4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 7:53 AM by Linc Davis
Arambilet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


It happens every two days or so.

Very annoying, considering is a new equipment with the latest OS.

After a disk (250GB Apple SSD) permission verification everything is ok, until the next two days.

Other symptoms The apple symbol in grey at start up, changes rapidly intermixing a file symbol and a question mark.

Help or suggestions.


thank you.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (147,585 points)

    Back up all data.


    Boot into Recovery by holding down the key combination command-R at the startup chime. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.


    Note: You need an always-on Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection to the Internet to use Recovery. It won’t work with USB or PPPoE modems, or with proxy servers, or with networks that require a certificate for authentication.


    When the OS X Utilities screen appears, follow the prompts to reinstall the OS. You don't need to erase the boot volume, and you won't need your backup unless something goes wrong. If your Mac was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you’ll need the Apple ID and password you used to upgrade, so make a note of those before you begin.

  • Arambilet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks for your indications, Linc and Baltwo.


    However, I performed the Recovery with partial success, after 6 hours and two uneventful bootings, at the third day (kind of biblical), the panic returned like in a scary movie.


    This is the latest report, sent this morning to Apple.


    I will appreciate your feedback.


    Best in 2013, L.




    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  2506893 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          1

    Anonymous UUID:                    CE1FD17D-CF97-FCE9-CFBB-4A4B1A7A784D



    Mon Jan 14 09:48:20 2013

    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff8009461659): "VM page 0xffffff8010ad7078 should not have an error\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.18.24/osfmk/vm/vm_fault.c:2565

    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff81db93bc80 : 0xffffff800941d626

    0xffffff81db93bcf0 : 0xffffff8009461659

    0xffffff81db93bdb0 : 0xffffff8009462abb

    0xffffff81db93bf40 : 0xffffff80094b7fa9

    0xffffff81db93bfb0 : 0xffffff80094ce411



    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:     0x0000000009200000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8009400000

    System model name: iMac12,2 (Mac-942B59F58194171B)



    System uptime in nanoseconds: 195504335944

    last loaded kext at 115806950133: com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor          1.9.5d0 (addr 0xffffff7f8ae3c000, size 36864)

    last unloaded kext at 185267642222: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI          5.2.5 (addr 0xffffff7f89d5f000, size 65536)

    loaded kexts:

    com.hzsystems.terminus.driver          4

    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor          1.9.5d0

    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC          1.60

    com.apple.driver.AGPM          100.12.69

    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver          122

    com.apple.filesystems.autofs          3.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient          3.5.10

    com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X          7.0.0

    com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl          3.2.11

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC          1.0.0

    com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer          8.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU          2.0.2d0

    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin          1.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC          1.6.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.AMDRadeonAccelerator          1.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight          170.2.3

    com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl          1.0.33

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD3000Graphics          8.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB          8.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleIRController          320.15

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader          3.1.0

    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient          3.5.1

    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib          1.0.0d1

    com.apple.BootCache          34

    com.apple.driver.XsanFilter          404

    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage          2.2.2

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub          5.2.5

    com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet          3.2.5b3

    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI          4.9.6

    com.apple.driver.AirPort.Atheros40          600.70.23

    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort          2.4.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI          5.4.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM          1.6.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons          1.6

    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC          1.5

    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.kext.triggers          1.0

    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily          1.8.9fc10

    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib          1.6

    com.apple.iokit.IOSurface          86.0.3

    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP          2.2.5

    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy          1.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltEDMSink          1.1.8

    com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltEDMSource          1.1.8

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    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC          3.1.4d2

    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily          2.3.1f2

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI          1.0.10d0

    com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily          19.0.26

    com.apple.kext.AMD6000Controller          8.0.0

    com.apple.kext.AMDSupport          8.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert          1.0.4

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    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport          2.3.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily          2.3.5

    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDKeyboard          165.5

    com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard          165.5

    com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPOutAdapter          1.8.5

    com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPInAdapter          1.8.5

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    com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIDownAdapter          1.2.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver          5.2.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice          3.5.1

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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub          5.2.5

    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

    com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily          1.7.1

    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI          2.5.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily          3.5.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltNHI          1.6.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily          2.1.1

    com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController          1.0.2b1

    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient          5.2.5

    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily          4.5.5

    com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family          500.15

    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily          3.0

    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily          2.2.1

    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: iMac12,2, BootROM IM121.0047.B1F, 4 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.7 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 1.72f2

    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6770M, AMD Radeon HD 6770M, PCIe, 512 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533643465238432D48392020

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533643465238432D48392020

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM1, 4 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533643465238432D48392020

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 4 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533643465238432D48392020

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x9A), Atheros 9380:

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

    Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HDS723020BLA642, 2 TB

    Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD TS256C, 251 GB

    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-STDVDRW  GA32N

    USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, 0x850b, 0xfa200000 / 3

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

    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 4

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8215, 0xfa111000 / 5

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2

    USB Device: Keyboard Hub, apple_vendor_id, 0x1006, 0xfd140000 / 5

    USB Device: Apple Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x0221, 0xfd142000 / 6

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfd110000 / 4

    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 3

    FireWire Device: unknown_device, unknown_speed

    FireWire Device: unknown_device, unknown_speed

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (147,585 points)

    There are a few things you can try.


    Run the extended version of the Apple Hardware Test. You're looking for a memory fault. Usually the test won't find it.


    Disconnect the FireWire devices and test.


    Uninstall Toast.


    If none of that works, make a "Genius" appointment to have the machine tested.