Kernal panics, & bad startups, hardware of software issue?
My MacBook has been working great for the last four years until last week. It froze, I did a manual restart and the cdrom initial spin sounded like a skipping record. The computer would not start until after a couple attempts at a manual reboot. after a successful restart computer sent an error log to Apple and ran fine for an hour maybe before the gray box telling me to restart appeared.
I've booted from the installation CD multiple times and repaired the hard drive. After which I will get a successful reboot and run for a while before it restarts automatically, or requests a reboot in 5 languages. At the moment a successful startup is a luck of the draw unless Its immediately following a disk utility repair, and random, unsolicited black screens, restarts, or freezes are just a matter of time.
my next attempt at a solution will be to backup then erase the drive before reinstalling the OS from scratch, but I'm wondering is this a hardware problem or a software one?
Thanks for your answers