Windows 10: Safe Mode Password Problem

Discus and support Safe Mode Password Problem in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I’m attempting to boot into Safe Mode using Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Advanced start-up > Restart now > option > Troubleshoot >... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by milky bar kid, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Safe Mode Password Problem


    I’m attempting to boot into Safe Mode using Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Advanced start-up > Restart now > option > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start-up Settings > Restart. After restart I use option 4 for Safe Mode. However, when I enter my Microsoft Password I’m told that it is incorrect (I’m not using the PIN).
    I later went to my Microsoft account, signed in and changed the password for a simpler to enter one rather than the computer generated one that I was using. When I went through the above process again to enter Safe Mode and entered the simpler password I get the same response.

    I’ve made quite a few searches regarding this. The only thing that I can come up with is that there are two passwords for Microsoft accounts, one being ‘local’. I don’t know the difference between the local password and any other that may exist. It seems like a lot of trouble for just getting into Safe Mode using Windows 10.

    Is there someone who can help with this one?

    :)
     
    milky bar kid, Dec 5, 2018
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  2. curt jugg Win User

    Problems with password in Safe Mode


    When I try to log on to my desktop computer in Safe Mode it tells me my current password is incorrect. If I log on to my laptop computer in Safe Mode my current password is accepted. My wife can log on to my desktop computer in Safe Mode using her current password without any problem. If I log on to my desktop computer in Safe Mode using my previous Microsoft password, however, that is accepted.

    Can anyone suggest what might be the problem with my desktop Safe Mode log-on and how I can get it to accept my current password, please.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Curt
     
    curt jugg, Dec 5, 2018
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  3. Password not accepted in Safe mode

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community forum.

    Have you tried all the above steps suggested by Sangeeta Sarkar on September 13, 2015.

    I would suggest you to provide some information to help you better.

    • Are you trying to login the Microsoft account or the Local account in safe mode?
    • Did you try with only safe mode or safe mode with networking?
    • What is the critical error you are getting?

    If you are using Windows 10. To go to safe mode you have to follow the below steps.

    If you are able to go to login screen in normal mode try the below steps to go to safe mode with networking.


    • At the login screen click on the power symbol.

    • Hold SHIFT + Click Restart.

    • After restarting your system, select the Troubleshoot option.

    • Select advanced options under
      Troubleshoot screen.

    • Click on Startup Settings.

    • Click Restart and follow the onscreen steps to go to
      Safe Mode with networking and check if you are able to login.

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    Please get back with more information, we will be glad to help you further.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Dec 5, 2018
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  4. Safe Mode Password Problem

    Password not accepted in Safe mode

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience caused to you. I will be glad to assist you with your issue.

    Follow the below steps and check if it helps. 

    If you see the black screen or have a flickering screen:

    Step 1: Try connecting to different video outputs on the PC. Sometimes a change in driver can cause the video to be sent:

      • To a different Adapter: from integrated graphics to a discrete card or vice versa.
      • To a different output: from HDMI to DVI, Display Port to VGA, or any other combination.
    Step 2: Try to boot into Safe Mode with Networking
    or Enable low-resolution video.

      • Advanced boot options, Safe Mode with Networking, or Low Resolution Video
      • Check Device Manager and look for Display Adapters
        • If you see 2 items under Display Adapters, disable to integrated video card (e.g. Intel HD 4000 or AMD Radeon HD 4200) and restart. (try vice versa if it does not work).
        • If you see 1 item under Display Adapters, rollback the driver or uninstall the display adapter in Device Manager, and enable the option to delete driver software.
    How to boot into Safe mode.

    Run your computer in Safe mode and see if you still get that error message. If you are not getting that error message in safe mode then perform clean boot on your computer using the steps provided below. If you
    don't get that error message in safe mode then it means that some third party application is causing the problem.

    To use a Safe Boot option, follow these steps:

    • Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the
      F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
    • Select an option Safe mode with Networking using the arrow keys on the keyboard when the
      Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe mode with Networking and then press
      ENTER.

    I would suggest you to force shutdown your system and then try to restart it again and check if you are able to login to safe boot.

    Check the PC or display adapter manufacturer’s site for an updated driver.

    Let us know the status of the issue. We will be glad to assist you.

    Thank You.  
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Dec 5, 2018
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