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Windows 7: Login Problems

05 Nov 2010   #1
colpat

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Login Problems

hi,
Closed computer down normally yesterday.
Today went to login only to get message that username or password incorrect.
Know for a fact the password and username are 100% correct.
Then when click on reset password a message says this requires media or USB - put DVD in drive and click ok. Message comes back saying media or USB required.
What has gone wrong and how do I get into my computer?
Has been working fine for the last 2 weeks when setup as new but today can't access.
Have tried hard shutdown and reboot, checked cap lock etc etc double/triple checked password.
Any help please


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05 Nov 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Colin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had this problem to hopefully fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Nov 2010   #3
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

is it possible you accidentally hit caps lock, or number lock?
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05 Nov 2010   #4
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colpat View Post
Have... checked cap lock etc etc...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
is it possible you accidentally hit caps lock, or number lock?
seems OP has tried that option! (that was the first thing that came to my mind too)
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05 Nov 2010   #5
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

sorry. i dont know how i missed that...
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05 Nov 2010   #6
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colpat View Post
Know for a fact the password and username are 100% correct.
You know how many times I've said that and was wrong? Boy, if I had a nickel.....
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05 Nov 2010   #7
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

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05 Nov 2010   #8
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

If your computer is a laptop-- make sure that the num lock ft. is disabled.

If it's a desktop, try plugging your keyboard into a different USB port (if it's USB keyboard) then retype your password.

Maybe your keyboard got stuck in a different keyboard input locale somehow? make sure that the input locale is correct (it will show top-left of your screen.)

As other people mentioned to, make sure that caps lock is off and type out the password carefully.
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05 Nov 2010   #9
colpat

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

An Acer laptop. Indicator light shows if Caps is on/off.

Am going to try the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, it has pretty good reviews.

Will let you know how it goes.

thanks for your suggestions
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