2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 2:42 PM by murjek
murjek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot start My MacBook. Upon starting the computer a note in 5 languages pop up:


You need to restart your computer. Hold Down the Power Button until it turns off, then press the Power Button again.


Doing that I get the same message again. How to solve the problem?

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,495 points)

    That's a kernel panic which is usually, but not always, caused by hardware, with memory the leading cause (assuming there are no external devices attached). See this Apple note on troubleshooting it.

  • murjek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Restarting the MacBook with the Option (Alt)-key pressed I came to Mac OS X Utilities where I could use the options available to restore the Macintosh HD from my external MacBackup disk used for Time Machine. Before that I had checked that the RAMs didn't seem to be any problem with and also the HD on the computer seemed to be OK.


    So it seems that it was a software problem and I was able to restart the computer and it now seems to work OK.