mac keeps restarting and won't startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ludaa23, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 6, 2010
    #1
    My macbook keeps restarting after the chimes. I forgot my password so I tried to "hack" a new admin account by putting it in single user mode and then entering the command : /sbin/mount -uw / and when I entered the 2nd command : rm /var/db/.applesetupdone it didn't work. When I tried to restart my MAC it kept going to the start up screen and just keeps on restarting over and over again. PLEASE HELP!:(:apple:
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    killerrobot

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    Jun 7, 2007
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    #2
    Some things to try:

    Reset PRAM.
    Reset SMC.

    Other questions:

    Can you boot into safe mode (hold down shift upon restart)?
    Can you boot off the OS and run disk utility to repair permissions?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 6, 2010
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    I cannot do anything with this laptop. As far as I can go is to the part when here is the apple and loading circle underneath of it. It just keeps on realoading like that. I have tried firewire.
     

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