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"Password is incorrect" on domain controller user account

Q: "Password is incorrect" on domain controller user account

I received a new laptop at work to install Windows 10 Pro on. It previously had Windows 8 Home but I did a clean install of Windows 10 and upgraded it to Pro using a valid key. The issue I'm facing now is that when I try to login, I get the "Password is incorrect issue" many times trying to login with a domain controller user account. I've searched and have found no answers. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem? I'm currently on Build14393.

I assume the upgrade to Pro, which simply installed the 'Pro' features on top of the Windows 10 Home upgrade, didn't fully install the domain functions? There was no option for me to do a clean install of Windows Pro from USB. I'm just throwing that out there just in case.

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I have this very strange problem with my newly installed Windows 8.1 laptop, which is joined to the domain. When the logon screen appears I'm not able to log on with my credentials, the domain\username as shown are correct, but when I give my credentials
I get the error "The password is incorrect. Try again". 
I am certain that the credentials are just fine, if I choose the option sign in with different user and I use the same domain account with the same credentials it will log on into my account.
I tried to remote the computer form the domain and rejoin the computer again, but no luck. Does anyone has a solution for this? 

A:Can't login to domain account "The password is incorrect. Try again", but credentials are correct

When I choose different user and login with my account, it will logon normally. When I restart my computer it will show the last logged in account, so when I give my credentials I get the error again; "The password is incorrect. Try again".

What do you mean "choose different user and login with my account"? Do you mean logon to the account in another PC or just click "another user"?
Have you tried to logon to the domain account in another pc, then change the password, then test this issue again.
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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Is it possible to change the message The user name or password is incorrect when user is trying to login with a incorrect password? I'm searching for a group policy to change this but can't find anything. I don't want to get a message before
login, I just want to change this message.

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I'm trying to use the File History feature in Windows 8.1 to create backups.  When I click "File History" from the control panel, nothing happens.  No new window opens, it just stays at the Control Page.

I've tried manually going to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\File History".

All works fine with local Administrative user profile.

Why does File History not start/open/run for the domain user account that is in the Administrators Group?

A:"File History" won't open/start for domain user profile/account

Base on my lab machine (Windows Server 2008 R2 DC, Windows 8.1 client). either domain admin user or domain standard user, they all work fine.
What's your environment? Did this issue occur on all domain user or specific one?
In some cases, File History may conflict with the enterprise policies (like retention policy). I suggest you contact your IT admin to see if there is some other policy to limit this.

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Just a quick question.

I have read in some places that it is better to create two accounts on a Windows PC- a "standard user" account (used for most day to day activities) and a password protected "administrator" account for when it is necessary to install software or make system changes. Apparently, this may help to guard against malware in some instances.

Can anyone comment on whether this actually leads to any improvements in security in practice ? Is it actually worth doing most day to day PC activites as a standard user ?

Microsoft dont really mention this to the average home user.


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I'd like to assign a few select "domain users" to be local admin over their test machines which log into a domain. The test machines are Windows 7 64bit and the domain is Win2k8 R2. I have been searching around for the best way to do it but I've come up short on my search.

Anyone know off the top of their head?


A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.

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Hi all,
I recently created a new user account on a win 7 home premium machine before I'd had much experience with win 7 (but years with 2000 and xp).
Instead of users\Roger\ it created users\user which I now realise is not correct. (I didn't call my account "user", either, before you ask. )
Can I fix this without deleting the profile and starting again, as I've done hours of work since that little stuff up.
Thanks in advance,

A:Account "Roger" appears as "c:\users\user"

Roger I assuming you have tried change the account name in Control Panel??

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Ok, this is my third attempt, after re-booting and re-booting. This is my wife's Sony, abt. 3 years old, P4, WinXP HE, 512k ram. For a long time now it has been "temperamental". Among the latest is I can no longer "switch user" as normally. Clicking Start/log off/switch user does absolutely nothing now, it merely reverts to the former screen. Start/log off/log off does work, however.
And the shortcut that I used to use, the Win logo key +L now goes to "UNLOCK COMPUTER", a pop-up message that tells me the pc is in use and locked and only I (presumably as an administrator) with the proper password can now unlock it..
Problem: what the heck is the password?
We don't recall ever setting one.
Control+Alt+Delete does nothing here. Once at this screen, my only recourse is to reboot. ("Cancel" is greyed out. I think though that a few days ago it wasn't and I could cancel. Is that my faulty memory or is this thing getting worse?)

A side note: I did recently download and utilize a reg cleaner freeware "Regseeker" which I used to delete only several items it said were not used or broken links. (It also allegedly created a back-up before deletion, but darned if I can see where or how I can get them back!)
I also disabled, thanks to another tech "advice", several services via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. However, that techie claims nothing I disabled in his list should affect this.

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A:Solved: "Switch User" no longer functions. "Password"?

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Hi Guys,
Have you experienced when unable to logged on to windows, you got a message "Incorrect password" although your were really sure your password is right?
Now it on my face. If the LAN cable was plugged out, It was succesfully logon, plugin the LAN Cable then restart the computer, after that I was successfully logon without LAN Cable. 
I would apreciate if there are anyone who could share and help to resolve this issue..
good luck guys

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I had a user today whom i was assisting with domain password change.
Machine was on corporate domain.
Machine was connected to corporate network via LAN connection
Machine was connected to corporate network via corporate WiFi network same time
Pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL password change will not work.
Had user change password via corporate online system.
Now machine would not unlock with new password would still unlock using old password.
Confirmed user logged onto machine with domain account.
I disconnected LAN and was able to lock/unlock Windows with new domain password while system was connected to corporate WiFi network.

What would cause this issue? How to troubleshoot such issues to find out root cause?

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Hi, I have two user accounts used by my wife and myself and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) works fine on both user accounts. Very occasionally our daughters visit and use our pc. They use the Guest account. I just happened to log into the Guest account and got a pop up message saying that Microsoft Security Client User Interface has stopped working. When I closed the message I noticed that the MSE icon was missing from the Notification Area. When I tried to open MSE from the Start Menu I just got the pop up message again and MSE would not open.

I would add that I have no other anti-virus software running on my pc apart from MSE.

I would appreciate any help that anyone could give me

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Dear Techguys,

I am going mad with frustration today.....

I have just upgraded from XP to windows 7 - transferring my data from my old XP laptop to my newer one that is running windows 7 - by using the "windows easy transfer" facility.

Agreed, transferring is easy aqnd all my data is there it seems. Phew!

However, one of my accounts on the old laptop (call it oldaccount for the purpose here) had a password on it (say 1234) but when I try to logto it on the new laptop for that same account it says "user name or password is incorrect"!

I thought I could get round this problem by going to administrator user and deleting the password for account "oldaccount"- yes, that does get round the prooblem and I can log in to the oldaccount - but of course I no longer have any password securtity on it!

I "thought" "oh, all I need do is now go back into the administrator account and create a password in the new laptop for that "oldaccount" - but when I then try to log into it I get the same error; "the username or password is incorrect".

Can anyone please help me to set up a password for this old user account on my new laptop?

I know from searching the web this is a problem others have encountered but sadly I haven't found anyone who has managed to crack this seemingly simple problem.

Any help gratefully appreciated.



A:"the username or password is incorrect" - Windows Easy Transfer

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Hello and thanks for taking the time to look at this.

I'll try to keep this as short (yet detailed) as possible. History:
1. I bought this laptop about 3-4 yrs ago.
2. Touchpad stopped reacting to touch about a year+ ago. I use a mouse.

3. Green text here has been updated and clarified: I've received messages from my internet provider saying a toolbar update needs done and that all browser windows will be closed and I'll be prompted to restart the computer. I click the X and it says "the toolbar update cannot continue without administrator credentials. An administrator can update the software after 24 hrs has elapsed." There's never been an administrator set up on this computer that I know of so that seems like an odd message.

4. I've also noticed that for some reason the memory load slowly increases (as viewed on task manager), and the computer slows down, even if I don't do anything other than leave those browsers open. Maybe this is normal but I don't know so I thought I'd mention it.

5. Ok, a few days ago the computer froze up (like many people, this has happened before and wasn't extremely concerning). Not sure exactly why it froze but I often leave the computer on for weeks at a time while I'm working/researching numerous things. I'll usually have 1-4 internet windows open (with multiple tabs in each window) during that time. So, with the computer unresponsive I have to push/hold the pwr button to tu... Read more

A:Strange "Incorrect Password" event, trouble w/ HijackThis & GMER, etc = Big worries..

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Hey Guys
Im stuck on the following Problem. Hope you can help me, as i searched and tried for hours now.
So i have an XP SP3 Client and i want to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 Server via the Builtin Remote Desktop Protocoll. The Connection works, but i would like to send the Credentials, so i dont have to log on every time i open the RDP-Connection.
I save the credentials like this: DomainName\Username and of course Password.
No when i open the connection i get the error Message: "Username or Password incorrect". But this is impossible. When i hit Ok and then Type exactly the same password im am able to log on the server. The Domain-Name and the Username get transfered
I tried to change registry entrys, Group policies, change the RDP file. So far nothing worked out :( im a little desperate at the moment. Would like to solve this problem before the weekend beginns!
I hope someone here can help.. If i forgot some important Informations, please tell me.
I would appreciate your help a lot!

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I'm running Parallels on my Mac. When I went to log in to Windows yesterday I got the error message "The username or password is incorrect". This happened about two months ago and after an all day search for solutions, I fixed it. I'm locked out again and this time I can't find a solution! I haven't changed my password and have logged into Windows, without a problem, several times in the past couples of months. Please help! I'm willing to try anything!

A:Locked out of Windows - "username or password is incorrect"

this will work .. Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

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Intermediate user here. Locked out of my Dell Optiplex 780 due to "incorrect Password" at PIN login screen. Already used another device to login to my Microsoft Account to change password-this worked. Cannot get past PIN login screen on the PC itself, and tapping F2,F4, F8, F10, F12 during startup process is useless to boot into Safe Mode. Only alternative boot screen that shows is the one asking which hard drive or optical drive to boot to when tapping f12. This is a clean, currently updated install of legit Windows 10 on a Dell Optiplex 780. The all caps button is not activated.

A:Locked out of Dell Optiplex 780 due to "incorrect password" pin

Under the logon box, there is an option to select PIN or Password. Try switching to Password login and try your old and new passwords.

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Where can we locate the windows 10 administrator login text message " The password is incorrect"? I have tried authui.dll.mui and wininit.dll.mui but cannot find. please help

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Hello MS community! I was curious as to 1. whether or not anyone has had this issue, and 2. if anyone knows how to address this problem:
Ever since I've had Win 8-8.1 installed on my new laptops, I always get the same bug- that is, a false notification of my password being incorrect upon login attempt #1. On my 2nd login attempt, (pressing 'enter', clearing the notification) I can always
login. This has always happened after about 4-10x of flawless logins on a fresh OS installation and it stays permanent as a bug afterwards.

I mostly stayed quiet because it was just a minor nuisance for me, but I'm curious if this is a known bug and if there's a solution (because we all chase the flawless execution of an OS). For reference, I use a local user account to sign in, but have also
had this issue when I used an MS account in the past.

Being as I've had Win 8 and Win 8.1 installed on my past 3 laptops, which all had the same issue- I
highly doubt this is an isolated event. I know for some people they can't even login when presented with this message, but this small hiccup in the OS is rather persistent. I really just want to get some community advice/wisdom on this matter.

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I can't copy and paste "User name" and Password" in Windows Mail (Vista 64 bit SP2)

I have already try both mouse and keyboard (ctrl+c and ctrl+v)

I would like to know how to setting then I can copy and paste "User name" and Password" ?

Kind Regards,

A:I can't copy and paste "User name" and Password" in Windows Mail (Vista 64 bit SP2)

I'm no expert, but I'd imagine it's a security measure.

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Hi, I have my Windows 8.1 PC's password policy set so that a password is not required when waking from sleep/shutdown. I used to be able to wake the PC from sleep and not put in a password, and I could turn the PC on after a shutdown without having to put in a password either. Since last week, though, when I turn my PC on, it will boot to the Windows loading screen and after loading for a bit, it will jump into the login screen and immediately report a login error that the username or password is incorrect. This happens before I even get a chance to type a username or password. The fact that I have to type in the username and password is strange because I have the PC set to bypass that option.

Can anyone tell me what's happening with this login error issue and how to fix it?


A:Password not required: "Password Incorrect" on startup

Hello MechaKong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This usually happens when your password had not been entered correctly in netplwiz, or you had changed your password and didn't update it in netplwiz.

You could go through netplwiz again to enter your password again to sort it.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I have implemented ATA and have a domain user account (domainA\ataAcc) being specified in the "Directory Services" section. this account is from a domain at the top of the forest (domainA). I have domain controllers in the forest as well as domain
controllers in a sub domain (domainB). 

the domain controllers are all installed with the lightweight gateway and running fine. however, we noticed that the account domainA\ataAcc has been logging into other non DC servers in domainB. I don't suppose this is a correct behavior? 

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I am experiencing issues with my small domain setup. Windows Server 2012 R2 and windows 10 PRO domain attached PC's

Any users who are not a member of the Administrators group cannot login with their domain account (A device attached to the system is not functioning.) or access their file shares (invalid folder) even if they have been granted access to the file-shares.
However if I add them to the administrators group everything works fine with no issues.
I have not made any changes to group policy recently and have no idea what has changed to stop regular users from being able to do anything.

It is strange because there is nothing wrong with devices attached to the PC and the folders are definitely valid. It is all dependent on which account is trying to access.
Please let me know if you need further info.


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I have had this client for about 5 years now and haven't had this problem before. I created his user account and setup his access. When i logged in his computer as him, under "My Computer" I see "Other" and then all of the drives on the server, which no other user has. What is causing this???? He has full access to everything on the server drives and i cant seem to find where he is getting this permission from.

Any help is much appreciated!!!!!!!!

A:Domain User Sees Server Shares under "Other"

You created his user account? after you had him for about 5 years? in a domain?

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
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A:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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I've looked for a straightforward answer to this, and the searches I done can't find this...

1. This concerns a Win 10 User Accounts on both a single PC, and multiple PC's that are *not* in a Domain.
2. These are all "local" User Accounts.
3. These PC's are highly secured; no "cloud" accounts, "OneDrive" deinstalled/disabled (both in Win 10 and Office).
4. PC's are identical (hardware) and are being loaded from a master disk image. The only differences should be:
a. PC name
b. Windows Key #
c. MAC addresses

I'm setting up several User Accounts from a "prototype" Account, and would like to copy the user "settings" all all of them. "Settings" means
1. For Win 10 - Desktop configuration, Personalization, File Explorer options, File Sharing options (on a "base" Win 10 disk image).
2. For Office 20xx - All "settings" except for "Personalize your copy of MS Office" (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx disk image
3. For other software (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx + other, AKA "Full-load" disk image)

I'm assuming (a bad thing to do) that the needed info resides in:
1. The Registry in
a. HK Current User
b. HK Users
2. Each User's AppData

To do this, are there:
1. Copy/Paste from the Registry/AppData procedures
2. Commercial/Open Source tools
to do this?


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I get "The password is incorrect. Try again" attempting to logon   ..... However, the password is not incorrect.

Is there a fix for this bug or corruption of the SAM database ?

* Just upgraded Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) with the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade (64-bit).
* I have Local user accounts only. No Windows Live Account.
* Before I performed the upgrade, I performed a disk scan for bad sectors, ran a full Checkdisk with 'Fixup', ran a Nortons360 full virus scan, and ran the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. There were no errors or virus's found.
* I had previously installed Windows 8 Technet Edition in a VM on the same physical machine with none of these problems with either the local user, administrator, or Windows Live accounts.

* It logged in successfully as administrator the first 3 times after the upgrade, then the problem appeared.
* I have multiple accounts which are members of the Administrators group,  and I get the same problem on all of them. Cannot logon at all.
* I have multiple UAC accounts which are only members of the Users group, and it intermittently occurs on these. A reboot fixes these.
* When I login with a UAC account, I can select a program, select "Run as Administrator", select any of the administrator accounts, type in the password, and successfully run programs as administrator. This validates that the passwords are correct, the accounts
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I am recently getting a "Incorrect Password" message when trying to login. I am administrator with a password. My husband (standard user with password) is having the same problem. In addition, a box with "Ease of Access" options pops up while I am in the middle of typing my password. This problem does not happen with my husband. The only way we can log in is to do so as our daughter first (She has no password), then "switch user." At this point, it will finally let us log in. Thanks for any ideas.

A:Login "Password Incorrect"

Is that a laptop or pc?

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Hello, I'm having an issue with logging back in after I hibernate the system. It goes to the login page where I enter in my password. The problem is everytime I type in my password, it tells me that I've typed the wrong password. I try to "switch user" and login from there (not sure what the difference is), and that doesn't work either.

I always end up having to restart the computer. Then when it gets to the login page, I type in the exact password that I tried to type before, and it works. It's only right after I hibernate that the password stops working.

Any idea whats going on?

Thank you in advance!

A:Login "Incorrect Password"

Several have started to have this problem. For now you may want to stop using hibernate.
Make a password reset CD
Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

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This morning we have a weird issue on the network. We have about 7 computers randomly around the building that have the error:

No domain server was available to validate your password

We cannot find a common problem among the computers. Our workstations are a mixture of Windows 98se, Win2K and Windows XP Pro & Home. The 7 computers affected this morning are Win2K and Windows 98se. Even my computer is logged in from two states away. There have been no storms last night, but even that would not make sense.

We took down the server and restarted that but the same computers get the same error. I am at a loss because I am not in the office. Still, it sounds too weird to be NIC or cabling related, these machines are in 5 separate rooms throughout the building and everything was fine as of yesterday. No changes were made since yesterday to any equipment.



A:"No domain server was available to validate your password" WEIRD

OK, I spoke to my boss who is actually at the office. He disconnected the Router and DSL modem and recycled them, now people are starting to be able to log back in.

This does make sense to me because if the issue is in the router (Linksys BEFSR41), then why were some users in and some users not in?


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Lately I have noticed that either my desktop and laptop are being accessed while I am away or even when I am logged in into the domain of my organization! On both of them I have user profiles of some users, and when running the following:

net user <username> /domain | findstr /C:"Last logon"

I see that some of my colleagues have been logged in. last night before I left home, I have unplugged the network cable of my desktop, but today when I run the command I see that one guy has looged in last night when apparently there was no connectivity, because I have unplugged the network cable.
Please can you help me, is this command reliable or somebody is really logging in on my pc!

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I had left my computer on, and went to bed; it had went to sleep evetually; when i awoke, tried to log back in to my account and i got the error  "The reference account is currently locked out and may not be logged into". The internet was
disabled and disconnected at the hardware level during this timeframe. Every time this takes place, upon boot Event viewer shows the following:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

This is the third time this has happened this week; another PC on the network also had a problem and was booted into a clean defaulted temporary account at logon; Also, this occurred as I am writing this again; I am no longer able to access anything that requires
administrative privileges. I am told that the lock out occurs due to password lockout policy, which I have enabled; Once I had did a system restore, and restored access to my desktop, I had immediately changed the passwords of my two admin accounts; and within
20-30 minutes the lock had re-appeared; and all while the computer was unplugged from the internet, cable and all. So if this were a hacking attempt; it would have to be by a pre-installed rootkit;  Winlogon is clean according to virus-total. Anyone know
whats going on and how to fix this issue? Typically these errors are due to NON windows apps and services, like anti-virus; P... Read more

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Hi everyone.
I wonder if anyone can help me with my problem. I turned off my laptop as I used my mom's laptop to play a game she had. I went back to my laptop, turned it on and I can't log in!
After the welcome screen there's only a "Other User" and nothing else. My account isn't shown. I tried to log in through Other User but it's blocked with a Username and Password. I'm scared to loose all my stuff I have on there. I try to get on Safe mode to System Restore but the "Other User" still pops up and my account still isn't shown so I can't access my account(I'm using a different laptop to post this). I don't remember ever putting on a "Other User" account
Please Help. I don't want to loose any of my items I have on this PC. How can I remove this "Other User" and get my account back without loosing everything?

The Laptop with the problem is Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Laptop.

A:My account missing and a "Other User" account appeared?

Hello Breann, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using your retail Windows 7 installation disc or System Repair Disc instead.

System Restore

Hope this helps,

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We have a win 7 PC that has the password set to expire every 42 days (be design set in gpedit.msc). The user logs in and is presented with the "you must change password" screen. They enter a password and get this.  "configuration
information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied" 
  It is a WORKGROUP pc not a member of a domain but unsure if it every was. I changed the password using the administrator account and set the password that way without issue but the user stated that this was not the first time they had this issue.
I deleted the GPO settings (https://www.404techsupport.com/2014/04/script-clear-cached-group-policies/) and changed it to WORKGROUP1 in an attempt to reinforce the
non-domain status and no change. User is not restricted from changing their own password. User is not the admin.

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I have a Machine with windows 7 x64 pro which was connected to a domain controller that is dead and not available anymore.
I want to continue to use this computer standalone and keep all the software and configurations already installed, however i need to change my pass and i am not able to do it getting this msg : configuration
information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied.
How can i solve this (change the pass or copy all the user settings to local) without the domain controller server?
thank you

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I just reinstalled a clean Windows XP copy in my desktop computer which is of Dell Dimension 4550 model. I had reformatted the entire disk, deleted everything and reinstalled a clean copy of Windows XP Home with service pack 2 into my desktop.

Most of the drivers were missing after the reinstall.I managed to get suitable drivers for my network adapters and now i can successfully login to the internet.

In my device manager window, i still have two devices which have a big yellow question mark next to them. They are "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller" devices. I do not know where i can get the suitable drivers for these devices.

I have all CD's that came bundled with this computer. Among them are Dell Dimension Resource CD for Reinstalling Device Drivers and Using Diagnostics, Utilities and Online Documentation.

I need help in finding the right drivers for my two devices. Currently i cannot hear any audio from the speakers of my
computer. I need to install appropriate drivers to make my speakers and microphone function.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Drivers required for "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "USB Controller"


Next time, save your drivers before you reinstall.

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I recently installed a new webcam (Canyon) on my home PC.
Windows XP Pro. (SP3).

The webcam came with AMCAP version 9.0, which works fine, except for the following strange scenario:

When I log on with the Administrative account I can start AMCAP
and then see the camera window, I can then click on the menu
Capture >> Capture Photo, upon which another AMCAP window pops up with a still image which I can then save as for example a .jpg image.

Now, when I log on to me desktop with my Limited User account,
everything works as before EXCEPT that when I click on the
Capture >> Capture Photo menu item the second AMCAP windows does NOT popup and I can therefore NOT take a photo using the software?

Why could this be?
What rights can I grant the Limited User account that will 'help' AMCAP to perform the Capture Photo function?

Any ideas?

It is really frustrating having to switch to my Administrator account JUST to take a photo!

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

A:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

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I have a computer running windows 7 64bit ult. I changed settings on the Network-PC\users\BOB to deny all access to BOB. Immediately after doing this my desktop disappeared and things stopped working. I thought it was a simple fix.

I went into the Admin account and changed it so that user BOB had access to the directory BOB. As far as I can tell, I've given BOB every possible ability to access anything. However, logging into BOB results in the inability to use windows search, unable to open video files in %appdata%, almost every program is broken either saying corruption (which isn't true) or out of memory or access denied.

I attempted to create a new username but certain programs will not open under this username. Is there ANY way to simply UNDO that one step. According to admin and everything BOB should have unrestricted access to everything but everything is broken. Could not even get simple things to run like Handbrake.

All permissions on every drive is set to allow BOB full control. Attempting to set permissions within the account called BOB results in the false error message that the file doesn't exist or BOB doesn't have access. Right click shows full access.

I need to figure out how to undo ONE mistake, you'd think it would be as easy as undoing what you did but apparently windows error messages are generating errors that are themselves: errors. I've tried adjusting "owners" but that is practically a field of quantum physics. Ran SFC /scannow as suggest... Read more

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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

A:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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I have separate 'admin' and 'user' accounts.

When logged in with a 'standard user' account, if Firefox detects an update, it gives the following message:

"A recommended security and stability update is available, but you do not have the system permissions required to install it. Please contact your system administrator, or try again from an account that has permissions to install software on this computer."

Does Windows 7 have a way to let application software update itself, when the active user is not an administrator?

(Windows 7, Home premium, 64-bit)

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I have a large home office data store synched between devices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing and UAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific naming system maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,? which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, led me to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, and was totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? and changed to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But we have lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

Is there a way to make this work, gaining the advantages of both sign-ins?

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoft account sign-in route with hope that it might help.
Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change the naming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same as the legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders, that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

A:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

When you set up a new user account as a Microsoft account, be it the initial user when installing / setting up Windows or later on in Settings, the naming of the user profile folders follows certain guidelines.

A typical email address / MS account consists of a first name, last name and domain ([email protected]). Of course many users don't use their real names but whatever names are used, the syntax is mostly the same (exception: first name or last name alone is also enough, the name part of an email address do not have to be both names separated by dot).

If the name is 5 characters or shorter long not counting the separating dot, the complete email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as kfinnIf the name is over 5 characters long, an abbreviation of the email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as karte (abbreviation will in most cases contain three first characters of the first name followed by two first characters of the last name)If the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is max 5 characters long, the name will be used for the user profile as is. MS account [email protected] would get the profile named as KariIf the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is over 5 characters long, the name of the user profile will be the first 5 chara... Read more

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Thinkpad T530. I have two user accounts, both are administrators (for now, at least I've configured everything).

On account 1, the built-in admin account, optical drive works fine
On account 2, the second account, when I log in (or even switch users), the optical drive isn't under computer, and in device manager, it says the device has been prepared for safe removal.

I can't seem to renamble it. Even if I physically remove the optical drive and reinsert it, it doesn't show up.

Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Optical drive is &quot;removed&quot; under another user account

Try making another account and see if it shows there

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I keep getting the error: "Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?" This occurs when I open my email program Eudora. I have had this program on the computer for about 2 years and never had any problem until 3 days ago.

A:"User Account Control" error started showing

Alright, go to the icon for Eudora, right click the icon, go to properties, go to compatibility, and uncheck the last box in the list "Run this program as an administrator"

Does this fix the problem?

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is there a way to control for which applications the UAC promt is triggered? E.g. the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox always triggers the UAC promt which is quite annyoing since this application poses no threat to the system. Is there a way to "whitelist"
a certain exe file?
Please note, I do not want to completely disable UAC.

A:Howto "whitelist" certain apps in User Account Control?

Use the task scheduler. Follow my guide here:
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I have a large home office data store synched betweendevices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing andUAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific namingsystem maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,?which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, ledme to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, andwas totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? andchanged to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But wehave lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoftaccount sign-in route with hope that it might help.

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders,that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

A:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

Originally Posted by Kengrush

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones?

No. Changing from a local account to a Microsoft account will not change the \User\ folder for the user. When installing Windows 10, I always sign in with a local account first, "John". My user data folder gets named "John" and does not change when I switch the account to a Microsoft account.

You might also get away with changing the username to what you need if you run netplwiz. Click on the account under "users for this computer" to highlight a user, then click on properties:

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