Windows 10: Re-starting in Safe Mode-Won't take Password Solved

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  1.    07 May 2018 #121

    Did as you instructed and looked in Device Manager and there is NO yellow exclamation points there, at all. This is the best thing that's happened to me since, since I learned to breath. Yea It's that great to me.
    What's the next thing I need to do?
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       07 May 2018 #122

    Enjoy it. Not sure how you use this device.

    As you've seen this is a straight forward process and as you don't have a lot of software to re-install you can clean install when ever it gets really cranky. MS will reactivate without the product code being keyed back in.

    Normally I would load all my software, install printers, scanners and then take an image. I would use this image to restore thereby saving some time.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    Tomorrow is patch Tuesday (second Tuesday of the month) so you will want to check for updates late afternoon. Hopefully this will address some glitchy stuff in V1803.

    Load your data back on at some point. Maybe even keep a copy on your other device, HDD's are not forever.

    Oh,, not sure if you went with a local account or a Microsoft account. If a local account I always enable a second admin account on device just so I have another way into machine without having to enable elevated Administrator account. (Although you've done that, been there.)


    Ken
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  3.    07 May 2018 #123

    I am pretty happy for it being a Monday. I will follow your suggestions with making an image after I have everything back installed. You are right, I really don't keep much on here it's used to get movies and surf. Can not believe the mileage I've gotten from this on-sale, 2011 Toshiba. Best not to question.
    Like I said Thanks seems pretty empty for all the help I've gotten. I've got the site in my bookmarks and you can be sure it's my go to when things take a turn and I'll be spreading the word of amazing abilities of this site. I'll be back if I need help with anything...Thank You Everyone..(Ken & TrustMe)
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  4.    02 Sep 2018 #124

    I had this issue yesterday. I had chosen to reboot in Safemode, and was faced with an inoperable password.

    Cause: Minimal Safemode without networking does not allow safemode to access the internet to check the password. This means that those who login with MS credentials instead of as a local user find there is no way to get in, even with a perfectly good password entry.

    Remedy: On the Welcome screen, press Shift while clicking the Restart option available by first clicking the power button icon on the lower right of the screen. This will give you a set of choices for booting another OS, etc. Choose the option to boot to a Command prompt.

    Once rebooted and at the command prompt, type:
    bcdedit /enum
    You will see a list of settings. Under {default}, you will see the line: Safemode minimal. This is your problem.
    Now type:
    bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safemode
    The boot-into-safemode flag has been removed. Check by typing:
    bcdedit /enum
    ...and you will see it has disappeared.

    Type:
    exit
    ... and now reboot back into normal mode.

    Moral: Always select Safe Mode with Networking if you use an MS account to login.
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  5.    04 Sep 2018 #125

    Hlafordlaes said: View Post
    ...
    Once rebooted and at the command prompt, type:
    bcdedit /enum
    You will see a list of settings. Under {default}, you will see the line: Safemode minimal. This is your problem.
    Now type:
    bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot
    The boot-into-safemode flag has been removed. Check by typing:
    bcdedit /enum
    ...and you will see it has disappeared.

    Type:
    exit
    ... and now reboot back into normal mode.

    Moral: Always select Safe Mode with Networking if you use an MS account to login.
    Note the correction in bold. I have since discovered that even rebooting into Safe Mode with Networking is not working, either, and an attempt to do so made me deploy the fix above again. As things stand, Windows 10 x64 version 1803 (OS Build 17134.254) does not allow booting into Safe Mode, as the login screen does not accept valid password values. Have not tested with a local user account (as opposed to MS account) to see if that eliminates the problem.
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