Stuck trying to login after reinstall

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    Stuck trying to login after reinstall

    So I was typing on my wife’s MacBook Pro 2012 on High Sierra, and it just restarted and gave me the “prohibitory” sign. Couldn’t get it to boot back into the OS. I tried repairing the drive from a recovery partition. I don’t believe it’s a hard drive issue, as Apple ran hardware diagnostics and there were no issues. They told me her account was locked. I tried using terminal commands to unlock it, which got me to a login screen with her account. I entered her password and it just hangs forever - left it trying to login all night. Anything I can do? I’m at a loss.


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    Hey, please try to recover the password by Target Disk Mode-

    • Firstly, shut down your Mac system and then Power On.
    • Connect both the Mac by using a Thunderbolt or FireWire cable.
    • Start your Mac and immediately press and hold the T key.
    • Your Mac will enter Target Disk Mode, and its storage drive will appear on the other Mac as an external drive.
    • Recover data from the Mac.

    Or you can reset the Mac login password by using Apple ID-

    • On the login screen, click the question mark in the password field or enter the wrong password three consecutive times.
    • Click the arrow beside “reset it using your Apple ID.”
    • Provide your Apple ID and Password. Click Next.
    • Reset your login password.

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