Can't log in on MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by edock123, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. edock123 macrumors newbie

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    I'm on a mid 2008 black MacBook, running Snow Leopard and I can't log in. I know my password is correct. When I put my password in, The screen changes to my background for a bit, but the dock never shows up, and eventually it cuts to a blue screen, then back to the starting page. I've tried booting it up in safe mode, and resetting my PRAM, but neither worked. I was thinking about doing an Archive and Install, but I'm not sure how to go about that when I can't log in. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Doing and archive and install will require you booting of your SL DVD. Might be worth trying this too before you attempt the reinstall - Boot of the DVD and run disk utility and verify the disk and permissions.
     
  3. edock123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just tried this, but I still can't log in. Any other suggestions? How exactly do I do an archive and install on SL anyway?
     
  4. edock123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, it seems that I've royaly screwed things up. I followed the directions here:http://intlect.com/how-to-archive-and-install-os-x-snow-leopard/, and everything is messed up. I'm still logging in through the same account, but I can't get on the internet, it keeps asking for my admin name and password, which I give it, but it won't except it. A bunch of other small things are acting up too. This is not good. :(
     
  5. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    If it is not accepting your password u can boot of the DVD and x
    change your password there
     
  6. edock123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I think everything is back in working order. Thanks for the help!
     

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