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TS1413: Mac OS X 10.5, iMac (Mid 2007): Stuck in a "loop" at the login window after upgrading to Leopard

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TS1413 Login loop - old macbook 13" (haven't "upgraded")

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I believe I have 10.5 leopard (13" screen though) on a 4-4.5 year old MacBook & haven't upgraded or reinstalled anything since I got it. I've done auto updates as they suggest them. I am having this login loop issue now though and cannot find my install CD. Help? I really dont want to lose any of my data...

MacBook, iOS 5
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)

    You can call Apple with the Serial# handy & they may have original Replacement Discs, but...


    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...


    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.


    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...


    It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.

    Buy Snow Leopard >

    Call Apple the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273


    Other countries...


    Reinstalling 10.5 or installing 10.6 should not lose your info, but whichever you get...


    Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."



    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)

    Were you able to use the Install Disc?


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