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Windows 7: HELP! can't type password login

05 Nov 2009   #1
dan1e

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
HELP! can't type password login

Hi
Just purchased a new Dell laptop with win7 Pro installed a few days ago.
Everything was going fine till I tried to log in this evening.

Tried to enter my password, nothing, can't type in the box, nothing happens when I type.

I have tried starting in safe mode but it brings me back to the login screen with the same result.

Have also tried to restore from a backup I made on a external drive, same result.

How do I check if I have an Administrator logon? or can anyone suggest something else?


Thanks in advance - Danny


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05 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hold down f8 to get into safe + networking. Post here when you're in there and I'll have suggestions.
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05 Nov 2009   #3
dan1e

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

hi torrentg
i'm now in safe mode+networking, what should i do next?
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05 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Type netplwiz into start menu search box. Hit enter. Use that to make it not need typing to log in. (Set the password with this.)

Reboot after.

If it doesn't help when inside Windows again, reboot to safe mode + networking and let me know.
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05 Nov 2009   #5
dan1e

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

hi torrentg

when i try to start in safe mode + networking i'm taken back to the login screen which i can't get past as it won't take any keyboard typing commands. maybe i'm doing something wrong, i've only recently started using windows?
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05 Nov 2009   #6
dan1e

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

hi torrentg
cracked it!
got logged in by f8+ starting with last known good configuration (Advanced).

Thanks for your help. - Danny
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05 Nov 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Danny and a belated welcome to Windows 7 Forums

I'm pleased that you have worked out how to solve your problem. That option, Last Known Good Configuration, has come in useful for me many times, from XP to Vista and now Windows 7.
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16 Apr 2013   #8
Kennyja2

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I had the EXACT same problem. This tip fixed the problem for me.

Start > Run>regsvr32 shgina.dll [enter] Log off and see if you can now enter your password.
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16 Apr 2013   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 17.3 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 

If your PCs are working properly, create backup HDD images, as soon as possible.
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