Can anyone please help?
I have had an Emac computer for years now. I hardly ever use it, but it has a lot of my old video files and documents on it. I mainly work with my macbook pro. Until recently, my Emac has been working fine, but I tried to use it today and it seems to suddenly be fubar.
Here's what happened. I wanted to take an old (.mov) video file and transfer it to my macbook pro. I used an 8GB pen drive. The transfer to the pen drive seemed to take literally no time, but the video file also still seemed to play from the pen drive on the Emac, so I thought it was fine. Took it to the macbook pro. The video file wouldn't play, it was just a black screen for the duration of the video.
I decided to try and export another version on the Emac, in case that would help. I had a version I'd colour-corrected in Final Cut Express, so I opened that. The Emac then did what I have this evening learned is a "kernel panic". I didn't know what that was though, so I tried again and the same thing.
The original edit of the video had been done in iMovie, so I tried to open that next. It opened, but as soon as I tried to play the video, "kernel panic".
I tried again and no "kernel panic", but everything crashed and the entire system became unresponsive, so I had to restart.
I decided I would try to burn the .mov onto a CD and transfer it that way. During the burning process, the system crashed. When I restarted, the computer was unable to read anything on the disc.
I then went to do some online research. When I opened firefox, the system crashed.
Can anyone tell me what's going on and how I can start to go about getting things working again?
Any help would be appreciated.