I can boot up my laptop and type my logon password, and all my icons will appear, but after that it totally freezes. I can't do anything else. I get these messages that I have new updates ready, when I have already updated. And, another problem is a window opens that says " programs are running". I at one time opened the Windows Defender, but to date, I've had no success. What makes me so angry is that I just purchased it a couple of months ago. Your assistance is much appreciated.
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There is probably a windows update updating on boot up and corrupted, you should be able to boot into safe mode (Press F8 on start up) and a screen option will show, you need to select 'Last known good configuration' and press enter the pc should restart and continue from the last time it worked correctly.
It may also in the same menu give the option for a system restore or start windows in safe mode, if you use system restore choose the last system check date and follow the instructions to restore, if you use safe mode you can run the system resore as if you were in normal windows in the accesories menu.
When you use system restore or last known good configuration; hopefully the problem will be deleted from the registry and continue to allow anormal boot
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you can try to see if they have set an administrator password, start the computer in safe mode (Hold down F8 when booting) and when it boots click on the administrator logon icon, if there is no password (as there sometimes isn't) you can log on and go to the user control in control panel and create a new user. then re-start and logon using the new account you created.
Try to open windows in safe mode. An easy way to do this is to press the F8 key after you see the Toshiba logo fade and before the Windows logo. After it opens in Safe mode, close Windows and attempt to load it again... this simple trick may solve your problem.
Assuming that you mean the Windows log in password, try using blank (none) as password (otherwise at the log on screen hit "enter"). If this doesn't work log on at the administrator's account. To do this if you can see the administrator's icon click on it and use blank (none) for password again. If you can't see the administrator's icon, hit ctrl+atl+del TWICE and type as user "administrator", blank (none) for password and hit enter. After you log on as administrator change your user's account as you wish and you are ready to go.
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try doing system restore by tapping F11 if its Vista or F10 if its XP
or If you have only one Admin account in Vista and have forgotten the password for the same and dont want to reinstall the operating system and land up loosing all your data, this tip is for you.
1) Restart the PC with the Vista Boot Disc. 2) Select Repair Your Computer option 3) Select the Command Prompt
Or - If you dont have a Vista Boot Disc then boot your PC to DOS using any Dos boot disk or other O/s disc.
4) goto "C:\" 5) Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 ( cd c:\windows\system32) 6) Now we will rename the utility manager to cmd.
Type the following commands, - ren cmd.exe cmdold.exe - ren utilman.exe cmd.exe exit
7) we have renamed it successfully. 8) Restart the PC without the disc, reach the screen where you are asked for you password. 9) You will see a white blue icon on bottom left. 10) Click on the icon and CMD will open up, type the following command in CMD. - net user administrator /active exit 11) Restart the PC, and you will find you have one more administrator account 12) logon with the new account, goto user accounts and remove the password for your old account. 13) restart the PC with the Disc again, and goto the command prompt as we did in the step 1-3. 14) type the following command, - cd c:\windows\system32 - ren cmd.exe utilman.exe - ren cmdold.exe cmd.exe
15) restart the PC, and logon to your own account, open CMD by going from start menu. 16) type the following and restart the PC. - net user administrator /active:no
17) restart the PC and now you only have one account and thats your own account.
Try booting into safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly while booting. Depending on how your system is setup you will either have to type administrator or just click on it. Most computers are setup with no password on the administrator account. After you type administrator or click on administrator press enter to logon without putting anything in the password field. If this does not work you could try a password reset program or a reload.
is this a bios password (you enter on a black screen with white writing) or your windows logon password.
If its your windows logon reboot, and before the windows logo appears hold F8 for safe mode. at the logon prompt clear the user and type Administrator for the use and leave the password blank. From there you can go to the control panel and clear the user's password.
The system cannot cope up the installed programs in your laptop. When you boot in safe mode try uninstalling new installed software or unneeded software then restart your laptop and try again booting normally.. TY
Reboot Windows in Safe Mode. To access Safe Mode, Click Start -> Shutdown (or Turn Off), and choose 'Restart'. Once the computer restarts, press F8 repeatedly on the keyboard until a Boot Menu appear (this *must* be done before the Windows boot screen appears). Finally, choose to boot Windows in Safe Mode and press Enter on the keyboard.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK: control userpasswords2
Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password.
Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.