I hope i am posting in the right place because i am really desperate. Since yesterday at noon, when i woke up my mac by lifting the screen, it stopped showing me my usual username, asking for my password and started prompting me to specify my username as well. My profile picture is gone as well. It wont accept my username and my password as valid login data.
Here are all screenshots, for some reason i cant upload them properly:
Here is what i have tried so far:
I can boot into recovery mode, but my Macintosh HD does not even show up in Disk Utility.
I have reset the PRAM
when starting in single user mode, my mac calls (to me at least) suspiciously many processes with crypto in their name (my HD was never encrypted!)
when runnig fsck in single user mode my mac even calls two processes called “handle_crypto_mount“
When runnig fsck in single user mode it returns with “error: snap_metadata_val object (oid 0x1d7ca0): invalid extentref_tree_oid (0x0)
I have tried googling this error; the most commom suggestion seems to delete all tmutil snapshots. My mac finds one normal snapshot an one dataless snapshot, but deleting these fails wether the local drive is mounted (?) (mount -uw /) or not.
It seems to me that my mac is thinking for some reason that its harddrive is encrypted with filevault or something of the like which it has never been and acutally isnt at the moment either.
I am really lost people, i usually consider myself not that bad at computers but i just dont know what to do anymore.
Please help me
Also: if i posted this in the wrong place, please kindly point me to the appropriate place