Powered off during new software installation. Locked out of MAC
Long story short.
My power was cut during a download for the new software.
I have done;
Re-installed OS X
It won't let me past the login page it will go black and then show login page over and over once I hit enter. I was told by apple that I need a "file vault" password but I never set one up.
Time machine also was not set up. (Lesson learned)
Geek Squad said they MIGHT be able to get my data off using an external hard drive but I refuse to pay 200$ for that.
Any help on getting my data off the computer would be appreciated. I have an external hard drive ready to go.
Is this a good question?