Hanging on Login- Please HELP

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by legaleye3000, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    Jul 31, 2007
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    I type in my password to login and I get the beach ball. I'll wait for as long as an hour and nothing! I've done the following:

    1. Reboot to recovery partition: Disk util=repair drive, repair disk, repair permissions.

    2. Reset PRAM and SMC.

    *Logging into Guest works. But I can't get to my profile. I really can't afford to erase/restore my system. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    It might be some app hanging that you have automatically starting on login. Try booting into safe mode. Then, check the following locations for apps that automatically launch on startup and delete any you don't need/want:
    • System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items (SL and older: System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items)
    • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/LaunchAgents
    • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/StartupItems
    After you delete items from the list, restart your Mac and those processes should not be running.
     
  3. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Safemode makes no difference. I type in my password and it hangs... Can't even get to system preferences.
     

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