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OS 10.4 - Login screen doesn't show user/password fields

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I bought an iBook G3 on ebay running OS X Tiger. It was working perfectly well, but then I opted to see if any updates were available. The 'auto updates' recommended that I download an update for the OS which I accepted. But after the subsequent reboot I was unable to get past the logon screen: I see the Apple logo and 'MAC OS X', but I don't see the user or password fields or any 'buttons' and cannnot now login.

What can I do to resolve this?


~ Prior to the upgrade the login was bypassed at startup.
~ I reckon that the iBook was originally used in Asia as the previous userid was displayed with Chinese or Japanese looking fonts.
~ iBook came without any system disks. Have I simply wasted my money?
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You do realize you posted this twice right?

With your question, I can't help you.... it beats me.
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Oops. No I didn't realise, but that might have been due to the bottle of wine I drank while trying to fix my problem.

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