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#1 perrymc

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:02 AM

I am occassionally unable to enter the user password in XP Pro to log on. I move the mouse to the password box and click on it to enter the password but I do not get access. I do not get the cursor in the user box and typed characters do not show up (as dots indicating the password is being typed in). This is very random and does not seem to be associated with any other activity that I have observed. We typically log out vs switch users on this computer. My solution is to log in to a user profile that does not require a password (like the guest account), log back out and then click on the user password box I wish to log in to. I then get the cursor and and log in. I have not been able to come up with anything searching this site or the internet. This is only a nuisance item but am very curious as to why it is happening and would like to eliminate the problem.[font=Arial][font=Arial]

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 01:39 PM

Hello,

When the logon screen comes up, press Ctrl + Alt + Del then you should be able to enter a user name and password.
The system could be acting this way for a number of reasons
faulty hardware,
incorrect explorer settings
viruses and or malware.

http://www.iobit.com/AdvancedWindowsCarePe...al/download.htm this tool should help you fix the incorrect windows settings.

Hope this helps
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#3 need TOS

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 02:03 PM

Have you tried clicking on the User Name box then pressing tab to access the password box and type?

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#4 perrymc

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:52 PM

Thanks Nigglesnush85 and Need TOS, I will try the ctrl/alt/del and tab to see if either works next time I encounter the problem. Appreciate the link. I will take a look at it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:07 PM

If it is a USB keyboard, it could be a problem with the keyboard or the USB port, possibly not getting enough power.

Just one more thing you can check.


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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:07 AM

[b]hi I have a question on this subject I was given a cp that has w2000pro not xp but the name and password for loggin on it blank and I dont know it and cant get it from him. is there ANY way to recover it or even change it so I can get into it and use the cp???

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

If you have the Windows 2000 disks you can erase the old installation and install a new one to take it's place. Beyond that, I'm afraid that we can't help with bypassing passwords (forum rules).
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:30 AM

This happened to one of the computers here at work a couple weeks ago (new dell that only accepts USB keyboard)....fixed the problem by plugging the keyboard into another USB port. Doesn't make much sense, but it fixed the problem.




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