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  1. #1
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    eMac won't LOGIN
    Yesterday, my eMac froze and a message came on thescreen in a bunch of languages saying to turn off my computer and restart it.

    I did that but, now when i try to LOGIN i type in my password, it pretends to login and then it takes me right back to the login screen.

    WHAT IS GOING ON? I NEED HELP.

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    eMac won't LOGIN
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    can you log in under single user mode? or without extensions? try starting up holding down shift, if it works, get back to us, if not, try starting up holding s, it should boot into single user mode.

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    OK I tried both.

    Holding shift it loaded all the things with "Safe Boot" written under, once It got to the login screen it was the same thing, type in my password and it just goes back to the login screen.

    holding S didn't make any change.

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    I think its command s, but theres an fsck check you can do, I just dont remember what to type when the command line comes up. or try changing your password for login by starting up using the panther install disk 1 and selecting change password.

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    My keyboard doesn't have a command key.

    Also, i don't have panther or jaguar. Mac OSX 10.2.8, i think.

    Whats an fschk?

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    thats jaguar, fsck is file system check, its a command line interface, command key is the apple key next to the space bar.

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    ALL right, I did apple S on the restart.

    Now I'm at some black screen with a bunch of codes with the last one

    sh-2.05a#

    I think it wants me to type something in there.

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    yup, its /sbin/fsck -fy, hit enter/return, after its done, type exit and hit enter

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    i did all that, then it went to the login screen. after i entered my password the screen goes black for a second then it just takes me back to the login screen

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    did you try resetting the password the way I said a few posts back? or try repairing permissions using the mac os x install disk 1 disk utility? if fsck found nothing, try starting up holding command + v to start up in verbose mode? I think if you reset your password or are able to get your mac started up all the way once, youll need to delete the login window preferences.

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    i'm not sure if i have the disks with me ........bloody ****

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    it can be the software restore disc that came with the mac, o, and that message you mentioned in the first post, is a kernel panic, theyre very rare.

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    so i am basically fubared if i don't have the disks

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    for the moment, it would seem so. unless someone else has any ideas.

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    found the disks what next

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