Keychain password problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by miss modular, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. miss modular macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2006
    I am currently having problems with a keychain password. As far as I am aware this password should be identical to my computer log in password, however, this does not appear to be the case. When I attempt to use this log in password as a keychain password I am being told it is invalid. I have tried to change the password using Keychain First Aid to no avail.

    The password seems to be required in order for me to register with SolarSeek, as the application wants to use the specific keychain. This has not been a problems previously.

    I have recently upgraded to the Tiger operating system.

    Any advice on how to resolve this problem would be greatly appreciated.
  2. berg macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2006
    Hello miss modular ...

    Well, no one else is jumping in ... i thought I'd wait and see if any keychain expert could help you out ...

    I don't know if this will help ... but seeing as you just updated ... I'll send you my generic troubleshooting file to deal with problems after an update.

    Don't be afraid to do these ... they will not harm your system in any way ..
    After these ... you can go on to the keychain links I will leave ..

    Problems After Update?

    Repair Disk and Permissions
    These steps will check for, and usually repair, any corruption on your OS X boot volume

    1. Boot from your Mac OS X Install Disc 1 CD or DVD. Put disc in drive, wait for it to show up on the desktop, then go to upper left of screen under the Apple menu and choose restart. Immediately hold the "c" key down until you see the apple logo.

    If you can't get to your login screen insert the install disc in the drive and do an emergency shutdown as described in your computers manual. Then restart and immediately hold down the "c" key until you see the apple logo.

    2. When the Installer window opens, select Installer > Disk Utility from the Apple® menu bar.

    3. When the Disk Utility window opens, select "Macintosh HD" in the list on the left.

    4. Select the First Aid tab on the right

    5. Select the "Repair Disk" button on the lower right of the screen. If errors are returned repeat this process 2 or 3 times until they are gone.

    If you still get errors then you will need to use a third-party disk utility to repair your Mac OS X boot volume, such as Alsoft® Disk Warrior®

    6. After Repair Disk completes .. click on "Repair Permissions" .. after this completes then go to Disk Utility > Quit. Focus returns to Installer.

    7. Go to Installer > Quit. In the next menu choose Quit again and the computer will restart in OSX

    8. Download and Run this ...Onyx
    Go to Automation Pane ..
    Check all the boxes EXCEPT
    1. Optimize the system
    2. Hidden DS Store Files
    3. Links between documents and applications

    Also choose "Clear All" in the button box for caches. Then execute

    These settings perform three basic troubleshooting procedures ...
    A) Repairs permissions
    B) Runs Unix maintenance (cron) scripts
    C) Clears caches

    Before any system or security update ..
    1. Disconnect all peripherals except keyboard and mouse ..
    2. Make sure sleep and screensaver are disabled ....
    3. Quit all other apps ..

    Apple - Solving Problems with Keychain First Aid

    How to Create a New Keychain Default File

    Hope any of this helps ...
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I think you can safely start here. I seriously doubt any of the rest of the generic troubleshooting leading up to that will help. But I'd be interested to see if it did.
  4. miss modular thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2006

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