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Re: My computer taking over 5 minutes to login to windows
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Your best option is to reinstall Windows at this point. However, if for some reason this is not an option, I'd have a go at Ophcrack--it's pretty decent at cracking NTLM hashes. If you don't mind resetting the password, you can try what I always do in this scenario:
1. Make a linux boot disk (I like Knoppix for this) 2. Boot up the computer, boot off the linux USB or CD 3. Mount the Windows NTFS partition 4. Rename C:\WINDOWS\System32\sethc.exe to C:\WINDOWS\System32\sethc_old.exe 5. Copy C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe to C:\WINDOWS\System32\sethc.exe 6. Reboot Computer
Once you've done these 6 steps, hit the SHIFT key 5 times for a command prompt. This works even at the login screen. If you want, type "start explorer.exe" into the command prompt and it gives you a start menu. Beware, though, Windows will take notice and kick you off after about 5 minutes if you're not fast enough at resetting the password. ;-)
Try a system restore/recovery to a date before this issue. Have you done any hardware or software changes or updates? Graphics updates. Shut down, unplug, remove battery, plug in boot and follow this procedure: Please restart your computer, and hold down the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. On theAdvanced Boot OptionsselectRepair your computer, and then press Enter. Select a user name, type the password, and then clickOK.On the System Recovery Options menu, clickSystem Image Recovery, and then follow the instructions. Take a look at this procedure from Asus suppot: http://support.asus.com/Search/KSearch.aspx?SLanguage=en&keyword=restore&ps=10&pn=1&st=knowledge
Tim - You may try resetting router to factory default if you are not able to login to your router. Follow the steps below.
1) Power down all computers, the router, and the modem, and unplug them from the wall. 2) Disconnect all wires from the router. 3) Power up the router and allow it to fully boot (1-2 minutes). 4) Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds, then release it, then let the router reset and reboot (2-3 minutes). 5) Power down the router. 6) Connect one computer by wire to port 1 on the router (NOT to the internet port). 7) Power up the router and allow it to fully boot (1-2 minutes). 8) Power up the computer (if the computer has a wireless card, make sure it is off). 9) Try to ping the router. To do this, click the "Start" button > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. A black DOS box will appear. Enter the following: "ping 192.168.1.1" (no quotes), and hit the Enter key. You will see 3 or 4 lines that start either with "Reply from ... " or "Request timed out." If you see "Reply from ...", your computer has found your router. 10) Open your browser and point it to 192.168.1.1. This will take you to your router's login page. Leave the user name blank, and in the password field, enter "admin" (with no quotes). This will take you to your router setup page. Note the version number of your firmware (usually listed near upper right corner of screen). Exit your browser.
Try this solution to your problem.
Start your computer 1. Keep pressing "F1,F2 or F8" as the laptop computer starts.(Depending on your computer) This will start the computer in Safe Mode. 2. When the window "Advanced Boot Options" opens, choose "Safe Mode" with arrow key and confim by pressing the Enter key, then PC enters the Safe Mode. 3. Once you are in the Safe mode Click "Administrator" on the Windows login screen. Take note that you have set the Administrator password before, you need to input the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank. 4. Then click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Select the account that is locked and change the password. 5. Restart laptop and login into the account you just created using your new password. Please take time to rate me thumbs up
There is a hidden Administrator account that is created when your operating system is installed. Access that account and then reset your password.
1. Boot your computer and press F8 repeatedly 2. Access Safe Mode 3. Key in "Administrator" in Username, with no password. 4. Go to Control Panel, then User Accounts 5. Select the account you want to reset the password 6. Change the password
there should be a "jumper" near the cmos battery on the motherboard. it'll say something like cmos resest. move the jumper power on the computer. Power it back off and move the jumper back. It should reset your bios password.
Turn off the computer. remove all cables. Open casing. Open the manual if you have one and locate password reset jumpers on main board. replace the jumpers and put on the next set of jumpers adjacent to one it was previously on. wait for 5 sec. put the jumper back on its original location. Plug in the cables and restart your computer.
1.) remove the side panel 2.) locate the battery on the main board and remove it 3.) make sure the system is unplugged 4.) press the power button and hold for 10 seconds 5.) replace battery, plug in and power on.
Hi, It appears that the your computer taking some time to login to windows. I suggest that when the computer finally booted successfully into Windows, you need to disable all the startup items under the system configuration.
Just type in "msconfig" under the "Run" screen and hit the enter key or click OK. Please click on the Startup tab then click on "Disable All" then hit "Apply" and "OK". You need to restart the computer to so that the settings will be updated.