Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to ali achbah)
Sounds like a user specific issue. DEfinatly has soething to do with your update crashing. I personally would make a bootable mountain lion usb and do a clean install then update. Also I would try a safe boot before reinstalling the whole OS X.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2013 5:43 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
The restore back to 10.8.2, allowed me to login to my daughter's account. But while the wifi connected to the router it didn't seem to have any connectivity. So shut down, take iMac back to its normal location and plug in ethernet cable which then runs to the same wifi router... Can't login again.
I've tested in safe mode. I can login to all of the accounts and don't seem to have any problems. Restored ipod while in safe mode. Daughter happy now.
Restarted in normal mode, and it seems to be working now! Logged in and out several times then shut down and switched on. Still can login. Now (fingers crossed) this continues to work. Should I restore back to a more recent backup or stay with the current configuration and copy missing files such as iphoto archive and emails from the most recent back up? I am stuck with 10.8.2 forever or do I try to update to 10.8.4 again?
I did notice one of your posts to someone else about starting in safe mode when I had restored to 10.8.3 and this allowed login in safe mode but same problem afterwards in normal mode. So I hadn't expected this to fix the login problem.
I think I'll restore to my most recent 10.8.3 backup as I don't want to lose too much data.
Will post how it went.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2013 5:56 PM (in response to Aleksdev)
I think I'll make a bootable USB. Sounds like something worth having seeing I have several macs.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 9:05 PM (in response to ali achbah)
The restore to the second most recent timemachine backup sort of worked (only 2 hrs older than the most recent). My first login attemp got a little further than previously but then froze on a white/grey screen. Rebooted into safe mode, logged in and out of each account and then rebooted and its been going ok since. But I'm pretty wary of doing more than one thing at a time. It did crash once with a panic attack. But otherwise fingers crossed it seems ok (ish).
Thanks for the help.