mac keeps restarting and won't startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ludaa23, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. ludaa23 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    My macbook keeps restarting after the chimes. I forgot my password so I tried to "hack" a new admin account by putting it in single user mode and then entering the command : /sbin/mount -uw / and when I entered the 2nd command : rm /var/db/.applesetupdone it didn't work. When I tried to restart my MAC it kept going to the start up screen and just keeps on restarting over and over again. PLEASE HELP!:(:apple:
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Some things to try:

    Reset PRAM.
    Reset SMC.

    Other questions:

    Can you boot into safe mode (hold down shift upon restart)?
    Can you boot off the OS and run disk utility to repair permissions?
  3. ludaa23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    I cannot do anything with this laptop. As far as I can go is to the part when here is the apple and loading circle underneath of it. It just keeps on realoading like that. I have tried firewire.

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