problem at start screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jose Fajis, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Jose Fajis macrumors newbie

    Jose Fajis

    Jun 17, 2009
    Hi, I just had a problem with my MBP.
    When I turn it on, it sent me to the Login Screen (which can't happen because I never enabled that feature) so I wrote my password and the light-blue screen appears and after 3 seconds after it goes back to the login screen.
    Happens the same if I click restart or shut down. The only way out I could think was to keep the power button pressed, it fixed it.
    Any idea what could this be?

    Thank You
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    There are a few possibilities, not all of which paint a pretty picture of your hard drive's continued reliability. Make or update a backup right away.

    It's possible that you're looking at simple permissions issues, although why they'd fix themselves when you restarted I don't know. A permission repair is a good place to start, anyway.
  3. Jose Fajis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jose Fajis

    Jun 17, 2009
    Where can I make that permission repair? (I'm kind of new in the mac world)
  4. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Applications>Utilities>Disc Utility

    Select your hard drive and hit 'Repair Permissions". Takes a few minutes.

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