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My MacBook Pro Freezes and I Get a Restart Computer Message

This has happened twice in the last few weeks. I’ll be working on my computer and all of a sudden a light gray screen comes down over what I’m working on, with a message in a black box which reads:
“You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again.”
The same message appears underneath in 4 additional languages.
Any idea why this is happening? Is there something to fix it, or should I be concerned?
Thanks in advance.

Comments: One Response to “My MacBook Pro Freezes and I Get a Restart Computer Message”

    10 years ago

    That’s a Kernel Panic.
    Impossible to tell what might be causing it from here, though. Could be some software running in the background. Could be what you are doing at that very moment.

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