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Unable to login to WINDOWS 10 after BIOS upgrade

Q: Unable to login to WINDOWS 10 after BIOS upgrade

Installed a recommended BIOS upgrade on my HP Envy. Everything went smooth until after I rebooted the laptop. I was unable to login to Windows 10. My username would show up correctly, but my password would not take. Panicked, I searched for a solution from another laptop and was almost ready to reset the laptop to factory condition. However, I knew that I would certainly lose some software that I installed prior to the BIOS upgrade. I decided against doing this because it would certainly take hours and hours to recover all that and most installed software is licensed.I found a forum entry that recommended trying to reset the Windows password on https://account.live.com/password/reset. I did this from another laptop. It is simple. One is prompted to enter the phone number or e-mail address used to originally register the password. Next, a code is sent to the phone or, in my case, to my e-mail address. Upon entering the code I entered a new password. Using the new password I was able to login to Windows again and all was well again. I am listing my experience in the event someone else is running into a similar problem and don't know how to get out of it. It can be a scary situation, especially when keeping business information and software on your laptop. HP should have done a much better job and warning users of potential problems prior too upgrading the BIOS and, of course, telling users what to do in case of upgrade issues.

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Preferred Solution: Unable to login to WINDOWS 10 after BIOS upgrade

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i cant get into my bios..  unlock key is 67934542 i tired everything.. cant get it to work..  

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@khanm83 Please enter    78692584 Regards.

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Hi all,Yesterday night I upgraded my BIOS setting.After that I am unable to login the Ubuntu i.e. it was showing password is incorrect(infinite log-in loop).Even I tried to login grub also but that one also asking username,password. It would be great for your assistence.Thanks in advanced.

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to update BIOS so that I can upgrade my processor from a 1.5 MHz to a 2.4 MHz pentium 4 (currently I have a Pentium 4, 1.5 MHZ, 400 MHz bus, 512 MB ram, windows XP home).

To update BIOS (the Motherboard is an Intel D845HV with 845 chipset), I downloaded Intel's flash memory update utility, created an upgrade boot disk, and rebooted the computer. But I get the following error messages:

H48: update BIOS does not match currently installed BIOS type
H01: The flash dataimage read from disk was found to be not valid
S20: BIOS ID validation failure - flash update was unsuccessful

However, I'm positive I have the correct upgrade - the motherboard is D845HV as identified by a software ID program, and I saw the label on the motherboard. I've checked and rechecked the intel website to make sure that I downloaded the correct upgrade.

I've tried the following things in addition: I removed the CMOS battery for 20 min, reinserted it, and then tried to reboot with the upgrade disk. I also changed the jumper setting for BIOS repair - but when I did that, the floppy didn't work, so I guess the upgrade disk is not the same as a recovery disk?

I have also tried the express BIOS upgrade program and that doesn't work either.

Anyway, nothing I've tried has worked.

I posted about this awhile ago and someone suggested that I 'force' the upgrade - does anyone know how to do that? If you do,... Read more

A:Unable to upgrade BIOS

trying to force a bios upgrade could end you up with a trashed Bios and a system that wont boot.

it is possible that the file you downloaded is corrupted and you could try downloading it again.
 

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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Dear community,
I have a very strange problem concerning two Dell Studio 1558 laptops. I am sorry for the long post but there is no other way to describe what happened.
The first laptop (i5 520M - 4GB ram - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 500 GB disk - 720p screen) worked fine for about 6 years until one morning I turned it on, the keyboard and the fan were working but the screen was black, no POST, no life signs. I tested the screen with the self-test and it was working as expected.
After some research on the net, calling a local authorized Dell repair shop, and testing (swapping ram etc.) I concluded that the integrated video card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570) was burned out.
As the card is integrated and can't be replaced, I decided to buy a replacement motherboard. Instead I bought another (working) Dell Studio 1558 locally as it was actually more expensive to buy the motherboard on eBay and have it shipped from abroad. The Dell I bought was i3 350M - 4GB ram - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 500 GB disk - 1080p screen.The motherboard is supposed to be the same in both laptops, judging by the sticker tag next to the ram slots - CN-0CGY2Y.
As the board is the same I though that I can just swap the i3 for my old i5. The BIOS of both laptops was the latest version A12. I should also mention that some months ago I had upgraded the 4 GB (2x2GB) of ram on my i5 laptop to compatible 2x4 GB and it worked OK.
So me and my brother swapped the processors on the newly bought i3 lapto... Read more

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I hope this is the right place to put this anyway here is my problem.

I was given a Dell computer from a business that went out of business. I am currently stuck on the Log on to windows screen. There is a user name of a group to connect to and then a blank password field. States The system could not log you on. Make sure User and Domain are correct. I have tried ctrl+alt+Del twice, tried leaving it blank, tried user Administrator password blank nothing seems to work.On my 1st boot this did not come up. I tried some tips like booting in safe mode and going into the user accounts to change the administrator password. But that is locked out with a administrator password that I do not know. Now I am stuck. I have been digging around for some tips to get around this but have had no luck. If It helps its Windows xp professional, And I did not get any XP disk with it to reformat. Let me know if you have any Ideas.

A:Unable To Login To Windows

Buy an XP/Vista (whichever you prefer) CD or use Linux. It's not like the cost is a "break the bank" item in return for the utility of valid use of the system.

If it's an OEM machine, you have no right to use that version of XP...regardless of the fact that the company no longer exists. If you had a right, you would have obtained the password, since it's related to access/useability.

And...if you have a valid license, you ought to be able to use any MS XP Pro to do the clean install. There are a ton of them out there, it should be simple to borrow one or burn one.

Louis

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Okay, so I installed LogonXP and edited my login screen. But now I cant login! Heres my problem, I have to click the Genuine Windows Verification thing to be able to login, which is that box that i have to click on during the login area (like below), but anyways, now when i boot up my computer and get to the login screen, its just all white with my logon xp theme, and i can see the bottom genuine xp box, but not the one where i have to click.

I have also tried starting up in safe mode, but its all just the same again!

Is there any keyboard commands that i can do to possibly click the "Resole Later"? I tried tabbing but it dosnt work!

Please help!
 

A:Unable to Login to Windows!

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I put my PC in sleep mode and a few hours later I came back and tried to sign in on my laptop. All of the sudden my password isn't working. Caps isn't on and I tried multiple passwords, multiple times and nothing is working. I am the only account on the laptop. Please help!!!!

A:I am unable to login to windows!?

I'm sorry but unfortunately it's against the forum rules to provide any help in circumventing passwords since we have no way to ascertain proper ownership.

Thread closed

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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more

A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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We have a Windows XP professional machine that was part of a domain and will no longer let us in.

Here is what happened:

1. Computer was part of Windows domain
2. Computer was changed from being part of domain to part of a workgroup (under My Computer settings)
3. No user name and password were set to be part of the workgroup
4. Computer was rebooted to change settings

After reboot we can't log in to Windows. Will Bart PE or some other program allow us to reset this password or is there any easier option?
 

A:Unable to login to Windows XP Professional

The forum rules don't allow help for password resets, but when you logon (use ctrl alt del twice), make sure the machine is not still trying to log on to the domain.
 

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I have a windows 7 computer that has one user profile on it. I get a "the group policy service failed the logon" error when i boot this computer. I did some reading on the internet but cant seem to figure out what i should try to fix it. I do know that it has to be something with the user profile.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 unable to login

Hi TheJohnBoy,

From the fault code I'm guessing your PC is on a domain?
I would guess that either the GPO service or the user profile has been damaged/corrupted.

In order to get any further though we need to be able to login to the PC, with an administrator account. Do you have access to one? If not, contact your system administrator in order to get help on this issue.

What you should do is firstly see if the Service is up and running. Make sure it's set to Automatic and turn it on. See if you can then logon to that account again.

Otherwise you should make a proper backup of the account, remove it the locally created user account, then logon to the account again to recreate it. Then restore any private data from the backup.

(User profiles are stored under: Rightclick My Computer > Advanced-tab > User Profile > Settings)

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Hello Since yesterday my computer has not been able to load in reg mode
Im using XP home with SP3..
As I start up it takes a VERY long time to load the backround and then it stops thats all i see when i look in event viewer(In safe mode) I see alot of Errors
most are 10016's saying

"The machine -default permission settings do not grant local Activation permission for the DCOM server application with CLSID
{BC866CF2-5486-41F7-B46B-9AA49CF3EBB1} to set the user NT AUTHORITY/LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19).


I have tried to use system restore but it will not work

All i see is my backround not start menu no bars no icons nothing

A:Unable to load windows after login

1) Open Component Services from Administrative Tools.
2) Go to Component Services/Computers/My Computer/DCOM Config.
3) In the right pane, find {BC866CF2-5486-41F7-B46B-9AA49CF3EBB1}.
4) Right click {BC866CF2-5486-41F7-B46B-9AA49CF3EBB1} and click Properties.
5) Click Security tab.
6) Choose "Customize" under Launch and Activation Permissions.
7) Add the network services account, if it is not exists
8) Grant all permissions to Network services account.
9) Click OKs to save the changes.
10) If the problem persists, you may want to check the Access Permissions and
Configuration Permissions.
http://www.chicagotech.net/troublesh...entid10016.htm

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i am unable to log in to windows messenger which comes with windows xp, os
the user name p/w are correct. i have checked fire wall settings in that messenger is enabled. can any one help please

A:unable to login to windows messenger

Have you checked for an updated version of messenger?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

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- Did a reset of Windows 10 on a virtual machine
- The default account name is then the first 5 characters of my email account
- I changed that to my real name
- Rebooted
- I was then offered 2 login accounts
- logged in using my real name
- went into account administration (Settings->Accounts-Family & Other users
- under 'Other users' removed 'Guest' (the first 5 characters)
- rebooted

Now, I was still offered two accounts, but my password did not work.
100% sure I was using the correct password and I have tried a dozen times on both accounts.
Windows then suggested to do a 'Recover your windows live account'
(account.live.com/password/reset)

But even with the new password I could not log in...

I was lucky to have a snapshot of an earlier Windows - so I restored the snapshot and Windows is running fine now.

This is a bit of a weird situation.

What if this was on a real machine?
I may need to re-install Windows from scratch. Not so much of a big issue in this case.

However... Windows will surely again offer the 5 character account, 2nd item above.
Q1: Will that then work with the new password? (the new password is combined with my full email address)
Q2: How was I supposed to proceed to avoid this?

Note that:
- on the virtual Windows (VMware) C:\Users\[AccountName] still reads the first 5 characters of my email address (outlook.com)
- on the host-pc C:\Users\[AccountName] is different , being the first 5 characters of hotmail account

Changed from hotmail to ... Read more

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Hello. I had a Windows XP login issue, and I originally posted asking about how to repair the BartPE errors. After further reading of prior topics, I decided to start a new topic for reasons I describe below. Here is my initial post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1629780I'm starting a new one because I've decided to use Hiren's boot cd rather than BartPE, since I was having trouble with BartPE. I followed these steps as instructed by tchbytes on a separate but related post:"Let's now create a boot disc so that you can access your files and folders and so I can get a look at a log.....*** Please print these instructions ***Download Hiren's BootCD Iso to the desktop of a clean computer.Extract the zipped HirensBootCD.zip to your desktop.Open the extracted HirensBootCD folder and extract the zipped HirensBootCD.iso. Double click the BurnToCD.cmd bat file contained in the HirensBootCD folder. This will launch BurnCDCC.Insert a blank CD in your drive.Press Start. This will burn the image to disc. After it has completed...Restart your sick computer and boot from the HBCD you created.If your PC is not booting from the CD, you need to change the boot order:Restart your PCAs soon as you get an image, press the Setup key. This is usually F2, F10, F12 or Del. On some machines the key can also be a different one. It should, however, be stated on the screen which key is the setup key.Once you enter the computer's BIOS, use the arrow keys and tab key to move betw... Read more

A:Unable to login to Windows XP/safe modes

Hi gnome008,Welcome to Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal (VTSMR) forum. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Please update me on the current condition of your computer. Have you removed or changed anything? If yes please post the current log, otherwise no need for a new log and we can proceed from here.Also tell me the drive letter of your flash drive when you insert it to the infected computer.

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Hi Brink:

My Problem:
My son is no longer able to logon to his standard user account on my Windows 8.1 U1. I am unable to switch users following a cold start of the computer. Also, I am unable to switch users while logged on to my account.

My System:
Dell XPS 8100 with Intel i5 processor and 6GB DDR3 ram. The desktop initially included Windows 7 Home Premium. I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro as a $40 Windows Store purchase. I've since updated to Version 8.1 and the first update following the release of 8.1. At time of upgrade to Windows 8, all prior updates to Windows 7 were current and successful. Since upgrading to Windows 8, all updates are current and I only experienced 1 update ?Failed? (KB2919355), which upon a reinitialization after the failure, was successful. Until this problem, the PC and operating system have run very well with no real problems.

As noted above, there are 2 users on this PC. Myself (administrator), and son (standard user). I can't pinpoint an exact date when my son was no longer able to logon to his account; however in checking the registry I find that the last notation of his login activity under error reporting was a successful login and logoff done on April 30th. And even though attempts have been made since that time to login to his account, there are no notations of this in the error reporting log that I can find. Most likely that's because I can't get to a point that will allow me to ?initiate? a login for his account. It's as... Read more

A:Unable to login a standard user on my Windows 8.1 PC

Does your sons account name still show under C:\Users? If yes then create a new account for him, have him login then logout top create the directory structure under C:\Users, then copy everything from the old account to the new one.

This is a good Youtube video of how to do this. Fix Corrupt User Profile in Windows 8 - YouTube

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Edit: My computer is now okay. It seems that it just take very long time before it was able to load the desktop. I'm sorry I'm just panicking a while ago because this would be the 2nd laptop that malfunctioned because of me if in case something wrong happens in this computer. Please close this thread.
 
Please help. I cannot login to my computer. I was able to enter my password then it stops there at the Welcome screen. I simply cancelled the file I am copying from a CD.
What I actually did is this.
I places the CD in my driver then copy a file from it.
Since it is not copying (0% and it changing), I cancelled the process.
Then it cannot be cancelled so I ejected the CD from my computer but still the copy process is still there. I cannot shutdown nor restart my computer because I cannot click the options in the start menu. O what I did is I pressed the power button to turn it off.
Now I cannot get through the Welcome screen for 15 minutes already. Same happens with safe mode.
Pleas help me.

A:unable to login to windows after cancelling a copy

It would help to know the make and model of this computer.
 
Do you have the installation disc for the operating system?
 
If not, you can download a legal copy here.
 
You need to burn the ISO file to a DVD disc, you can download ImgBurn to do this.
 
In order to boot from this disc you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order and the hdd second.
 
Bleeping Computer has an excellent tutorial for using this disc to make a repair, you can find it here.

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Hi I have a desktop PC not a laptop with a built in camera. I do however have a Microsoft LifeCam 3000. Can I use this as the info on TV states it is a special camera?

A:Windows upgrade to 10 camera login

Not sure if this helps you.

Microsoft's Windows Hello will let you log in to Windows 10 with your face, finger, or eye | PCWorld






Quote:
The catch, if there is one, appears to be the hardware. In a video (embedded below) Microsoft notes that Hello will require ?specialized hardware, including [a] fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.? That would imply that the laptop would need a built-in Kinect-like sensor, either one designed by Microsoft?such as Kinect for Windows?or a RealSense sensor from Intel. (Microsoft said that all PCs incorporating the Intel F200 RealSense 3D Camera will support the facial and iris unlock features of Windows Hello, including the automatic sign-in to Windows, as well as unlocking ?Passport? without the need for a PIN.)

A Microsoft spokeswoman also confirmed that Hello will not work with an ordinary Webcam.

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Hi I have a desktop PC not a laptop with a built in camera. I do however have a Microsoft LifeCam 3000. Can I use this as the info on TV states it is a special camera?

A:Windows upgrade to 10 camera login

Not sure if this helps you.

Microsoft's Windows Hello will let you log in to Windows 10 with your face, finger, or eye | PCWorld






Quote:
The catch, if there is one, appears to be the hardware. In a video (embedded below) Microsoft notes that Hello will require ?specialized hardware, including [a] fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.? That would imply that the laptop would need a built-in Kinect-like sensor, either one designed by Microsoft?such as Kinect for Windows?or a RealSense sensor from Intel. (Microsoft said that all PCs incorporating the Intel F200 RealSense 3D Camera will support the facial and iris unlock features of Windows Hello, including the automatic sign-in to Windows, as well as unlocking ?Passport? without the need for a PIN.)

A Microsoft spokeswoman also confirmed that Hello will not work with an ordinary Webcam.

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Hi,
I just successfully upgraded and installed chrome and rooted around windows 8 for the first time.

Upon reboot my login fails with error saying password is wrong for my windows live my windows live account. I am however able to login to windows live account successfully using my phone.
I have seen another user with the same issue.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.. I'm completely locked out. Thanks

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Good evening all. Recently, I encountered those errors tabs which involved some software. Suddenly yesterday, I cannot login to Windows although I typed the correct password. Anyway, I will upload the screenshots of those errors so that you people will understand better.

A:Unknown errors with software and unable to login to Windows.

This indicates to me something has happened with your user profile which is causing windows to not allow you to login; I would refer to the following link to see if it helps ya out:

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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hi all i have a really serious and baffleing problem. when i boot windows and get to the login screen i get a message saying "a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0x80070002" i have had xp service pack 2 for a month or two now and not sure why it is doing this all of a sudden
common sense says to go to google and type in the error which i did and came up with this page describing my exact problem http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310794.

this page is great except for the fact i do not have the registry entries described in the workaround. they just arent there. also my drive letters have not changed so it rules out the fix provided by microsoft. this is VERY annoying and i know you folks are knowledgeable and hope you can help me out. thanks

trevor
 

A:error at login screen unable to load windows

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I have Windows 7 Professional edition (64-bit) installed on my machine.

My computer was linked to a network earlier, where it was mandatory to enter user credentials (ctrl+alt+del) to login every time. When I got off the network, I tried deleting my user profile so I wouldn't have to login every time. Instead, what happened was that I was stuck with the administrator profile.

About a half hour ago, I tried to remove it yet again. What I should have done was just try to disable ctrl+alt+del but I ended up disabling the administrator profile.

The worst then happened, I was locked out of my own computer (obviously I had to try to see if the 'disabling' actually worked). Ever since, I've been scouring discussion boards all over to figure out how to get back it.

Turns out, I can enable the administrator profile through the command prompt.

Here's where the problem lies:-

I CAN'T GET TO THE COMMAND PROMPT WHEN I START MY COMPUTER!

Every time I try to start the computer in SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT, it keeps going back to the Windows user login.

How do I stay with COMMAND PROMPT so that I can re-enable the administrator login? Is there a hot key or something I can press that will help staying on the command prompt?

Please help, I'm desperate.

P.S. I don't have the Windows 7 installation CD either.

A:HELP! - Unable to login to Windows 7 or get to COMMAND PROMPT at start

Don't delete ANY User Profiles. It there is no Profile, you can't run Win 7. Did you make a System Repair disk when your PC was working? That could solve your problem. Do you have a 25 Character Product Key that should be on a sticker on your PC case? You can use this to activate your Win 7 after the install. Let us know the answers to above and we can proceed.

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I ran an Image back up of my C: drive (using Windows 7 & an external usb drive) after getting warning messages that the Hard Disk was failing and to back up the drive.  I got a replacement 500 GB internal drive to restore the Image to and got as far as the Windows Login Screen after the Image Restore was complete and then automatically rebooted.  I typed my password in under my profile BUT, it was not accepted/ recognized... (I can't remember the exact wording) There are 2 profiles that come up, at that point, (just before going into Windows)...Mine, and my g-friends, whom, for whatever reason, WAS able to login to her profile  ...
 
Can anyone tell me how to bypass or fix this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
 
I have an Acer Aspire 5750-6414, 500 GB, Serial ATA, and running  Windows7.

A:Unable to login 2 Windows after backup and Image restore of drive

It's possible that because the hard drive was failing, your profile was corrupted and restoring the image still resulted in a corrupted profile. Try the following.
 
If you gf's account is admin then log into her account and change/clear the password of your account in "User Accounts" of control panel.
 

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On my Windows 8 Pro PC, I've enabled sharing and set my home network up as a private network. When it was running Win 8 Consumer Preview, I was able to login as "[email protected]". Then when I shared a folder, I was able to connect to it from my Win7 PC by entering "joeblow" as my user name and providing it with my Windows Live password. Win8 Pro doesn't appear to be working this way. I am able to see the Win8 PC from the Win7 PC, but when I open it up I see a blank window. Trying to enter a direct path, or mapping to \\Win8PC\C$ doesn't work. Homegroups aren't really an option for me since I have an XP machine and a Mac on my home network. Is a local account the only answer? Would that even work?

A:Using Windows Live login - unable to share files to Win7

Have you tried adding a check mark to the the sharing tab on C drive or which ever folder you want to share?

You can also add check marks for the security tab permission settings on the Windows 8 C drive for "Everyone" which should be there by default. This would allow Everyone on the network access to which ever folder you allowed.

Adding a local account is the safest way as it allows you to only allow a specific LAN user access.

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Hi,

I have configured 2 languages - english and hebrew and set password in hebrew.
However, when trying to change language in lockscreen to login, i am not able to switch to hebrew.
Tried on screen keyboard via easy access but could not switch to hebrew as well.
Therefore, i am not able to login now - please assist.

Thanks,
Rafi

A:Missing language icon on lockscreen - Windows 10 / Unable to login

Mrafi,

do not know your situation right nows, not clear what you need.

Can you enter your password or not?

But it is a rule of thumb (for me anyway) to have another account and then you could save yourself.

If you can login you can use languag in the Control Panel.

Jeff

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My hard disk has bad sectors and I have encountered blue screen a few times

Today I start my PC and at the point where the windows login screen (the screen where it ask user to enter password to login Windows 7), the whole screen is black, I could only see my mouse pointer.
There is also one time after entering the login password, it just stay at the screen that display the text [Welcome] and the turning circle loading forever.

Q1 What can I do now?

Q2 Is there a way to save some of the files that are inside the disk? (maybe unplug the disk and put into another PC, or access through DOS ?)
Example of files I want to save
C:\Users\[windows username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
C:\Users\[windows username]\AppData\Roaming\Skype\

A:Unable to login to windows, black screen with only a mouse pointer.

The best way is to plug the HD into another PC or a USB drive dock and pull the data that you want to save from the drive.

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Few days ago, I pasted a new file called ""uxtheme.dll" downloaded from net in C:\WINDOWS\system32.There was already a file by that name so i renamed the old file as "uxtheme.dll.old" and pasted the new file.Few days after that i installed Style XP Software(a software to customize desktop, screensaver, themes, logon screens, bootscreens). I changed the logon screen from its default. I restarted the system. Now i cud not see the login screen and i am unable to open the computer.

So, using the recovery console (XP SP2 CD), I tried to repair the Windows. In the process, I thought i should delete the login screen and deleted it using some commands(DOS Commands).I also deleted the whole "Resources" file (C:\Windows\Resources) using some dos commands.

Still my computer was not loging in.

So, I referred to an article from Microsoft(support.microsoft.com/kb/310396) which
I was confused. So i saw an article in Microsoft (support.microsoft.com/kb/310396). The problem in that article was similar to mine and i followed the instructions given there.

Still am not able to open .

I have huge data (Crucial-- its not just games /songs) in C: drive. I thought i shud not loose the whole data. So, I did not reinstall XP SP2.

If U can pl help me, i shall be very grateful to U.

A:Windows XP SP2 login Screen not showing and unable to open the system

Hi vedantadeshika


Have you tried to boot into Safe Mode yet? If not, try that. As the PC is powering up, start tapping the F8 continuously until you see the Safe Mode menu. Choose "Safe Mode" from the list. If you didn't password-protect your Administrator account, you might be able to start things in Safe Mode using that account, and from Add/Remove Programs remove your theme-altering programs. From the Start/Run box, you could also try typing msconfig ...And in that program disable theme software from running at startup.

Should that not work, see if you can get System Restore to run & use a restore point from before your theme-altering episode. Try the following instructions from the Microsoft Knowledge Base article --- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

I think you might want to make backups as soon as you can, too, if you have data that you cannot easily replace.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Hi guys, I've been at this for three hours. I hope you can help and I'll get to the point:

- Need to access BIOS. USB keyboard (Logitech G110) not recognized until the Windows login screen loads.
- No PS/2 ports (and blast it, I have a PS/2 keyboard that I can't use). Cannot get a USB->PS/2 adapter at this time.
- I reset CMOS and disconnected the hard drive. This produced two lines saying there was no boot disk, did not drop me into the BIOS.
- HP Pavilion P6000, model P6220f.
- I have no other USB keyboards available.
- The keyboard doesn't light up until the login screen.

The way these threads seem to go elsewhere is: "Can't get to BIOS with USB keyboard." "Okay, change your BIOS settings to turn on legacy." "But I can't access the BIOS!!!"

I'm trying not to purchase additional computer crap. I accept that there may be no way to do this. Thanks if you can help.

A:USB keyboard doesn't work before Windows login (can't access BIOS)

Are you able to borrow a keyboard from a mate to test

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Hello everyone,

I have been searching for a solution to this issue for a while now, but cannot find one.

I currently have just swapped my PC into a new case along with a new motherboard. Switched from the Z87 Sabretooth to the Z97-A.

The issue is when I start up my computer using the same SSD with Windows 7 64 bit on it, my USBs shut off once I get to the Windows login screen. My mouse and keyboard both work fine during BIOS.

Please keep in mind that I cannot get to device manager or anything like that in Windows due to not being able to log in or do anything once I get to the log in screen.

Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:New Build: USBs work in BIOS, but shut off in Windows login

Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals, look for Legacy USB if it is disabled using your Enter and Arrow keys, Enable it.

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Hi, After a bios update I am unable to login to Windows 7 (64bit). Normally I use the fingerprint reader to login but it will not recognise my fingerprint. So i try to logon with my password, this is also not working. Access to the bios is no problem, changed some settings but no luck. I did not erase the fingerprint memory, i can use the fingerprint reader to get access to the bios. When i try to access windows and the fingerprint reader, it wil not recognise my fingerprint, i get a Lenovo pop up box, username (not able to change this) is lenovo and i have to type a password. No password i normally use wil work Bios file used : 8duj29us.iso , BIOS version: 8DET74WW (1.44) I ame able to load Lenovo Diagnostics, no hardware problems. I need some help here  

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Hello everyone,

I have been searching for a solution to this issue for a while now, but cannot find one.

I currently have just swapped my PC into a new case along with a new motherboard. Switched from the Z87 Sabretooth to the Z97-A.

The issue is when I start up my computer using the same SSD with Windows 7 64 bit on it, my USBs shut off once I get to the Windows login screen. My mouse and keyboard both work fine during BIOS.

Please keep in mind that I cannot get to device manager or anything like that in Windows due to not being able to log in or do anything once I get to the log in screen.

Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:New Build: USBs work in BIOS, but shut off in Windows login

Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals, look for Legacy USB if it is disabled using your Enter and Arrow keys, Enable it.

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I upgraded from 7057 to 7068 version of Windows 7.

After the upgrade, my Sharepoint Designer 2007 is unable to open remote website on front page enabled IIS Server.
Also, I am unable to ftp to the site.

This was an upgrade, so all the installed programs were available after the upgrade. All other programs seem to be working fine.

Is there some sort of problem with Windows security...?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Sharepoint Login problem after upgrade to Windows 7068

Do you need to re-install SharePoint?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

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After installing Windows 10 - on the first login screen, when I enter my password pc is freezing up, after a few seconds it fades to black and then restarts. Cannot get past this part, anyone else have this issue?

The PC I'm upgrading is a Dell Inspiron laptop upgrading from Win7.

A:Windows 10 upgrade install crashing at first login screen

I'm having the same exact issue on a custom built system. No idea what to do and getting more frustrated as time passes.

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My problem is similar to the well know Windows 7 Black Screen as referenced by Prevx, though different. When I boot my Windows 7 computer, the login screen appears as always. Following entering the password for default user,
the screen will give the impression of login, but the final result is a plain black screen with the cursor only. The black screen appears indefinitely and the Windows GUI never appears. The only available option from booting in normal mode with this is Ctrl-Alt-Del
(Task Manager). From analyzing another computer with Windows 7 Professional, my Task Manager is missing the following user processes: dwm.exe, explorer.exe, and taskhost.exe. Additionally, it is missing the following system processes (possibly irrelevant):
spoolsv.exe and wmiprvse.exe.
 
When I attempt to start a new process using Windows Task Manager, an error message will appear saying “Windows Task Manager has stopped working” and forces you to close Windows Task Manager. This includes starting
any process such as cmd or explorer.
 
I attempted to boot into safe mode. 
The result was the same as above. Then I attempted booting into safe mode with command prompt. This showed some hope. Following authentification from the login screen, the command prompt appears with the same blank screen with a cursor behind it. Initially
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A:Blank Screen with cursor after login Windows 7, Unable to start new tasks

Same problem  I've found a solution.
 
#1 Hit fastly 5 time the left shitf button on your keyboard.
A windows will appaers to know if you want to caps lock. Keep it open
#2 Alt-CTRL-Del
  You have know your desktop
#3 Go on add-remove programme
3a) Go on windows add-remove
3b) Remove internet explorer
ok-ok-ok - untill it's remove and ask to restart
 
#4 No more problem. You have to go on the net with chrome or firefox.
 

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My screen hanged and turned black, some desktop icons reappear when I move the mouse around. http://i.imgur.com/tZWSakr.jpg

I pressed the restart button to restart, loading slow and waited at the 'welcome' and 'preparing your desktop' for a few mins and finally reached inside windows desktop black screen and showed error popup http://i.imgur.com/vtS6BoE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ItQuHNc.jpg http://i.imgur.com/o1TTU1R.jpg

Unplugged harddisk wire/connector and replugin to ensure firm connection, I pressed the restart button to restart again, and this time it cannot login, it showed me a "The User Profile Service failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded" error message http://i.imgur.com/qzQwOpc.jpg , pressed restart button few more times and same thing happened

Restart PC and pressed F8 when PC starting up to go to advanced boot options, tried "repair your computer" and tried again "last known good configuration (advanced)" http://i.imgur.com/K14mggc.jpg , tried all the options in "repair your computer" http://i.imgur.com/9cfyFuI.jpg but did not solve the "The User Profile Service failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded" problem

Tried Method 1 in this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215 but it did not fix the problem, so now I am unable to login and stuck with the error "The User Profile Service failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded"
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A:Unable to login to Windows, User Profile error and Screen Hang BSOD

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I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards 

A:BIOS settings grayed out, Login To BIOS as Administrator?

leonardlin wrote:I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards What I have found is that this situation arose for me when I logged in to the BIOS as a regular user after installing HP ProtectTools and enabling Pre-boot authentication.  I needed to log in as an admin user. However, in my case, I had yet to set up an administrative password for the BIOS prior to setting up HP ProtectTools.  What I needed to do was the following set of steps: 1.  When the system reboots, it SHOULD give you the option to log in to the BIOS as a guest or registered user.  Log in as GUEST into the BIOS instead of a registered user (wierd, but it works).2.  Go to BIOS Security settings and create a BIOS admin password.3.  You... Read more

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I am using Vista Ultimate in the trial period. I want to upgrade to Windows 7. But I am unable to upgrade. I get the message -





Quote:
You need to be running WIndows Vista with SP1 or later to upgrage.


Can I upgrade this trial version to activated Windows 7?

Regards.

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Follow the steps in the above tutorial for a clean install of Windows 7. You will need a valid product key to activate Windows 7 once it is installed.

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unable to upgrade in windows 8.1 from 8

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Hi,

I am trying to upgrade from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit but when booting from the upgrade disk it has problems finding my HDD's and says that windows cannot be installed on them once found.

When choosing a clean install from loading the disk from within Vista it starts to install and then when it restarts it brings up a blue screen saying that windows cannot be installed and is I have installed any new HDD's or controllers then on uninstall them.

When trying to upgrade at first it was complaining about the ATI ACHI Compatable RAID controller not being compatable but now it starts to do the install and then on restart it does the same as the clean install.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Unable to upgrade to windows 7

There are several excellent sticky threads in this board that deal with installation issues.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you haven't done so, review them and see if they answer any of your questions.

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Hello all,

Just thought I would mention this as it is the second machine I have bolloxed now due to doing a bios upgrade.
A while ago I did a bios upgrade on a desktop machine and after doing it got a BSOD and windows would not boot. Had to format and do a fresh install to get over it.
This time round I did a bios upgrade on my laptop so that I could put a T9500 processor into it and got the same problem.

Bit of a pig this one though as I have 3 weeks of non backed up emails I will lose amongst other things.

It seems that if you do a bios upgrade windows 7 see's it as a different machine and just errors out without trying to load. There seems to be nothing you can do to recover from it.
Only option I have it to install another oppperating system on it and then see if I can downgrade bios. See if that will work.

Just be aware of this as not something that will show to often as not to common to have to upgrade bios. Hope this helps someone.

A:Try not to do a bios upgrade when using Windows 7

Flashing a motherboard bios under windows with a non-beta/rc OS is already risky, so flashing a motherboard bios on a beta OS is....

If you have another computer, download hard drive manager from paragon and make a bootable CD or USB with it then boot your computer from it. There's an utility to restore the boot and if that doesn't work, in the partion manager there's another option to browse and copy files that are on the unbootable HDD.

You're lucky it didn't mess up your bios and it, apparently, only affected your MBR.

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I tried all the options and read various forum to enter inside BIOS, but unfortulately lenovo Z580 has a bug. Is there something I can do, 

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