1828 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2011 1:38 PM by Ralph Landry1
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Take a look at this article and see if it helps your login issue.
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)
I tried everything on the list of fixes for this. The problem persisted, so I re-installed Snow Leopard, but now it won't recognize my password at all. There is a password reset on the install disk under utilities, and I tried to put my password into that to reset it, and it said it saved the password, but when I try to log in from the drive, it still shakes off my password. Is there anyway to get this solved?iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Do either of those help?iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)
The first doesn't help because I can't log in. The second one I tried and it says it saved the password, but it still shakes off any attempt to log in when I restart the computer. Could my user name have become corrupted somehow?iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
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)
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)