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cojobt 01-10-2013 07:27 PM

10.7.4 Cannot Login to Main Admin User - But Can Get into Guest Account - What to do?
 
Hi all,

I find myself in need of some assistance. I am running OS x 10.7.4 on a 2007 MBP (new logic board installed by Apple about a year ago, 2.4G Dual Core, 4GB Ram).

Earlier this evening I opened an application which went into a open/exit/open/exit loop. The computer was unusable. I had to switch off via the power button.

When I next tried to login, I got a message at the login screen saying something along the lines of 'Computer did not shut down properly...do you want to reopen windows when you login? Cancel or OK'. I tried both options. Each time, the screen would go grey, then back to the login.

I tried shutting down again, restarting, login - same situation.

After another restart, I tried to login to my Guest account. This worked. In Guest Account, I ran Disk Utility, checked the Disk, ran the Repair Permissions. Then I restarted.

Back to login screen. Still no Main account access, but Guest account was still functioning.

In Guest I checked to see that I could access my programs and files. I logged in as Guest, opened System Preferences, unlocked my own Admin account.

All my applications from my main account are accessible and usable (well, I used two). I unlocked all my Admin User folders (Documents, Downloads, Music etc.). I opened some files in the apps just to be sure. Everything worked, so I felt relieved at that.

I then attempted to restart in Safe Mode. The computer would not go all the way to Safe Mode. Instead, it ended up back at the login screen.

I restarted and logged in using Single User Mode. I ran the fsck check, got the 'OK' message and restarted, but went back to the Login screen, no change.

I am now stuck.

I don't have the installation disk as I'm running 10.7.4 which I'm fairly sure I downloaded from the internet (I think - am I right? It's download only? Am I wrong?).


Can I simply change the status of my Guest Account and make it my Main User account? Or will that just bring the same problem over to the Guest Account? I'm sure I'm overlooking some simple thing I can do via the Guest Account to identify and eradicate the problem, but I'm failing to see it so far. I have deleted the offending software from the hard-drive too.

I could conceivably reformat and reinstall OS X, but can I run a backup of my Main account via the Guest Account? Time Machine was in the process of backing up when I had to shut down the laptop earlier.

Any assistance on this all too common problem would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

cojobt

cojobt 01-10-2013 07:33 PM

I have just realised that I have access to Console with error messages. I'm not sure if it's helpful - I certainly have no idea what I'm looking at...but here goes...I hope I'm not being too presumptuous by dumping this in this post. I am desperate....I'll delete some of the later stuff from when I was testing an application.


10/01/2013 22:04:55.031 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self
10/01/2013 22:04:55.034 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: load: option requires an argument -- D
10/01/2013 22:04:55.034 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: usage: launchctl load [-wF] [-D <user|local|network|system|all>] paths...
10/01/2013 22:04:55.306 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:04:55.306 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket
10/01/2013 22:04:55.312 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: jack server is not running or cannot be started
10/01/2013 22:04:55.860 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[530]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 22:05:45.952 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.parallels.desktop.client.launch[558]) posix_spawn("/Applications/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS/PD_Starter.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_client_app", ...): No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:05:45.952 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager[560]) posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS4ServiceManager/CS4ServiceManager.app/Contents/MacOS/CS4ServiceManager", ...): No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:05:45.959 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.parallels.desktop.client.launch[558]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 22:05:45.972 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager[560]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 22:05:51.566 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:05:51.567 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:05:51.573 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:05:51.574 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:07:06.763 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.talagent[547]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 22:11:27.232 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self
10/01/2013 22:11:27.236 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: load: option requires an argument -- D
10/01/2013 22:11:27.236 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: usage: launchctl load [-wF] [-D <user|local|network|system|all>] paths...
10/01/2013 22:11:27.524 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[351]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 22:11:27.975 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:11:27.976 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket
10/01/2013 22:11:27.979 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: jack server is not running or cannot be started
10/01/2013 22:11:28.867 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager[384]) posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS4ServiceManager/CS4ServiceManager.app/Contents/MacOS/CS4ServiceManager", ...): No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:11:28.894 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager[384]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 22:11:28.905 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.parallels.desktop.client.launch[382]) posix_spawn("/Applications/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS/PD_Starter.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_client_app", ...): No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:11:28.907 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.parallels.desktop.client.launch[382]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 22:11:30.777 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:11:30.778 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:11:30.779 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:11:30.780 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:11:40.624 [0x0-0x29029].com.apple.systempreferences: Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:11:40.624 [0x0-0x29029].com.apple.systempreferences: Cannot connect to server socket
10/01/2013 22:11:40.626 [0x0-0x29029].com.apple.systempreferences: jack server is not running or cannot be started
10/01/2013 22:11:57.535 [0x0-0x29029].com.apple.systempreferences: System Preferences(396,0x105260000) malloc: *** auto malloc[396]: error: GC operation on unregistered thread. Thread registered implicitly. Break on auto_zone_thread_registration_error() to debug.
10/01/2013 22:15:14.600 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:15:14.601 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:15:14.827 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:15:14.828 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:15:34.328 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:15:34.328 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:15:34.329 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:15:34.329 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:29:43.079 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.talagent[360]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 22:29:43.086 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: ([0x0-0x2b02b].com.apple.AppleSpell[404]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 22:29:43.086 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.quicklook[468]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 22:29:43.088 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.mdworker.pool.0[446]) Exited: Terminated: 15
10/01/2013 22:47:32.765 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self
10/01/2013 22:47:32.777 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: load: option requires an argument -- D
10/01/2013 22:47:32.777 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: usage: launchctl load [-wF] [-D <user|local|network|system|all>] paths...
10/01/2013 22:47:34.778 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[240]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 22:47:35.493 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:47:35.494 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket
10/01/2013 22:47:35.582 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: jack server is not running or cannot be started
10/01/2013 22:47:43.727 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:47:43.730 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:47:43.735 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:47:43.738 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 22:49:05.638 [0x0-0x2a02a].com.apple.systempreferences: Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
10/01/2013 22:49:05.638 [0x0-0x2a02a].com.apple.systempreferences: Cannot connect to server socket
10/01/2013 22:49:05.640 [0x0-0x2a02a].com.apple.systempreferences: jack server is not running or cannot be started
10/01/2013 22:49:22.333 System Preferences: error getting audio property: 560947818
10/01/2013 22:49:43.183 System Preferences: error getting audio property: 560947818
10/01/2013 22:49:49.366 System Preferences: error getting audio property: 560947818
10/01/2013 22:50:47.890 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:50:47.891 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:50:47.992 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:50:47.993 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 22:52:36.187 talagent: PersistentUI: CSBackupSetItemExcluded() failed with OSStatus -61
10/01/2013 23:18:53.932 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: ([0x0-0x28028].com.apple.Safari[300]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 23:18:54.436 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: ([0x0-0x2c02c].com.apple.AppleSpell[319]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 23:18:54.550 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.quicklook[452]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 23:18:54.551 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.talagent[249]) Exited: Killed: 9
10/01/2013 23:36:18.224 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self
10/01/2013 23:36:18.229 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: load: option requires an argument -- D
10/01/2013 23:36:18.229 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: usage: launchctl load [-wF] [-D <user|local|network|system|all>] paths...
10/01/2013 23:36:18.556 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
10/01/2013 23:36:18.556 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: Cannot connect to server socket
10/01/2013 23:36:18.559 com.apple.UserEventAgent-Aqua: jack server is not running or cannot be started
10/01/2013 23:36:19.590 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[314]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 23:36:28.638 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.parallels.desktop.client.launch[353]) posix_spawn("/Applications/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS/PD_Starter.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_client_app", ...): No such file or directory
10/01/2013 23:36:28.639 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.parallels.desktop.client.launch[353]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 23:36:28.782 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager[355]) posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS4ServiceManager/CS4ServiceManager.app/Contents/MacOS/CS4ServiceManager", ...): No such file or directory
10/01/2013 23:36:28.783 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager[355]) Exited with code: 1
10/01/2013 23:36:29.267 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 23:36:29.267 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 23:36:29.268 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 23:36:29.269 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
10/01/2013 23:38:03.915 [0x0-0x1d01d].com.native-instruments.Traktor: Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
10/01/2013 23:38:03.915 [0x0-0x1d01d].com.native-instruments.Traktor: Cannot connect to server socket
10/01/2013 23:38:03.918 [0x0-0x1d01d].com.native-instruments.Traktor: jack server is not running or cannot be started
10/01/2013 23:38:04.044 MIDIServer: MIDIServer [373] starting; arch=x86_64
10/01/2013 23:39:42.732 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 23:39:42.733 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 23:39:42.830 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.
10/01/2013 23:39:42.833 helpd: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.

cojobt 01-11-2013 10:05 AM

Further to this post, I have logged in to Recovery Mode, run Repair Disk and Disk Permissions - reported 'Disk OK'.

Following this, I reinstall OS X Lion (download). The problem remains the same - at the Login screen, I can see three login options: my main user account, Guest Account and another Guest.

When I try to log in to my Main User account, the screen stalls, the spinning ball appears, after a few moments the screen turns grey, then a lighter/brighter/whiter grey, then back to the login screen.

I can still log in to Guest Account.

Can anyone advise me how to transfer my Home Folder to my Guest Account?

Kind Regards,

cojobt


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