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Windows 7: Password suddenly did not work

09 Jan 2019   #1
ausguerila

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Password suddenly did not work

I was using my windows 7 pc today and had to go out so I turned it off. Upon coming back to it I try to logon and it was saying that the password was incorrect. I checked the event viewer and there was no event for any type of password change. My anti virus has not detected anything malicious. What could cause a password to reset out of nothing?


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09 Jan 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi ausguerila,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ausguerila View Post
I was using my windows 7 pc today and had to go out so I turned it off. Upon coming back to it I try to logon and it was saying that the password was incorrect. I checked the event viewer and there was no event for any type of password change. My anti virus has not detected anything malicious. What could cause a password to reset out of nothing?
Out of interest, how did you manage to check the Event Viewer?
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09 Jan 2019   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi ausguerila,

Out of interest, how did you manage to check the Event Viewer?
That is a good question if you can't logon.
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11 Jan 2019   #4
ausguerila

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

By using a password clearing disk. There are a few of them out.
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12 Jan 2019   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi ausguerila,

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By using a password clearing disk. There are a few of them out.
So what exactly is your issue then?
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
ausguerila

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Apart from forgetting my password:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ausguerila View Post
What could cause a password to reset out of nothing?
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