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Apple My macbook just BSOD'd

Discussion in 'Software' started by Dizman, 18 Sep 2006.

  1. Dizman

    Dizman New Member

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    Ok, so not quite. I was plugging in a monitor to my macbook, and it froze up and told me that I "must shut my computer down, an error has occured" or something like that, in like 7 different languages, with a big picture of the power symbol. Just a minor annoyance, and I don't really care, but I just thought it was odd. I mean, I've never even heard of that happening, much less seen it. Since reliability seems to be a big apple selling point...
     
  2. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    Maybe with the ability to run Windows on the Macs, they are becoming more Windows-like? :D
     
  3. ArtificialHero

    ArtificialHero We were just punking him sir!

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    That's called a kernel panic. It's very rare (hasn't happened in a year of use of my mac).

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106227

    AH

    P.S. Just because Apple have changed their hardware platform does not mean the OS is becoming more "Windows-like". Don't be a silly goose.
     
  4. Dizman

    Dizman New Member

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    Thanks for the info, I knew someone would know what that was. Its funny that even the crash screen is pretty.
     
  5. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    my computer dislikes hotswapping monitors and usually requires a reboot to enable them.
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Yeah, PCs are like that. On my Mac, I've gone from nothing to 24" back to nothing to projector back to nothing back to 24" all without a reboot.

    Yeah, sounds like a kernel panic. I haven't experienced one myself, but it can happen. And thankfully, is much rarer than a BSOD (or other program crash). I've had my MBP do a BSOD when I was running Windows on it, but that's it. I'm hoping to BSOD a Parallels XP and just laugh at it.

    OT - Dizman, what part of Vermont are you in?
     
  7. Dizman

    Dizman New Member

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    Yeah, I just got a kvm to switch between my mb and my gaming machine, so the mac is being unplugged a lot. Other than this, it's worked pretty well. I don't wanna think about unplugging the windows machine though...

    Colchester, yay vermont!
     
  8. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    i've seen maybe 3 kernel panics since OS X came out... none on any of my new intel macs...


    i have however bsod a parallels vm
     
  9. J-Pepper

    J-Pepper Active Member

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    Reset the PRAM maybe?

    I thing about Macs is that they rarely BSOD, so that when they do it's a big deal.
     
  10. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I never had a problem with changing screens or anything, but I've had that screen when I installed a Tiscali Modem. Man, that thing was a POS. I used a Mac for a year with NO crashes, and then I installed that modem and it happened 3 times in one day.
     
  11. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    I've had a few kernel panics on my G4, mainly due to enabling a CPU function that wasn't supported..
     
  12. phantomxc

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    Ive seen thousands lol, of course I work on them all day ><
     
  13. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    PS - Joke.
     
  14. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I got that message the other day on my macbook pro. Opened it up and plugged in a network cable and the desktop got overlayed with a message saying I had to reset.
     
  15. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    My first computer was an Apple IIe, then a Gateway 2000 486/33, and now up to a network of about 75 PCs and 15 MACs that I administer, and never in my life have I had to reboot a PC or a MAC to swap monitors.

    My dad liked to shut everything down before changing anything that wasn't USB, but I never worried about it and never had a problem.

    It sounds like a fluke that shouldn't be a big deal, but maybe in the future make sure the monitor is turned off, then plug it in, in case it just got a weird voltage reading or power spike that caused the kernel panic.


    (I recently found out people actually believe the Apple commercials are true, so I like to point out when PC's aren't as hopeless as people make them out to be. Now, software updates, and silly things like adding epson printers, yes, those can cause you to reboot needlessly, especially running windows update on a new PC *shudder*)
     
  16. Dizman

    Dizman New Member

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    I'm not really worried about this and I'm not going to stop hotplugging the kvm, as I've done it dozens of times without any problems. I just thought it was interesting, and I was curious as to what it was.

    On the commercials thing: when I'm praising my macbook and telling people that they should buy one I need to say something to seem less fanboyish. So I throw in that while the OS doesn't crash, the applications sometimes do. Well, now I can say that the OS crashes, too. Then I'll show them expose' or something, and they will be like, oooohh, pretty.
     
  17. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    My MacBook Pro has been way less reliable than my G4 iBook or G5 iMac have ever been. It's been restarted quite a few times from OS X since I've had it. Usually from programmes hanging, but also from stupid things like spakking out when doing quite mundane tasks too. Ironically the XP partion has barely had a stutter - and I've been using it exclusively of late due to confinement to AOL dialup internet.
     
  18. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Yeah, I think a lot of mac users over-estimate the instability of modern PCs. I look after my modern (Windows) PC well and I have no problems. The mac is much nicer to use (subjectively, obviously) but I don't think it's any better than a decent PC in terms of stability.
     
  19. unrealhippie

    unrealhippie New Member

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    Tell you a funny thing, my Windows machine hasnt crashed for as long as I can remember.

    My Mac Mini, it crashed within 30 minutes of usage. (irrevocably, required hard reset)
     
  20. seebul

    seebul Active Member

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    Yeh to be honest the whole 'macs dont crash' thing is bull, I have had both my macs just crash for no reason, more than once or twice, Safari is the worst for just quiting randomly.
     
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