Kernel Panic

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
The other day I experienced my first ever kernel panic. Since that day my computer has been experiencing quite a few problems....

Entourage will run for a few minutes and then receive a type -50 Error when trying to perform an action (Check mail, send mail, close message, quit, anything) and will either crash or be required to be forced quit.

Keychain will crash upon quiting. If Camino attempts to save to keychain or access it for a text password box Camino will lock up, requiring a force quit.

Any ideas? I checked the crash log for Keychain:

Date/Time: 2003-04-20 16:12:41 -0500

OS Version: 10.2.5 (Build 6L29)

Host: G4.local.

Command: Keychain Access

PID: 473

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)

Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000000

Has anyone experienced this and know how to fix it?


  • Reply 1 of 5
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    Step 1:

    Repairing your permissions:

    You should repair your permissions after every update of your OS, or when your applications behave strange or quit randomly.

    Open Disk Utility located in /Applications/Utilities/, select your hard-drive, and switch over to 'First Aid' and press the button called Repair Disk Permissions.

    Now wait until it's finished and quit it. Done.

    Step 2:

    Deleting your Cache:

    Deleting your cache may be necessary if you experience any of the following: [list=a][*]you have more than one of the same preference panel in your System Preferences[*]CD's, DVD's and HD's don't mount properly or don't even show up[*]Applications behave strange[*]etc.[/list=a] Delete everything in ~/Library/Caches/, where '~' is your home folder.

    Deleting your cache isn't dangerous; it only deletes the cache, ie. things who are stored there so that an application has faster access to it, or because it needs to store some things.

    Should be better now.

  • Reply 2 of 5
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Whoa, nice detailed reply there Defiant. Does belong in the Genius Bar though...

  • Reply 3 of 5
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member

    Originally posted by murbot

    Whoa, nice detailed reply there Defiant.

    Yeah, that's stuff for a sticky post for the GB. Look here . Thanks for moving!
  • Reply 4 of 5
    alecralecr Posts: 33member
    After reinstalling 10.2, then 10.2.5, deleting all the caches, repairing permissions the problem still persisted. So I deleted my default keychain file. Created a new one and now all works. Entourage doesn't error out and crash and my browsers do not hang.

  • Reply 5 of 5
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    Corrupt keychain? Stranger things have happened. Glad it's okay now.
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