OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Strange Characters Appearing In Admin Password Window
Mar 29, 2012
When the system request my administrator password the window that appears always shown strange characters. I type my password and works fine. I tried restarting the computer, but did not fix the problem. What can I do? what is this for?
Since this morning I have been getting strange adverts on facebook and wikipedia.There is usually some text by the adverts that say "adverts not from this site"I downloaded something yesterday from a video streaming site that I have since uninstalled using a wise uninstaller program, but these adverts remain.I use safari but they come up on firefox too.
I've noticed that strange yellow boxes will randomly appear on my display. This happens both on my external display and hte laptop screen. I've attached a screen shot of what it looks like. It's not application specific.
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
I had to reset my admin password. I am running 10.7 but had to use the snow lepard disc. i was able to re-set it. Now when i restart the comp, it shows my accounts with its picture, but when i click on an account nothing happens. The screen is showing my accounts, and the options to restart, turn off or put the computer to sleep. What am i doing wrong. I cant sign on to any of my accounts.
For the past month or so, any time I've tried to go through the process of installing an app that requires Installer to do the work, when it comes time to enter my admin password, nothing happens. The password box pops up, I enter the correct password (as when I enter an incorrect one it does its "incorrect password shake-thing") and, like always, the admin password box disappears. Normally at this point, the installer continues on to install the app, but instead it does absolutely nothing. I can click "Install" again to enter the password, but, again, nothing happens. I've tried changing my password, deleting preference files, doing a disk repair and permissions repair - nothing.
Since installing Lion I tried to download an undate iAuthor from the App Store on my MacBook Pro laptop and the system asks:it has never asked for the administrator's name before and I don't remember what mine is. At 86 years old I have trouble remembering my own name.
Three weeks ago I have bought and installed the new Lion Server (10.7.3) (previously Lion) on my Mac Air (via App Store), but returned it the day after through the Contact Portal of App Store. Since then my Admin Username and Password are not working anymore and the Lion Server is still existent in the system.
Problem detected lately: When managing units (Airport Extreme) the Main Password to manage the Airport is not longer accepted when entered (asked by) server application. The password is valid and I am able to have full control over the base station when I am using the Airport utility application. Reseting and complete new installation of the Airoprt Extreme does not bring the wished result of being capable to manage the Airport Extreme thru Server Software.
At first I had forgotten my admin/master password and made numerous attempts. Then I tried to reboot my macbookpro by pressing " command S" numerous attempts, even " command r "and the "option" key but my computer will not reboot.Now I have a huge lock icon on my screen. Plus When I purchased my computer it did not come with a startup cd.
lately, any software that requires me to agree to accept a license and provide my Mac password will not complete the installation. The window for installtion just returns to previous state of selecting an installation disk Using a MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with OS 10.7.4, logged in with an Adminstrator account.
I'm locked out of my computer. I set my iMac to require a password for accounts. Now when I start up 3 accounts appear: my name, my name with an A and guest. My admin. password won't work on any of them. What should I do?
I have certain characters in my full name of one of my e-mail aliases in iCloud. However, those characters are simply absent from the name shown as sender name when sending mail from Mail app in OS X. For me the problematic characters are C5 A1 and C4 8D (UTF-8 codes).
I can't seem to deactivate the automatic login that occurs upon opening my MacBook. It worked fine on my previous OS X installation, but now the login window will not appear. I've tried adjusting differing Login Options settings and restarting.
I am trying to uninstall Virex 7.5. I have got the Terminal uninstall command which opens Terminal. So far, so good. However, Terminal is asking me for my admin password but it's not allowing me to enter it. The cursor is not blinking it's just a solid black oblong - just bl**dy sitting there! Absolutely no response to any key except the enter key - then terminal helpfully says, 'Sorry, try again' What's going on? I just wanna get rid of Virex!!!
I am running a show and have a computer in front of me and the second display is appearing on a large screen on stage where I cannot see it. When I click on a folder on the desktop it opens the window on the second screen instead of on the one on my computer. When I Mirror Displays it appears again on the computer, but when I turn it off (it has to be turned off when I run the show) the window opens in the second screen. I have restarted, reset the PRAM, don't know how to get the window to appear on the primary screen..
I recently purchased a powerbook G4 running version 10.5.8. I am able to login to everything and set my username as the administrator, but I can not set a password for it, if i try to input a password or change the password I get an error message saying I have input an incorrect password. When I purchased the computer everything was blank except for the user name was set as mac user, as I said I was able to change the username but not the password.
I recently got my computer fixed and ended up getting a new one. it is a mac book laptop. I changed the password before it got sent and i completely forgot it. They backed my new laptop up with my old hard drive so now i got my old stuff on the new one. I want to download this application so i can fix this .zip file but i need the admin password. I've tried using the install discs but they tell me to enter the admin. I've tried putting the install disc in and pushing c on start up but it just freezes on the white screen with the apple. Is there something wrong with my computer? should i contact the insurance company who i dealt with?
When I try to print something from the internet, the entire print window doesn't show up. For instance, I can see the print button, cancel button, and how many pages it is. I can only see about an inch of the preview.
Safari comes up with strange Cisco screen asking for password. I've never, to my knowledge had anything to do with Cisco. Cisco says they are investigating but for two days now I haven't been able to get on internet. This is on my G4 running 10.4.11
Info: iMac Intel 20 in., Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerBook G4 - 400 Titanium, PowerMac G4 QuickSilver (2002), Du