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Windows 7: Does windows generate errors on putting incorrect passwords?

13 Aug 2013   #1
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Does windows generate errors on putting incorrect passwords?

Just curious does Windows 7 generates any errors in the background in the system files if we put incorrect passwords? for example I locked the windows and then put incorrect password or do it after turning on PC! Or anywhere where a password is required?


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13 Aug 2013   #2
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

I locked my user, then entered a wrong password on purpose
and got these in the Event Viewer> Windows Logs> Security.

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So I figure, YES.


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13 Aug 2013   #3
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks YoYo155 for the detailed answer so basically Windows does something in the background as I noticed few times in my office that when I entered incorrect password the HDD loading light on PC blinks few times as it starts doing something in the Windows.

So in the Event Viewer it shows logs or it's some what an error generated by entering the wrong password?
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13 Aug 2013   #4
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Does windows generate errors on putting incorrect passwords?-evlook.png

This is how it looks in the Event Viewer.

No problem .


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13 Aug 2013   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The error logged would be for a failed login, not necessarily due to an incorrect password.
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13 Aug 2013   #6
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
The error logged would be for a failed login, not necessarily due to an incorrect password.
Can you elaborate on the subject?
How else can a login fail?
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14 Aug 2013   #7
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmmmm I see now...
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14 Aug 2013   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

For a home user an incorrect password would be the most common cause of a failed login. But it could also be due to login time restrictions or a locked account. And of course using an invalid login name.
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14 Aug 2013   #9
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
For a home user an incorrect password would be the most common cause of a failed login. But it could also be due to login time restrictions or a locked account. And of course using an invalid login name.
I didn't consider those scenarios, we are talking about a home user .
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