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Q: Dos bat program that accept username and password as parameters and the password masked with asterisk ?

Dos bat program that accept username and password as parameters and the password masked with asterisk ?

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So, I get a call that this domain username is giving invalid password. Of course, like any other tech, I assume that the user is putting in the password wrong, so I get into the remote access for the computer. I put in the password. No dice.

I log into another computer in the same area, log in with the username and password, logs in without issue. Go back to the offender and log in with an admin domain account, no issue. So, now, I've blown out everything related to this user account, removed and readded it to the valid user list, nuked and deleted the user profile by deleting from profile list, physically deleting the profile, and making sure that the profile wasn't in the registry. Still no dice. I even tried removing and readding to the domain just to say I did it. Any thoughts?

A:Domain PC won't accept known good username and password

Went in a reset domain password anyway...seems to have worked.

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My outlook mail client is asking for a username and password even when am closeing the outlook program.
Other thing is I have tracked that, when am closed the outlook it's still running on the Task manager. But it is not in the Task Bar.

Anyone can help to resolve this thing please write to this...

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I've read through pages and pages of search results for this, but they all seem to be between Win7 and XP, or something not quite the same as my problem.

Here at home we are all using Windows 7 (a mix of Home Premium and Ultimate). I have an HTPC which has all our DVDs on. This PC has a few shares so we can access our movies across the network.

I have set up the shares using the Sharing Wizard thing, and set 'Everyone' to Read/Write. I can verify the permissions for the shares in Advanced Sharing > Permissions, and see that 'Everyone' has full control.

In the Network and Sharing Center, the settings for sharing are as follows:Network discovery = ON
File and printer sharing = ON
Public folder sharing = OFF (no need for it)
Media streaming = ON (for WMP, Xbox)
Use 128-bit encryption = ON
Password protected sharing = OFF
Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections = ON
I should point out after the last bullet point that we are not using a Homegroup.

So with all that as it is, whenever I try to connect to the HTPC shares from another computer, I still get prompted for a username and password, with the "X Invalid user name and password" message beneath the text boxes. I can, however, connect without a problem from my laptop, which has the same username and password as the admin account on the HTPC.

The strange thing now - if I type "anonymous" into the username box and try to connect, I get in. Everything then works as it should. So either all... Read more

A:Password protected sharing is OFF, still asked for username/password?

You might want to check that the time/date settings are correct on the HTPC. If they aren't correct on one of your machines it will give you a password prompt as you described.

Also under power options, make sure that it's not set to require a password when coming out of sleep state.

Go to Control Panel, then Power Options "look upper left side". Click "Require a password on wakeup".

Select the radio button "Don't Require a Password" and then Save Changes. Your done.

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Hello. I just brought home an HP All in One desktop. I sat and filled it in last night. I just tried to get on it and I can't get past the login screen. I wrote my password down and it won't accept it. It says my name and underneath, it asks for my psswd. My email is wrong. It says **REMOVED**. That's not me. I have spent 3 hours getting # after # from Microsoft and sites to log onto. Not ONE of them helps ant the online chat is worthless. Is anyone out there able to help me? I'm so upset. Thanks. Maggie

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My daughter's HP laptop (windows XP) was running fine. Battery just ran out, she plugged the computer in and now it will not let her log back on (and she is sure she is typing her password correctly). Any suggestions?

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did a restore and password wont work, cd drive is broken so cant use any recovery cd's. need to know how to bypass password to get to desktop. Can't use cd drive for anything. Cant do full system restore with f11. NEED TO BYPASS THE PASSWORD TO GET ONTO DESKTOP PAGE!

A:Won't accept old password

Visit this link-http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/27/forgot-windows-administrator-password-ways-to-recover-and-reset-password-in-vistaxp20032knt/

But i think you might be still needing a workable Cd drive.I am not sure whether you can boot this software from a USB.

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My new laptop that I had only been using for a few days, suddenly won't accept my password. I KNOW it's the correct password, but it says no. I never set up Password Retrieval, since I only had it for a few days. What do I do?? I absolutely can NOT get on!

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sorry, but we cannot help with password issues, per TSF rules.




Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.

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I just tried to login to my HP G6 Pavilion laptop but it won't accept my password.  I have not changed it and I know the password I am using is correct.  I need it urgently but cannot access it.  Can anyone please help? I meant to point out - after starting up I put in the correct and then it starts the 'welcome' script but then quickly reverts to 'password incorrect'!!

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2 days ago I upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 8, I didn't have the router network password handy so I skipped that. I set up a new Microsoft account because I didn't have one and I was able to use the laptop for a while. After shutting down for the night I was unable to get back in (it wouldn't accept my password). I reset the password and verified that the new password worked by signing into my MS account on another computer. I connected the laptop to my router with a cable but it still would not accept my MS password. Many hours later, I did manage to get in and thought the problem was resolved.

Today: still connected by cable, laptop won't accept the MS password.

If I ever get back in I'll set it up so that I don't need to go through an MS account but I need to get in first.

Any suggestions?

Just posted this and tried again and suddenly I can get in - very confusing

A:Windows 8 won't accept my password

Check your keyboard setting. I had set Canadian keyboard, then when you type @, it becomes " (but I didn't know because screen show only dots), that's why Windows 8 didn't accept my password.

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This mourning trying to start a computer window7 home won't accept password says not valid is the same password always used went to safe mode no help How can I get in to this computer help help help. Tried new keyboard nope nums or caps not locked

A:Windows 7 won't accept password

Hello Terrasafe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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Just bought a new laptop Install seemed to be going well until I entered the wrong password for Wireless Network Chose to do a recovery to try to solve that issue. Upon restarting, my password was no longer accepted, although the password hint was still there. Not sure if the problem has to do with the fact that I performed a recovery, or because I somehow entered the wrong password twice during initial setup, or perhaps there's a finite number of password attempts that Windows 7 allows before it locks you out, because I've tried about 200 versions of my password Can anyone help?

A:Windows 7 won't accept my password

Hello Jazzi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset your user account password.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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Running XP Home SP3.

Last week the PC began asking for an Administrative password shortly after I turned it on. I was just a black screen with a smallish black box outlined in white. I'd never even heard of such a thing so I asked a friend who know computers to take a look. He told me that the system wanted some sort of password that had been entered into the BIOS settings. I told him that we'd never set up anything like that, and asked if he could get around it.

He took a small battery out of the PC, and left it out for about 30 minutes. When he put it back, it no longer asked for that password, but when it booted to windows, it did not bring up my desktop. It went to a signon page with the name Guest. And only that name. It did not show my user name (which is Mike), or show my desktop. It also wanted a password for Guest.

Since I have no password on my system, I had no idea. We left it blank, but it brought up a message box reading

The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted
Please try again or consult your system administrator.

My friend booted into safe mode, where we got essentially the same result, except that this time the user was Administrator. No other users on the page. And once again it asked for a password.

He went home and got a disk called ERD and booted from that, and then went into some utility from the start menu that would allow him to reset the passwords. He reset both Guest and Administrator, and showed me that t... Read more

A:Refuses to accept password

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My netbook - a Toshiba nb305 - is inexplicably not accepting my password, nor that of my wife's who has a separate user account. We know the passwords we're inputting are correct, so have no explanation. We have ensured that the CAPS lock and NUM locks are off (and we've tried entering passwords with them on) so that's not the problem. I'm presently holidaying in Greece, and the netbook was working perfectly on the plane journey over here. Came to use it in the hotel, and it is having this problem. Tried starting in Safe Mode also but same problem occurs. Any help you could give me would be GREATLY appreciated.



A:Help with Startup: W7 won't accept my password

Is the laptop you are logging into normally used at work? If so, check the Domain you are logging into, try changing that to just the computer name.

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When loging in.  I to my desktop my HP Envy will not accept my password.  I'd directed to reset my microsoft password at account.live.com.  Changing my microsoft account password has no affect.  I still cannot log in.  The message I receive is "That password is incorrect.  Make sure you're using the password for your Microsoft account.  You can always reset it at accouhnt.live.com/password/reset".  I've never used my microsoft password to open my Envy. 

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My hard drive crashed and so they put in a new one. I put the password in again via Control Panel but now when I enter it it says password and user name do not match

The problem is on my laptop. I'm on the desktop now. I can't get into the laptop at all. The CD Rom thing on the laptop is broken too and HP "doesn't make those parts anymore" so I can't use any disks. Is there anyway to get in?

How do I subscribe to this thread?

A:Vista won't accept password

Welcome to the Forum
You are subscribed to a thread as soon as you post.

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My daughter has asked me to look at her HP Laptop. She gave me the password but when I try to type it in it does not work. I've made sure that I don't have the CAPS lock on or that I misspelled the password (which I didn't in either case)

What can I do to fix this problem. I've looked at some password reset programs but am confused by them. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

A:Windows 7 Won't accept Password

My daughter has asked me to look at her HP Laptop.Hi JazzMahn -First, double check if your daughter has given you the correct password.Next, can you start in safe mode at all (requires no password usually)Finally, why has she asked you to "look" at the computer (are there problems)Thank You -

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Hi Folks
I have just purchased a new laptop (toshiba) with win 7 installed at the shop .I brouhgt the machine home ,started it up and let it complete the installation . After all that was complete I let the unit time out & go into sleep mode .When I attempted to get back in my password is not accepted . Any Ideas

A:Win7 won't accept password

I have to ask,
is it the right one?


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When turning on my desk top computer and entering long time password, get message " use last password or go to account live" to fix problem--but if I cannot start the
computer, how can I "fix" the problem???

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Will only take nine characters in the password box.  My password is ten characters.  ??  Did I press a wrong button?  Caps lock is off.  My computer is a Lenovo Yoga 900 and I am running Windows 10.  

A:Can't log in to my computer - won't accept password Help!

Are you talking about the Windows 10 logon screen (usually with a pretty picture or default background and white text box in the middle) or did you set up an admin password in the BIOS screen?
If it's Windows, make sure you're looking at a password box and haven't inadvertantly wound up with the PIN box. 

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I have a new Windows 7 64 bit laptop which I have successfully connected to my home wlan and it can access the web just fine.
The home wlan is wpa protected and behind a router.

The new laptop can see the other Windows 7 PC (old_pc) in the home wlan and when I double click on the "old_pc" icon in Network it opens it and asks for a username and network password.

When I enter the name of a user on the other PC and its logon password I get an error message saying the the user or password is wrong. But, it is how I logon the other PC!

I checked and the "old_pc" does have its printers shared (and that is what I am trying to access from the new PC) so that is not the problem.

What do I do? What am doing wrong?


A:New PC not accept network password

That is a strange one isn't it? What happens when you try to join the Homegroup?

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I am runnning Win98SE. I am running a peer to peer network. When I would log on my username would appear in the Microsoft networking dialog box and all I would have to do is type in my password. I was changing and deleting files and now my username does not appear when I boot the system. How do I get the system to put my username in the MS networking dialog box on boot up? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Username and password

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I reset my system back to the original settings and it is asking for the Log On info. Evidently I'm not remembering the correct information and I didn't write it down. How can I get into my system? My recovery disk won't work. I really need to get into my system so any help is appreciated.


A:Can't Log On With My Username/Password

You can reset any password by going through the following steps. The process is involved and requires some careful typing. Ask a computer-savvy friend to assist you if you lack experience in this area.
1. Set your BIOS to use the DVD drive as the primary boot device.
2. Boot with a Windows Repair CD.
3. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ?" appears.
4. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. You are now in Repair Mode.
5. Select an Operating System, then click Next.
6. Select the Command Prompt.
7. Identify the correct drive letter for your Windows installation. It could be a drive other than C: but it won't be X:. You do it by typing the commands
dir C:\Win* {Enter}
dir D:\Win* {Enter}
dir E:\Win* {Enter}
until you find the Windows folder.
I will call that drive "Q:".
8. Type these commands:
cd /d Q:\windows\System32 {Enter}
move sethc.exe \ {Enter}
copy cmd.exe sethc.exe {Enter}
9. Reboot normally but hold down the Shift key permanently.
10. When challenged for a password, tap the Shift key five times. You will see a small black screen.
11. Type these commands:
net user {Enter}
(To see a list of all accounts that exist on your machine)
net user Administrator {Enter}
(To see if the Administrator account is active)
12. Type these commands:
net user "xxx&q... Read more

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Was wondering if in FF (or even IE) you could put the username and password in the url before connect to a site so you dont have to login. Reason being a site a bunch of friends and I frequent now need you to register to see anything on their site so rather than make a bunch of accounts i want to make 1 and post the link in our forum so everybody can use it. (www.site.com/community/index.php?action=login) i have tried a few ways that ive seen on some forums like http://username:[email protected] and also tried index.php?action=login?user=xxx&pass=xxx but neither seem to work.

thanks in advance for any replies.

A:username and password in url

If you make one account for everyone to use, only one person will be able to login at any one time.

There are various ways of editing the URL to include password details, but if the website doesn't support this feature, or has specifically blocked it, then it can't be done.

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why? running XP Pro, can i just install reg XP

A:my OS is asking for a username and password?


my OS is asking for a username and password?


Originally Posted by pjaiken

why? running XP Pro, can i just install reg XP

G'Day, and Welcome to TSF!

Can you please explain in a little more detail just what you are trying to achieve, and whether you have more than two user accounts on your machine.

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My lady went onto a site and typed her password into the username box. Now every time she goes to the site her password appears in a drop down along with her username.

I deleted cookies, all offline content, and history but it still happens !

Any help please

Thanks in advance

A:password comes up in username

Hello try autocomplete settings in tool content

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Is there a registry patch that can allow me to enter a username:password before the url in mozilla or Internet explorer instead of manually entering the username and password every time?

A:username:[email protected]

I am not sure what you are asking but you need to reach the site before entering the username/password option.
I dont think you can enter before the option. Is there any settings that allow you to enter without supplying password?

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I messed with my iss security for anonymous login and now yahoo and some other pages keep giving me these prompts. How to restore the security to default? Is there a solution. Please respond. Thanks

A:Username and Password

Go to Control Panel > Internet Options. Click on the Security tab. Scroll down to the bootm under "User Authentication" and set it to what you want there.

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HI, I have a DVR security system that requires a username and password. I have it in the Startup directory, so it starts the program, but wants a username and password before it starts to record. If it shuts down during the day, I can always start it up again. If it happens at night, then I have a big problem. last night it cpu reset (not sure why) and it did not startup again. The alarm went off here at the office and I had to come in at 5:00 am, because the DVR system wanted a username and password. Anyone have a solution to this problem.



A:DVR needs username and password

Ok, I have figured it out. The system has to be locked. When it is locked then the program will startup automatically.

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Hi. I just setup a windows 7 with WGM server, (workgroup Mail server) I control the pc via remote desktop. I have two questions. 1. I need to restart the pc every now and then to refresh WGM. I knew how to do this using the windows task manager. Sadly, this skill has now gone missing out my head. 2. I also use to know where to add the username and password in the registry so that the pc boots past it and executes the WGM service.

Like I said, I have done this on a pc about two years ago and it worked great. It was a trial run for a customer. He decided against it and I canned all the info. Please assist.

thank you

A:Username and password

Add a shortcut on the desktop: shutdown /s /t 10 That will shutdown the computer in 10 seconds. You can make it /t 0 if you want it to shutdown immediately.

To make the computer automatically logon a specific account, do this:

Press WinKey+r
Type control userpasswords2 and press Enter
Select the account you want to automatically login, uncheck User must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click the Apply button.
In the Automatically Log On window, enter the password if there is one, leave blank otherwise and click OK.
Click Apply and OK to close the User Accounts window.

Now when the computer boots, the account you picked will automatically logon.

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I want to log in like shown in the attachment. In my Thinkpad I log in this way but in my desktop Pc there is two "login pictures" and Windows assume that I am logged in from start and prompt me only for my password. I want to be prompted for username and password. I can't find the difference in the Pc's and there is a check mark next to "Users must enter a username and password ...". The Thinkpad is running 32 bits and the desktop Pc is running 64 bits. I am not logging in to a domain but to a workgroup.

Can anyone help?

A:Log in with username and password

Hello Peter,

The tutorial below can help show you how to have it set to where you must log on with both user name and password.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,

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Hi There I have installed three files on my laptop HP RGS Sender, Receiver and Settings. On the other computer I only have Receiver. Everything works fine until it asks me for my Username and Password. I have no idea how to access that information. It isn't my HP Account information and there is no promt for such in the installation process. I haven't identified an answer from the manual. Please let me know how to access this information. Best Devin du Plessis

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Hi There I have installed three files on my laptop HP RGS Sender, Receiver and Settings. On the other computer I only have Receiver. Everything works fine until it asks me for my Username and Password. I have no idea how to access that information. It isn't my HP Account information and there is no promt for such in the installation process. I haven't identified an answer from the manual. Please let me know how to access this information. Best Devin du Plessis

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I have an email on windows mail and i think that somehow the browsing history wast deleted and my windows mail is suddenly started asking for my username and passward. I have forgotten my passward for my email considering i do not have to put it in each time i log on. I looked under the tools/ accounts/ servers and have tried that username and passward and have tried to change that passward but it is not working. I cannot send or recieve any emails. I have tried everything and have no idea what to do. please help!!!!

A:password and username??

Try this NirSoft - freeware utilities: password recovery, system utilities, desktop utilities
You will see it under password recovery.
It work great.
Also it has no crapware so do not be afraid to use it.
Also download the zip not the installer.
Hope I was some help to you.


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i don't know if this is the right place to post this problem,if not please move it.
every 2 or 3 days my username and password has to be re-entered for every site i visit.i have googled this problem and cannot find the answer.as i said it is about every 2 or 3 days but sometimes it will happen on the same day i re-enter it.this started about a month ago and i have ran checks for malware and virsus and found nothing.i had no power outages,no breakdowns of any kind.most of the time i can fix almost anything that happens to my computer but i am at a loss.i am running vista on a hp pavilion.
i followed instructions from several sites that instruct you to go to tools and make changes but none of that has helped.
thanks in advance

A:username and password

You maybe infected with Malware, so I suggest you follow this link through to get a clearance for your system.

There is also a link in my signature with cleaning tools for your information.

kind regards,

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Have been trying to connect to a Sony FSV-E1 NAS box from Windows 8 but for some reason
I cannot get it to except my username and password.
The system works when using Windows XP using the same username and password so I know the system is working.

I can get access to the control panel on the Sony and enter the Administrator username and password which
then allows me to use the control panel and change or setup new users and folders.

I think it may be something to do with the way Windows 8 transmits the username and password.

Anybody got any ideas as am stuck.
Thanks for any help and I like the forum as have already solve a few problems without needing to ask
a question.

A:Username and Password to NAS

Originally Posted by Ianeon

Have been trying to connect to a Sony FSV-E1 NAS box from Windows 8 but for some reason
I cannot get it to except my username and password.
The system works when using Windows XP using the same username and password so I know the system is working.

I can get access to the control panel on the Sony and enter the Administrator username and password which
then allows me to use the control panel and change or setup new users and folders.

I think it may be something to do with the way Windows 8 transmits the username and password.

Anybody got any ideas as am stuck.
Thanks for any help and I like the forum as have already solve a few problems without needing to ask
a question.

Try making some adjustments to the lanman server and encryption settings on the Windows 8 machine then see if you can get into this NAS. The link below shows the required settings.


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Hello there.

As you know, for XP, you can have usernames and passwords. I set a password so nobody could get in my username. However, my brother keeps going into Control Panel > Users > Me > Remove password. How can i get that to stop??

A:XP username password.

Give him his own username and password and make his account limited.

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I'm not sure what board my question fits in. I lived in Hanover, Ontario, when my laptop was hacked. My computer at home in Alberta was affected also. when I got home almost a monthe go my computer was not working. I didn't have facebook. gmail etc i tried to refresh my computer and my apps were removed, I have reinstated some of them.  I don't have any pictures from my downloads or documents, they are just gone. I don't even have gmail I need help.

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I do not understand

A:username:[email protected]

I dont understand either........

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system will not accept log in. Tried several times continues to restart.

A:hp laptop will not accept password. Tried changing would not...

Hi @Bern5,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the login password. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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this has been driving me bonkers for the last few days, I check forums and websites but have not found any answers. I have a laptop with XP Pro on which I regularly update my password, the ctlr+alt+del > change password way.

When I tried this ealier last week I got a message saying (translating from Dutch to English): my password must be 0 characters, cannot repeat any of my 0 passwords, must be at least 0 days old.

This is totally new to me, I changed the password before without issues, so my search on the web lead me to gpedit.msc, where I select windows settings, security settings, account policy. There are several entries here and they show (again translated from Dutch to English):

maximum password time: 0
min password time: 0
min password length: 0
remember old passwords: 0
complexity: disabled
something about coding: disabled

so as far as I can tell there is not password policy however when I change my password there seems to be. I have played with this a bit and set complixty to enabled, min length to 6 and tried to change it to AbCd12! which should work as its >6 long, uses caps, lowercase and numbers, but again the same message, so I set it back to how it was, 0's and disabled.

I also tried net user <username> <newpassword> but getting the same message
the account has admin rights but I logged in as admin and tried to change the password that way for the specific account but again the same message

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A:Solved: XP Pro SP3 - wont accept any new password

I am not certain I am on the right line here.
Firstly, gpedit is GROUP policy Edit and has no connection DIRECTLY with the normal user/admin/guest password.
Retunring to the cmd "net user akm-bl" - realising of course it is not that. This should provide as in my screenshot

To save me a lot of typing if you instruct the cmd
Type 'net user /HELP' for more info.
You will then see what each command is and what is achieved.

However I would recommend you type
"control userpasswords2" - start, run .
as if I am correct you will find what you want there.
On the advanced tab click the advanced button on Advanced user management and explore there in Local users and groups.

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Moved and cannot open windows with correct password. How can I correct?

A:Windows will not accept correct password

Sorry but we can not help you with passwords. You'll need to try and remember it.

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Good day, I have a user who has an HP Probook 430 G2 which was shipped with Windows 10 downgradeable to Windows 7Pro. They opted for Windows 8.1, and so the 64 bit version was installed. The user has been working fine for a week. Yesterday he called me saying that his PC would not accept his password. I logged in on Teamviewer (it has Windows Login enabled) and logged in without any problems. Thinking that it may be a stuck key on his keyboard or something, I opened word and asked him to type his password. He typed it both with the normal keyboard and numericals, and again with the numbers which are integrated with the function keys. He also typed it correctly with the USB keyboard which he had connected. I performed an Alt+Ctrl-Del funtion, and changed the password. I tryped in his existing password, and asked him to type in the same password, but with an additional ! at the end, for the new one. He typed in the new password, confirmed it, and it was accepted. I then logged out and asked him to type in his password to log in, it still said the password is incorrect. I tryped in the new password over Teamviewer, it worked. I did a bit of research and found suggestions of performing the reset with the battery and all peripherals removed. I guided him through this this morning, he booted the laptop with nothing attached, just the battery re-inserted. Same thing. This completely baffles me. Please could someone advise me? Thank you.

A:HP Probook 430 [email protected] won't accept password on laptop, but will ...

This is a new one on me I could help you via teamviewer if you want me to just message me. Anyways back to your problem there could be some sort of virus on the computer which is making it play up you may need to do a scan just to be safe? Also what happens if you create a new user instead of password do it that way? Also using windows 8.1 you can upgrade to windows 10 and use a numeric password to do that be so much easier then typing it. This is the only thing I could think of its really strange. You could try logging into the adminsitrator and try that see if it still does it then? Or is iit only on that account?  Thanks hope I helped a little bit.

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(Using Windows 7 Home.) I got a whole mess of suspicious spam, figured I'd better change my Thunderbird password (primary email.) I followed the instructions online: tools-security-saved passwords- show passwords- remove, then next time you send or receive email, you'll be prompted with a request for new password. I did that, entered the new one, said "save password," and I can see the two new passwords (same for each, incoming and smpt; I was told that's what it does and it did that), but every time I send a message it says "Sending of password for user XXXX did not succeed. Mail server pop.cox.net responded: invalid user name or password."

Please help.....I'm crippled with email right now......

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I also get the message
"Sending of the message failed.
The message could not be sent using Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.cox.net for an unknown reason. Please verify that your Outgoing server (SMTP) settings are correct and try again."

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