8

    com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore          28.21

    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform          1.6

    com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily          2.7.2

    com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily          1.4

    com.apple.kec.corecrypto          1.0

    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0F, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.53 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f15

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 256 MB

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    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x0198, 0x393955353432382D3034302E4130314C4620

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f33 10885, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: TOSHIBA MK5055GSXF, 500.11 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0238, 0xfa120000 / 5

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfa130000 / 4

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 3

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  • milob99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh and if it seems like it has been a while since my last crash report that is because I was off yesterday and this was my first crash today. If this stays on schedule my next crash report will be coming within the next hour or so because I am working now :-(

  • milob99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I finally got fed up with my computer crashing 10 times a day so I completely wiped it out and started from scratch. I basically spent the whole day doing this yesterday. About 5 minutes after I started up my fresh new copy of Mountain Lion it crashed. Yikes. Does anyone know of a specific problem with running Mountain Lion on my Mac (Note that I was also having problems with Leopard as well but it wasn't crashing)...


    15 in Macbook Pro

    Processor  2.53 GHz Intel Core i5

    Memory  8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    Graphics  NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB

    Software  OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)


    Could this just be a Hardrive problem? I plan to go to the Apple store to have them look at this but I am reluctant to spend anymore money on Apples. This is my 3rd Apple in 4 years. My last Macbook Pro that I bought brand new completely failed after a year and half and was unrecoverable so I bought this one and I am having the same problem. This makes no sense with the fresh install because there are no remnants left of the old computer. Wow it is getting really tough to stay loyal to Apple.

  • Atavist Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I feel your pain.  I'm sure you probably have, but I shall ask if before you installed ML have you:


    1.     Updated all software and apps, and check which are not compatable with ML?

    2.     Disk Utility>Verify and Repair Permsiions, and > (using USB hard disk) Repair Disk?

    3.     Download with a cable NOT wifi?

    4.     After start-up  allow 'puter to idle and run its indexing program for <u>at least</u> a couple of hours before launching programs and opening them one at a time and see if they need ML updating?   


    Myself, I was "wanting" not necessarily needing to upgrae to ML.  My MB Unibody is at the lower margin of ML eleigible machines, so I upgraded ram from the 4GB to 8GB, using this OWC, and now it flies: upgrade http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S8GP/


    Then, I went to AppStore and read the user comments and was stupified by the complaints and single star reviews. And, later learned that only 25% of the installed base is running ML.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9233244/OS_X_Snow_Leopard_shows_signs_of_ becoming_Apple_s_XPSo, So, there appears to be an manifest and substantial reluctance to upgrade  from SL to ML.  Hence, I determined to resist my impulse to "want" and heed my real "need" for ML, which for me is not significant at this time.  Meanwhile, I shall monitor the ML upgrades and the user responses thererto.


    I complement Apple for its candor in posting the negative ML buyers' comments, but they chill me, becasue I do not need to take the risk.  I suspect many of those complaining mighthave erred in the installation.  Although, the first upgrade fo ML addressed the battery draining complaints.


    I wish you the best outcome in the resolution your freightening problem.

  • milob99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Very interesting developement to my problem. I began noticing that the only time my computer seemed to crash was when I was using my top>left Hotcorners which I had set to "Mission Control". First I disabled it alltogether. Then I got brave and switched it "Application Windows" instead. My computer has not crashed (Knock on wood) in several days now. Bug?