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Windows 7: Locked out of computer

06 Nov 2009   #1

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Locked out of computer

I was trying to allow other computers to interact on my small router network. As I walked through the steps, I was shown my password, which I wrote down. Now, when I try to reboot, I'm entirely locked out of my computer--the case sensitive password I so carefully wrote down doesn't work. As I say, I'm locked out of my computer. It's asking for some kind of change of password disk, which I don't have....

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06 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Try just hitting enter at the password prompt.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you, torrentg

For getting right back to me. I tried that, but it didn't work. What did, finally, work was rebooting to safe mode and doing a system restore.

Again, thank you,

WayCon
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07 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WayCon View Post
I was trying to allow other computers to interact on my small router network. As I walked through the steps, I was shown my password, which I wrote down. Now, when I try to reboot, I'm entirely locked out of my computer--the case sensitive password I so carefully wrote down doesn't work. As I say, I'm locked out of my computer. It's asking for some kind of change of password disk, which I don't have....
Are you trying to setup a wireless network? As far as I know, this is the only instance of the network wizard showing you what password should be used across the board.

It has nothing to do with your normal user login.

Chances are what happened to you was you tried using the network password for your user account, and the repeated failures is what locked you out.
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07 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

That Homegroup password is available along with all other HG tools in the Control Panel>Homegroup.
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