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Login screen wont let me put in password

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Login screen wont let me put in password

    Hi all,

    When I close down the screen on my laptop (I guess it hibernates? Whatever the default is), then open it again, the login screen comes up. Sometimes it wont let me put in my password. As if the keyboard isnt working. The only key it picks up is the space bar (ie when I hit the space bar the hidden characters come up in the password panel). So I have to restart and then it works. It never happens when I start it from being shut down totally.

    Can anyone help?


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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    You probably have some kind of "Auto-Login" turned on, and the password was wrong. You can change it to regfular login like this:

    Turn on automatic logon

    pull up a CMD prompt and tupe

    control userpasswords2 and hit ENTER.

    Click image for larger version

    Place a checkmark in the box, then reboot. Then enter your password when it asks.

    If you use a 3rd party software like Yamicsoft Windows 8 Manager - There is an Auto Login feature in there which saves the password, however, it does not work well if you are using an MS account to login.
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Login screen wont let me put in password
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