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How to Resolve ‘Something Happened, and Your PIN Isn’t Available’ in Windows 11/10

Something Happened, and Your PIN Isn't Available

This post will show how to fix the ‘Something Happened, and Your PIN Isn’t Available‘ error in Windows 11/10 devices. When this error occurs, your device may get stuck in a boot loop, and you’ll face trouble logging in. Many users have faced this issue, and we’ll help you fix it. Continue reading this post to learn how.

Fix ‘Something Happened, and Your PIN Isn’t Available’ in Windows 11/10

As you won’t be able to login into your device once the error occurs, you’ll need to boot into the recovery mode to fix the error. Do make sure you’ve created a system image earlier before you proceed. Here’s how:

  1. Restart your PC from the login screen while holding the Shift key.
  2. Here, click on Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > System Image Recovery.
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  3. Your device will restart; now, select your user account and enter the password.
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  4. The Re-image your computer tab will now open, click Select a system image and click Next.
  5. Click on Advanced, select Install a Driver and click on OK. This will allow access to a Windows Explorer-type folder structure.
  6. Click on This PC at the left. You’ll find the drive with utilman.exe in the [drive letter]\Windows\System32 folder; rename it to Utilman1.
  7. Now, close all the tabs, click Continue from the blue screen, and your device will restart to the Login screen.
  8. Here, click on Accessibility, and the Command Prompt will open.
  9. Type start msconfig and hit Enter.
  10. The msconfig will now open, select Normal Boot, click on Ok, and restart your device.
  11. At the next login screen, you should be able to enter your PIN, and everything should return to normal.

Read: How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 11/10

How to fix something went wrong and your PIN isn t available Windows 10?

To fix something that went wrong and your PIN isn t available, boot into the advanced boot environment. Next, click on Troubleshoot > Advanced > Startup Repair.

How do I bypass a PIN on Windows 11?

To bypass the PIN of your Windows 11 device, open Command Prompt, type netplwiz, and hit Enter. The User Accounts window will now open; here, choose the account to turn off the password option.

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