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

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  1.    21 Apr 2018 #11

    When you are at the command prompt you will need to find your Windows drive letter. It is not always C: drive when you are at the prompt. The command prompt will look like this. X:sources> Type C: at the prompt and press Enter. That will change the drive letter to C:\> Now type dir at the prompt and press Enter. Read the output. It should look like this.

    <dir> Preflogs
    <dir> Program files
    <dir> Program files (x86)
    <dir> Users
    <dir> Windows

    If C:\ does not look like that, type D: and press Enter, that will bring you to D:\>. type dir again and press Enter, look for the above directoryís (folders). If D: drive does not have the above folders, Type E: and press Enter, at the E: prompt, type dir and look for the above folders. I just tried it myself and the Windows directory (Folder) was on the E: drive. Your Windows drive letter might be C, D, E, or F.

    Once you find what drive letter Windows is on, try mrgeekís suggestion first (itís easier than enabling the Admin account). At the command prompt type
    bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot and press Enter. Be careful when typing the command. It must match exactly. If one letter, space, or character is out place, it will not work. Notice the brackets around the word current are not parentheses (I donít know what they are called). You can also Copy and Paste the command at the prompt. After that type exit at the prompt and press Enter. That will close the command prompt. Click the X on the top right corner of the screen. You will get a message asking if you want to cancel or quit installation. Click Yes. This will restart the computer. Hopefully you will be out of safe mode.

    If you are still in safe mode, repeat what I posted above. Go to the drive letter of Windows. At the command prompt type regedit and press Enter. Then follow the directions in the guide to activate the Admin account.
    Last edited by TrustMe; 24 Apr 2018 at 19:32.
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  2.    21 Apr 2018 #12

    Thanks for the instructions I will attempt it later and hopefully it'll all be good. Again, thx so much for taking the time to type all that. I'll post results.
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  3.    23 Apr 2018 #13

    Been working, I will attempt today..didn't want you to think I'd disappeared..I'll let you know what happens either way I do still have the question of which option I am suppose to take when going to the link that explains how to make the USB, "Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 from" There are 3 options which is the one I choose.
    1. Use Media Creation Tool to create Bootable Windows 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI
    2. Use "Rufus" to create Bootable Window 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI
    3. Use "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" to create Bootable Windows 10 USB for only Legacy BIOS

    I'm pretty sure it's not number 3, but could you please say if I use 1 or 2
    Last edited by fleet420; 23 Apr 2018 at 13:53.
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       23 Apr 2018 #14

    Please use Option 1. It will do all the work for you and will ensure your USB is bootable.
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  5.    23 Apr 2018 #15

    I have it on usb so am I supposed to start up and go into where I choose where I want to boot from? F2 for me, put it on boot from usb then follow your instructions?
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  6.    23 Apr 2018 #16

    fleet420 said: View Post
    I have it on usb so am I supposed to start up and go into where I choose where I want to boot from? F2 for me, put it on boot from usb then follow your instructions?
    Correct.
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  7.    23 Apr 2018 #17

    alright what happened is nothing...it did make it so I can connect to the wifi in my house, but not like I can surf, before I did it I always had the red x on the connection icon. The usb only lit up very briefly. I am going to start over and redownload the tool, in case something happened with that, then I'll get back. I had forgotten just what a pain windows is but I'm being reminded. Thanks so far....
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  8.    24 Apr 2018 #18

    Nothing I do changes anything actually it seems like the usb isn't even being read. It doesn't light up like it's being used. So, at this point I wonder if I 'll ever get into it. I put it on boot from usb, but.it acts like it doesn't recognize it. I did format the usb so not sure what to do with it
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  9.    24 Apr 2018 #19

    fleet420 said: View Post
    alright what happened is nothing...it did make it so I can connect to the wifi in my house, but not like I can surf, before I did it I always had the red x on the connection icon. The usb only lit up very briefly. I am going to start over and redownload the tool, in case something happened with that, then I'll get back. I had forgotten just what a pain windows is but I'm being reminded. Thanks so far....
    Not exactly sure what you mean here about the wifi, but...
    fleet420 said: View Post
    Nothing I do changes anything actually it seems like the usb isn't even being read. It doesn't light up like it's being used. So, at this point I wonder if I 'll ever get into it. I put it on boot from usb, but.it acts like it doesn't recognize it. I did format the usb so not sure what to do with it
    I don't understand why the tool in option #1 did not make a bootable USB flash drive for you. Are you booting your system to its one-time boot menu, so you can select the flash drive as the boot option?
    Perhaps you should fill in your system specs so we can better understand what's going on. All the steps you've been given by TrustMe and CaledonKen should have had you up and running by now.
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  10.    24 Apr 2018 #20

    This laptop is a toshiba satellite that i got in 2011 it came with win 7 64 home premium, then the hard drive went out. I bought a exact same hd, installed it, but the restore discs, yes, i bought 2 sets, they would not work. I believe Toshiba codes the recovery discs to only run on their hd's. Because my neighbor, that has some type of computer business put win 10 on it saying the recoverys would not run. So thats whats on it. I dont know much about the win 10 he installed. But i think it was licensed to his business. I hesitate to return to him because...i mean how many times do you ask someone to fix your stuff. What else can i do? I am thinking i could get win 7 and install it. What options ro i have win 7 is cheap. What is your opinion?
    BUT what do you mean one time boot option? I go to the boot option f12 and the screen gives the choice of where to boot, I picked the usb and the go with it...but noting happens...nothing. it starts in the same password mode it did
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