Disabling Airplane Mode from Safe-Mode Cmd Prompt

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Disabling Airplane Mode from Safe-Mode Cmd Prompt

    Win 10 ver 1803(os Build 17134.1) on HP Envy x360 M6
    Specs https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05315774

    I made an inadvertent error. I was running a rootkit scan in safemode and rebooted; without remembering that I was on Airplane mode and I am preset to login with a Microsoft Account. Duh!

    Now I am stuck in computer getting me to a login page that asks for my Microsoft accounts username/pwd but it cannot verify that because it is in airplane mode. I cannot get out of it.

    I tried the F10 & Fn+F12 without luck.

    I have not yet figured out a way to either:
    1) Turn off Airplane mode via netsh or regedit
    2) To switch to login with local accounts. (I can login to my local account via safe-mode via command prompt. But if I go via the GUI shell on safe mode I am asked for the microsoft account it fails to recognize my local account).

    Or is there a better way?

    So far what I have tried:
    Get to safe-mode command prompt (login as the local admin).
    RegEdit hasn't helped much; I haven't found any relevant keys or any internet artilces on it.

    net start wlansvc - it starts the service.
    show interface command doesn't show interfaces. So I tried:
    netsh wlan set autoconfig enabled=yes Interface="Wireless Network Controller"

    Aha hears where it stops me. It gives me the message:
    There is no such interface on the system

    I think long time ago I renamed the Wireless Network Controller to another name like Wi-Fi or WiFi for some other testing. Now I can't figure out how to get a list of the interface names.

    Help ????
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  2. Posts : 61,919
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello DeepM, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you are able to sign in to an administrator account, you could use option 4 in the tutorial below to turn off Airplane mode via registry.

    Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Windows 10

    If you are unable to sign in to an available administrator account, you could enable the built-in Administrator account in a command prompt at boot using option 5 in the tutorial below. Afterwards, you can sign in to it to turn off Airplane mode using any option from the tutorial above.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    That seems to give me partial results. It does take off the airplane mode. But doesn't connect to any of my wifi networks.
    Even though other computers connect to the same three wifi networks.
    See attached picture of the login screen. It shows the network connection with a X. But If I try to use Netsh command it doesn't even show me the interfaces so I can connect. So all my wlan autoconfig commands fail.

    Disabling Airplane Mode from Safe-Mode Cmd Prompt-connection-status.jpg
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 61,919
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Does it automatically connect to the wireless network once you sign in?

    Turn On or Off Connect Automatically to Wireless Network in Windows 10
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