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#1 Cantankerous

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 10:17 AM

I was having a spyware issue and attempted to boot into safe mode using /safeboot in the msconfig screen. But I did not realize the computer was password protected and the usual passwords are not working to boot into safemode and we do not have access to the admin passwords. Is there any way to either boot directly to safe mode without the password check or is there a way to change the boot file so it boots up normally? Thanks.

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#2 MagicMike

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 10:49 AM

If you have a floppy drive you might try this, it has worked for me a few times.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305595

#3 Cantankerous

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:00 AM

Unforunately due to advanced technology, we don't have floppy drives. This happened once before and I'm convinced we found a back door into Safe Mode to change msconfig, but I can't remember how.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:24 AM

If you have another machine available you could slave your hard drive into it and edit your boot.ini file back to normal.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:29 AM

Slaving would be an option, but not immediately. However, we did manage to get in, so all is right with the world.




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