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lagans Calculating status...
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Jan 25, 2011 7:06 AM
When I log in with my user name and password the system starts and goes to a plain blue screen and then returns to the login window. It does this repeatedly with the correct password and after restarting the computer. If I add an incorrect password, it shakes, so I know it is recognizing that my password is correct, but it won't open the system.

Is there a way to fix this, or open the system from an OS disk? I am the only user and I am an administrator. This has been a functioning system for many months without problems until now.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:28 AM (in response to lagans)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    Take a look at this article and see if it helps your login issue.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/8963.html

    There is a similar article pertaining to 10.4 but try this one first.
    iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Jan 26, 2011 4:21 AM (in response to lagans)
    iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Jan 26, 2011 5:18 AM (in response to lagans)
    Perhaps what you should do then, is startup on the install disk, and reseet both the user name and password for the admin account. Then restart and see if you can't login under that new name and password.
    iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Jan 26, 2011 1:38 PM (in response to lagans)
    Insert the install disk, shutdown, then restart holding the C key down until after the chime.

    You then select the language. Go to Applications, Utilities, Reset Password, then select the startup volume (the HD). You will be able to select the user (the administrator account) and enter a new password.

    After that, you will have to restart the computer, if you hold down the mouse it will eject the disk as it starts.

    Then login to the admin account name you changed, using the new password.
    iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)

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