Start-up problem - Macbook, Leopard, Blue Screen - No login

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Antietam54, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Antietam54 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2007

    Help please..!

    My Macbook [May 2006 version] is running Leopard 10.5.5

    Having left it on overnight compacting a parallels instance & doing a Time Capsule backup... It now refuses to start-up..

    Just before starting these, I changed the permissions on the Hard disk with the group 'everyone' being changed from read only to no access, not sure if this is important.. I was trying to be more secure..!

    It gets past the grey screen, but gets stuck on the blue screen..

    It cycles with the wheel turning, this then stops for a second & then returns..

    It will not go to the login screen..

    I have booted from the Leopard Disk & checked the HD, it says the disk is ok, but there is an error on the permissions..

    Can anyone make any suggestions..


  2. hiddenpremise macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2008
    Somewhere between my imagination and reality
    Charles boot to OS X disk and repair permissions from disk utility (this only repairs posix permissions). Now quit out of that utility and go to the password change utility. As long as you are booting from a OS 10.5 install cd, you should see an option to drop user ACL's. Select your user account and do this. Then try shift booting to empty the system boot cache. It will take a lot longer to boot this way fyi.

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