1.    19 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10

    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.    19 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 476
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint

    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.    19 May 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggorm 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.    19 May 2016 #4
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    To : Hoggorm

    See if this thread from another forum makes and sense to you.
    http://www.windows10forums.com/threa...password.3454/
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  5.    19 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 82
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    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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