Windows 10: MSConfig has locked me out of windows - need to reset back to default.

Discus and support MSConfig has locked me out of windows - need to reset back to default. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I was having a problem where, when I chose to shut down, the computer would power down, then hesitate 3 seconds, and then reboot. I went into MSConfig... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by funkeyro, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. funkeyro Win User

    MSConfig has locked me out of windows - need to reset back to default.


    I was having a problem where, when I chose to shut down, the computer would power down, then hesitate 3 seconds, and then reboot. I went into MSConfig to try to block some services that may be causing the problem. I hid all Microsoft services and then unchecked the rest (I know now that was a very stupid thing to do, but I was at my wits end. When I reboot the machine, I now have no network LAN or wireless support, and I am sure a lot of other necessary services are also not running. All of this prevents me from being able to log in. I use a Microsoft account for logging in and I am the only User. Without network support, and God knows what else, I do not even get a request for a password at the logon screen. I need to reset my boot configuration back to normal in order to be able to log in again. I need some ideas.

    :)
     
    funkeyro, Jan 26, 2017
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  2. Locked out of the computer, need to reset the administrator password in Windows 10.

    Hi Betsy,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you a question:

    • Are you logging in using Microsoft account?
    • How did you get locked out from your PC?
    • Did you make any recent changes in the account settings?


    If you are using Microsoft account to login, I suggest you to reset the password from the link below and check if you are able to login into your user profile.

    Reset your password



    If you have changed your user login password, I suggest you to enter the password and check if are able to login into your user profile.



    The issue you are facing with is unclear to assist you further. Please write back to us with the detailed description of the issue you are facing with to assist you further regarding the same.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Jan 26, 2017
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  3. Locked out of the computer, need to reset the administrator password in Windows 10.

    Original Title: My PC Adm. Password is locked with the MS Security

    How do I reset the Admin. Password on my PC
     
    BetsyHefferon, Jan 26, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    MSConfig has locked me out of windows - need to reset back to default.

    Do you have System Restore enabled? If so, use a restore point.

    Have you yet discovered the value of routinely using disk imaging? We strongly and repeatedly recommend this. Unfortunately it sounds as if you may not do so - yet. We suggest Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for images- you can then revert to a previous working state after a disaster relatively painlessly.

    Failing the above, try tweaking.com's free cautious repair tool (easy to find), which includes repairs like 'Restore important Windows services'. Use only the relevant repairs. Note how this makes sure you back up appropriately.
     
    dalchina, Jan 26, 2017
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  5. I'll add if you need to create boot media, to invoke restore, check out Microsoft Media Creator. A simple search on Google will take you there. You will need a 4GB key and another windows 10 machine. If you only have access to 7 or 8 created an ISO.

    Once you are running again you may also want to create a Recovery Drive by typing in Recovery Drive to Cortana.

    Dalchina's suggestion and with robust data backups is a must.
     
    Caledon Ken, Apr 4, 2018
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