Hello, this is starting to worry me a lot.
I had a pending update in the Apple store for OS 10.8.4 (not exactly surei remember the number correctly but it was the last one)
I proceeded with the update via the apple store and left. I came back around 7 hours later just to see my Macbook sitting on the gray Apple logo spinning wheel screen (the one you get after a reboot usually for a few seconds). I found it strange and I waited around 1 more hour but nothing happened so I decided to reboot my computer. Since then I am kicked out of my computer. I am prompted with the login screen asking me for my user password but it won't work when using the right password. I even changed the password using terminal/passwordreset/ and nothing. I even managed to create a new user and right after creating it I get the login screen which asks me for the password I just created and when I type it in it won't work.
I don't really know what else to do. when I reboot with cmd+S I can see my users and files there.I did a disk check and it said it was ok,but the os is not taking the right passwords.
I don't have a lion disk as it was bought on the Apple store.
Anyone know what else can I do? Any tip will be much appreciated
Thanks, good luck to you too...
I managed to solve the issue and I think it might help many people with the same problem as I couldn't find the solution anywhere else but I found lots of posts with the same issue.
How to solve the issue when the OS is not recognizing the correct password at the login screen:
- Boot your computer pressing the alt key or the C key if you are on any system below Lion. Ir order to do this restart or turn on your computer and press the key before the grey screen appear and hold it until you see the spinning wheel.
- In the new screen you will see a top menu (on anything under Lion you might need to press 'install' before you see the top menu and remember than on anything under Lion you will need a disk in order to boot)
- Go to utilities->terminal
- Navigate towards your user folder (the one you are trying to use for loggin in and isn't working)
- Your user folder should be something like '/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/YOUR USER NAME'
- If you are not sure run the command ls /Volumes/"Macintosh HD"/Users
- So run cd /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/MYUSERNAME
- Go into de Library Folder (run the command cd Library)
- Run the command mv Keychains Keychains.old
- Type reboot
- Log in normally and enjoy!
Note: Before doing this make sure the 'resetpassword' procedure does not work. In order to learn about it google for 'resetpassword terminal boot mac'
Hope this helps someone else and I also hope Apple takes care of the bug.
After I finish setting everything back to the place it were before I started messing around trying to solve this bug I will come back and explain why that works!