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Kernel Panic on startup everytime, safe boot ok, QC i7 iMac

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Any idea what is going on? i have deleted all startup items and this thing boots in Safe Mode fine.

I booted into SU mode and ran fsck and everything was "ok."

I have made no hardware changes to this system and it is only two days old.

Help? I am about to just erase and install from scratch and see what happens.

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Interval Since Last Panic Report: 1514 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 2
Anonymous UUID: 64024381-62EE-4CFF-A794-4251D85FDE46

Fri Nov 20 17:05:06 2009
panic(cpu 2 caller 0x2a7ac2): Kernel trap at 0x558ad4a0, type 13=general protection, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x0123b0a0, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x00000048, ECX: 0x000000cd, EDX: 0x00000000
CR2: 0x0123b0a0, EBP: 0x55c83db8, ESI: 0x08ae3f00, EDI: 0x08ae3f00
EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x558ad4a0, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
Error code: 0x00000000

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x55c83ba8 : 0x21b2bd (0x5cf868 0x55c83bdc 0x223719 0x0)
0x55c83bf8 : 0x2a7ac2 (0x591c30 0x558ad4a0 0xd 0x591de7)
0x55c83cd8 : 0x29d968 (0x55c83cf0 0x7ea45c0 0x55c83db8 0x558ad4a0)
0x55c83ce8 : 0x558ad4a0 (0xe 0x10048 0x8a90070 0x4f0010)
0x55c83db8 : 0x558ad748 (0x8ae3f00 0x120 0x899a7c0 0x0)
0x55c83e18 : 0x539bbc (0x8ae3f00 0x7102f80 0x1 0x4fd03a)
0x55c83e78 : 0x537df1 (0x7102f80 0x8ae3f00 0x7e05ec0 0x8a22860)
0x55c83f28 : 0x538382 (0x7102f80 0x7e99b00 0x0 0x50cb44)
0x55c83f78 : 0x53a031 (0x7102f80 0x8 0x55c83fac 0x1)
0x55c83fc8 : 0x29d68c (0x7252570 0x0 0x10 0x84ec244)
Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring(2.0)@0x558 ac000->0x558adfff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
10C2234

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.2.0: Tue Nov 3 23:08:29 PST 2009; root:xnu-1486.2.11~3/RELEASE_I386
System model name: iMac11,1 (Mac-F2268DAE)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 327089283818
unloaded kexts:
(none)
loaded kexts:
com.vmware.kext.vmci3.0.0 - last loaded 326970556407
com.vmware.kext.vmx863.0.0
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring2.0
com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower1.2
com.araeliumgroup.driver.screenflickaudio1.0.0d1
com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport2.3.6
com.apple.fil
Model: iMac11,1, BootROM IM111.0034.B00, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.54f33
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4850, PCIe, 512 MB
Memory Module: global_name
Bluetooth: Version 2.2.5f6, 2 service, 1 devices, 0 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Built-in Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Serial ATA Device: ST31000528ASQ, 931.51 GB
Serial ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H, 7.8 GB
USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0xfa120000
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8215, 0xfa111000
USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8502, 0xfd110000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0xfd120000
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post #2 of 15
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The superduper clone boots fine on my MacBook aluminum. It would panic as well on my iMac. I am going to reinstal SL and do a fresh install of everything.
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post #3 of 15
What software did you install? The cause of your kernel panic seems to be the kext:

com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring

Did you by any chance install Temperature Monitor from Bresink software?
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Maybe istat server? * I'll google this. *I have no idea and I just wiped clean. *

Hmmmm...
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post #5 of 15
Sorry I didn't get to you before you did the nuke and pave. They are so rarely necessary. If you'd installed Temperature Monitor, you'd know, right?

What is your situation now -- problem fixed?
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I did quite a bit of research and tried to find the problem. The kext you pointed out was not the offender. I disabled it and no change. I messed with it most of the night and could not figure out what was going on.

I have since copied over my files from my SuperDuper backup and everything seems fine with the new installation. I don't ever remembering installing the hardware temp program. I do use iStat widget and server (with iPhone too) but past that nothing. I did a clean install with Snow Leopard as well on my previous iMac from which I migrated the data from (this was voluntary and only on my iMac because I had a problem left over from when it was attached to a Leopard Server network). So I am just doing it again with my new QC. So, I am really confused what is going on but don't care too much now since I am about 85% complete moving everything over and getting my settings straightened out.

Thanks for the help but I still don't know what the deal was. I have one last program to install that could be the offender but it has worked on all other machines so I doubt that is it. I guess we will never know at this point.

I'll keep this up to date.
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post #7 of 15
Your panic log certainly indicated that this software was installed (or I suppose other software that used the same extension?) and was the one causing the panic. Not sure how you can disable a kernel extension except by booting in Safe Mode or by removing it. Since you could boot in Safe Mode, the cause of the panic seems even more likely to be this extension.

Not knowing a whole lot about this software, I'd theorize that it tries to directly access the temperature reporting registers in the processor, and since the i5 and i7 processors are new to Mac computers, it makes sense that older software which tries to go there could run into a low-level error.
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

Your panic log certainly indicated that this software was installed (or I suppose other software that used the same extension?) and was the one causing the panic. Not sure how you can disable a kernel extension except by booting in Safe Mode or by removing it. Since you could boot in Safe Mode, the cause of the panic seems even more likely to be this extension.

Not knowing a whole lot about this software, I'd theorize that it tries to directly access the temperature reporting registers in the processor, and since the i5 and i7 processors are new to Mac computers, it makes sense that older software which tries to go there could run into a low-level error.

You can boot up in Single User mode and use the command line to disable extensions. It is a touch risky but considering where I was I had nothing to loose.

How could you tell that was the one causing the problems?
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Originally Posted by aplnub View Post

You can boot up in Single User mode and use the command line to disable extensions. It is a touch risky but considering where I was I had nothing to loose.

How could you tell that was the one causing the problems?

It's just an educated guess. It was the last extension called out in the panic log, which I believe means it was the last thing OSX tried to load before it took a powder. Maybe one of our resident techies can confirm my diagnoses.

I didn't know what this extension was so I googled "bresink" and came up with their web site.
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post #10 of 15
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It's just an educated guess. It was the last extension called out in the panic log, which I believe means it was the last thing OSX tried to load before it took a powder. Maybe one of our resident techies can confirm my diagnoses.

I didn't know what this extension was so I googled "bresink" and came up with their web site.

Yeah, I found that out too. I don't remember installing it. Who knows.
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Besides some erroneous settings and CS3 being reinstalled, I am basically back up and running.

A few upsides to this total loss.

Somehow, I have 150 GB of extra space. I have no idea where it went because everything I had, I have. I'll hold on to my back up a while longer to make sure. In the mean time, I have pulled out a Lacie 1TB drive FW800 to do my SuperDuper backup. Man, this thing is slow. I don't know what Lacie's problems are because I have had their drives fail more often than any other driver I have used, but this is nuts.

Why that is good? Time Machine will allow me to use my Time Capsule (1 TB) again to use as a TM backup.
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post #12 of 15
We may never know the cause, but at least you're in business again.
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

We may never know the cause, but at least you're in business again.

Hi,

I can confirm removing Temperature Monitor from Bresink software did the trick.

I upgraded from a Core 2 Duo to an i7 and imported all applications. Thanks to this thread I still have som hair left.
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Thanks, that's a twofer!
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Nice to see a thread get resolved.
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