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Login "Password Incorrect"

Mharse

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9
#1
I am recently getting a "Incorrect Password" message when trying to login. I am administrator with a password. My husband (standard user with password) is having the same problem. In addition, a box with "Ease of Access" options pops up while I am in the middle of typing my password. This problem does not happen with my husband. The only way we can log in is to do so as our daughter first (She has no password), then "switch user." At this point, it will finally let us log in. Thanks for any ideas.
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#4
Hello Mharse, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Do you have the computer set to log on automatically to a user account. If so, then check to make sure that the password is correct by re-entering it.

If not, then you might see if changing the password for the account after you are able to log on to it may allow you to log on to normally again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Dwarf

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#6
Is the keyboard layout correct? For example, when you set up your PC, you used the En-US layout and subsequently changed it to the En-UK one. If that is the case, some of the key locations change.
 

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    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
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    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
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#7
Mharse,
When you finally are able to log onto your profile, do a malware (virus is the more common term) scan with MalwareBytes. It is an extremly useful scanner. It sounds like you could be infected. There are always ways around infections and the switch user feature is the way you can get around it.

Yes, there may be no other warning signs that you are infected, but to me it sounds like you are....

Let us know,
Ben
 

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    ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
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Mharse

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#8
Sorry, I don't understand the keyboard post. I have MalwareBytes and scan on a regular basis. I just did one now and it found nothing. Any other ideas?
 

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Dwarf

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#9
Hi Mharse,

This is what I am referring to. Notice how the position of some characters are different according to the locale.

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#11
I dont think that this is a keyboard issue because there is still a way that she can correctly log in.
Mharse,
Do you have any system restore points available since before this started to happen?
 

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    ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
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#12
Try starting up in safe mode, hoping your account isn't the "administrator" account, when you get to safe mode, click on the "administrator" account, or even your account and try it, then try disabling the password then restart and try logging in again.
 

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whs

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#14
It happened to me a few times too. Problem was that the numeric lock was on and some letters from the right side of the keyboard were entered as numbers. But since you cannot see what you enter with passwords, it took me a while to figure that one out.
 

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Brink

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#15

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Custom
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Mharse

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Thanks for the link to system restore instructions. I did the system restore, using a date before the problem started, but I am still getting the "incorrect password" message.
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#17
Mharse,

You may need to use METHOD THREE to reset it then.
 

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    Custom
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Mharse

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#18
Brink,
I think I may have found the problem. I believe the password problem started right after I installed the driver for my Logitech webcam and used it for the first time. So I uninstalled it, and was able to log in to both my account and my husband's with no problem! Does this sound possible? Should I try re-installing it, or what next?
 

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Brink

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#19
Mharse,

I'm happy to hear that you found the source of the problem. Strange, I would not have thought that would have caused this. I would recommend that you create a restore point before trying to reinstall the webcam driver. This way you could easily do a system restore at boot using that restore point to easiy undo it if needed.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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544
Location
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#20
Mharse,
So glad to hear that this was successful, and you found the problem. If i may suggest, go online to logitec and locate the driver for your webcam. Download it from there and install it that way. It could be updated or they could have fixed a problem that caused your problem to happen.

Let us know how everything goes,
Ben

Brink,
I think I may have found the problem. I believe the password problem started right after I installed the driver for my Logitech webcam and used it for the first time. So I uninstalled it, and was able to log in to both my account and my husband's with no problem! Does this sound possible? Should I try re-installing it, or what next?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 420 @1.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inspion 530 Default
    Memory
    PNY 4GB 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768 @ 75 Hz
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 250G ATA SATA-II
    Case
    Dell Inspiron 530
    Cooling
    None
    Mouse
    Logitech EX100 Combo
    Keyboard
    Logitech EX100 Combo
    Internet Speed
    100 MB/s

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