Firmware password always on startup

brainwave89

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My MacBook Pro with High Sierra suddenly started crashing after logging onto my user account. Now the each time I start it the firmware password screen appears. Of course, so far, I have forgotten my password. How can I get to the screen where I can enter my user account password?

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casperes1996

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If you don't know the firmware password, and it's a somewhat modern Mac, there's no way of getting into the computer. I recommend contacting Apple to hear if they have a solution for you, but the firmware password is meant to keep intruders out, and if you don't have the key, it'll keep you out too.
 
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Ruskes

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You are out of luck.
The Firmware password is the ultimate protection.
Can you boot into any start up modes ?
 
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brainwave89

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If you don't know the firmware password, and it's a somewhat modern Mac, there's no way of getting into the computer. I recommend contacting Apple to hear if they have a solution for you, but the firmware password is meant to keep intruders out, and if you don't have the key, it'll keep you out too.
Thanks for the note, Ruskes. Fortunately, the firmware password showed up. Problem solved.