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unable to log in with pin after Safe Boot

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Example: Pavilion Desktop-550-027c
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

I had a flickering screen and when I was using the computer it locked up with a black screen.

I looked up info on how to fix the problem of flickering. I tried  a couple of the suggestions but they did not help.

Then I tried one that said to "Run MSFCONFIG and select SAFE BOOT, restart,"

After doing that I was stuck on the screen that asks for password. I use a four digit pin but not the pin no longer works.

I shut it off and restarted, but the pin I had used before on startup will not work.

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Entering Windows 10 or Windows 8 safe mode requires the Windows account password.  The pin will not work in that instance. 

When the Windows Microsoft account was setup originally, it first required a password and then after all was setup you could transition to a pin.  If you cannot remember the password, then it requires some extra work, which we in the forum are not allowed to give, but help is available from Microsoft.


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