Won't Login

Discussion in 'macOS' started by QuickNDeadly, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. QuickNDeadly macrumors newbie

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    Jan 26, 2010
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    System:
    This is a Powerbook G4 running Leopard.

    Problem:
    Computer boots, I see the login screen, type my password and then read the line says "logging in...". I see the basic blue background and then the cursor for a little while. Then it throws me back to the login screen again. I am more than 100% sure that the password is correct.

    Solutions I have tried:

    • Booting in safe mode / won't login
    • Booting in Single User Mode and then deleting the com.apple.loginwindow.plist file to force the system create a new one
    • Zapping PRAM and booting in safe mode
    • Single User Mode - I did fsck and no errors found.

    None of the above worked for me. I am wondering what the problem could be. I don't have another mac that I can backup my data using firewire cable. I am looking for a fix without installing the whole operating system from scratch or a way that I can save my data.

    What do you think the problem could be? Any input is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. QuickNDeadly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 26, 2010
    #2
    FOR THE ONES WHO MIGHT RUN INTO THIS SAME PROBLEM, HERE IS THE SOLUTION

    I finally solved the issue without installing everything from scratch. Takes a minute.

    THE SOLUTION :


    Link to the Article: Fixing a Mac OSX Leopard Login Loop Caused by Launch Services | Disruptive Library Technology Jester

    Cheers!
     

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