*!NOT your usual Vista Password Problem - Incorrect Password even every time even after resetting
Posted: 12-11-2008, 09:14 PM
Hi There Experts and Gurus,
I've been doing Windows Tech Support for 5 years and I have never ran
into a problem like this. Hope some one can help:
Background: I know how to reset (to blank) my Windows Password using
third party software, password reset disc. I AM NOT ASKING for help in
logging into windows because I can always reset the password to blank
and get in.
So here's the "symptoms", hope some body can determine the "problem"
and provide a "cure" not merely a temporary "treatment.
1. User (admin) account has password. Password has NOT been changed.
Or password has JUST been changed and we KNOW what it is. Suddenly,
after logging out or restarting computer, we cannot log in again. You
get the usual Password incorrect message. Vista Home Premium even shows
the password hint. Yet it will not take the "correct" password.
2. In order to login, I have to "reset" the password, using various
methods that are floating around on the internet. The process works
ONLY by "blanking" the password. So I can log into Windows...don't give
me solution on how to log into windows, please.
3. Once logged into windows, I go about creating a password. I log
out, then try to log back in with that password....and guest what
"Windows does not recognize it". Neither old or new password works.
3a. So I go thru the password reset methods again, blanking it, and I
am able to log in using the blank pw.
3b. I go and create NEW USER. If the NEW USER has BLANK password, I
can login with no problem. But if I set a password for the new user
account or any account, windows will not recognize the password again.
So does any one see the picture here? I don't have problem getting
into my windows because I know how to reset the password by blanking
My problem is I DO WANT TO SECURE IT WITH A PASSWORD. But by putting
on a password, Windows does not recognize the password afterward to
allow access. This problem happens consistently every time a password
So the Solution I am looking for is a FIX, a one-time CURE, to the
password problem, so that I do not have to do the password reset every
In other word, SECURITY is an important issue to me, so having a
"blank" password is NOT and OPTION.
Why does the password not get recognized? Does it get corrupted some
how? What are the fixes?
Too many experts out there are focusing on the "temporary treatment" by
telling people how to hack and crack and reset their password, but when
the problem reoccurs repeated, no one seems to have an answer to a
My greatest respect to all the gurus out there and all the people who
are offering advices and answers. Please consider this a "challenge"
for the experts!
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