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Unlock how do i boot up in safe mode when it doesn't give me the option? Someone put a password in my computer and i cant get pass the start up screen

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    wep. same problem. gatway wich exsplans alot, blue sceen will not let me stat in safe mode. please tell me why why why me

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When your booting, during the Bios start up press F8. You should see the different boot options

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How to boot into Safe Mode


Press your power button on your CPU to power on your computer. Start pressing your F8 key on your keyboard above your number keys. Keep pressing it until a page with options such as:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
....
....

and a number of other options come up. Use your arrow keys to select which option you want. To boot to safe mode, choose the first option at the top of that list that says "Safe Mode" and hit Enter key.

It will take you to another page that has the operating system, press enter again. Usually, when starting in safe mode, it will allow you to login as admistrator (i.e. if you don't know the password here, it may very well be blank, try a blank password and if it doesn't work, then someone may have put one in. In this case, simply login as the usuall Username).

Once you login, your desktop will open. However, you will notice that there are not too many processes running in the bottom right of your screen. This is because safe mode does not allow all processes to run, only necessary processes. This is why sometimes you are not able to start up normally because a particular process may be blocking the login. These processes may be due to viruses or spywares.

Once you are in Safe Mode now, you can scan your computer to remove infections if that is what is blocking your startup. Or you may do whatever else it is you wanted to reach safe mode for. This tip is just to get you in. You use Safe Mode booting for all different reasons.

Hope this tip was of some help to you. If it was, kindly leave me a review so that I know I have helped someone :)

Thank you
Lolita

on Jan 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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By pass sign-on password


Which operating system ???...
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator
It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed
http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2
if this fails you will need to
Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password
Windows Password Recovery Basic
http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users.
Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows.
Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.
http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password

Oct 21, 2013 | HP Black Pavilion p6-2143w Desktop PC with...

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Wont start i go to safe moode it dont work f11 asking for pass word


Which operating system ????.....
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator
It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed
http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2
if this fails you will need to
Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password
Windows Password Recovery Basic
http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users.

Oct 14, 2013 | Medion M3 Composer 5100 PC Desktop

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Password reset


Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer Windows Advanced Options Menu Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select safe mode with command prompt Click start run type cmd press Enter black screen should open DOS mode this will vary depending on your operating system type in net user username For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator It will prompt you to enter the new password. Enter the new password and the password is changed if this fails you will need to Select safe mode with networking to download you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password Windows Password Recovery Basic http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users. Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows. Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus. http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free. Hope this helps.

Jan 03, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Need system unlock code for Dimension E520


Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7?

I'm going to assume by your request above that it is the Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password.

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightenedsecurity on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of thepeople who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of thefirst things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced withreinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on andimmediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Modeoption. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it getsto the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the useridfor which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefullyyou didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktopappears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger,but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgotthe password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

Apr 21, 2012 | Dell LATITUDE PC Desktops

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I cant remember my password


Hi arjaan823...
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.
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Sep 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Windows 7 password reset bought at a auction dont know main password


Step 1: Enter Safe Mode


a) Start or re-start your computer.


b) Before the Windows 7 loading screen appears, Press 'F8? to enter Advanced Boot Options.


c) Use arrows to choose 'Safe Mode' when you can see the Advanced Boot Options screen.


d) Press 'Enter' and wait for Windows 7 files to load.


e) Log on with an administrator account when you can see the log on screen


Note: Well, when you are presented with the Advanced Boot Options screen, there are 3 types of Safe Mode. They are the Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and the 3 options are all available for you. Here above we take Safe Mode as an example, but if you choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you'll need to input related to command prompt to reset the password.


Step 2: Reset the forgotten Windows login password in Windows 7


Now you could diagnose and solve some serious computer problems in the safe mode and reset the forgotten Windows login password in Windows 7 as follows:


1. Click 'Start' button, input 'lusrmgr.msc' into the Search box and press 'Enter'.


2. In the 'Local Users and Groups screen', click 'Users'.


3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click 'Set Password'.


4. Type and confirm the new password, click 'OK'. (You can go to 'Local Users and Groups' screen by right-clicking 'Computer' to select 'Manage' on desktop.)


Step 3: Log on your password protected PC again with the new password since you have successfully performed Windows password reset for Windows 7.

Jul 16, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines T3830 PC Desktop

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Well lets just say i kinda forgot the password for my main user name now i gotta sign on under guest and because of this i cant download anything that i need.so i guess my question is, is their anyway i...


Try going into the control panel in the start menu. Then open the user accounts and see if you can change the password within here. There will be a link to click that says change password. If it does not work You can try loading safe mode.
To load safe mode press F8 repeatedly when turning computer on. This will bring up an advanced options menu. > Within the advanced options menu use the arrow keys on keyboard to navigate.> Highlight safe mode and press enter. > This will load windows into safe mode when loaded it will take you to screen for users to sign in. > Try logging into the administrator account without putting anything in the password field. > you can try any other accounts here as well to see if they may let you in > If this allows you to log in. You can go into the control panel under the start menu. > Then go into user accounts and change the password from within here. There will be a link that says change password.

Oct 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I get a screen Microsoft WindowsXP that says my computer is locked and to sign in to unlock it.I have no idea what my password is. How do I correct this? Thanks


Dear Thumper:

If you set the password for windows please try the steps
below if it is bios password you need to contact your
computer manufacturer
Reboot your machine.
Press F8 before the Windows boot screen appears.
You will be be prompted with a boot options menu.
Select the Start Windows in Safe Mode option.
Click through several self-explanatory screens until your
reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.
Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and
640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have
been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You
will not be able to change this mode even in Display options,
while Windows is running in Safe Mode.
Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default
settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be
no password for this account.
The Safe Mode Welcome screen might display some of the other
users on your system.
Login as the admin.
Press Yes at the prompt asking if you would like to continue
using Safe Mode.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can
change any of the other passwords for user on the machine.
Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys
(i.e. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup
normally.
Login as the user for which you set the password.

Please feel free to get back to me If you need any further
assistance.
Regards,
Mohammed.

Aug 02, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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