Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Repeating "Kernel Panic" Unable to start up


My battery discharged and when it was restored with power somethning had gone wrong.

According to what i have read on the internet my computer is experiencing a "Kernel Panic", and the report that the computer is providing me with before it restarts it self is the following (I managed to take a picture and write it off, and some characters varies from time to time so its only as exact as possible):

panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff80077co524): "process 1 exce of /sbin/launchd failed, errorno b"0 SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2422.115.4/bsd/kern/kern_exec.c:3836

Debugger called: <panic>

Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff80a2ccbdf0 : 0xffffff8009822f79

0xffffff80a2ccbe70 : 0xffffff8009bce524

0xffffff80a2ccbef0 : 0xffffff8009bae467

0xffffff80a2ccbf10 : 0xffffff8009be2bc1

0xffffff80a2ccbf50 : 0xffffff8009828b3b

0xffffff80a2ccbf80 : 0xffffff80098dca73

0xffffff80a2ccbfa0 : 0xffffff80098f3942

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: init

Mac Os version:

not yet set

Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel version 13.4.0: Sun Aug 17 19:50:11 PDT 2014: root:xnu-2422.115.4-1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 9477416E-7BCA-3679-AF97-E1EAAD3DD5AAD

Kernel Slide: 0x0000000009600000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff8009800000

ststem model name: MacBookPro8,1 (Mac-94245B3640C91C81)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 841898181

What I have understood is that you might need to reboot the OS-X system with the CD you received with the box, but unfortunately i have thrown it away.

I have access to an elderly computers OS-X install DVD (version 10.5.6) and other Mac computers if necessary. I'm worried that all my files will be deleted in the process since I don't have a back up, and therefore i have not tried any suggested solutions that I have found.

I am grateful for any solution that matches my computer, But of course preferably so I can save the content of my computers hard drive first.

Than you,


PS. Serial No: C02G98ZDDRJ7

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Kernel panics are typically software related (OS and/or Apps). Sometimes it's a clue when a HD is starting to fail.

You'll need to find a friend (or you're own 2nd system) with a Mac that is running at least the same OS version as your own system here (nothing older). Then prep a 16 GB or larger thumb drive using Disk Utility so it's running GUID and partitioned with a journaled partition. Next, download if you haven't already the needed OS installer from the Apps Store and install the OS onto the thumb drive. Once setup copy over to it the OS installer as you will likely needed it.

Now with your thumb drive in hand plug it in your system so it boots up. Press the Option key and select the thumb drive as your boot drive. Before you do anything copy off your important files (backup your stuff). Your system should be stable at this point if not let me know.

Once you have your stuff saved run Disk Utilty from the thumb drive run repair permissions and then repair disk. See if that fixes things rebooting under your internal drive. If it still fails startup under the thumb drive again and install onto it a good virus checker with the current def files and then run it to make sure you don't have anything on your drive. If you find something you might need to not only clean it off but need to re-install the OS as well. Good Luck!

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