Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
Fixing System Problems Without A Backup- II [Cannot Log In]
Let’s start with the second part of the trilogy we began.
The next problem you might face is that you cannot log into your system. If this is only related to a forgotten password, you can reset it. It might be a prank that your friend played on you, but anyway, you can still reset the password and start doing your work without resorting to backup restoration.
It’s pretty simple. Boot the installation disk and select the language. Now select the option of ‘Reset password’ from Utilities menu. This is really easy, and any OS X installation disk will work as long as it is of the same version.
But if there is some other problem that is causing password errors, you have to access your system to get some of the most recent files and to see what the problem that raised this issue was.
To be on the safe side, you can keep a different admin account, so that if such a thing might happen, you can log into the admin account and check the problem out. If there are some malicious files that are creating the havoc, you should be able to delete the problem files. If that’s not the case, you can use System Restore on Windows and use fresh OS X install on Mac.
We’ll discuss some leftover problems in the next post. Keep reading…
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