Re: Vista Boot Manager wont respond to my keyboard
"CZ" <CZ@no99spam.com> wrote:
> Re: Macs have a BSOD like "feature" called a kernel panic:
you actually mean UNIX has a low level hardware test, that reports
hardware errors. In this case, a guy had some bad ram, but it didn't
have anything to do with the OS.
> Following is dated Oct 12, 2006 and is from an iMac Core 2 Dual user:
> A MacInTouch Reader writes:
> "I was away for a while and when I return, there is a semi-transparent gray
> text box on my screen saying something like my computer has crashed and I
> must hold the power button to restart my computer now. Kbd, mouse has no
> response. Never saw that error before. After restart, system asked if I want
> to send an error report to Apple.
> Anyone had that problem/dialog box before?"
> The dialog box you saw is reporting a kernel panic - something going wrong
> with the system at a very low level. Most KPs are hardware related
> (especially if they spontaneously appear on a historically stable machine)
> and most hardware KPs seem to be associated with failing RAM. The OS disc
> that came with your machine, unless it's fairly old, should include a
> diagnostic tool that will perform a fairly thorough hardware test. It's not
> the be-all/end-all, but a good first thing to try.
See, it wasn't a problem with OSX. OSX is rock solid and generally
doesn't have any of the issues Vista is generating on a minute by minute
basis. Microsoft tried to write their own OS and failed. Apple built an
OS that has a long, more battle tested history than what Microsoft
OSX works, Vista doesn't, it's plain to see.