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stephnanie
01-05-2005, 04:01 AM
Since I installed Panther on my G4, I keep having those weird crashes where suddenly a grey curtain comes down and a restart notice in multiple langages appears on the screen. I am not the only one who's been witnessing such specific crashes, but no information so far on what is going on and how to fix it. I reinstalled panther already, checked the RAM and all, but it keeps on happening... the problem is hidden somewhere else. Any ideas?

hayne
01-05-2005, 10:04 AM
I keep having those weird crashes where suddenly a grey curtain comes down and a restart notice in multiple langages appears on the screen.

This is what is called a "kernel panic" - knowing this term may help you in your searches.

You should run through the standard troubleshooting list:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2004011205473937
http://forums.osxfaq.com/viewtopic.php?t=7269

Did you use 'memtest' to check the RAM? That's the most effective way:
http://www.memtestosx.org/

Did you restart from the Install CD and repair the filesystem (with "Repair Disk" from Disk Utility)?