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problems with windows log in password

goonertillidie Avatar
[mod] 6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
90% of the time my windows logs of (after a couple of hours) onto the password screen
i type in my password and it doesnt recognize it after numerous times - and i have to reboot my PC and then it works ?
ive tried changing the password but same problems ?

windows 7 BTW
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[mod] 6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
I've had this sometimes with servers at work that have multiple languages or keyboard settings installed. When they lock, they sometimes revert to a different keyboard layout. So if you also have the US keyboard settings installed, then £ becomes # etc.

Or for some reason it thinks the windows key is being pressed at the same time so tries to run the keyboard shortcuts. Pressing the windows key a few times gets rid of this. On windows 7 though you may not see it running the shortcut.

I usually end up with a French or Swedish keyboard... :{
[mod]#2
nah its defo a uk layout checked that - hmmm just driving me nuts
#3
yeah but do you have any others installed?
Just checked my XP version and I still have the US keyboard installed as well as it does it by default

On windows 7 - when it locks do you have the option to switch user? So you could type your password in the user box to see if it showing what you expect?
[mod]#4
no just english uk installed and no option to switch user ?
#5
hmmm OK - just fired up my windows 7 machine - in the bottom left is a blue icon that says "Ease of access" - it then gives the option to have an on screen keyboard - may be worth a try

edit: sorry at the password screen this icon appears
#6
Disable password :p (smiley not working)

It is usually caused by another language installed.

Windows 7 handles installed keyboards in a funny way. You should re-check that you don't have another keyboard / language installed..

Take off password on resume as well.

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