I have an HP Pavilion p7-1110 Desktop PC. I'm typing this from my Windows 8.1 laptop. My desktop booted normally and loaded the welcome screen, then the problem started. I typed my password like usual and waited for it to log me in. At first I just thought it was lagging. But it didn't log me in, and it returned to the welcome/login screen again. No error message or password incorrect message came up. I tried at least 5 times, probably almost 10, to log in. I'm at the point where I don't know what to do. I have Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Microsoft Security Essentials, and I recently got a definition update for Security Essentials. I do not share my computers with anyone, nor do I plan to, so that eliminates someone changing my password as a prank. I couldn't have forgotten it, because 1) I write all my passwords down and 2) no message saying 'incorrect password' came up. The only thing I can think of that might be causing this problem is downloading themes yesterday. But my computer worked just fine until I tried to log in today. I'm so frustrated that all I have to say is, if it was a hacker, that coward should be fortunate my fist can't reach their face through my screen! I have never had an issue like this before, and I've downloaded countless things before without any problems. I've also installed lots of themes before, so it can't be a file put in a wrong folder and causing some kind of weird error.
Edited by GeekWolf, 11 April 2014 - 03:21 PM.