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entering safe mode without the keyboard..

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by aviel, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. aviel

    aviel Guest

    i have a tablet pc without any keyboard
    i need to enter safe mode in order to login as administrator , only i can't
    press F8 cause i don't have keyboard...

    is there another way to login as administrator ?

    thanks aviel
    aviel, Feb 22, 2004
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  2. Excuse my ignorance, but why can't you login as administrator the normal
    Gary A. Bushey, Feb 22, 2004
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  3. Yore don't necessarily need to boot into safe mode just to log in as
    Administrator. You can just log off then log in as Administrator.
    Unfortunately, Windows hides the Administrator account on the Windows
    Welcome screen unless you have used the TweakUI powertoy to turn it on.
    Without using the powertoy, the easiest way to force Windows to allow you
    to log in as Administrator is to turn off using the Welcome screen.

    Go to { Start / Control Panel | User Accounts | (you may have to click
    User Accounts again) | Change the way users log on or off | [ ] Use the
    Welcome Screen } (The empty square brackets mean to uncheck the option.)

    Then you will be able to type in any user name you want at the log in
    prompt. Of course only existing user names will work.
    Grant Robertson, Feb 22, 2004
  4. i need to enter safe mode in order to login as administrator

    Do a normal boot, if you see the welcome screen use the on-screen keyboard
    to press Ctrl+Alt+Del two times. This should bring up the default windows
    logon prompt and you should be able to login as administrator.

    - tobias
    Tobias Mueller, Feb 22, 2004
  5. aviel

    aviel Guest

    hi tobias
    that's the problem with tablet pc ,
    when i click ctrl+alt+del i get a message saying - don't use that sequence ,
    instead use the security key . (that's the problem on tablet pc ) so i can't
    get to the logon prompt.
    now i can't change the logon screen because i don't have access into the
    computer (the user that had the password lost it - that's way i need to
    enter as administrator - it's the only user that i know it's password..)
    aviel, Feb 23, 2004
  6. aviel

    aviel Guest

    i don't have any computer access - the password for the main user was lost
    ... that's why i need to login as administrator...
    aviel, Feb 23, 2004
  7. aviel

    aviel Guest

    because in the welcome screen , you don't see the administrator account ,
    and when you press ctrl+alt+del twice on tablet pc you get an error
    message...saying to use a security key or something...
    aviel, Feb 23, 2004
  8. aviel

    Anon Guest

    It's telling you not to use ctl-alt-del but to press the security key... so press the security key. the tablet should have a physical button called the security key button. on my toshiba tablet it has a picture of a key on it.
    Anon, Feb 23, 2004
  9. Aviel,
    your tablet pc should provide a security button.

    Anyway, if you don't get in with any of the mentioned ways you could try
    Locksmith [1] from Winternals' ERD Commander 2002/2003. You can use this
    tool as a bootable cd and reset the passwords of any user account.

    [1] http://www.wininternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/locksmith.asp

    - tobias
    Tobias Mueller, Feb 23, 2004
  10. aviel

    aviel Guest

    well ...solved that..
    on the furjitsu stylistic i can get into safe mode by clicking the Fn key
    while windows xp's loader screen is running...
    that solved all the problems..

    thanks everybody..

    aviel, Feb 24, 2004
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