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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,700 points)

    Hmmm, did you try skipping the register now thing as I recall?

     

    Might try this...

     

     

    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

     

    http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

     

    Admin Hack...

     

    http://www.hackmac.org/?q=node/4

     

    Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,605 points)

    Restore Tiger 10.4 & Leopard 10.5  DVDs are available from Apple by calling  1(800) 275-2273. Have your serial number ready. Have your credit card ready too.  There may be a small fee.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4720126?tstart=0  -- January 20,2013

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24588313#24588313 -- January 22,2014

     

    You could recreate the /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

     

    nano /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

     

     

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

    <plist version="1.0">

    <dict>

            <key>Address</key>

            <dict>

                    <key>AreaCode</key>

                    <string>111</string>

                    <key>City</key>

                    <string>burg</string>

                    <key>Company</key>

                    <string></string>

                    <key>CountryName</key>

                    <string>United States</string>

                    <key>ExistingEmailAddress</key>

                    <string></string>

                    <key>FirstName</key>

                    <string>Robert</string>

                    <key>LastName</key>

                    <string>Last</string>

                    <key>LocalPhoneNumber</key>

                    <string>111111</string>

                    <key>StateProv</key>

                    <string>St</string>

                    <key>StreetAddr1</key>

                    <string>111 S Street</string>

                    <key>StreetAddr2</key>

                    <string></string>

                    <key>ZipPostal</key>

                    <string>11111</string>

            </dict>

            <key>RegistrationInfo</key>

            <dict>

                    <key>AppleSpam</key>

                    <string>NO</string>

                    <key>Location</key>

                    <string>B</string>

                    <key>Occupation</key>

                    <string>13</string>

                    <key>OthersSpam</key>

                    <string>NO</string>

            </dict>

    </dict>

    </plist

     


  • Aspire101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing it still wont pass the internet connection part of the setup!

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,605 points)

    Well, you deleted the file that tells the system to do normal boot.  When the file doe not exist, the mac goes into setup mode.  Do not know why setup is failing.

     

    Did you see my previous messages?

    -- restore the file.  This will get you a normal boot.

    -- call apple & see if you can get a 10.4 dvd.  Check ebay for 10.4.

     

    Robert

  • Aspire101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do i restore the files please:) and thank you

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,605 points)

    Why were you deleting the file in the first place? What problem did you wish to solve?

     

     

    Boot into single user mode. Type in file.

     

    You need to get into single use mode for steps one and two that are listed below.

    This page will tell you how to get into single user mode.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1492

     

    Basically, you hold down the command + s key then  powering on your machine. The command key has a little apple symbol on the lower left. It is between the alt/option key and the space bar. On a PC keyboard, it will be the windows key, I think.

     

    See above for recreating the file. Don't know if you have to type in the whole file or not.

     

    You could recreate the /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

     

    nano /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

     

    nano is your friend for a simple edit  


    # The mouse doesn't work.  Use the cursor keys to move around.

    # Use delete to get rid of a character.

    # Frequently used commands are listed out the bottom of screen.

    # Confirmation messages appear at bottom too!

    # Use control+o to save.  

    # The ^ means to use the control key plus the letter

     

    To you have another mac with a firewire port? 

  • Aspire101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My safari and any internet related apps would not open and i only have this computer im on my phone cause it was my only comp,  and i will try this and get back to you thanks so much

  • Aspire101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What do i type in single user mode after the nano thing? Thanks

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,700 points)

    Did you type all this then save it?

     

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

    <plist version="1.0">

    <dict>

            <key>Address</key>

            <dict>

                    <key>AreaCode</key>

                    <string>111</string>

                    <key>City</key>

                    <string>burg</string>

                    <key>Company</key>

                    <string></string>

                    <key>CountryName</key>

                    <string>United States</string>

                    <key>ExistingEmailAddress</key>

                    <string></string>

                    <key>FirstName</key>

                    <string>Robert</string>

                    <key>LastName</key>

                    <string>Last</string>

                    <key>LocalPhoneNumber</key>

                    <string>111111</string>

                    <key>StateProv</key>

                    <string>St</string>

                    <key>StreetAddr1</key>

                    <string>111 S Street</string>

                    <key>StreetAddr2</key>

                    <string></string>

                    <key>ZipPostal</key>

                    <string>11111</string>

            </dict>

            <key>RegistrationInfo</key>

            <dict>

                    <key>AppleSpam</key>

                    <string>NO</string>

                    <key>Location</key>

                    <string>B</string>

                    <key>Occupation</key>

                    <string>13</string>

                    <key>OthersSpam</key>

                    <string>NO</string>

            </dict>

    </dict>

    </plist

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,605 points)

    The delete startup file which you did isn't a solution for safari not opening.  You have someother problem.  I'd guess you have some missing files on your installation drive. You may have a corrupt files system.  The harddrive could be mal-functioning.

     

    You could try installing combo update if you have not already done that. 

     

    You really need to get a copy of Tiger or Leopard and re-install or install this release.

     

    Restore Tiger 10.4 & Leopard 10.5  DVDs are available from Apple by calling USA 1(800) 275-2273. Have your serial number ready. Have your credit card ready too.  There may be a small fee.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4720126?tstart=0  -- January 20,2013

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24588313#24588313 -- January 22,2014

     

     

    Robert

  • Aspire101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I ended up bringing it to a friend that fixes computers and he reinstaled tiger and now it is back to working perfectly, thank you all for the tips and using your time to try and help mee!! THANKSSS

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,605 points)

    Good to hear.  Fun computing.

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