Forgot Password Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 06Bam87, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. 06Bam87 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I am in desperate need for help
    I have not used my Macbook in about 4 months...
    I tried to start it up today but when it started up it prompted me for the User name and Password.
    Because I havn't used it in so Long I forgot what the Password is???
    I tried everything I could think of
    What can I do now?
    Is there a way to by pass this feature?
    I Have no idea what to do. How Do I get past the Login Feature in order to actually get to my Desktop and use the computer again???
    Thanks so much for the help
    ~Brendan
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Stick the restore DVD in, start up holding "C" - use the Password utility on the CD after it starts up.
     
  3. 06Bam87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THanks,
    BUt when I put in the Restore Disk the computer just ejects it
    any other ideas
     
  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    At what point does it eject it? If the computer won't boot up to a CD, you're fairly boned.
     
  5. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Instead of the "C" key, hold down the option key when you power on. It should show all bootable volumes, including the restore cd. Once the spinning watch disappears, select the restore cd and boot from that. Then under the Utility menu, select "reset password".
     
  6. 06Bam87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey
    When I hold down the Option button (even with the cd inserted)
    the Macintosh HD icon appears with an Arrow underneath it.
    when I click the arrow is still brings me to the login menu.
    The install disk will shortly after eject itself.
    Any other ideas?
    i am completly lost and cant get into my comp!!:eek:
     
  7. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    When you hold down the option key and the Macintosh HD icon appears, don't do anything. Sometime it takes a minute for a CD/DVD system to appear there. Give it a little time and it should show up.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    You need to wait until the icon of the DVD appears as an option to click on. All you did was to tell it to boot from the HD, which put you back at square 1

    Are you using the original OSX DVD that came with the machine?
     
  9. 06Bam87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, it worked, and I was able to access the comp again.
    I just had one more question lol, but I posted that in another thread
    Thanks again!!!
     

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