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Mac powerbook G4, I Cannot Reset a New Password, c with disk or apple + s do not work

Someone has broken into my G5 and now my system has stopped responding to my original password. I have tried the gray disk 1 and the reset feature, but that did not work. I got a message that stated that the, SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (ROOT) did not save the new password. Please let me know how I can correct this. Thank you. I have a powerbook G4 that was running 10.3.9 I tried to upgrade to 10.5 leopard and during the upgrade my computer locked up 2 hrs later I shut the computer down. Now my computer powers up to a login and password but will not except my login or password. The background is the leopard (multi colored outerspace looking). I have tried to start up from the Mac OS X Install CD, by holding down the C key as the computer starts. This does not work....Then I tried holding the apple + s key on power up and that does not work? Can anyone help??? Thanks Jim

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Hello,
The password that you are trying to change is the "root" password, not your account's one... You have to click on the drop-down menu from the reset password utility, and select the good account to change the password
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Do you know someone with a USB or Firewire external drive box. If you do, take you drive out of your computer, install it into the box. Your friend may be able to copy/move you data/information to CD/DVDs and then format your disk. There is nothing that can survive a format. After your drive is formatted, create a partition on it and copy your data/info to the partition. Your friend should make sure his antivirus/malware is up to date. He wouldn't want to catch what caught you.

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