1366 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2006 12:54 PM by Richard Campbell2
Welcome to Apple discussions.
One suggestion - if you have third party memory installed, remove it and see if the problem goes away. If it does not and you cannot start from the software install DVD, you will need to take your computer to either an Apple store or to an Apple certified repair facility for diagnosis. Kernel panics may be caused by either hardware or software, but if you cannot start from your install DVD, no further "repair" operations would be possible.
Thanks for your response Barry, much appreciated. I've no 3rd party memory installed so sadly it looks as if a trip to a repair facility may be my only remaining option.
I suspect that the problem may have been triggered by a recent OS upgrade and an almost full start-up disc but without being able to start the machine there seems to be little I can do about either.
I had the same thing happen to me. If all of your stuff is backedup then what I did was hook my bad iMac up to one that I had in the office via terminal mode When I did that the mac that would not start showed up as a hard drive that was not recinized on the computer that did work and then I was able to reformat the drive and do a clean instal.
I would only do this if you have all of your critical files backed up.
I have sent this little note to lots of people having the kernal panic problem....I had it bad on my G4 and experienced some of the same probs described in this thread. I noticed my keyboard was pretty dirty....tried to find out about cleaning it but it seemed dumb to do that when a new keyboard is only $29. I bought one and began using it....bingo, no more kernal panic problems.