MAJOR Multi-User problem - please help!
Posted on 2003-03-26
I have a Mac Powerbook G3 Lombard with OS 9.2.1 -- I've bought it USED, don't have the original installation CDs but only the copied ones.
I exploring the multi-users option last night and set it up, but turned off the option before I turned off the computer because I thought it was unnecessary since I'm the only using the computer at the moment. Anyway, when I turned on my computer today, the Log-in screen popped up asking me for my password, so I typed in the password that I just created last night, but it didn't work!!!
Now I can't do anything with my computer since the "NEW USER" has only limited access. I've tried to re-install the OS by running my copied Mac OS 9.2.1 CD-Rom again, but access to installation was denied again because I wasn't logged in as the "OWNER".
Is there a CD that I need to use in order to "BOOT" the computer? Is that the original OS 9.2.1 Installation CD? Before I spent my money on eBay to try and get that, I want to know if that will work first.My copied installation CD (that came with the computer when I've bought it) doesn't run automatically when I turn on the computer -- it only start when I have my desktop open.
Please help. I'll take any suggestions out there that are offered. I will be eternally grateful to you. I'm really depressed right now ... I've paid $1000 for this computer and now I can't use my Internet Explorer, my Instant Messenger, have access any of my previous files that I've created in the last 2 years, and can't install or delete anything! =(
PLEASE HELP ... IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL. THANK YOU