Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2007
    Posts
    20
    Power on password?
    When powering up my friends IMAC it ask for a username and password.
    There is none and my friend just clicks on login and then every thing works find.
    It's just a pain each time to do this. Is there a way to remove this step.
    He tells me that this just started to do this and that it was not there when he 1st got the Mac.
    Any ideas?

  2. #2

    dekan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 16, 2007
    Posts
    756
    Whaty do you mean by powering up? switch it on? If you mean the login screen for osx, you can change that: Open System Preferences -> Accounts. At the left bottom there is "login options". Click on that one and select "Automatically log in as"

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2007
    Posts
    20
    that is what they must be talking about.
    Thank You.

  4. #4

    dekan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 16, 2007
    Posts
    756
    :headphone

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2007
    Posts
    20
    OK. He tells me that when he gets to login option it's gray out.
    He then clicks on the pad lock which ask for a PW.
    The Password that used to work does not work anymore.
    The hint take hem back to the password that is not working.
    Is there any way to remove the PW?

  6. #6

    dekan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 16, 2007
    Posts
    756
    Sounds like the root passwd your friend is missing. here is a guide how to reset it:
    http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_..._password.html

    hope it helps

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2007
    Posts
    20
    I'll have he give that a shoot..
    Thanks

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Macbook Pro password & Network password
    By FrankieGib in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-18-2014, 07:55 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-03-2011, 01:26 AM
  3. Power on password?
    By yzfmik in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-10-2010, 07:08 PM
  4. Power on password
    By splitvw in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-17-2009, 01:00 AM
  5. Power mac 7600 password crack?
    By chobers in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-31-2005, 05:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •