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Offline Dan(1)

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Ok here's the problem, when I turned on my computer(XP version by the way) I came the the screen that asks for a password because of a security setting, and you can't go to the accounts before you get the password right.
I typed in the right password, but it says I didn't.
What's going on?!?!?!?! >:( ??? >:( ???

Mod edit - Formatted the subject as a question - please do this to help keep the forum tidy and easy to navigate - thanks!
« Last Edit: 28/10/2008 11:19:58 by BenV »


 

Offline RD

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Maybe "Caps Lock" was accidentally on when you entered the password, but not on when you set the password, (or vice versa).

If the password is case sensitive then "secret" , "SECRET" , "Secret" and "SeCrEt" and are all different paswords.
« Last Edit: 15/10/2008 23:23:13 by RD »
 

Offline turnipsock

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if you get a chance, set your password to 'blank'

you can change most local accounts passwords with a program called 'locksmith'
 

Offline Dan(1)

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Thanks for the ideas but they didn't work...
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Offline RD

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Depending on the service, you may be able to reset the password.
This option may be labelled at the login page: "forgot your password ?".
Resetting the password is usually done via the service provider emailing you a link.
 

Offline Evie

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Check number lock as well (Num Lock).
 

Offline Dan(1)

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Nah, thanks for the help but the ideas still didn't work, I'm sure I typed in the right password
 

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Are their any numbers in your password if their are try using the different set of numbers on your keyboard. Try using a different keyboard
 

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Back up all your data - I assume you're able to get some sort of login to be able to log on here to post your message - and then re-install.  You may have been pwned or it may just be M$ windows doing it's normal spontaneous self-combustion trick, but I suspect that if you aren't making a mistake in typing in your passwords, you're fscked.

If/when you re-install, don't do it with an active on-line connection - you're likely to get (re)infected before you finish.
 

Offline rosalind dna

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Dan this might help you out because I had a problem earlier this year of being "locked" out of my WindowsXP PC.
This is my thread and the advice I received was a brilliant.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=16604.0
 

Offline Dan(1)

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Thanks for helping me out you guys, You really care! :D
 

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Go to "Control Panel" > "User Accounts"
and be sure no user is set for "automatic login" that is usually setup for XP and beyond. It's a limited account but it is often put in by people whom do not know proper setup.
 

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