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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 15, 2011
    Biggest PROBLEM EVER!!!
    so recently i was trying to reset my password for admin i went into single mode (cmd+s) and i typed sbin/mount -uw it said it was journaled so then i forced it i forgot how but i did it was about a week ago. then it would start up it was stuck on startup screen with apple logo and spinning wheel it kept on restarting then i put the mac osx disk in and nothing hapened then the fans turned on it was pretty loud and dust was evrywhere. alrite after the fans stopped it took me into the start up process, i reinstalled 10.5.8 archive and install. Alrite evrything worked perfectly until the end after finished it said tht it couldnt transfer into a new user and tht it would be found in previous systems or something smilar. Then i rebooted and nothing happened it just took me back to the installation process. I went to startup disk and it showed only the disk and network thing. where is the setup assistant? little help would be nice and greatly appreciated i was going to send it to apple but warranty expired and thought i'll give it another go by askng u guyz and options
    PS. i tried doing fsck it said evryhting was ok so like i'm guessing problem lies with the startup disk

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2011
    13.3" macbook pro (2010) 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4 Gb RAM, 500GB HD.
    I'm sorry, but I cannot make head nor tail of what you're saying, please rewrite it in legible English if you want people here to try to help you.

  3. #3

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    And leave Terminal alone as it seems you know nothing about it. And as andyman said try English.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  4. #4

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    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini (Late 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

    PSexaggeratinginyourtopiclinewontgetyouabetterorfa sterresponse

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Sep 11, 2010
    Moved to Spain in 2000 after enforced early retirement and a bad divorce
    iMac24,iMac27,iMac21.5-i3,iPhone4-32gb,iTouch3.32gb,iPad1,Apple TV,iPodClassic160gbx2
    att leste hee spelt the thred tittle rite
    Live each day as it comes - it may be your last !?

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra

    Take a look at this Apple KB article: It explains how to reset your password for an account or login: LINK

  7. #7

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    Member Since
    Sep 29, 2010
    13inch 2.3 i5 MBP 64gb SSD 320gb HD 8gb 1333
    Format the hard drive and re-reinstall. If you need to save anything get it with target disk mode or boot up linux and pull stuff to an external.

    Yes that is a grizzlycorn

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