How to get out of safe mode boot without logging in?


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    How to get out of safe mode boot without logging in?


    Ok, need help with a self induced catastrophe. I went into msconfig, to set Safemode booting so I could run Malware scans. One small problem, I can't remember my original Admin password. Haven't used it since day 1. I always used the 4 digit pin,. I don't want to crack or circumvent anything, I just need to get it OUT of safe mode booting and back to normal boot so I can use my pin and get back into the system. Once I can boot normally again, I can get in with the pin and reset my admin password.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to do this? Is there a Keystroke combo or something that will let me get back to normal booting??? PLEASE HELP!!! I am an experienced tech, and have tried every trick I can think of. All I want to do is make it boot normally again, and not into Safemode. Dear Microsoft PLEASE bring back the F8 key boot menu.
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  2. dencal's Avatar
    Posts : 2,849
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       #2

    Try clicking on Windows + R.....then msconfig to turn off Safe mode.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,770
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
       #3

    Hello Axeman, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    The tutorial below has a few different ways to boot back into normal mode from safe more to help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    In addition: How to Enable or Disable F8 Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10
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  4. Winuser's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #4

    Try shutting it on and off a few times and see if you can get the repair screen. That might give you the option of a normal start. If the power button doesn't work try unplugging it after you start it.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dencal said:
    Try clicking on Windows + R.....then msconfig to turn off Safe mode.
    So Windows + R works even if you can't log in???? hrm....fascinating... :P
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Got it!


    HA! figured it out. I was getting frustrated because I have a CD with Advanced Password Changer 3.5 on it, but I couldn't get it to boot because the system was only giving me the UEFI DVD option. Wouldn't read the disk properly. I failed to remember that with a UEFI BIOS, with Fast Boot enabled, you wouldn't have time to get to the F8 screen. So after making a few adjustments, I was able to use APC 3.5 to Reset the built in Admin account, to log in and THEN do Win+ R to get it out of Safe Mode WHEW!

    Good to know my Skeleton Key disk works like a champ in 10 too! As a Contractor, that little disk has saved my butt so many time I lost count!
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