Safe Mode w/Command Prompt -> Login Screen

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  1. Nancy Librarian

    Nancy Librarian New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am trying to reset my Windows 7 password using the command prompt function.

    I restart my computer
    Press F8
    On the Advanced Boot Options Screen -- Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
    Loading Windows Files screen appears, and scrolls through filenames.
    Then - the Login window appears! No command prompt!

    Please advise - how can I get to the command prompt screen??

    Thanks!
    Nancy
     
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    A misinterpretation.
    Safe mode with Command prompt means you can use command prompt in safe mode. You still need to open the command prompt manually.
    Here is how :
    Login > click Start button > in the search box, type cmd > Do NOT press Enter key yet > top left, right click at cmd.exe > select Run As Administrator > click Yes to confirm > now the black and white command prompt will appear.......
     
    #2 davidhk129, Mar 19, 2014
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  3. Nancy Librarian

    Nancy Librarian New Member

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    Hello,
    Thanks for your help!

    The problem is:
    I can't remember my password to login to the computer! So I can't get to the Start Menu
    I don't have a reset disk


    Solutions on help forums suggest using Safe Mode with Command Prompt, but I cannot access it!

    Here's what's happening when I try to get to Safe Mode command prompt:
    1. Reboot the computer while pressing F8.
    2. Advanced Boot Options Screen -- Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
    Loading Windows Files screen appears, and scrolls through filenames.
    *The Login window appears! No command prompt!

    Help!
    Thanks!
     
  4. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    I am sorry.
    It is my personal conviction that prohibits me from helping others who claim to have forgotten the password.
    The sensitive issue is....... am I helping others to circumvent password protection or am I helping others who genuinely have forgotten their passwords.
    The answer is ...... I don't know that for certainty.
    Therefore I opt not to assist on this particular subject matter. That is my own self-imposed rule.
    MY apology.
     
    #4 davidhk129, Mar 20, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014

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