lost user password for mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slothhh, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. slothhh macrumors newbie

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    I put my mac mini away a couple years ago, and i decided to bring it back out to use and i can't remember the password on it. any idea how to reset it? or any way to format without the password?
    please and thanks in advance!!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. slothhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i put the installation disc in to reformat, but it still asked me for the password.
    any idea where?
     
  4. DolsJ macrumors member

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    hold down the "C" key when booting up to boot from the cd/dvd
     
  5. slothhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just put the disc in, and when i clicked restart, it asked me for my password. is there any way around this? I am using a windows bluetooth keyboard so I can't hold down command + s and do it manually that way.
    When the password dialogue came up, I opened the details and chose the 'mac OSx installation disc 1" and my computer shut off and started flashing black and white.. fixable? hopefully.
     
  6. slothhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks.
    i ran into a bigger problem after the computer shut down, its hooked up to our tv, and is just flashing from black to white,when its turned on and still has the installation cd inside of it.
     
  7. ahm macrumors member

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