Urgent Help OS X 10.4 login issues

Discussion in 'macOS' started by liketom, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    Not mine but a friend at work -

    10.4 Tiger most prob 10.4.11

    2 admin accounts 1 that he created after i told him a month or so ago to create just in case of any login issues

    the main account he logins as will not show the desktop

    power on - boot's - login screen - enters password - bluescreen with cursor

    no finder or any other apps?

    ( the other admin account log's in fine)

    Any help ?
  2. r1chardbwrn macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    Lincolnshire, England
    Hi, I am Tom's mate with the problem.
    The problem Mac is:
    Model Name: PowerBook G4 12" 1.25GB Ram
    OS 10.5.2, all updated

    There are three accounts on the mac, mine, my wife's and an admin account we created. After three years sterling service its finally causing me a problem, wish the Servers at work were as reliable.
    I was logged in running, Adobe, Lightroom, iPhoto, and iTunes. I was exporting processed images from Lightroom to iPhoto. The machine seemed to hang. After leaving it for about 30 minutes, I came back to see it still hung. I closed the lid putting it to sleep and tried to wake it up but to no effect. I powered off and on and tried to login.

    I logged in but just got the wall paper of the desktop, after a few minutes the screen returned to the login screen. My wife can login on her account fine, as can the admin account. I have created a new account and it works fine, thats what I am using now as I type this.

    I booted from my OS CD and ran a disk check which passed then verified the permissions, it indicated an issue with /Private/Var which I fixed. Still have the same issues.

    Any idea's of an easy fix, or should I backup the users folder (full system was backed up about a month ago), re-install and try and set it backup.

    I am a Mac newbie but know my way round a linux command prompt if someone can point me in the right direction.

    Thanks, Richard.

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