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Windows 7: How do I stop password from filling?

23 Sep 2014   #1
PlsHelpMe

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How do I stop password from filling?

When the password window appears on startup, it immediately fills with dots and I cannot stop it. I cannot get into my system because I cannot prevent the dots. I have tried the following:

~ deleting the dots -- but they simply reappear
~ pressing enter (in hopes it would allow me to enter a password on the second time),
~ going in through safe mode (same problem exists)
~ go to 'last known good configuration'
~ using on screen keyboard
~ using an external keyboard
~ rebooting


This is on a Dell Pavillion dm4 laptop. Oh, and before this started, I was creating a new user account and the battery died. When I ran to get the cord, my child was pressing the numbers 1-9 repetitively. I did try to let it fill for a few minutes thinking it may just need to catch up, but that wasn't it. Something is wrong.


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23 Sep 2014   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can you disable the built-in keyboard via a shortcut? Most laptops have the feature... Then try the external lone again.
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23 Sep 2014   #3
PlsHelpMe

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I solved that problem but now seem to have caused another. Now my wifi won't work due to the network adapter. I've tried ensuring the driver is installed/updated and the connection is enabled but nothing. (LAN is fine.) I've tried to run diagnostics, but it just says there's a problem with the adapter. Any ideas on this one??? And, I should say I 'solved' the other problem by allowing drivers with improper signatures....perhaps not the best idea???
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23 Sep 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Don`t have any idea why drivers would have anything to do with passwords, I would have used the Credential Manager in the Control Panel to work on that problem.

As far as the wireless adapter, I would uninstall it completely and remove the software, re install it and re install the software, it should then work fine.
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23 Sep 2014   #5
PlsHelpMe

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I uninstalled the network adapter driver and then reinstalled it. It worked perfectly. Thank you!!!!
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23 Sep 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might need to show a picture of what your being signed into
I would of thought this would be a finger print scanner feature for login :/
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23 Sep 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PlsHelpMe View Post
I uninstalled the network adapter driver and then reinstalled it. It worked perfectly. Thank you!!!!
Glad you got it fixed
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