Missing Users from Login Dialog
by louperez--2008 - 11/16/10 11:57 AM
Ok here's an odd one. Using my Core2 iMac with no issues after updated to 10.6.5 (Combo Update). Last nite, I logout only to see the Logon Window come up no longer showing any users .. just "Other"? I don't even have "Other" enabled in my Login Preferences?
Making matters worse, no username/password I specify is accepted meaning I cannot logon to the machine. So I do the following:
- Boot to an external startup drive
- run Disk Utility
- the Internal HD does NOT appear on the desktop but does appear in Disk Utility
- Run Repair Disk and Repair Permissions which both make repairs.
Reboot to Internal HD. Still only the "Other" user appears. I haven't had time to do it yet but was going to try booting in Target Disk mode to see if I can access the internal HD.
If not I guess I can just do a clean install and recover from my Time Machine backups. Anyone else seeing this issue? Any other ideas?