Hi James -- my name is Britton.
Unfortunately, Kernel panics are usually pretty bad. They either indicate a failing piece of hardware, or, they can happen when a hardware driver (software) has become corrupt, is incorrect for the hardware to be controlled, or when a driver that is crucial for the system has been removed (i.e. the SATA controller).That said, can you elaborate a bit for me what you did when you say you dragged five extensions from the system folder?Chances are you're going to have to re-install OS X -- your data should be intact, but you're going to need your original discs to re-install Mac OS X or you'll have to go buy a copy of Snow Leopard to replace the one that came with your system ($30).Let me know and we'll go from there.
Thanks. I went to what believe was the extensions folder in the system folder. There were five extension files
that showed a last modified on (or something like that) date of Nov 15 or so. I clicked on them and dragged them to my desktop. And then shut down the machine and re-booted. And the unable to boot, kernel panic, da da da da......routing started.
I have no problem with buying Leopard for a reinstall. I don't know anything about what's required do accomplish that. Are you aware of a good complete set of instructions for doing that?
Are you still there?
Re-installing is probably your best bet at this point. It sounds like you removed some important kernel extensions and it's causing the machine to panic. Go purchase a snow leopard disc from Apple -- I'll walk you through the install process.