Need major computer help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BenRoethig, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. BenRoethig macrumors 68030

    BenRoethig

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    #1
    Okay guys, this is a shot in the dark but I'm pretty much desperate at this point. I'm going to repost here what I posed on Apple's support boards.


    Here's the deal, after installing Leopard I could not log into any of my accounts. When I log in, it goes to either a blue background or the Leopard background. Booted up Leopard disc to repair both startup disk and permissions to see if that was a problem. I also set a the firmware password. I then reinstalled Leopard. When I booted up, not only did the accounts not login as before, but when I tried to restart from the Leopard disk, it would not boot up from the DVD. Tried the tiger DVD that came with my iMac, didn't work either. I then tried to reset the PRAM, boot up in single user mode, and even tried starting up to firmware as a last resort, no startup commands work. I honestly don't know what else to try. If it helps at all, my master account was imported from my old ibook which shipped with 10.2.
     
  2. BenRoethig thread starter macrumors 68030

    BenRoethig

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    #3
    I was able to get everything fixed thanks for your help
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    For the benefit of others in the same boat, could you please describe what worked for you to fix it?
     
  4. BenRoethig thread starter macrumors 68030

    BenRoethig

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    I was able to boot up using the option key to select the disk I wanted to startup using. I then used the archive install option.
     

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