Thread: G3 B&W KERNEL PANIC ON BOOT
07-17-2005, 09:49 PM #1Racing666GuestG3 B&W KERNEL PANIC ON BOOT
G3 450, 256 RAM, 9GB SCSI HDD, OS 10.3, REV 2 Board, CDROM...
As the title states, as soon as I turn the machine on, it kernel panics..if i unhook all the drives, cd and hard drive, it will keep going with the folder and ? flashing.. when i try to boot to cd or HDD (10.3.9), it panics immediately after about 2-3 seconds of seeing the white apple screen.. it was working fine as i just installed 10.3 panther yesterday, and did the first round of updates.. i then today clicked SOFTWARE UPDATES from the APPLE menu, and let it do the security updates and a few JAVA updates. It then prompted to restart, so i did so and this is when the panics began..i have tried each ram stick individually, same thing.. tried different ram out of another functioning G3...same thing... tried HDD boot only without cdrom attached.. same thing... tried no HDD, CD ROM only boot... same thing... removed the SCSI card, same thing.. i have read to try the APPLE HARDWARE TEST cd, but i do not have one, and i think it will probably just panic once it tries to read the cd anyway... is there any way to RESET the kernel, or as in PC terms "RESET BIOS?" Im looking for suggestions here... I am very new to mac, but I am very good at PC repair.. any help would be appreciated!
07-17-2005, 09:58 PM #2HarrycGuest
Zap the pram: restart your machine and hold down the command key, option key, and the p and the r key.
The system will chime, keep holding down the keys until the unit chimes three times or perhaps more.
07-17-2005, 10:18 PM #3Racing666GuestOriginally Posted by Harryc
07-17-2005, 11:59 PM #4
Originally Posted by Racing666...Dennis
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07-18-2005, 07:21 AM #5HarrycGuestOriginally Posted by Racing666
07-18-2005, 08:35 AM #6Racing666GuestOriginally Posted by Harryc
07-18-2005, 10:43 AM #7HarrycGuestOriginally Posted by Racing666
07-18-2005, 11:09 AM #8Racing666GuestOriginally Posted by Harryc
07-18-2005, 11:33 AM #9HarrycGuest
You bet Dennis. Good luck to you!
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