Kernel Panic on Mac OS High Sierra? Here’s the fix


Many Mac users have a complaint that kernel panic issue occurs when they try to boot their Mac. They said that this problem occurred after updating High Sierra. One of the Mac user said some solutions to fix this issue. Here I am going to share those solutions with you.
Before trying these Solutions,

  1. Make sure that your Mac has enough free space on the startup drive. Your Mac should have at least 20% of free space.
  2. Uninstall all third-party apps, plug-ins, and drivers.
  3. Disconnect all (third-party) peripheral devices like printer, scanner, mouse, keyboard, webcam, etc from your Mac.

Solution 1: Force Restart

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turns off.
  2. Then turn on your Mac.

Solution 2: Remove “IOVideoPocketCam.kext”

  1. Open Finder->Go->Go to Folder.
  2. Type “/Library/Extensions” and then click “Go”.
  3. Move the file “IOVideoPocketCam.kext” to Trash.

Solution 3: Restart your Mac in Safe Mode (Safe Boot)
Restart your Mac in Safe Mode will fix many issues on your Mac. But you can’t use some features in Safe Mode.

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Shift Key as quickly as possible after you hear the startup sound. You can see the Apple Logo on the Screen.
  4. Keep pressing the Shift Key until you see the Login Window.
  5. Enter your User Name & Password to login. You may need to login twice if FileVault is turned on.
  6. Then Check for Software Update.

How check for Software Update?

  1. Go to Apple Menu->About This Mac->Software Update.
  2. Click “Updates” tab.
  3. Click “Update All”.

Solution 4: Reset SMC
If your Mac has a non-removable battery,

  1. Shut down your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the Shift + Control + Option + Power Button simultaneously.
  3. Then release the keys at the same time.
  4. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.

If your Mac has a removable battery,

  1. Remove the battery out of your Mac.
  2. Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery into your Mac.
  4. Turn on your Mac.

Solution 5: Reset NVRAM/PRAM

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple Menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Then immediately press and hold the Option + Command + P + R keys simultaneously as quickly as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  4. Keep pressing until you hear the startup sound for the second time.

Solution 6: Fix disk errors in Recovery Mode

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power Button.
  3. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button until the Apple Logo appears.
  4. After that Utilities window will appear with 4 options. Tap “Disk Utility”.
  5. Tap “Continue”.
  6. Select the disk/drive (Macintosh HD) that you want to repair.
  7. Select First Aid->Run. This action will check the disk for errors.
  8. Click “Done”.
  9. Close Disk Utility.
  10. Restart your Computer via Apple menu->Restart.

Solution 7: Reinstall macOS High Sierra
Reinstalling high Sierra may solve your problem.

  1. Turn off your Mac and press the Power Button to turn it on.
  2. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  3. Keep pressing Command + R keys until the Apple Logo appears.
  4. After that Utilities window will appear with 4 options. Tap “Reinstall macOS”.
  5. Tap “Continue”.
  6. You will be prompted to choose your hard disk/drive. If you are not asked to select your disk, tap “Show All Disks”. You may need to enter your Apple ID.
  7. Tap “Install”. Wait until the installation process is completed.
  8. Your Mac will restart after completing the installation.

SEE ALSO: Mac Won’t Boot/Start After High Sierra Update
Other Solutions:

  1. Create a new Admin Account and use it.
  2. Restore your Mac to Factory Settings.

If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your comments.

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