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How to Bypass Windows XP Password in Safe Mode?

As a special diagnostic operating mode of Windows, safe mode which starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers helps you to diagnose and troubleshoot various computer problems. Whenever your computer crashes or a spyware or virus affects your PC, you can enter safe mode to fix these problems. So when you want to bypass Windows XP password.

There are 3 safe mode options, here only shows you detailed instructions on how to bypass windows XP password by safe mode with command prompt, which will starts Windows in safe mode with a command prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface. Before proceeding the following steps, please make sure that you never set a password for the built-in administrator account on your Windows XP machine or you can remember password of a Windows account with administrative privileges.

Step 1. Turn on your computer.

Step 2. Repeatedly tap F8 key as the computer is booting. It will bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below.



Step 3. Use your arrow keys to select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter.

Step 4. Windows will load files until you see a logon screen similar screen with all your account user names displayed. Enter password for your administrator account to get in safe mode.

Step 5. You'll see Windows command prompt after entering safe mode.

Step 6. Enter "net user" on the command prompt, and press Enter. It will list all the user names of your Windows accounts. Here we assume that there is a user name of "Jack" in the list and you want to bypass the "Jack" account password.

Step 7. Enter "net user Jack 123456" on command prompt and press Enter. This command line means that you want to reset the lost "Jack" account password to "123456". When it takes effect, you'll be able to logon the Jack account with the new password of "123456".



Step 8. Now all the operations compete and you can exit safe mode by restarting computer.

Please note this method will not work for you if you cannot enter safe mode with an administrator account. Under this circumstance, what should you do next? Well, don't feel impressed. Windows password recovery solutions aren't limited to this. Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery is another good choice. It only takes you 4 steps to bypass Windows XP password in less than 5 minutes.

Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Recovery.

Step 2. Burn a bootable Windows password reset CD/DVD/USB flash drive.

Step 3. Insert the CD/DVD/USB flash drive in the locked computer and set BIOS of the computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB flash drive.

Step 4: Reset Windows XP password under Win PE with a few clicks.

Of course, if you had created a password reset disk after creating a Windows password, you can easily use this disk to change the lost login password to a new one with ease. It will save you from a lot of troubles when forgot login password to your Windows XP computer.

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What is safe mode and how do i turn it off?


Safe Mode is a special way for Windows operating systems to diagnose problems. It allows you to troubleshoot Windows in a limited state and correct any problems that may prevent windows from starting normally. In this diagnostic mode, only the most basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows, such as the operating system and drivers for the mouse, keyboard, and display modes display, are started.
To enter safe mode, follow the guide in the following article How to Start Windows Based OS in Safe Mode Uufix Security How to Guides

May 25, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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what does starting in safe mode acconplish?


Booting in safe mode simply launches the operating system with minimal services enabled, usually no network availability, and a limited ability of usage, safe mode is used when diagnosing possible threats or for emergncy data access. In the event that the computer has stopped you from gaining access to it. A computer should never forcefully start in safe mode, it is an option usually selected on a black and white screen, start normally or start in safe mode, or start in safe mode with network. Hope this explains is a little better

Jun 14, 2014 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Operating...

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disable safe mode windows


Hello, It is not recommended that safe mode be disabled. Safe Mode is an alternet way that windows can be started in order to solve problems such as drivers that are corrupted and causes Windows in its normal start up state not to start properly. You can think of it as a special diagnostic mode for repairing your computer. Good Day.

Feb 09, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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What do I do?!


Try this:

Reboot your PC into Safe Mode With Networking:

Start your computer in safe mode


Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. For more information, see What is safe mode?

Safe mode is useful for troubleshooting problems with programs and drivers that might not start correctly or that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes. If a recently installed program, device, or driver prevents Windows from running correctly, you can start your computer in safe mode and then remove the program that's causing the problem. For more information about troubleshooting problems in safe mode, see Diagnostic tools to use in safe mode.

  1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
    Click the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg, click the arrow next to the Shut Down button eb058ccf-b21e-4dfe-9bb7-1ad6c83b705c_47.jpg, and then click Restart.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you'll need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.

    • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.

  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press Enter. For more information about options, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).

  4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.

When your computer is in safe mode, you'll see the words Safe Mode in the corners of your monitor. To exit safe mode, restart your computer and let Windows start normally.

Once in Safe Mode With Networking

Click on the two links below and go to the download now tab. Save Rkill and Malwarebytes to the desktop.

First run Rkill then Malwarebytes.


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

Aug 14, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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when I turn on starts shows microsoft windows then goess to startup repairs


Maybe to start the computer in Safe Mode will work, maybe system restore will work from there. Basically to do this with XP as your Operating System, press the power button and immediately start tapping the F8 key, this will take you to a screen with options, here is a more detailed overview of that:
Start the computer in safe mode To start the computer in safe mode
  1. You should print these instructions before continuing. They will not be available after you shut your computer down in step 2.
  2. Click Start, click Shut Down, and then, in the drop-down list, click Shut down.
  3. In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.
  4. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
  5. Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press ENTER.
  6. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
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  • In safe mode, you have access to only basic files and drivers (mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system services, and no network connections). You can choose the Safe Mode with Networking option, which loads all of the above files and drivers and the essential services and drivers to start networking, or you can choose the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, which is exactly the same as safe mode except that a command prompt is started instead of the graphical user interface. You can also choose Last Known Good Configuration, which starts your computer using the registry information that was saved at the last shutdown.
  • Safe mode helps you diagnose problems. If a symptom does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as possible causes. If a newly added device or a changed driver is causing problems, you can use safe mode to remove the device or reverse the change.
  • There are circumstances where safe mode will not be able to help you, such as when Windows system files that are required to start the system are corrupted or damaged. In this case, the Recovery Console may help you.
  • NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.

    If this doesn't correct the problem you may be able to try the recovery in safe mode.Then depending on what disks you have available some of the below may be an option.


    Repair overviewWindows XP includes several features to ensure that your computer and the applications and devices installed on it work correctly. These features help you solve the problems that can result from adding, deleting, or replacing files that your operating system, applications, and devices require in order to function. Most of these features are available on all three versions of Windows XP: Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP 64-Bit Edition. The recovery feature or features that you use depend on the type of problem or failure you encounter. Use the following list to determine which features to use to address a specific problem.

    Feature: Recovery Console
    When to use it: If using Last Known Good is unsuccessful, and you cannot start the computer in Safe Mode. This method is recommended only if you are an advanced user who can use basic commands to identify and locate problem drivers and files. To use the Recovery Console, restart the computer with the installation CD for the operating system in the CD drive. When prompted during text-mode setup, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    What it does: From the Recovery Console, you can access the drives on your computer. You can then make any of the following changes so that you can start your computer:
    Enable or disable device drivers or services.
    Copy files from the installation CD for the operating system, or copy files from other removable media. For example, you can copy an essential file that had been deleted.
    Create a new boot sector and new master boot record (MBR). You might need to do this if there are problems starting from the existing boot sector.
    Available on: All versions of Windows XP.


    Start the computer in safe mode

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