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Windows 7: Can't Get Past Log In Password

14 Mar 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm not quite sure how one wouldn't notice a key not working properly on a keyboard.
I do agree if only one person has use of a computer their is no reason to have a password in my opinion.


When it comes to passwords we are a little careful with help.
We will direct someone to the forum tutorials but can't do much more because of the forum rules and the fact we don't really know who owns the computer. We from behind our keyboards
have no way of knowing.

This all means we are very careful with password matters. I hope you understand the caution that we use.

Here our the forum ruses. # 6 should be the rule of concern.

Wish you and your friend happy computing.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

"Viruses do not install themselves, she has to be entering her password wrong." (your quote, emphasis mine)

Indeed, it she was entering it correctly, the same as she always had for all these years. And, yes, I was positive she was entering it correctly, which she, in fact, was doing. That wasn't the problem. The problem was the fact that the machine wasn't accepting her correct entry, due to what I now believe is a faulty keyboard.

I removed the keyboard and blew it all out with compressed air, then cleaned the ribbon cable connector with a clean eraser, but the problem persists; in fact, there are several keys that aren't working, so I'm just going to order another keyboard for her. They are only about $17.00, online, and the shipping was free, so it's probably not worth messing around, trying to fix individual keys. Actually, I have a sneaking suspicion that the ribbon cable connector might still be dirty, but I don't know how the pros go about cleaning them.

Why do you suggest that she gets a new password, and that the old one is now useless?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2015   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Right, so once again, the password was not being entered correctly. If it`s not entering the R then it`s not being entered correctly.

I did not suggest she gets a new password, I suggested she gets rid of it all together, there`s no need for one.

Once again, passwords are useless if it`s a non work personal pc.

If someone stole the laptop they can easily just re install windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Mar 2015   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Yes, I can certainly appreciate the forum's caution regarding help with passwords. It's a good thing, given the sad state of our modern world's ethics, held by so many.

As a matter of fact, I just got off the phone, after speaking with a guy who informed me that I have a "serious problem" with my computer. That would probably be around the hundredth problem that I've had, according to them.

You people on this forum, willing to give of you time and effort, at least offer some balance to all of that, restoring a little faith in people. It sometimes helps to be reminded that there are good guys/gals out there.

I think my neighbor's use of a password on her personal laptop is simply a defense on her part, given her teenaged son, which is understandable.

But why is it so hard to not notice a single malfunctioning key, when you are quickly typing in a lengthy password and all that is showing up are black dots? A single missing dot is certainly not immediately obvious, so that's also perfectly understandable. Go easy on her.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2015   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It`s her PC, she can do whatever she wants. You are helping her, you go easy on her :)

It`s not so hard to not notice a malfunctioning key, unless you are blind. When a password doesn`t work, that`s the 1st thing you check.

What your R stops working and you just say "Hey that`s OK I don`t need an R anyway, I`ll spell Road with a T"

I can totally understand why someone would tell YOU that you`ve had a hundred problems with your computer.

You do not listen at all.

How does some guy on the phone know anything about your computer. ( This is rhetorical and does not require an answer. )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2015   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Real intelligent answer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2015   #17

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Thank You :)

Please mark the thread solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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