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Powerbook g4

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AlvinPS Calculating status...
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Nov 22, 2012 6:48 PM


I went into apple fairview and asked them to factory reset my powerbook g4 because I couldn't remember my password but they said because its old they will just reset the password because resetting everything will cause a lot of errors to occur and add more problems. So now as he reset the password the username disappeared and I couldn't remember the username (sigh...) so now I am stuck in the log in screen. What can I do now?

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 12:31 AM (in response to AlvinPS)



    You need the mac OX X install disk. The password utility (on the install disk) will give you a list of user names.

    This article should provide you with further information:


    Best of luck

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,465 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to AlvinPS)

    Please consider a future bootable clone backup via an external firewire  connected external drive. It would save you from situations such as you are now experiencing.


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