Windows 10: Starting in Safe Mode - Password is not accepted Solved

  1.    19 May 2016 #1

    Starting in Safe Mode - Password is not accepted


    Hi,

    I would like to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode, but when doing so and asked for my password it will not work.

    I normally use a pin code. The only password I can remember to have used on this machine is the password used with Microsoft OneDrive and it is not accepted when trying to log in... This password is however accepted when starting normally (without Safe Mode).

    Any ideas what can be wrong and how I can access Safe Mode?
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  2. Posts : 478
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       19 May 2016 #2

    Hmmm, not going to speculate on what's wrong.

    But if your logon that works in normal mode is ok, then simply change the password for the account and re-try in safe mode.

    Or,

    Remove the password in normal mode and retry booting to safe mode, do what you need and restore afterwards,
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  3. Posts : 5,074
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       19 May 2016 #3

    Hoggorm said: View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode, but when doing so and asked for my password it will not work.

    I normally use a pin code. The only password I can remember to have used on this machine is the password used with Microsoft OneDrive and it is not accepted when trying to log in... This password is however accepted when starting normally (without Safe Mode).

    Any ideas what can be wrong and how I can access Safe Mode?
    My suggestion only.

    If you have time, please do a Repair Install.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  4. Posts : 5,074
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       19 May 2016 #4

    To : Hoggorm

    See if this thread from another forum makes and sense to you.
    http://www.windows10forums.com/threa...password.3454/
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    19 May 2016 #5

    Thank you for all help.

    I was finally able to use my OneDrive password when starting in Safe Mode with networking

    This was possible even though I was not actually connected to any network...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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