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Windows will not accept correct password

Q: Windows will not accept correct password

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

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Preferred Solution: Windows will not accept correct password

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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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I encrypted several USB drives, using the same password for all. A few weeks ago I tried opening one, using what I know to be the correct password, and it was rejected. The same problem also occurred with all the others. Additionally when I plug in the USB drive an icon does not appear on the desktop as it did before, and still does for an unencrypted drive.

I tried running the disk utility and it says everything is fine. I have tried both USB ports also. I was also told to run the system log but the content doesn't tell me anything I understand.

I have a Macbook Air and am running OSX 10.10.
 

A:Encrypted USB drives will not accept correct password on Mac

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Bypassing Passwords

Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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Hello, so I've just found an old laptop I've had hoarded with windows 8 on it. Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account. I tried to sign in, but it says it's incorrect. I know my
password, and I've changed it over the years, but since the laptop is so old, it wants me to put in the last password I used to sign in on it. Problem is that I had so any password changed and I cannot remember what password I used. It will not let me use
my new password, because it says it's incorrect. Any way to fix this?

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Hello,
I have had a hotmail account for several years with the same address and password.
With this id I was able to access hotmail, windows live spaces, etc., etc..
I am using windows 7 ultimate (activated) and suddenly
I get the message that I am entering an incorrect password.
It is the same password I have used since creating this account and it was entered correctly. Now they say I have entered an incorrect password so many times that I can no longer sign in.
Any idea what's up here.
Thanks,
Mike

A:hotmail won't accept correct login.

Hi Michael. . .

There is nothing that we here at TSF can do to help you with a password problem. I can tell you that I use Live mail with multiple accounts and can access any of the accounts from any computer.

I suggest that you take a look at this KB for hotmail issues --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316659

I must now close this thread.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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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,
Shawn

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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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Hey guys , this isssue is one I have been struggling to fix . It happened 6 months ago when I was surfing the net and suddenly the laptop is disconnected from wifi . I tried to fix it in every possible way by researching online (using my phone) . Well , since none of it worked I took the liberty of going to a local comp. store to get it fixed and it did work . But just yesterday the very same happened while I was downloading games . I'm open to any kind of suggestion so if u guys have any , feel free to speak .Thank you

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hello,

I have had w7 installed for about 2 weeks with no prob. This morning I briefly used my tablet pc (hp 2730p) for about 30 min. I put it to sleep to take my gf to work and when I got back about 40 min later i tried to log on and it wouldn't accept my password.

At first, I thought it was just not accepting my password but, at random, I deliberately input incorrect passcodes and nothing happened. It basically resets the cursor and gives me the option to reset password.

So I booted in SM and changed the password and nothing happened, I tried to remove it and nothing happened, it's as if the screen just won't leave or something.

Please don't redirect me to usual tuts about this, because it's clear to me that this isn't an ordinary problem seeing as in how I have tried just about everything to reset/remove my password.

Please help, thanks.

A:windows 7 login won't accept ANY password

Welcome!

Have you tried a Repair Install? Hopefully that will help.

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Hi,
I have an Acer Aspire laptop (which hasn't been used for a while ) , every time I try to log in it will not accept my password and after 3 attempts disables the laptop. I have tried F8 and attempted to go back to last working configuration which didn't work , safe mode (again asked for password which didn't work) . I cannot change to administrator it guest to open the system and I don't have a reset disk , therefore now I'm completely stuck .
Any help out there ?

A:Windows Vista won't accept password

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Hi,
I have an Acer Aspire laptop (which hasn't been used for a while ) , every time I try to log in it will not accept my password and after 3 attempts disables the laptop. I have tried F8 and attempted to go back to last working configuration which didn't work , safe mode (again asked for password which didn't work) . I cannot change to administrator it guest to open the system and I don't have a reset disk , therefore now I'm completely stuck .
Any help out there ?

A:Windows Vista won't accept password

From TSF RULES

You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following::

* software pirating
* hacking
* password cracking
* keystroke recording software
* assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
* Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections
We will also not offer advice, assistance or instruction with regard to any of the above activities, illegal or otherwise.

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Hi,
Today windows 7 has decided to just stop accepting my password for my administrator account. I have only ever used one password on this pc and I am the only user who has ever even touched it since the day I built it about 2 months ago!

I always thought that my account which I named Polar (based on theme), was THE administrator account renamed, then today I was trying to transfer some files from my ssd to hdd and I was told I did not have administrator privileges.

So then I logged out to switch user to see that there was a 'master' administrator account, there is only one password that i could have set for this. I have also tried every one of the 4 passwords that I ever use and none work, so there is no possibility that I am getting the password that I set wrong!

I have tried to restore to an earlier point in case this is some sort of hacking or virus thing but the system restore will not work without administrator privileges.

I understand that it is against forum rules to ask for a way to reset this password but could somebody help me figure out whats going on? Has anybody heard of this problem before?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 will not accept my Administrator password, please help!

I have just managed to get it sorted out. I had tried to restore windows to an earlier point by using the repair function that is available when I insert the windows 7 installation cd but I was not allowed to run the restore or the repair feature without administrator privileges.

So I restarted the computer with the windows 7 installation cd in the drive and went into my bios, I then booted from the installation disc and this allowed me to bypass administrator security and restore the system to a disk image that my wonderful machine created last night while I was asleep.

This was such a random incident and I still don't know how this happened, I do suspect that an external threat of some sort must have been involved. Anyway that's how it can be fixed if it ever happens to you!

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Hello there-- what a way to start the day --and thank you in advance.

Like the title says: Windows 7, won't accept a password I set to it for my HP 620, though with a special character; which goes for Kar?s1990 --that's the password. Password that used to work flawlessly in weeks I have had it in use though until today after coming back from my morning routine, to boot the system, to find out every time I try to write "?" to complete the password properly, it instead adds another black dot to the input field in which case the form ends like: Kar'as1990 instead.

The keyboard isn't Spanish though configured, to international English, so to give me the special character without a problem. To throw as well, I had some virus attack yesterday; but swept them immediately. Nevertheless, I don't know if that have something to do with the keyboard no properly writing the a with the accent I'm seeking it to input. And for my surprise, not to my enjoyment; hence today is college's second quarter starts, yet here am I, with important files to deliver in there. Such a beautiful day.

Any idea how do I resolve this? UuU.

A:Windows 7 won't accept password with special characters

Stb,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Use following to choose a restore point prior to the appearance of the problem.

RESTORE TO A PREVIOUS SYSTEM RESTORE POINT
1) WIN | type SYSTEM RESTORE | ENTER | NEXT
| Choose a different restore point radio button | NEXT
2) Show more restore pointscheckbox (lower left)
3) Highlight the desired restore point
4) Scan for affected programs(lower right)make a note of affected programs
5) CLOSE | NEXT | FINISH


WIN = key with the wavy Microsoft flag on top.

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I just bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite L75-C7250 w/Win10. I can access the internet on an unsecured network or hot spot, but I cannot log into my wireless router. All of my other devices login properly. I have tried every "fix" from the internet, and it still will not recognize or accept my password. I've updated all drivers, disabled all firewalls and anti-virus software (even deleted the McAfee that came on the machine). I've unplugged/reset the modem and router. Any new ideas out there?

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This is a standalone system with wifi internet connection.  I had a hard disk failure and replaced the disk and reinstalled Windows 8.1.  No changes to the internet link, and internet access is normal after login.  Any suggestions? 
Thanks.

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Hi
I have an old laptop running windows vista, and I have recently changed my ISP from aol to virgin. This particular laptop wont connect to the internet, it can identify my virgin superhub but when it comes to entering the password it wont accept the password as a proper password. It says that passwords are 8-12 characters long and has numbers in it, my password is 8 characters long but doesnt have a number. However no other computer or electronic device in the house has had any problems is there any way to rectify this situation without having to change the password and re-enter it on all my computers?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Windows Vista wont accept my router password

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Issue
My brother has a PC with Windows 10 and two Administrator Users:
#1 User: MS Account (the main one, used by my brother)
#2 User: Local Account (Secondary one, used by myself)

Since the login page is usually bypassed in this PC via netwizpl setup, none of us usually need to insert a password at startup, but after a Windows Update the login page reappeared, and my brother can't access his MS account any more because his password is not recognized.

Useful info

It's no keyboard issue: the keyboard layout is consistent with settings and we also checked the correct password spelling with the "eye" icon
Resetted MS password, but no joy: we have tried to reset the MS account password. The new password grants access to the MS account at https://login.live.com, but it's still useless when trying to login to Windows with the MS account.
All OK with the Local Account: the Local Account still grants login, and since it's an Administrator account it still allows access to the other account data.
Haven't done a Restore (yet): An obvious (but not necessarily effective) solution could be a Windows Restore. I'll probably try to Restore a previous System State if I don't find a better solution, but I'd prefer to understand the cause of this issue.

 

A:Windows 10 doesn't accept Microsoft Account password change

Have you gone into the MS account from the local account and changed to the new password?

I assume that your local account is of the Admin group, which should give you access to the MS account settings.
 

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

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Hi all,

I got a problem I can't seem to fix. I checked online for help to no avail.

Here's my problem:

I boot my Dell (windows 7 Professional) and when the welcome screen appears all I get is "password is incorrect'"

There are no usernames present nor administrator. When I click on the "ok" underneath the password is incorrect, It brings up my username, but when I enter my password it says it's incorrect (it's not). I can't log in from safe mode, nor will system restore fix the problem.

Since this is an old work computer I was never given the disc that could solve this problem.

Anyone have any idea of what is wrong and how it can be fixed?

Thanks in advance,
Dave

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I can't remember fully now but I was having a problem with setting up a schedule in Macrium Reflect, it kept failing to accept my Win 10 password. I went to 'netplwiz' thinking I could just login without a password but then after I rebooted I could only get to the win 10 login screen, the one after the pretty picture. It seems there is a scheduling problem with Reflect after the anniversary update and I haven't been able to use it since.

I reset my Windows password but that fails as well so it seems to me that I somehow need to get back into 'netplwiz' again in order to remove the tick 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' but I don't know how to get to it! I found this very complicated to understand as it seems to worded back to front, but I was told to add the tick in order NOT to have to log in!

As I downloaded the update and installed it I don't have an ISO, but assuming there is an ISO (anniversary build) can I create one on this spare laptop and use it on the one I can't get into ? That's assuming it will help me to overcome the login problem?

Thanks for any assistance.

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I recently set a password for my computer. I locked my computer and typed it in (so I know for a fact that its right). But when I started my PC this morning it automatically brings me to a screen saying 'User name and password is incorrect'. I press OK and re-enter my password (WHICH IS 100% CORRECT) it says it's wrong.

So when my computer is starting up I pressed F8 and went into System repair. It brings me to a screen to enter a password, I type the EXACT same password as before and it lets me in. I am trying to log into my user account 'Tyquan' when my PC starts up AND on the system repair.

I only have one account which is administrator, I never set a password when configuring my windows for the first time, and even if I did it would be one of 3 passwords (I tried them all and all stupid variations of them that they could be)

I'm just confused as to why my computer is rejecting my password in one screen but accepting it in another.

A:Windows 7 suddenly rejecting correct password.

Hello Tyquann, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you set Windows to automatically sign in to the user account that you changed the password for, then that could be the issue. Netplwiz will still use your old password unless you updated it in netplwiz by starting over and setting it up again below.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,  newbee here.   Looking for some help with a gateway laptop.  Had a shutdown prompt to update.  Hit that fun button to shut down and came back to a usless laptop.  The computer seems to fire up correctly.  It takes me to the password screen and waits for my input.  When I enter the correct password the system sends message that "you can't sign in to your PC right now.  Go to account.live.com to fix the problem, or try the last password you used on this PC. "
 
Help.  I do not have any restore disc for this unit.  Is there a way into safe mode to disable the password?  or can I restore to before the last update?  I need past this screen to try anything though.
 
Thanks for the help
 

A:windows update from 8 to 8.1 will not allow access with correct password?

The error that you've received is saying that (most likely) you're not entering the right password.
Go to account.live.com and get them to reset your password.
 
This may help to reset the system (and will wipe everything off the system):
- at the login screen, click on the icon in the lower right
- hold down the "Shift" key and then click on "Restart"
- continue to hold the "Shift" key until the system boots into the recovery mode
- Once in recovery mode, click on "Troubleshoot", then of "Reset my PC" (these may not be the exact words)
 
Worst case, contact Gateway for a set of recovery disks.
Here's a page that I wrote back in 2012 that has instructions:  http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html#gateway

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Hello everyone,
the other day I shutdown my computer, then upon restarting it - I entered my password at the login screen as I always do.

Now I know for a fact it is the right password. And the strange thing is, when I get the error (Wrong username or password) it doesn't happen immediately, it goes like it's about to start windows, then comes back to the error.

Now I have bypassed it somehow by pure will, by entering the password over and over again.
And when I was finally logged in, I did a system restore to see if that would work. But upon restarting it brought me back to the login, and the problem remains trying to get back in again.

Also, I went and set the setting to bypass the password, by unchecking it in the control panel.

So now when restarting my computer, it goes automatically to the error instead of the login screen. So before even typing the password, it just presents the error right off the bat.
This is all very strange, any help is appreciated.

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System details

Windows 7 home premium / 64 bit
Toshiba Satellite a665

Intel Core i3
 

A:Windows 7 rejects *correct* admin password

You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.
 

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My wife's laptop rebooted automatically to apply a Windows 7 automatic update and now it says the password is incorrect.

She has had the same password for several years and uses it every day. It is her middle name so she has not forgotten it and it does not use capitals. Caps Lock is defintely off (although we have tried it with it on also!).

We do not have a password boot disk.

I have read about password recovey tools but logically they would not help as we know the password anyway.

Why would the password suddenly be rejected after the update?
How do we get the computer to work again?

Neither of us are very computer literate, so I hope someone can help (in simple English )

Allan

A:Correct password rejected after automatic Windows update

Try starting in Safe Mode and see if you can enter the password and have it work there. If so, go into Start Menu->Control Panel->User Accounts->Change your password-> and choose a temporary password for now (make sure it is something you will remember). Restart Windows and see if you can login with the new password.

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A couple of weeks ago the correct password for my PC stopped working and I have no idea why. I have tried many times the correct password (oh trust me it is not a matter of caplocks) and it does not work. I have alot of files on the PC that i really need (pics of vacations, Uni files, music etc).
My laptop is a HP Pavilion g6-2235tx
I dont know if this would be helpful but, whenever I go into the login window the window that appears when you hold down shift for too long appears.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Correct password for windows 7 Home Premium not working anymore?

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password


After repeatedly hibernating the computer for about a week or 2, it will eventually refuse to recognize legitimate password and fail to login, yielding "did you forget your password" message.

IF I shut down the computer (thus losing all open windows) and reboot, the password works fine. I have repeatedly changed passwords, but this does not help.

Windows XP Hibernate feature has never worked properly and that is why Windows defaults with this feature off and hidden from newbies. I love the concept but have always found it to be buggy on every machine it has been on. Periodic shutdown and restart is needed to flush memory, but this is the first time I have seen this particular issue.

It seems to occur when Hibernation fails to stay off and the computer immediately re-awakens when hibernate shutdown is complete. In other words, unit will not stay in Hibernation but cycles back on, unless power cord is pulled. When power is returned, computer may immediately boot up.

This problem began on a newly assembled computer with fresh XP SP2 install. (AMD dual core 6000; 2GB RAM; Asus M2N-E motherboard). All updates done, including XP's problem with dealing with 1GB of RAM and more.

Internet usage is safe and clean on main sites only. I Use AVAST antivirus, Spybot, Ad-Aware. I used a SmitfraudFix as I thought I had an infection.

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A:After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password

Gee, I am disapointed that no one was able to suggest something here. I did my part by helping others, so what's the prob?

Because this involves immediate rebooting of the computer(hardware?) AND a software issue of not recognizing password, I am leaning to CPU issue. I have seen some weird issues in past that were CPU. I do not have a tester CPU; I do have anothe MB and may try that.

Hey wizzards, What do you think?

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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?
 

A:Won't Accept Password

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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!

A:Won't accept password

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

http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php


Quote:




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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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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?

~Lordbob

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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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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

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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.

Problem:
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?

Thanks.

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 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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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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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?

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A:Vista won't accept password

Welcome to the Forum
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Hi,

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.

Regards,


John

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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Hi. I have had to recover my HP pavilion with windows XP but when I put in my I wireless Internet password it won't accept it saying it hasto be 40 bits or 10 bits or 5 to 13 characters or 10 to 26 hexadecimal characters. It worked ok before it crashed, and it can see our router but just won't accept our password. Any suggestions please ???

A:HP laptop won't accept network password

Hello,

Double check to make sure that you are using the correct password/passphrase

Make sure all drivers are installed and updated from the HP Support site.

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I have the BSOD with stop 0x0000007E (0xC00001D, 0x80537008, 0xBA4CF3B8, 0xBA4CFOB4). Trying to repair after reading forum on problem but the recovery console will not accept my password. Unit is a Dell Vostro 1510. My daughters computer so I do not know what started the problem.

A:Recovery Console will not accept my password

Is the Recovery Console installed on the system?At what point...are you prompted for a password?You might read the following: How to use CHKDSK in the XP Recovery Console - http://pirules3.14.googlepages.com/recovery_console_chkdsk Generally speaking...there is no entry required on the password line, just hit Enter to move to the next line.And...why would you expect your daughter's system...to accept your password?Louis

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I have factory reset and it comes back to the windows 10 log on asking for password , no I know this is correct yet it won't accept it.And I don't know how to re set it

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Although i enter right password, it doesn't accept my password. I cannot use the laptop. Even it is the second time i am trying to open it.

A:laptop doesnt accept my password

I mean, i used the laptop only once.

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ok here goes i moved house on friday so my pc was moved as carefully as poss in my car. ive had internet connected today and went to read mail. password not eing accepted after an hour of trying i decided to delete the account and set up again making sure i had correct settings ad changed password still wont accept password and is driving me mad. i am using xp home and have mail enaled for firewall any ideas??

A:outlook express will not accept password

Are you able to log in to web-based mail for the account?

If you are receiving an error message in OE, please copy then paste the entire message in this topic.
These can be useful in troubleshooting an issue.

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