Locked out of administrator account username

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dangerdanger, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. dangerdanger macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Please help me.
    I have an Ibook G4.
    I have two user accounts mine (administrator) and a very restricted basic.
    Everytime I log on it goes straight to basic and I usually log out and into administrator.
    Last night i installed norton antivirus on it.
    I had to log out before I set it up.
    So I started off in basic I then tried to log on to administrator but when I typed in username no letters came up.
    So I went back into basic and turned of norton.
    And logged in to administrator.

    Today my computer crashed a I think I had too many things running and was scanning for viruses with norton.

    Now when I log on to administrator the username cannot be typed again.

    Im stuck in basic. I cannot open my accounts on systems preferences as it is blocked by the adminstrator account.( it doesnt even ask for password its just a no go).

    I have deleted Norton from my basic but no change.

    I have all my important files and invaluable photos in my administrator account.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thankyou.
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Why not have the iBook boot up to the log in screen?
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Go to: Applications / Utilities, open Disk Utilities

    Click your harddrive on left pane, click "Repair Permissions"
     
  4. dangerdanger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply but Im sorry Im not very familiar with macs, I did this but bothing changed. I dont understand. What do I do next?
    Thanks
     
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Trying taking off auto-log in and see if that helps.
     
  6. dangerdanger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does this require me to go into systems and then accounts as I cannot.
    I did the verify disk permission but I dont know what that does or what I am meant to do next.
    Thankyou
     
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