Can't Login

Discussion in 'macOS' started by s2mcpaul, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. s2mcpaul macrumors member

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    May 14, 2006
    #1
    Macbook:

    I turn on.

    it does its thing.

    Grey screen, then to blue screen which typically (i think) happens right before it loads the login screen, but instead I get a spinning wheel, page sort of refreshes a new wheel and continues spinning, cycle continues.

    I'm running snow leopard.

    Background:

    I recently cloned my original HDD which is strictly SL to an external HHD. I partitioned the external HDD in two parts. The clone has booted fine for two days. After I cloned to the external HDD, I switched the drive putting it in my macbook, ran boot camp and installed Windows XP pro. Ran Fine. Installed Office Enterprise...worked fine.

    I used this set-up a few times logging in and out, etc. No problems except that the time was a bit off after using windows. WTF. I really don't want to have to re-clone SL. Or I don't want to run SL install all over again and have time machine do its thing, because I don't want to have to deal with problems of certain applications not working properly, since I heard that this can cause some issues with transferring serials e.g. CS4.

    ERRR Please some advice much appreciated.

    cheers.

    Oh, and when I hold option, I get the option screen that lets me choose which OS to boot. That works fine, though I did not try to boot windows.
     
  2. s2mcpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    May 14, 2006
    #3
    Thanks you for commenting:

    I swapped the drive out. If I recall correctly it's possible to boot OSX from external HDD. What about safe boot from External HDD?
     
  3. auhlixer macrumors regular

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    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    #4
    Yes

    Set it as your statup disk then boot into safemode
     

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