So two days ago, my computer was fully operational. I did a windows update and some driver updates. I may have installed the wrong drivers but it was for Intel Chipset which I downloaded from the Intel website.
Anyways, restarted the computer and ever since, I can't get past the time and date. Note that it boots up just fine. Normally, you can press enter after the time and date screen to display the username and password field but pressing enter does nothing.
So I managed to go into windows 10 recovery. From there I went into troubleshoot->advanced->startup repair. It did it and found nothing. I tried a system restore but it didn't work. I tried to reinstall windows from USB but for some odd reason that didn't work (this is usually my last resort but always works). So then I went into command prompt where it shows me x:/windows. Weird because I clearly remember my windows being installed in c: so I tried cd c: but it still said x:.
I tried the following commands:
net user Administrator /active:yes
chkdsk c: /f /r
All stated they were completed successfully with no errors found except for "bootrec /fixboot" which said "Access Denied".
So I'm wondering if there is a way I can boot into safe mode with networking to possibly fix my drivers through windows update. The way to access safe mode has changed and you can't simply press f8 during booting anymore. There is only one user account in this windows which I have a fully legal license for. Trying to access safe mode from the recovery gives me this message: "you need to sign in as an administrator to continue, but there aren't any administrator accounts on this PC". I'm the only user account since I installed windows on this computer. You would think that they would make me admin by default but no.
So I was wondering if anyone has ideas. Doing a clean install of windows is not what I want to do since I have important files.
I can also access the bios but there's nothing to do there. I'm pretty sure this is a windows 10 issue not a bios one.
If anyone can solve it, I'll pay for help via PayPal. BleepingComputer has helped me in the past so I'm here again.
Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
Edited by shadowfox87, 17 February 2018 - 07:46 AM.