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I have tried to upgrade my imac from dial up to high speed,

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I have tried to upgrade my imac from dial up to high speed, but the machine asks for administrator password. Whatever I enter it will not accept. I tried resetting the password XXXXX restarting using the c key, the x key, the command, option pr key but nothing will have the selection go to the leopard disk. What else can I try?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 9 years ago.
1. Boot into single user mode (press Command-S at power on)
2. Type fsck -fy
3. Type mount -uw /
4. Type launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
5. Type dscl . -passwd /Users/username password, replacing username with the targeted user and password XXXXX the desired password.
6. Reboot
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Nothing happened with the command s
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 9 years ago.
did you press it while starting up the computer?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Yes I tried both just selecting restart and turning off the power completely.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I didn't accept because when I tried the suggestion, nothing happened. I'm beginning to think there is something serious wrong with the machine. Nothing has worked from a number of people.