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  1. #11


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Could be as simple as a sticky * key or a small short in the keyboard circuitry , do you have another keyboard you could try switching out and then seeing if the problem re-occurs.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    In additional to all previous suggestions, (wild guess) any chance you are using a 3rd-party password manager that is somehow set to run at startup?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Also, any chance you have your MS account setup for auto-login and your password jus got changed and/or corrupted?

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  4. #14


    Thanks to all.I really appreciate your feedbacks.I dont use any third party password manager and my password seems to work fine after i cleared those asterisks from password field.I will try to run DISM and see what happens.thanks again.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    my password seems to work fine after i cleared those asterisks from password field
    Again I will suggest you look here:

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jacksparrow View Post
    Thanks to all.I really appreciate your feedbacks.I dont use any third party password manager and my password seems to work fine after i cleared those asterisks from password field.I will try to run DISM and see what happens.thanks again.
    Yes, do post back with results please.

    & you should run them both.
    They compliment each other.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    The reason I asked him to try another keyboard is...it happens in other applications randomly ....not just when passwords are required...
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  8. #18


    USA, CA
    Posts : 191
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    yeah it sounds like his keyboard is shorting, or has a key stuck.
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  9. #19


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    He could probably get a cheap one at WalMart.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I hope you are all correct in the assumption that his keyboard is defective; however, I'm wondering why it only happens when he needs to insert a password (or did I miss something else)? Form my experience, the keyboard is basically a dumb device so it would be a real coincidence if he uses other things that require keyboard strokes and it never happens there. Things like editing a text file or even responding to this thread, like I am dong right now, should provide enough keyboard "bounce" to trigger a sticky key. And remember, this happens when he has never yet touched the keyboard. Although I hope too that it is his keyboard, I have my doubts.

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