help, new macbook pro stuck in a loop at login.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Prhymeate, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Prhymeate macrumors member

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    this is my first mac, i installed the 10.6.4 update the other day and restarted, since then it has been on or sleeping. I just shut it down and turned it on again and it's asking for my password... each time i enter it goes to load and then comes back to the log in screen. I know I have the write password because it's a simple 4 digit one that I use for my bank account and if i enter anything else the box shakes and asks me to re-enter it.

    how do I log in?? am i missing something completely obvious?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Feb 15, 2009
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    Boston, MA
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    Try booting from the Mac OS X Install DVD and Repair Permissions from Disk Utility.
     
  3. Prhymeate thread starter macrumors member

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    strange... i put the OS X Install DVD in, shut it down and turned it on again and it went straight to the desktop without me touching anything and without asking for the password. :confused:
     

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