by koolkat on May 2, 2007 at 12:11:03 pm
Before I spend a fortune at the Apple store to get this fixed I thought I'd give you folks a try.
I have a G4 17" PB - one of the first so about 3-4 years old... 1.33 MHz 80 GB 2 GB Ram. Running the latest Tiger OSX. 10.4.9
Suddenly, a few weeks ago, my computer started to crash. A veil would descend and a message in several languages informed me that I needed to restart. When restarted, a window would pop up informing me that OSX had crashed prior to shut down.
And then... seconds or sometimes minutes later, it would re-occur. Sometimes with variations: white text in black highlight boxes scrolling down my screen, or possibly just a freeze up...
I did get a reprieve for a few weeks when it suddenly worked fine until I had to restart for software updates and then it started all over again...
I re-installed OSX. Nothing changed except that I lost a bunch of my licenses etc...
Any thoughts? I've run Disk Utilities... no help...
Re: OSX Crashing by GranitW on May 4, 2007 at 3:56:05 am
Ow, the transparent screen of death. I've run into this mainly from 2 things, bad RAM or video card problem. For instance not concerning your problem, but Maya when running in Dual Monitor mode with two video cards will crash OS X like this.
Maybe there is a software problem anything that runs with raw opengl commands can cause this. Also if RAM is damaged or not put in properly(might even have popped out a little) could crash OS X.
Just a few thoughts, hope you get it working!
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