4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2006 6:11 AM by mehra
Help2345 Level 1 Level 1
i forgot my password and have only one acount on please help

mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    The following is from Mac Help


    f you don't remember the password and automatic login is turned off, you can reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X User Install disc.

    IMPORTANT: Because a user with the Mac OS X install disc can gain unrestricted access to your computer, you should keep the disc in a safe place.

    To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:
    Insert the Mac OS X Install disc and restart the computer.
    When you hear the startup tone, hold down the C key until you see the spinning gear.
    When the Installer appears, choose Utilities > Reset Password.
    Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password.
    Quit the Installer and restart your computer while holding down the mouse button to eject the disc.
    Be sure to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password.
  • Echo316 Level 1 Level 1
    This same thing happend to mine and i did what you told the other guy, but now my computer never finishes it's startup process
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7
    Hi Echo

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107393 is a good place to begin with a mac that won't start up.

    If that doesn't help, you might consider starting your own new question; I only say that because more people will read it & you should get more help than adding to this one.
  • mehra Level 1 Level 1
    Please help
    I bought this apple laptop from munich.
    I am in India and now I did not know there was a password on this. So now the computer is blocked you cant make any changes... help I have tried using the cd but could not do it
    Please help