MBP Login Error - Help :(

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  1. Fvil, Dec 9, 2010
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    Fvil macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone

    I m in need of some serious help
    Basicaly my mbp wont let me login. every time I try, it tells me error!
    I only got it yesterday :(
    story
    I was moving files around, installing apps. then found out the primary drive was move than half full. so i decided to move all my home documents to the second drive. I did this via the accounts - advance options and changed the home directory and restarted. everythin worked but everythin was restored to default !!!! how annoying. so i carried on and copied all my documents to the new directory and decided to do a restart.

    Present
    Its not letting me login.
    I m thinkin about formatting it and redo everythin, but I cant because i cant get into the system

    please some one help me :(

    F
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Boot from your restore discs (grey) and reinstall the OS that way.
     
  3. Fvil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ve put the disc in but how do it boot with it?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Hold down the "C" key right after the startup sound and wait for the installer to start, it will take some minutes.
     
  5. Fvil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me why this has happened?

    I only wanted to do somethin soooo simple!?!?!
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    It may seem simple to you, but Mac OS X might have thought otherwise.

    I'm still unsure if I understood correctly, as the MBP normally has only one HDD and one partition, if one bought it new, but maybe you have made some modifications by adding another HDD or creating a second partition.

    Moving the Home folder should only be done when having a complete backup and following the correct steps, provided by Apple for their different Mac OS X versions, as they differ too.
     
  7. Fvil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when reinstalling the system will it replace the previous files or make new copies?

    Basically the laptop came from this company which installed some software on it.

    so i m guessin its their doin!!
     
  8. Fvil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just finished the reinstalled and still not letting me in
     
  9. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Which company did you purchase from? Maybe you can contact them as a last resort. Check the serial number as well (https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do), if its still in warranty, you can try to contact an Apple store and see what they can do.

    By the way, what do you mean when you said the OS is not letting you in? Did you get to the Welcome/Registration screen?
     
  10. Fvil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea they ll be able to sort it out but not till tomorrow!!!

    I can get to the login page, and when it attempts to login it just comes up with an error !! :(
     
  11. Fvil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nothin is workin :'( I have no idea wt to do

    is there a way to get into the system with out the login process?
     
  12. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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  13. Fvil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thats awesome, I ve manage to get into the system, and now copyin all the important files.

    question is now. how do it put the two partitions together and properly reinstall the whole system

    thanks so much
     
  14. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Is there anything you need on the other partition? If not, just go into disk utility, delete the other partition, drag the first partition down to fill the space and go from there (I think it's a partition button or something).
     
  15. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have backed up all the data and don't mind erasing the entire HDD, use the Clean Install or Erase & Install method (10.6 or 0.5). There are plenty of guides out there.
     

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