This article is about fixing a common issue in Hackintosh computers Kernel panic by AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext also Shows an Error “NO HPETs available… CPU(s) Configured” (Especially in AMD Machines).
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kextThis kext is specially designed to work with Apple computers to manage the power (The name says it all), but in Hackintosh, it is a real problem.
nullcpupowermanagement.kext or disabler.kext can be used to bypass the kernel panic but they don’t work always as expected
Sometimes you may see the following kernel panic message:
“panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f82018cc9) : No HPETs available…CPU(s) configured incorrectly”
Kernel Extension in backtrace: com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement
This guide will explain how to fix the problem
This kernel panic look like the following pictures
This panic may occur even after successful boot or even in account creation Menu
You need a Mac OS X bootable media (USB/ISO) Like Niresh’s Distro (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks or Any Newer Versions if Available) to fix this problem
Boot using the Installer Media
Open Terminal by Clicking The “Utilities” Menu ( The Screen may vary according to your bootable media)
After Opening type the following code and press enter
You’ll see a message like in the picture spot your volume name where you installed Mac OS X, in this case, its “Mac”
after spotting out use the following command to remove (Actually backup) AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext from the OS X Volume
Replace “Mac” with your Volume Name (Case Sensitive and Include in Quotes Example: “Mac” )
mv /Volumes/"Mac"/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPU* /Volumes/"Mac"
Press Enter after typing the above command
Now you are safe to reboot & the problem has been fixed, you can reboot from the menu or use the command