It is best to use the same disc from which OS X was installed. Do not use a disc with a version of OS X other than the one installed on the computer or it may not work. For example, if you reset a password on a computer running Mac OS X Insert the disc, restart the computer, and hold the C key when you hear the startup sound.
You can release the key when the gray Apple appears. If you are prompted to select a language and you do not see the menu bar at the top of the screen, click the right arrow button to proceed to the next step. The method of resetting passwords varies slightly depending on the version of OS X on the installation disc.
How to reset your Mac OS X password without an installer disc
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Im using OSX Can anyone help me. Any advice? I have tried command S a dozen times and the mac mini justs continues to turn on normally. I cant get into single user mode. THANK YOU so much this was very helpful i had gotten a mac from a relative years ago and wanted to boot it up but had no fricken idea what the login was, i used method three and it worked!
I went through the third method twice but once I started it up all that was on the screen was the boxes for name and password. Nothing worked for those boxes. I have a mac.. I am not that good, so please be gentle and clear in what I need to do.
Many thanks! Paul C.
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I have gotten through the entire process and it looks like it worked until I have to put in the password and then no joy. My old mac running on snow leopard I got to step 8, and after that, the first time I wrote sudo reboot. It shut down perfectly, then started up again in what looked like recovery mode, and then it shut down again.
I can get in to single user mode, so I tried the whole procedure again, but with the same result. What do I do? Yay ty. Hope this also helps. I have tried the tricks above to reset the password or login as a new administrator, but have had no luck. Any other suggestions? Hi I am currently trying to reset my passwd on mac os leopard Could someone help me gain access to my old mac please?
I tried this: Thank you so much! This method worked like a charm. Anyway after trying numerous suggestions from the Apple forum that all failed, I stumbled upon this fix. I have tried this option and cannot get into single user mode boots up as normal i am using leopard Could you help please.
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