My G4 Quicksilver keeps popping up a Kernel Panic everytime I try to install an OS or run something off CD. I had to format it because it was giving me problems (last resort) but that didn't work at all. Here's what happens.
I turn on the computer and anytime I put in a non-bootable cd in the drive(like the OS install cd for example) it causes a kernel panic. Only bootable cds like apples hardware test will run. I ran that in both standard and extended mode but it detected no problems. I have tried many of things recommended in books and by apple themselves but no luck. These include
Different hard drives,
taking out all extra hardware that didn't originally come with the machine
Apple Hardware Test (to check the memory)
as well as some other things.
I contacted Mac Professionals and they said to replace the logic board (if it is the problem) would be $500, which I don't have that kind of money for a repair. So basically I have a G4 with no OS on it and continues to give a kernel panic anytime a non-bootable cd is inserted. On the rare instances that it does try to install my OS (10.3 Panther) the screen displays blocky colorful artifacts before freezing completely or telling me to restart.
Here is the kernel panic error (part of it) I don't have the rest because I can't export a log as I have no OS.
"Unresolved Kernel Trap (CPU1) 0x200"
I can't find any information on fixing this anywhere. So I am asking on forums in hope someone can help me. Please don't recommend disk utility or any other software that is not bootable off a cd. Since I have no OS, I can't use any of that. This is truly a hardware issue.