Hi All, First post here, but excuse me jumping in at the deep end I came home from work this morning and tried booting up my iBook. Everything went fine, the grey apple with the spinning wheel, followed by the blue screen and OS X logo and status bar saying "loading". After this you usually get the obligatory default wallpaper followed by a login screen (in my case) however today it just hang at a blank, pale blue screen. It did this for about 40 seconds before going to the console, asking for a login. I've tried entering it as root, followed by my password, and my short username, but both don't seem to work. Do you guys have any idea what has caused this? Actually, I don't really care I'm just interested in getting my 'book working without losing the data on the HDD. Apologies for any grammar/spelling mistakes, I'm just a little bit worried and in a rush Thanks for your help, if you can!