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Windows 7: How do I stop password window from filling up with dots?

03 May 2012   #1
wazzoz

Windows 7 Premium 32 bit
 
 
How do I stop password window from filling up with dots?

When the password window appears on startup, it immediately fills with dots. I can remove them by backspacing then deleting. How do I stop it from happening?


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03 May 2012   #2
Greatness

Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 Enterprise, Ubuntu 11.10
 
 

Feels like your keyboard is malfunctioning.
That its in somekind of loop during bootup. Try with another keyboard.

Or do the super-duper solution. Reset your CMOS Its the big round battery on your mobo. Just jank that out, wait 5-10 sec, plug it back in.
That should erase any unwanted actions from the bootup.

If its a desktop, kinda hard to do that on a laptop. And if you havent done it before, use caution and google how to. Never start fiddeling in a open computercase if you havent done it before.
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03 May 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The dots indicate the password has been auto-entered.

Can you log-in without deleting them?
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03 May 2012   #4
Greatness

Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 Enterprise, Ubuntu 11.10
 
 

oo, yeah Might be that he meant stars not dots
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03 May 2012   #5
DragonShadow

Windows 8 Remix
 
 

If it does start filling up with dots, take your head off the keyboard. That might help.

lol, just kidding. Try a different keyboard, if that doesn't work, reset the bios
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03 May 2012   #6
tech4

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

It could be a stuck key, or debris under a key. Pick the keyboard up vertically and tap it on the desk, then slam it down on the back.
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04 May 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

wazzoz,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Most probably caused by a stuck key.

Since we do not know whether this is a tablet, a laptop, or a desktop, then advice must be general.
You could help us to help you by filling out your system specs.

Some suggestions:
until problem source located, then don't worry about using the delete to key, but rather simply hit the Enter key. That will give you a fresh password box.

Shake that keyboard as best you can.

Get a can of compressed air and blow on, around, and under all keys on the keyboard.

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05 May 2012   #8
wazzoz

Windows 7 Premium 32 bit
 
 
Thanks Tech4

Tapping the keyboard did the trick. Many thanks.

Wazzoz
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05 May 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Great!

Thanks for getting back to us.

Glad the we could be of assistance,

karl
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05 May 2012   #10
kneedeep73

windows 7 home premium
 
 
similar prob only happened this morning though

i use windows 7 and i think i leant against my laptop as i slept last night and the screen was locked and i think it said logged on and the password bar was all black dots,which i deleted and entered my password and everything seemed fine and did a scan and my security software found no threats...is this ok?
i was trying to get my own query sorted but found out that i mus've leant againt computer to fill password bar and switch user....doooohhhh!!!!
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