Are you unable to log in to your Windows 10 device because it’s stuck in safe mode and rejecting your password? Don’t panic, there’s a solution. Read on to find out how to get out of this frustrating situation.
Regaining Access to Your PC in Safe Mode
To regain access to your PC in Safe Mode with an incorrect password, you can try a few things. First, try restarting your computer and tapping the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options screen. From there, select “Safe Mode with Networking” and enter your login credentials. If that doesn’t work, try using the command prompt. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box and type “cmd” to open the command prompt. Type “net user [your username] *” and press Enter to reset your password. You can also try booting into Recovery Mode and selecting “Startup Settings” to restart in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. From there, type “net user [your username] *” to reset your password. Once you’ve regained access, you can exit Safe Mode by restarting your computer and selecting “Start Windows Normally” from the welcome screen.
Troubleshooting Incorrect Safe Mode Passwords
If you find yourself stuck in Safe Mode with an incorrect password, don’t panic. First, try restarting your computer and tapping the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu. From there, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
Once you’re logged in, try using the default login credentials: username “Administrator” with no password. If that doesn’t work, try using your Microsoft account login credentials.
If none of these methods work, you can try resetting your password using the command line. Press the Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin). Type in “net user [username] *”, replacing [username] with your actual username, and press Enter. Follow the prompts to create a new password.
Once you have successfully logged in, turn off Safe Mode by going to the Start menu, typing in “msconfig” and selecting System Configuration. Under the Boot tab, uncheck the Safe Boot option and click Apply. Restart your computer and you should be back in normal mode.
Using Safe Mode with Networking
If you’re stuck in Safe Mode with an incorrect password on Windows 10, you can use Safe Mode with Networking to fix the issue. First, try restarting your computer and pressing F8 or Shift+F8 repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu. Then, select Safe Mode with Networking. If that doesn’t work, you can try using the command line to change your password.
Once you’re in Safe Mode with Networking, press the Windows key + R and type “netplwiz” to open the User Accounts window. Select your account and uncheck the box that says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.” Click Apply and enter your password twice. Restart your computer and you should be able to log in normally.
If you still can’t exit Safe Mode, try turning off your computer and disconnecting any external devices. Then, start Windows normally and see if the issue is resolved. If not, you may need to use recovery mode to fix any system errors.
1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
2. Type "net user username newpassword" without quotes to reset the password for the user account.
3. Restart your computer and boot into normal mode.
4. Log in using the new password you just set.
This code assumes that you have access to the Command Prompt in Safe Mode and that you know the username of the user account on the computer. It is important to note that this code may not work in all scenarios and you should proceed with caution when attempting to reset passwords.
Removing Safe Mode Passwords with a Windows 10 Bootable Drive
- Insert the Windows 10 bootable drive into your PC and restart it.
- Press the key displayed on your screen to enter the Boot menu.
- Select the Windows 10 bootable drive and hit Enter.
- Click on Next button on the Windows Setup screen.
- Click on ‘Repair your computer’.
- Select ‘Troubleshoot’ and then ‘Advanced options’.
- Select ‘Command Prompt’.
- Type cd c:windowssystem32 and hit Enter.
- Type ren Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old and hit Enter.
- Type copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe and hit Enter.
- Close the Command Prompt and click on ‘Continue’ on the Windows Setup screen.
- Wait for Windows to finish booting up.
- Press the Windows key + U to open the Ease of Access Center.
- Click on the ‘On-Screen Keyboard’ option.
- Click on the ‘Ease of Access’ icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Click on ‘Type in a new password’.
- Enter your new password twice and click on ‘OK’.
- Close the On-Screen Keyboard and restart your PC.
- Login to your PC using your new password.
- Type cmd in the Windows search bar.
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select ‘Run as administrator’.
- Type net user administrator /active:yes and hit Enter.
- Type exit and hit Enter.
- Restart your PC and login to your new Administrator account.
- Type net user [username] * and hit Enter (replace [username] with your actual username).
- Enter a new password twice when prompted and hit Enter.
- Type exit and hit Enter.
- Restart your PC and login to your account using your new password.
Clean Installing Windows 10 to Resolve Safe Mode Issues
|Steps to Clean Install Windows 10|
|Step 1: Backup important data|
|Step 2: Create Windows 10 installation media|
|Step 3: Insert the installation media and restart your computer|
|Step 4: Choose your preferred language, time, and keyboard settings|
|Step 5: Click on Install Now|
|Step 6: Accept the license terms and click Next|
|Step 7: Choose the Custom installation option|
|Step 8: Select the partition where you want to install Windows 10 and click Next|
|Step 9: Wait for the installation to complete|
|Step 10: Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Windows 10|
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