Stuck in Selective Startup


  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Stuck in Selective Startup


    (Moved from EightForums, where I posted in error.)

    I was instructed to use Selective Startup to get Quicken installed (didn't work), and now I can't get out!

    This is a laptop that has been stuck with the Microsoft account login (cannot fix it as other options are grayed out).
    I cannot login with my Microsoft login (says password is wrong), but I can get in using just the Admin. acct., with same password.

    Using Admin. acct., I cannot get out of Selective Startup, most items are grayed out, or if I can select options (Enable from Disabled), then I get an error that things cannot be changed.

    My F keys are not working either, no way to access msconfig (how I got here), Run/Search doesn't let me type.

    Please help!
    Thanks.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 14,897
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Hi spddeman,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    Have you tried to reset your password online using another device?
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I found the fix by using Win key + R to get back to msconfig in a tutorial: Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode using System Configuration (msconfig), Option 2.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I was actually there to reset, but stopped. Strange I had to use my email password to get back in, my PIN was not accepted. PIN was accepted for Admin. only acct. Know this is a bit OT, but had me puzzled!

    axe0 said:
    Hi spddeman,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    Have you tried to reset your password online using another device?
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums