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I forget my password on my computer apple emac os x

I want the help because I can't enter to my job on it

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Keep entering any passwords, computer will eventually wake up and assist to reset.

you must have your original id questions when you first made enteries.

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SOURCE: eMac (probably pre2004) won't start up. Just get white screen with Apple showing after the start up chord. Have discs.

You have a hung operating system - perhaps a file is mis-located or corrupted. Insert Disk 1 of your eMac install set, then hold down the power button until the computer turns off. Press it again to restart, then immediately press and hold the "C" key. This should force the computer to start from the install disk. Once you get the installer screen, look in the menus for "Disk Utility" and select that. In the Disk Utility screen, click on the Hard Disk icon in the left pane, then click the "Repair Disk" button. Once you see the process has started, you can go do something else - this takes a while. When this is done, click "Repair Permissions" and wait for that to finish. If all goes well, Disk Utility will find and untangle a file directory problem and your system will work again.
If you do not have an install CD, you could try fixing things in "single-user" mode. On start-up, hold down the Command (Apple) and "S" keys until the screen turns black and starts scrolling a lot of white text. When the system finishes start-up (you will see the main account user name followed by a flashing cursor mark), type (without quotes) "fsck -f", then <enter>. If the main account requires a log-in password, you will be asked to provide that. The "fsck" command starts a Unix routine similar to Disk Utility. You may have to repeat the fsck to ensure repairs are complete. (Note to gutter-minds: fsck is not an obscenity, it's an acronym for "File System ChecK".) When you are done with fsck, type "reboot" to restart the computer normally.
If the files system repair fails, or an important file is hopelessly corrupted and you don't like trying to fix it in Single-User command-line mode, the simplest fix is to reinstall the OS using the CDs. Your account information may be lost. On the other hand, if you are willing to hack Unix, you may be able to find the system log files in Single-User mode and trace down the error that prevents normal startup. If it is a corrupted preference file, you can simply delete it and try starting again.

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Have apple eMac forgot user password can you help


You need to start up from the system cd for the eMac then use 'Password Utility' to change the password.
Alternatively, if you are transferring the files to another Mac, you can start up the eMac in 'Target Disk' mode by holding down the 'T' key during start-up until a Firewire symbol appears on the screen. The computer can then be connected to another Mac which will see the eMac as an external HD.

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If you know the current administrator password, you can change it by going to System Preferences: Accounts.
If you've lost the password, you need Disk 1 of the OS install disk set. Start up the computer and put the disk in the optical drive. Restart the computer and hold down the option key immediately after the chime until a disk icon appears on the display. Wait a few seconds more until the optical disk icon appears. Click on this, then on the arrow to boot up from the install disk.
When the OS installer appears, go to the Reset Password... item in the Apple menu and follow the directions there. (Select the administrator account from the pull-down menu.) If your install disk is not specifically for an eMac, or is made for an eMac with a different graphics chip, the display quality may be poor, but you should still be able to pick out what you need to see from the Password applet.

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I could suggest you search for this under "Apple password reset" since I've written the solution several times in the last month, but for you, I'll do it again:
You need to find Disk 1 of the operating system install disk set. The install disk set doesn't need to be the one that came with the computer, so long as it is OS 10.2 to OS 10.5 (PPC). However, some install disks are not compatible with the resolution setting of the graphics chip in some eMacs, so you may have difficulty reading the display.
The reset procedure is as follows: Turn on the eMac, open the optical (CD or DVD) drive and place Disk 1 in it, then close the drive. Restart the eMac. As soon as the startup chime sounds, immediately hold down the option key and continue to hold it until a disk icon appears on the screen. Wait until the optical disk icon also shows up. Click on the optical disk icon, then click the arrow button. This will boot up the computer to the install disk.
When the computer boots up to the install program, DO NOT DO ANYTHING IN THE INSTALL PROGRAM. Look in the Apple menu for the Reset password... item. You should see a selector menu for the account(s) on the computer. Select the administrator account and enter the new password (it can be left blank if you know nobody else will ever mess with your computer). Confirm the password, then quit and restart without holding down any keys.
The computer should restart normally and you can log in to the administrator account with the new password. So long as you remember the new password, you can change it at any time using the "Accounts" pane in System Preferences.

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I have an emac and my daughter put in a password and carnt remember it how can I re do it?


try making another account and signing in on that one then delete the one with the password.
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When working with Mac OS, you're required to use an administrator password to install just about anything. If you forget your password, or if you're using a hand-me-down computer and you don't know the previous owner's password, there is no workaround to bypass the admin password. Your only solution is to reset the password with the discs the computer came with. This project has two phases. Changing the admin password is the first step, but you must also follow through and change the keychain login as well.
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1 Locate the Mac OS X install disc your computer came with. If you don't have it, you may be able to get another one from Apple by calling (800) SOS-APPL. (You will most likely have to buy another one.) Insert the disc into the optical drive.
2 Restart the computer while holding down the "C" key. A "Utilities" or "Installer" menu will appear, depending on which version of OS X you are running. Select "Reset Password."
3 Select "Macintosh HD" from the available volumes. On the drop-down menu, select the name of the original administrator account. Do not select "System Administrator."
4 Choose a new password and enter it in the two fields. Click "Save."

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1 Go to the "Go" menu from the Finder. Select "Utilities" and scroll down to locate "Keychain Access." Double-click it.
2 Select "Keychain List" from the "Edit" menu.
3 Highlight the "login" keychain and delete it. The next time you log in to the account you can save your new password.
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Because of the dangers of operating as root, Apple has chosen to hide the root account in OS X Final. However, there are a number of ways to enable it. The easiest is to boot off the install CD, and look under the Install menu for the "Password Reset" option. You can use this to change your own password if you forget it, and to enable the root account. This utility will not run if you copy it to your hard drive! It only works when booting from the CD.

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