Mac OSX Infinite Registration Loop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AzraelXIII, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. AzraelXIII macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2010
    Hello everyone,

    I have a Macbook Pro with OSX that I use for work and the person who had it before me created an admin account and then left without telling anyone the password. In order to update software and install software I needed the admin password, so I tried to create a new admin account using these codes in the "-s" command window:

    mount -uw /
    rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    shutdown -h now

    Now I'm perpetually stuck in a registration loop and no matter what I try (short of reinstalling the whole OS) the loop won't end. Is there anything that can fix this?

    Thanks for your time.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The easiest way to reset the password for an installation of MacOS X that you are locked out of is to use your computer's System Restore disc or a compatible retail MacOS X DVD.

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