Software :: One User Account Freezes On Startup?

Mar 15, 2009

I'm on a G5 in OS X 10.3.9 running a few user accounts. The main one (aside from the system admin account) has quite a bit of software on it and it freezes on startup while the others work fine. I don't think its a RAM issue because I also run an external drive from time to time and it works perfectly. Something I've installed is freezing the system under the one user account but I'm not sure what.

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Dec 22, 2009

Guys, i just installed Leopard 10.5.8, and then created a new user account afterwards. But when i tried to log in to the new account, the screen just freezes after loading. No response to any keys. Just freezes, and this new account is basically inaccessible.

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I've run into a nasty problem in that my main user account is no longer visible at the login screen, only the guest user account. Basically there is no way I can figure out to get back into my Air other than the safe Safari guest account. 

I'm in desperate need for a solution as I need to access files for a conference call in 3 hours.

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When I check my System preferences Account I only have one account so its not like I made a new one and have two. But I can also see that the one I am using now that has nothing on it is made today.

So please if anyone can help me get my iMac to go back to the old user and all its settings the same way I would very much appreciate it. Because this user has nothing and I have to start everything from scratch even my internet settings I had to download again to be able to go on the internet. This user has nothing.

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Mar 1, 2012

Lion was reinstal.

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Feb 1, 2012

Today when I turned on my iMac, it went to the login screen and then something odd happened. I saw a second account on the login list that i never made. It is called "Other: and has an icon with lines and spheres (like a networking icon). Also when I click on it, it asks for a name and password.I logged into account and went straight to System Preferences ->Accounts and there is no "Other" in the list of accounts there on the left.just my account. Is this a virus or have I been hacked? Or is this is bug?

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May 31, 2008

iMac G5 running Tiger, Well in my infinite boredom I tried to make an image sequence out of the movie Braveheart using Quicktime Pro. I don't even know why I guess I just wanted to see what would happen. I set the computer to its task and went to bed, in the morning the computer was non responsive so I restarted manually. The computer powered up fine, but everything was missing from the desktop (and still is). Finder wouldn't open, but some programs will right away after you've restarted, but eventually it freezes up again. I try to relaunch finder, freezes again.

Using the startup disk and disk utility I was able to find that there are supposedly upwards of 65000 images on the desktop from Braveheart. I used the First Aid utility but it made no difference. Im pretty sure the computer is stuck trying to load all the images, but leaving it running for 24+ hours does nothing, it eventually goes into sleep mode like its not doing anything. I am able to login just fine on other users, but I cant access my files as there is no permission or whatever. I'm fine with reinstalling my OS, but I really need to get at some files on my login.

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Aug 24, 2010

So I've had this MacBook for about 4 years now. There has been recently(3 months ago) had problems with it, such as not being able to select things but that has been fixed by apple due to the swelling of the battery. Therefore it was fixed free of charge. I wanted to mention this just in case it could be relevant to the current problem it has. Recently, on my 2nd account (I have 2 on my macbook), everything suddenly froze and I could not move my mouse. I thought it was probably due to the lag of youtube and having more than 3 applications in use. Therefore, I restarted my computer and it automatically logged in on my 1st account(I set that on my log in settings). So everything works FINE on that account and moves smoothly(it also works fine on the log in screen), with no problems. I log into my second one again and the mouse is still stuck (although I can move it within the first 5 second span). I restart multiple times, the 1st account being fine, ONLY having problems with the second one.

Considering I have important files on the 2nd I decide to take a risk and change the log in settings to automatically log in as the 2nd account. I restarted the laptop and it logged into my 2nd account. And it worked. I was happy and tried to go onto my 1st account as well. Then I encountered the same problem. It seems the mouse only freezes (ONLY the mouse because the keyboard and power button works fine whenever I restart it) on the account that's log in settings are not set to automatic. I have important files on BOTH accounts, therefore deleting one is not a solution. This incident happened 2 months ago. I ignored it since it wasn't that big of a deal and my laptop is still working fine. But changing the log in settings every time I need to switch is rather aggravating, don't you think? Is there anyway I can fix this myself or do I have to bring this to Apple?

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Jan 23, 2009

system info:
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My computer is 4.5 years old. And every winter for the past 3 years it's had troubles starting up in the cold mornings. Gradually getting worse each winter.

Today wasn't too bad.. it started up on the 2nd try. But on a particularly frosty day it might take 3 goes.

It freezes anywhere between the grey screen to the loading wheel to the desktops appearance.

Sometimes it freezes and gives the message to switch it off by the power button.

On occasion it freezes and shows me this: [URL]

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Aug 21, 2008

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I've started it up in target disk mode and repaired it using Diskwarrior on my macbook. It had to repair quite a bit and then it showed up on the desktop of the laptop. I can read, write and pull from it. I then ejected the powermac and started it up again to find the same problem persisting.

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Jun 7, 2012

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Jul 4, 2012

My 5 y.o. aluminum iMac recently went kaput on me. Problems it has: 

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-fsck -fy doesn't complete, and keeps timing out

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Jul 1, 2014

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It has always served me well but now it has broken.

When I try and start it up it shows the grey loading screen, I see the little stripes rotating, to show that something is loading and then... it turns off.

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Jun 23, 2014

I have got a problem with my brand new Mac Pro. It randomly freezes at start-up and shutdown. I sometimes am able to work around the problem by turning on the monitors last or switching them off first but it does not always work and is a pain anyway. While waiting for Apple or another manufacturer to release a decently priced 4k display, I am using 2 HP 24' monitors inherited from my previous desktop. 

One is connected via an HDMI cable (HP2405) and the other via a thunderbolt to HDMI cable with a DVI adapter (HP2448).Would I be better of using a Thunderbolt connection for both displays ? Or any other connection?

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Sep 25, 2010

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Nov 10, 2009

I have a early 09 iMac 2.93Ghz with 6GB of ram. About a month ago it kept freezing at the grey startup screen. I took it to Apple and two trips to Apple later my hard drive was replaced. One month later here I am and the problem is happening again, the same exact problem. I turn on the iMac it goes to the grey screen, the beach ball "like" thing starts spinning and then it freezes in the middle of it and I have to do a hard power off(hold down the power button). Any ideas!? I already scheduled a appointment with Apple tomorrow afternoon but its a royal pain in the a** to keep shuffling my iMac between home and the Apple store. This will be my 4th trip in for the same problem, btw.

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Oct 21, 2008

I got this problem with my MB, it freezes in the startup. I went to the Macstore and asked a technician for help. He said it could be the Mac OS or the harddrive. He said I should try the Apple Hardware Test and see if's anything wrong. I got this error message: 4SNS/1/40000000:TCOD-102.125 I've searched Google with no positive result. Does anyone in here know anything about the error message?

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Mar 30, 2012

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Mar 22, 2009

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Apr 27, 2008

I have a mac pro running leopard (purchased in 2/08) and it was running beautifully for almost 2 months with no hangs, crashes or freezes. Then, for some reason, today when I turned it on, it would not boot. It would get to the apple logo, then just sit there for a few minutes, then reboot itself and the same thing would happen. I pulled out the ethernet cable, unplugged all usb except keyboard/mouse and it would then (sometimes) boot into the system, log me in and present me with the UI.

I then quickly performed a soft reboot and it would get to the desktop. However, I can only use it for anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes before it would completely lockup. The clock freezes, the mouse freezes and it just sits there forever. I have tried booting into Vista (BootCamp) and it also freezes before startup is complete. If I hold down Option and then select the System disk, it will either just hang forever or get to the desktop and then freeze again....................

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Mar 24, 2012

My mac is very slow, to start it takes about 7 minutes and it freezes all the time for hours.

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Jun 2, 2014

I was off of my iMac for an hour or two so my screen saver when on.  I went to wake the computer and it was frozen.  I tried using the keyboard and mouse to wake up the computer from the screen saver, but it would not work, so I powered the iMac down manually from the button on the back.  I let it sit for 15 minutes, then I tried to start the computer up again.  Now at start up, I get to a blank white screen with the spinning moving pin wheel, and that is it. 

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Nov 28, 2008

There are a number of user accounts on my computer.

All of them work, apart from one.

When I try to log into that User Account it will not open. I am using the correct password .

I can see the contents of that account when I am logged into one of the other accounts.

Is there any simple way of getting the User account working properly again?

I have backups of the Users folder. I could just replace the User that I cannot log into with that User from one of the backups. But the information will be slightly different as the backups were done weeks ago. Also I don't want to use those backups as I have had problems doing similar things before (because the system seems to remember where the files came from and that causes clashes).

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Dec 16, 2008

So it's finals week, and I restarted my computer, and when it came back on, it went to the login screen. My computer never goes to the login screen. I looked at the accounts that were present, and none were mine. Only the "Other..." button was present, so I clicked on this and attempted to manually type in my account name and password, and I was unable to log in. I was able to access the computer through the System Administrator login (root name and master password). My harddrive still shows my name under the User Accounts, however when I go into the System Preferences to make changes to my accounts, only the root account shows. All of my information is still here, but is there a way to restore the account, so I can go back to using my machine with all of its settings? I'm running Leopard 10.5.5 on a Macbook Pro 17", 2.16ghz (1st generation).

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Dec 25, 2009

I spent about four hours with customer support between the phone and instant message support a few days ago. I have a dot mac account, and use the Mail app. It has stopped working. It works on my iphone, it works on webmail, but the Mail app does not. Other computers in the house using dot mac and Mail work fine. I can't get the Mail app to connect to any email accounts, such as gmail either. Phone support moved me up 3 levels of folks to talk to, we spent a couple hours on the phone. Finally, fixed. Like four days later, it's gone again. I don't quite remember what all we ended up doing. iPhoto doesn't work. It will for a while. Then I get an error message and it just hangs. This was months ago, I gave up. Support couldn't solve it, I think I asked here too and never got it figured out. I switched to Picasa and have been happy since it never seems to mess up. During the time when the iPHoto thing was bugging me, I totally wiped out the machine and started fresh.

All the problems returned in no time. So I know I can call support back. But I get the feeling this is all just going to keep happening. The computer was purchased in 2007, running 10.6.2 (imac). It's all updated, etc. If I make a new user account, is it possible IT wont have these errors? Or is this a system wide thing? I know having dot mac will move most of my things along for me, mail, address book, ical, bookmarks, dock items, etc. But what about Picasa? I spent months and months organizing that. I suppose there is no way to just shove it over to another user account as is? I have an external, which is a mess of duplicate files and a lack of organization. But I do have one, and I am going to guess that is how I have to move things? I just lose all of my organization and such? I'm starting to understand why people are moving to all web based apps. I am sick of nothing working. I love the Mail app though. But I don't want to have to "fix" it every couple days.

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