Resolved iMac 5k locked after FileVault on

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  1. iTosaf macrumors newbie

    iTosaf

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    Hi everyone,

    My iMac 5k doesn't boot up after i enabled the filevault encryption and did a restart (it asked for it).
    I don't even get the screen to input my password.
    All i see is a "No access" sign (see the picture).

    Any ideas how to fix it without reinstalling the OSX?

    iMac 5K 4ghz 32gb 3TB 295X 4GB, El Capitan the latest update.

    Thanx...
     

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  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

    Mr_Brightside_@

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  3. iTosaf thread starter macrumors newbie

    iTosaf

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    Thank you for your help.

    After trying many things i was finally able to fix this issue.

    I rebooted the iMac holding Command+R, then went to "Startup disk" and unlocked it from that menu (using the filevault password).
    Then after the reboot i signed into the administrator main account and only then after the logout, i was able to login to the regular account.

    If i go to System preferences/Security & Privacy/FileVault, it still shows "Encrypting 14 hours remaining".
    I didn't try to reboot the iMac again.. Hope the problem is gone.

    Shame on you Apple, this FileVault process should be transparent without any weird lockdowns.

    Thanx, again.
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    That's very odd, at a guess it seems like it got confused while encrypting, resulting in locking you out :mad:

    Glad you got it sorted!
     

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