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Windows 7: Locked out at login never got to enter PW

10 Oct 2013   #1
Tomb27

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Locked out at login never got to enter PW

When I sat down to my normally sleeping or scanning computer this morning the screen said I was locked out. I thought it was odd because I hadn't restarted or entered my PW. SO, I restarted and got the same thing. I then tried safe mode and command prompt which all sent me to the locked out screen. I tried last known good configuration thinking the power may have gone out in the night. That didn't work either. I waited 20 minutes and retried, still locked. Any ideas on what to do? I am going to wait longer maybe an hour, but I really need to use my computer for work and school. I have scoured this forum and others and all give information on how to fix it for the future and assume you are past the lock out, so you can perform changes. I can't get in at all. This has happened before but when I used last known... I was in.


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10 Oct 2013   #2
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomb27 View Post
When I sat down to my normally sleeping or scanning computer this morning the screen said I was locked out. I thought it was odd because I hadn't restarted or entered my PW. SO, I restarted and got the same thing. I then tried safe mode and command prompt which all sent me to the locked out screen. I tried last known good configuration thinking the power may have gone out in the night. That didn't work either. I waited 20 minutes and retried, still locked. Any ideas on what to do? I am going to wait longer maybe an hour, but I really need to use my computer for work and school. I have scoured this forum and others and all give information on how to fix it for the future and assume you are past the lock out, so you can perform changes. I can't get in at all. This has happened before but when I used last known... I was in.
Hi Tomb27,

I understand that you wish to reset the windows password on the system. If you have not created the password rescue disk then it is possible but difficult. You would need the windows installation disc to perform the same.

Please check this article which would help you reset the password or create a different profile on the system:

Password Reset

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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10 Oct 2013   #3
Tomb27

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thank you Sandeep for your response.

I waited 40 minutes(my default was set to 30 minutes) and tried again and was easily able to enter the correct password. I then went into Local Security Policy and changed the Account lockout information. I also changed the automatic sign-in to now require a password to be entered. So now the computer isn't trying to enter the wrong password, which is what I believe the problem was. I changed the password, but the automatic login was still trying to use the old one and maxed out the attempts before I got to put in the new password. The max out only happened after power outages. weird
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11 Oct 2013   #4
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomb27 View Post
Thank you Sandeep for your response.

I waited 40 minutes(my default was set to 30 minutes) and tried again and was easily able to enter the correct password. I then went into Local Security Policy and changed the Account lockout information. I also changed the automatic sign-in to now require a password to be entered. So now the computer isn't trying to enter the wrong password, which is what I believe the problem was. I changed the password, but the automatic login was still trying to use the old one and maxed out the attempts before I got to put in the new password. The max out only happened after power outages. weird
Hi Tomb27,

Its great to hear the issue has been resolved. Please ensure that you create a password reset disk that can be utilized in future as well:

Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

If you have any further queries feel free to reach out to us.
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