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  • OK…about my KERNEL PANIC!!!

    Posted by Tim Baker on April 1, 2005 at 1:24 am

    I got it to start…after uncountable tries…with the options off.

    On the startup it comes up with a screen with what looks like a refresh button…buttons representing my 3 drives that have system folders or are bootable…and a next or forward arrow button.

    I select what is my main harddrive…click the next arrow button and…it restarts…and all looks fine. However, it will not just do a normal restart.

    The question is this…what do I do now? What steps will repair the system so it will skip past this Panic. I am using Retrospect right now to make a backup of my Main Harddrive and I am guessing that I run Disk Repair from the utilities…But will this do it?

    I desperately need help with this…thank in advance.

    To expedite feel free to reply to email…

    Tim Baker
    Chameleon Mobile Video Productions
    “It is not the light at the end of the tunnel that we should seek…it is the courage to take the next step in the dark that we must find.”

    Tim Baker replied 19 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Craig Alan

    April 1, 2005 at 2:21 am

    I’m in the middle of the same thing. If your system drive is hopelessly corrupted, now that you have backed it up, you can do an erase and install on your system drive. Then create the same named user account that was on your original drive. Then open up side-by-side windows of that user account. The new one, freshly installed, and your old one, on the back-up. Drag into the new one any folders you created but not the identical named folders that the install created. For those: open up the folders on the back up, highlight all the contents and drag them into the corresponding new folders. IE movies, documents, etc. Best to leave library contents alone unless you find you need one for some reason. You can also try 10.3’s migration utility and treat the external drive as your old computer when the prompt tells you to. This is assuming the problem is the software. If it’s not you can try removing extra ram chips and rotating them to see if one is causing the problem. You can try booting from the external drive and seeing if your computer is happy. Or you can do what i did and say this is over my head and call apple, if it’s under warranty, and have them talk you through this and then if you still cont. to panic bring it in for repairs. So far they have gutted about $1500 worth of parts and it’s still not fixed. Just cause you got it to boot once does not mean all is well. This is not normal behavior. It’s a good idea to take notes as to what you did and what happened when.

    OSX 10.2.3; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000; write professionally for a variety of media

  • Tim Baker

    April 1, 2005 at 2:42 am

    Craig…thanks so much for you help and guidance in this aggrivating time of need.

    Here is what I have…Retrospect would not work for whatever reason…so I Carbon Copied my main boot drive. This worked fine…I rebooted…again with the whole option key down thing, wierd screen with all the drive buttons, etc.

    After rebooting with the Carbon Copy…which did work…I did a verify and then a repair on the main hd and taaaadaaaaa…it all came up just fine on two restarts…so I am going to hold my breath.

    From what I can tell the whole thing was started when I tried to install an older firewire Canon printer that I had laying around and thought I would put it to some use…Note to self and to all who care…don’t do this unless you have a current driver cd…I almost really screwed myself.

    But again…lets hope this has worked for me and again…Craig you are the man…thanks for all your help.


    Tim Baker
    Chameleon Mobile Video Productions
    “It is not the light at the end of the tunnel that we should seek…it is the courage to take the next step in the dark that we must find.”

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