my PC side of MacBook Pro requires a "control-alt-delete" combo to log in. It has worked for 3 years but now, after holding down c-a-d buttons, nothing boots up so I can log in. any suggestions? are my buttons dead? I can't get into my PC side. thanks for any help. kkh
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Hi: You need to provide more details, specifically: 1) What Mac do you have (Macbook? Macbook Pro? What year?) 2) What version of OS X is on your Mac? 3) What application are you using to check your mail? (Mac Mail? logging into a web page and checking mail in your browser? AND most importantly: 4) What does "Bt" stand for?
It's hard to say without more information. When you say it doesn't boot, does the screen come on at all? (the first thing that shows during a boot attempt is a gray screen). If the screen does come on, what does it show? Also what year is the macbook pro?
Bootconfig might be bad for windows not to start. Or could be a hard drive problem. Windows startup repair might work or you might have to reinstall the operating system. If this does not work then possible the hard drive has problems.
On XP you can try this: Boot computer and press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you See Windows welcome screen / login screen. It'll show classic login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in username field and leave password field blank, press Enter and you should be able to login Windows. Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
they guy that posted above me suggested to reinstall Mac OS X. that obviously only works if you have the original disc. but if you dont, what you could do is to make a new Administrator account and delete the other one. that would get rid of all your user files. if it doesnt then you could delete the rest manually.
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When you get to the log on screen, press the ctrl+alt+del combo twice. You should get another log on screen, change the user name to administrator, all lower case. leave the password blank and see if you can log on. Most people leave the administrator password blank...? If that gets you in, go to control panel, user accounts and change the password on your user account. Log off as administrator and log back in on your regular user name with the new password. Hope that works!
There are a few ways to do this.
Create a new user account, making sure to give the user Admin access. Once you create this new user, log into the new user account and delete the old user. This is the quickest and easiest way(this works best with 10.5, if you're running 10.4 or earlier try method 2.)
Take the install disc and reboot your computer with the disk in the drive. On start up, hold the "c" button. Now you can re-install the operating so you can have a clean start. (if you don't have the install dvd, refer to Method 3)
Delete all the unnecessary applications, once done create a new user with admin privileges. Log in with this account and delete the old account. This way you won't have any of the programs you don't want and the new user will have factory account settings. As close as you can get to a fresh start.
No matter what method you choose, be sure to back up important information.