Safe Boot Never Shows Desktop - Black Screen
Posted on 2006-11-03
I confiscated my son's workstation due to his desire to continue communicating with what I prefer to call "an undesireable element". He has refused to give me his password to review the system and I can not get logged in under the administrator account. The log-in screen shows only his account, so I boot the system into safe mode which then shows his and the admin account. After I log in, however, the screen displayes "safe boot" in the four corners and the OS information at the top, but no icons or task bar appear.
I downloaded a shell applicatoin recommended elsewhere on this site for changing a user password. It seemed to run correctly and update, but I still get asked if I have forgotten my password when I try to log into his account with the new one I entered. I would appreciate any thoughts on this issue.