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Weird login screen behavior from Windows 10

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Maybe remove the graphics card?


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Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. I'm stuck on the Safe Mode password page. It says the password is incorrect even though it's right (have them in a book). If I restart it just loops back to the password page. I'm locked out.
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So I've changed my microsoft password via my phone and tried to use it instead of the PIN. It's still rejected as incorrect. So, a bit of a disaster. Would appreciate any fix, thanks.
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Is there an option at the bottom of the Safe Mode login page to change how you login or words to that effect?  See if you can change it to use a PIN.

 

Another possibility and one I've had to use before is to download Win 10 to a USB drive, boot from it and do a repair install.

 

https://www.microsof...nload/windows10

Download Tool now and follow the instructions.


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Thx. No such option. Will try to find a Microsoft shop. FYI:https://answers.micr...9a-d869fd1b10c5
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Hello there. Trust you are well. Found a Microsoft shop - it was closed. So sent laptop off to Dell. They've had it the past two weeks but failed to let me know that they needed my okay to lose all my data in order to do the new install, so it's just been sitting there. Should have it back next week with a bit of luck and hopefully working. My thoughts are going to how to best go forward with antivirus protection. If you recall, the trigger to this entire episode was trying to run the avira registry clean up utility to get rid of remnant bits  which were preventing something else needing to happen (can't recall what, now). Anyhow, since the free antivirus gave me so much grief I was considering paying for one. But then saw this which says today's Windows Defender is much improved on the past and that together with Malwarebytes (paid-version) is the way to go? What's your view? (Obviously, I won't be re-installing antivirus and still have the lurking suspicion that it somehow was to blame). Hopefully this link is not too sacrilegious: https://www.howtogee...er-good-enough/Thank you very much.


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Windows Defender is pretty decent.  Unless you are doing dangerous things like P2P or hitting really questionable websites you should be OK.


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