I just firewired the contents of my old imac onto my new imac. on the new imac I'm now prompted to provide a password XXXXX log in to my user account. BUT, when I use my (correct) password, it won't let me in. In the meantime, my old iMac is in transfer mode (and I don't know how to exit from it) and I can't get into the new one.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. I look forward to assisting you today with your question and providing the best answer possible.How did you transferred the contents ? Via Target Disk Mode or Migration Assistant ?
target disk mode (i.e., I pressed T as my old iMac was booting)
To exit from Target Disk Mode, press and hold down the Power button of your Mac for 10 seconds or until your Mac turns off. To fix the password XXXXX on your new Mac, you can reset the password. I assume you are using Mac OS X Lion on your new iMac. Follow the steps below to reset the password XXXXX your new iMac,
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Hi Deb,I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Let me know if you need any help in future...Best Regards,Ashik