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    MBP stuck in login window
    Help please.

    Two nights ago I shutdown my MBP running 10.5.8 leopard for no reason at all. I do not normally shutdown just suspend. Since then I have not been able to login. I did reset password, HD check, permission check hardware check and still no luck. Did a /sbin/fsck -f on single mode returned everything ok.

    It is stuck like it is trying to login with the pinwheel spinning.

    I know my files are still there when I went to my document directory.

    What can I do to bring it back to life?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Try resetting the NVRAM and PRAM. See the following Apple KB article: LINK If that doesn't work, also try resetting the SMC: LINK

    Let us know.

    Regards.

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    chscag, thank you for the suggestion but unfortunately after trying both recommendation I am still unable to get pass the login window.

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    Try running Disk Utility from a Mac OS X system disc and repair permissions and verify the hard drive.
    13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz w/ 4GB RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by andr3wkim View Post
    Try running Disk Utility from a Mac OS X system disc and repair permissions and verify the hard drive.
    Thanks for the reply but I did do that as I stated on my original post.

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    Oh sorry about that. In that case, you may want to just re-install Mac OS X using the "Archive and Install" option. That's all I've got.
    13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz w/ 4GB RAM

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