PW Problem With Old Emac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Simpyd, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 3, 2012
    #1
    Hi Guys
    I was given a old emac awhile ago, I just had the time to play with it but it asks for a pw for log in screen, and there's only 1 account.. The system was used at a school many years ago. I only got a emac for keyboard or anything was wonder how can I go about resetting the pw or logging in.. Only thing i was told was that it was rubbing 10.3.5 or something... New to mac's.
    Thx..
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Apr 27, 2012
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    You need the system install disks. Boot from the install disk and do fresh clean and install
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    ppcg4mac

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    Feb 13, 2012
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    #3
    this is a way to fix it without disks...

    open single user mode (command +s)
    mount the drive ( in that version it should tell you right there)
    type in this EXACTLY

    rm /var/db/.applesetupdone
    reboot

    this makes the machine think it is new and gives you the setup screen.

    i have done this in 10.2, 10.4, and 10.6 so it seems to be universal.
     

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