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    13" Unibody Macbook Pro, 4GB Ram, 64GB SSD
    Mac name changed after crash
    So my computer hung today and I had to force it to shut down and re-start. When the unit fired up, all of the settings were completely reset.

    When I open the terminal, my prompt looks like this

    Code:
    brian-laptop:~ Chase$
    I have no idea who brian is, nor why my MBP would say brian-laptop.

    What could be the issue?

    Also, I went into the "Sharing" section of my System Preferences, and my computer name is "Chases-MacbookPro"

    Ideas?

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    Jan 23, 2008
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    Fort Worth, Texas
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    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Anyone else using your computer? Any other accounts activated besides yours? Are you on a network?

    Regards.

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    late 08 macbook 2.0 4gig 320hdd10.7.3 32 gig iPhone 4s
    maybe you bought the machine second hand ?
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    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2010
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    13" Unibody Macbook Pro, 4GB Ram, 64GB SSD
    I purchased a new Patriot SSD about a month ago and completely formatted my disk and started from scratch. I am the only owner of this Mac.

    I AM on a Network but no one else has access to my machine.

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
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    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    I AM on a Network but no one else has access to my machine.
    Make sure you have sharing turned off. Also, are you connecting wireless to the net? If you are, use strong encryption - WPA2.

    Regards.

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