No password prompt at login screen. Can not login.

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #21

    Close your machine. Keep your finger on the power button until it starts and goes off again, do this twice more and it should go into he options screen on the third go. It worked for me, I selected fix startup problems and when it restated gave me the login screen again.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #22

    This worked for me.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #23

    While I haven't tried this particular method, I did make a recovery USB stick and tried the "repair startup" option and it was unable to do so..
    I also tried restoring from a previous point and since I removed my windows store the restore failed...
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  4. Posts : 1
    win10 pro
       #24

    Fast booting laptop with SSD, extra pain to get into safe mode


    If you've got a laptop with an SSD for fast booting, you've got an extra challenge, as others have pointed out, because the F8 option is disabled, and booting is too fast to follow most of these directions, including those below, unless you're careful about WHEN you hold down the power button.

    After restarting (Shift+Restart [from menu option in lower right of blank login screen]), wait until you get part-way through the bios screen (do NOT wait until bios screen is past), as soon as circle progress starts to signal the machine is finishing the bios screen hold power button down (2-3 seconds is all it will take) , the machine will go off. If you wait any longer than this, a fast booting machine will go almost immediately to the login screen (windows will already be running) after an extremely brief black screen. After the power is off, wait a few seconds and press power 'on' again. I only had to go through this 2x before I got the blue recovery start menus. Once in, you should be able to find the issue.

    My particular problem was something (a new update for a new build? weird.) turned off nearly all of my default system services, and once I turned all back on through msconfig, all has been fine.

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    supportsiden said:
    If you start up the machine to the (missing) logon prompt and switch it OFF (hold down power switch) three (3) times it will start in safe mode, the third time, and you have the same options :

    After logon, i got the screen where it gave me the option to choose the "Troubleshoot". I clicked on the Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
    When it is restarted, it gave me the option to enter the safe mode. After booting the machine with safe mode, it prompted the password to login.
    I logged in and uncheck the "safe boot" (in MSCONFIG). After another restart, it prompted to enter password to login.
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  5. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #25

    OK, got the same thing and after hammering on the ENTER-key I did the following. Go into group policies and make sure you enter Windows without entering your password. OK, bit unsafe but it's better than staying stumped on the login-screen wondering what to do about it.

    And it boots up a tiny bit faster...
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #26

    Go into group policy? Well, I couldn't get in at all, couldn't get into safe mode at all-- so after two weeks of a mostly dead desktop PC I did a reinstall over my old install, it made a Windows.old directory that I extracted my files from and now it's up and running again on a fresh install. I'm furious I had to do this. I used Windows 10 Manager to make some tweaks when I first installed Win10, one of which was to uninstall the Windows Store. This made all of my restore points useless, as it couldn't restore the Store, rolled back the restore and brought me back to zero.

    I like Win10, it's faster, more secure and I'm glad they changed their ridiculous full screen start menu, but the ability for people who know what they're doing to get in and fix things when the OS won't boot has been gutted, nerfed, whatever you want to call it, it's F'ed now.
    I did some research and it seems someone has put together a PE environment boot disc, but I think it's outdated... someone, or Microsoft needs to make a very easy to use win10 environment that boots up no matter what and lets you modify/save/restore your current OS, this is just plain unacceptable.

    So yeah, since nothing was available to me, I did a reinstall w/o formatting and now I'm back, albeit without any of my apps.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #27

    IceDragon66 said:
    Thank you for posting this! I was able to finally get into safe mode and fix my PC thanks to your suggestion about powering off windows three times. I've tried the old F8 trick and even the restore disc option prior but none of these worked. I was ready to wipe my computer until I saw your post. Thanks again!
    what does hold down switch power 3times mean?
    cant get it at all
    i have same problem with u, that the password box doesnt appear and can't enter safe mode with shift+restart method
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 pro
       #28

    I have a solution!!!


    Hey all, I got this problem 2 days ago and tried everything in this thread with no luck. However, I eventually fixed it by rebuilding the OS boot sector. You need to do this through cmd, and as shift+restart, or crashing it wouldn't bring up any troubleshooting mode. So I had to use a recovery USB, that I made using someone else's laptop.

    Load it up via boot options. Then select your language, etc. then select repair your computer. From the troubleshoot window > advanced > command prompt. Once in command prompt run "bootrec /scanos" (sometimes it will only work with no space between the "/" though generally, it needs a space" /" so "bootrec/scanos"

    It will then give the drive letter that the OS is on, (remember it's a different drive letter than what you would think, so probably not C: ) then select the os e.g. if it said the OS is on E: just type in "E:".

    Then run the command "bootrec /rebuildbcd"
    Then "bootrec /fixmbr"
    Then "bootrec /fixboot"
    then type "exit", restart your computer... and Voilą

    PS. My issue started after going into safemode, via msconfig. After that no login prompt, or time displayed. I believe it was caused by a "Critical windows update" that I had received that following day.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Ubuntu
       #29

    supportsiden said:
    If you start up the machine to the (missing) logon prompt and switch it OFF (hold down power switch) three (3) times it will start in safe mode, the third time, and you have the same options :

    After logon, i got the screen where it gave me the option to choose the "Troubleshoot". I clicked on the Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
    When it is restarted, it gave me the option to enter the safe mode. After booting the machine with safe mode, it prompted the password to login.
    I logged in and uncheck the "safe boot" (in MSCONFIG). After another restart, it prompted to enter password to login.
    This post just saved my baby and also the free world! Seriously, I can't believe the rest of the "how to boot into safemode" websites don't mention this. Nothing else worked for me. You utter, utter champion! I signed up here exclusively to worship you publicly.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #30

    supportsiden said:
    If you start up the machine to the (missing) logon prompt and switch it OFF (hold down power switch) three (3) times it will start in safe mode, the third time, and you have the same options :
    After logon, i got the screen where it gave me the option to choose the "Troubleshoot". I clicked on the Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
    When it is restarted, it gave me the option to enter the safe mode. After booting the machine with safe mode, it prompted the password to login.
    I logged in and uncheck the "safe boot" (in MSCONFIG). After another restart, it prompted to enter password to login.
    OMG Thank U so much this worked like a charm really appreciate the help
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