I just restarted my mac and it seemed to be going fine until a screen came up only giving me the option to restart or shut down. I tried restarting several times with the same message being displayed.
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It's not that screen. (OS X.2)
When I start the computer it comes up like normal with the progress bar then the screen turns blue as normal but instead of the documents and folders appearing on the desktop a dialog box with my computer's name shows up and only gives me the option of restart or shut down. I think the first time it happened it told me that I couldn't be logged in but I never got that message again.
Repair Permissions - Everything that you use on OS X, has permissions. You have to have certain permissions to run certain things. Root is the permission-less master of all these permissions being it is a Super User and has read/write permission to any/everything basically.