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After login i only see my desktop for 1 second after which it goes to login screen

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by old_gill, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. old_gill

    old_gill Thread Starter

    Aug 1, 2006
    Hi, im using a powerbook g4 and mac os x and am having a major problem. My mac will go to the login screen, when i enter password it will proceed as normal and show my desktop but only for 1 second after which it will go back to the login screen and keep repeating this. Unfortunately i am the only user so i cannot try enter into a different account and as i cannot get in i cannot set up a new account. Upon searching other pages i found someone with the same problem who said it was a font problem with a document on the desktop, and he went into a different account and moved it but as i am the only user i cannot do this. Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. VegasACF


    May 27, 2005
    Boot up from the CD/DVD-ROM(s) that came with the computer (insert the CD/DVD, hold down "C" while starting up the computer).

    When you get to the desktop trash whatever file you think is causing the problem.

    Reboot into the OS on the hard drive. See if that solved the problem.

    Back in the "old days" we Mac users used to mess with other Mac users (that were friends) by putting Apple Scripts in the "Startup Items" folder that made the computer shut down immediately upon completion of starting up. That's what it sounds like to me, but I'll be damned if I'd know how to do it on a Mac OS X machine. I suppose it's still possible. I guess I've just outgrown such "antics", so haven't bothered to look. Perhaps Automator could be used to do it... Don't know.

    You sure someone isn't messing with you?
  3. natcom


    Sep 21, 2003
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