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Windows 7: Did not let me sign in to the windows startup screen

24 May 2013   #1

windows 7 hp 64 service pack 1
Did not let me sign in to the windows startup screen

My password did not work on the windows startup screen.

I ended up boot in safe mode, and doing a memory test, and now it works fine.

But I know a memory test would not of fixed it? Am I going to be getting this error again? Is this a sign of something about to break down on me? or by going in safemode, did I get a better driver load?

I did try rebooting it several times before doing the safemode boot, and nothing worked. But all is fine now... for now. should I be concerned? or did I just get lucky? lol.

It was a windows 7 on a Sony Laptop. (caps was off, password was correct)

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24 May 2013   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Hello jim54729 and welcome to Seven Forums,

I'm not sure why you had this issue and how it sorted itself out...
What you might want to do is create a password reset disk.
If something does go wrong again, it might come in handy!

Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

hope this helps,
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24 May 2013   #3

windows 7 hp 64 service pack 1

grr, After having it shut off for awhile, the problem is back. any idea's?
I am running the Memory Diag Tool again, just to try to get past it, then run my Esset antivirus software.
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24 May 2013   #4

windows 7 hp 64 service pack 1

Thanks David, I will do that, I also created a Ophcrack Disk to check to see what windows thinks my password is, but it started working for about 20's with the known password, till I shut if off again. Might have to shut off the password part this time.
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25 May 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP


Likely interference from the Sony bloatware if you're still running the bloated corrupt Sony preinstalled Win7.

That's why most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything needed is included in the link including Special Note to Sony Owners at the end.

At the least I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

I never use passwords myself and more than half of those I install for don't either. I guess it depends upon what you have to hide or protect. I agree if you use one it should work every time so the first thing we look at is what interferes with WIn7's native perfect performance.
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