I reinstalled mac osx and I didn't know I was supposed to use the external hard drive. Now it asks for user name and password XXXXX gain access and I don't have one. How can I get in?
I cannot get the cd drive open to install the OSX install disk!!!
ok, so put the cd in and hold C down and then it should come up?
the cd drive won't open
I can't put the cd into the slot because it won't open when I hit the key to open/close it.
ok, it opened and I put it in and am holding down the c button..
No, the same thing happens it want to install it again. The installer comes on and wants me to select a language
ok It's inside the computer and it is the disk that says Mac OSX install disk. I did get the disk utility open and it says there are 2 hard drives, 1 that is 55.90 Maxtor and one that is 734.74 mb - I don't find anywhere to reset the password. Let me explain what happend in the next message.
I got the imac back from someone and they had taken it all a part. When I hooked it up it would show a flashing folder with a question mark and finder icon flashing back and forth. When I looked that up on the internet it said I need to reset pvram and then reset all. I did that and it didn't help. The next info said to get the install disk and start the computer with it holding down the C letter. I did that and it installed it again and needed a user name and password XXXXX continue. I called the person who had the computer and they said duh, you need to hook up the external drive to boot it up. I did that after the fact and it didn't make a difference. So when I re-installed the osx disk did I screw up my computer?
Ok, I reset the password, then rebooted and it tried it and it didn't work, how important is the user name?
Cause I put the ones I thought they would be and it doesn't work with the reset Admin password
it won't take the 'admin' user and password XXXXX reset. it still won't run
ok, what do I type in the open firmware area? it started and the grey screen with open firmware is on
it says to type ' mac-boot' to continue booting.. when I did that last time it didn't work, should I try it again?
I saw the option screen last time, which one would I choose the hard drive or the disk?