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can't log into account after new hd

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Laura Drew1 Calculating status...
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Nov 5, 2012 6:53 AM

I just had my hd replaced. I reinstalled my account with time machine.

This morning I had to reboot my computer and I could not get into it .I have rebooted it several times since the restore from tm and have used it fine for a few days with no problems.


I rebooted with shift key down, was then able to get into my account.

Am wondering if I should move my stuff over to a new account. Is it hard to do? Do I just drag and drop items into the new account?


27" Intel Core i3 iMac, 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 4GB mem, 1TB hd, ATI Radeon HD 5670
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    If you were able to boot into your account in Safe Mode, then the problem lies in an item safe mode eliminates.


    Look in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login items and delete any third party login items (-), you can always add them back with the (+). Also look in /Library/Startup Items. Nothing is put in that folder by default, so anything in there is yours.


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