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Login screen won´t let me put in password


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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 won´t let me put in my password. As if the keyboard isn´t 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?


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8


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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.


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.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    Works 550w
    MSI "M-Box"
    Water Cooled
    Dell Keyboard
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Chrome/IE 10
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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