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Problem logging on macbook air

Earlier today, my macbook air froze so i turned it off. Then I turned it back on and it asked me to log in with my password. So I put in my password and it says its logging on but then it goes back to the log in page. Pls help!

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Font.f1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.


Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

• First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown, if you have not already turned your Macbook Air off.

• Once your Macbook Air is shutdown, you will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)

• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

• Turn on the computer.
• Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the third time.

• Release the keys and allow the Macbook to start up.

font.f1 {font: 12.0px Times} • Attempt to login to your main user login account.


If this procedure does not work, then I recommend you take your Mac OS X installation disc and perform a Password Reset.
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Don't worry, this procedure will not delete any files on your Mac OS X volume, it is just a simple password reset utility which can allow you to fix any password for your user account.

BOOT TO TIGER/LEOPARD DISK-
• Place your installation Disk (Tiger or Leopard I presume) into your drive and
allow it to load.
• Restart your Mac
• As soon as you hear the Apple Chime, press the "C" key on your keyboard
and hold it.
• You will see a White Screen, Grey Apple first, do not release the C key until you
see a Spinning gear.
• Once you see that Spinning gear, release your C key and allow the disc to continue loading

- RESETTING ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD-
(Works for both Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard)

• When the booting to the Mac OS X disc is completed, you will now be in the
Installer environment
• Enter to next page, look up on upper left corner you should see "Installer" near
the Apple menu.
• Two spaces over you should see Utilities. Click Utilities>Reset Password.
• Select your user name from the drop down list and reset your password.
• When you are done, simply exit the Reset Password and Installer and reboot.
• At the Login window, enter your new password and you should be back into your home profile.

Let me know if this proves resourceful for you, Thanks!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer


Posted on May 11, 2010

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Try zapping the p-ram like this: power up, listen for chime, hold down control command P and R then wait for second chime. then release see if that fixes it.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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