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Windows 8 msconfig safe mode loop stuck!

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  • Safe Mode
  • Msconfig
  • Windows 8
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July 6, 2013 9:31:50 PM

So I was having problems with a program I installed and I decided to boot Windows 8 on safe mode and see if the problem was still present. To my dismay, when I booted safe mode, it asked for my password. I used to boot always using the PIN code option, to the point that I´ve forgotten my password. Now I´m stuck in the msconfig safe mode loop and cant get out. Is there a way to access msconfig without booting so I can get out of the loop? Or how can I reset my password?

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July 6, 2013 9:44:47 PM

Either shut down & boot from BIOS or Shut down & reset CMOS jumper.
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July 6, 2013 10:02:26 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Either shut down & boot from BIOS or Shut down & reset CMOS jumper.


No idea how to do the CMOS trick, but if I do it wont i have to later reconfigure ALL hardware manually? Im not an expert on this, so I dont want to do anything I may later regret. Also, my PC is a ultrabook so I cant pop it open. I tried using the cmd from advanced options to change the boot values but it wont let me (was using bcdedit).
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July 6, 2013 10:05:03 PM

also im downloading ophcrack to see if i can crack my password and avoid reformatting all, i dont have a recent backup so i would lose some pretty important files.
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July 6, 2013 10:31:31 PM

nvm, ophcrack did the trick, cracked my password pretty fast.... thanks anyways!
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