OS X start-up requiring login (doesn't accept)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Darren K, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Darren K macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Aurora, CO
    I think I may have had this one other time, but I don't recall. If so, the problem corrected itself somehow. Upon restarting my computer today (Power Mac G4 450, 10.4.9), after the progress bar completes on the starting up OS X screen, it proceeds to the following screen:


    I do not have multiple users set up, or anything set up for a login to be prompted; it should boot directly to the desktop. I have entered my known user name and password, and tried all other combinations I would ever use, but it doesn't accept. I have tried resetting the password from the Tiger disk, but still no change. Does anyone know how to possibly get past this?

  2. iPhelim, Feb 9, 2008
    Last edited: May 3, 2014
  3. Darren K thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Aurora, CO
    I just got finished doing an archive install, which did the trick. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
  4. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2003
    Although you fixed your problem already...
    If anyone got a problem with their admin password:
    Boot from you install disk (tiger/leopard) by inserting the disk and holding the c button on startup. After that you can change the admin password in a pull down menue in the menue bar.
    Your keychain password will remain lost though.
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    The OP said they already tried that.

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