Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to Susie237)
If you are using 10.6.8, you have Snow Leopard.
Shut down the computer or put it to sleep?
I am currently in the Mountain Lion partition on my hard drive, but I boot into my Snow Leopard partition every night, so I can look tonight.
You have checked the two obvious places to check.
Without being able to see Snow Leopard now, I suggest you try some basic maintenance to see if it helps. At least that square will be filled.
Run Disk Utility/Repair Permissions. Repeat until it shows no repairs were made. Clearing the log in between runs can make the process less confusing.
PRAM reset: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11243
SMC reset: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to Susie237)
Do you have file vault on or was it ever on?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
No. I just checked FileVAult because you asked about it. It's off. I didn't change anything.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 4:48 PM (in response to Susie237)
This happens from sleep or shutdown? Just trying to confirm.
What happens if you boot into the safe mode:
Try creating a new (temporary) admin account and set it to automatically log in and see what happens. You might need to set your existing account to not log in automatically so there isn't a conflict.
Checked Snow Leopard System Preferences and you have them set correctly.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to Susie237)
Ah ok, for future reference you don't mark a post as solving your question until it actually solves it, juts causes confusion
Where did the new disk come from and who installed it? The only thing I know of that will keep automatic login from not working is if file vault is or was on as long as you have it setup for automatic login in the preferences.
I don't have access to a SL machine so there's not much more I can say. As you marked this as solved you're not likely to get many more people reading it. And as it really is for Snow Leopard this post is in the wrong place anyway.
I suggest you start a new thread in the Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard with a title like Can't enable automatic login.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 5:01 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
I must have hit solved accidentally because I didn't click on it. Thanks for your help. Maybe I'll just take it back to the Mac store that installed the hard drive. I appreciate your help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 5:13 PM (in response to Susie237)
Yes if you had the work done at an Apple Store and before they did this it was working as you wanted then I would take it back and let them sort it out.
Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano - there have been reported problems with those buttons lately, I own you one real solve