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Windows 7: Password required but set up for password not required?


23 Feb 2013   #11

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi TD, welcome to 7F!

Try disabling "Validate Password" in "Identity Safe" There is also a setting for Passwords and Security.

See screenshots here: Disable "Validate Password" in Identity Safe - Norton Community

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23 Feb 2013   #12

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

UserID, I am not ready to run the system checker at this point. Hopefully that will be a last resort. I did make a guest user and the settings work fine there. No password needed when coming out of screensaver.

Britton, I didn't see anything in msconfig. I will have my husband look at it. Maybe a new set of eyes will catch something. I did remove the password on boot up and it didn't ask for a password on screen wake up. I put the password back on for boot up only and made sure everything was set properly to not require a password on wake up. And again it wants the password when coming out of screensaver. So maybe we are narrowing it down.

I can't thank you all enough for helping me with this!
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23 Feb 2013   #13

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Anak, Thank you. Identity safe is for internet. That wouldn't affect the system settings?
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23 Feb 2013   #14
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Norton ID Safe may have an influence here. I don't use 360, just Internet Security and don't use the ID Safe since I found it to be intrusive. Try Anak's suggestion, you can return to the former configuration if that;s no help.

Running the SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker won't upset anything but may find something.

Have you setup passwords in Windows Vault? Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Credential Manager
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23 Feb 2013   #15

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As Britton stated "Norton ID Safe may have an influence here", I don't use it either, but you need to look at any, and all programs that require a password.

I don't mean to start anything , but have your husband look at it, he may have installed something and forgot to tell you about it.

Husbands are so busy they can't remember everything . I know, I belong to that group myself.
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23 Feb 2013   #16

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TickledDog View Post
UserID, I am not ready to run the system checker at this point. Hopefully that will be a last resort....
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I can't thank you all enough for helping me with this!
You can use SFC/VERIFYONLY
That will let us know if something has barfed within the OS without making any changes to your system. However, this scan is less important given your findings with a new profile.

You are welcome...

...and thanks to all that joined the thread when my idea well ran dry :-)
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23 Feb 2013   #17

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UI, it was probably a typo, but that command should have a space between;
SFC and /verifyonly:
Quote:
3. To Only Verify if the System Files are Corrupted
NOTE: Scans and only verifies the integrity of all proteced system files only. This command will not change your system files as in the red WARNING box at the top of this tutorial.
A) In the elevated command prompt, type sfc /verifyonly and press Enter.
Source, Option Two Step 3: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Your welcome UI it's heck when your well runs dry.
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23 Feb 2013   #18

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
UI, it was probably a typo, but that command should have a space between;
SFC and /verifyonly:
Quote:
3. To Only Verify if the System Files are Corrupted
NOTE: Scans and only verifies the integrity of all proteced system files only. This command will not change your system files as in the red WARNING box at the top of this tutorial.
A) In the elevated command prompt, type sfc /verifyonly and press Enter.
Source, Option Two Step 3: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Your welcome UI it's heck when your well runs dry.
Thank you for pointing that out. I make lots of typos that spell check does not catch & I hope that I'll always be open to correction - especially when it can impact the results of a scan or test.

As far as I know, the space is optional. The same is true for IPCONFIG/ALL and a few other such commands/switches. I should probably try to use the space when posting online to avoid the appearance of an error - but I don't use a space when I actually use the SFC command or the IPCONFIG command on computers.

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Let me know if omitting the space can cause issues.


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23 Feb 2013   #19

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I just tried it on my nieces notebook I'm repairing and you know it does work I stand corrected, but I have run into machines that wanted that space.
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23 Feb 2013   #20

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

On my computer leaving out the space work in cmd prompt but is needed when using Power Shell. I have no idea why that is. I have never known of sfc /scannow ever hurting a system. It is Windows 7 checking and repairing it own files if it can.
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