problem at start screen

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

  1. Jose Fajis macrumors newbie

    Jose Fajis

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    Jun 17, 2009
    #1
    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

    BlueRevolution

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    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    #2
    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

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    Jun 17, 2009
    #3
    Where can I make that permission repair? (I'm kind of new in the mac world)
     
  4. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    Jan 20, 2010
    #4
    Applications>Utilities>Disc Utility

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

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