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Old 06-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't login to Windows 7 after running Windows Updates. Password incorrect???

I ran the latest updates today after having it bug me for a few weeks to do updates. After restarting I got the error the user name or password is incorrect.

I know the password is correct because it was setup to automatically log me in at boot up. But it will no longer accept it and if I try to enter it manually is keeps telling me incorrect password. If I try to log in as administrator is says the administrator account is disabled.

I tried safe mode and the recovery console and both require a password to login so I can't roll back to a previous version.

Please help!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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I ran the latest updates today after having it bug me for a few weeks to do updates. After restarting I got the error the user name or password is incorrect.

I know the password is correct because it was setup to automatically log me in at boot up. But it will no longer accept it and if I try to enter it manually is keeps telling me incorrect password. If I try to log in as administrator is says the administrator account is disabled.

I tried safe mode and the recovery console and both require a password to login so I can't roll back to a previous version.

Please help!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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If you have/can get the Windows installation disc, I believe you can use it to do a system restore by choosing Recovery Options, should be listed once you select that.

I've also heard of this recommended: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ You just make a bootable disc with the iso file on it and make it highest priority in the boot order.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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No offense but are you positive you are typing it in correctly? I have never heard of a windows update or bug that just removes or changes your password. Don't touch type - enter each character manually.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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I was able to do a restore from before the updates using the install cd. Don't know how it got messed up, but the password worked again after I did that. I was able to reinstall the updates, this time without my password getting messed up.

Very strange indeed.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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Wierd issue ????
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:01 AM   #7
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Definitely the weirdest Windows Update issue I've heard of...
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #8
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I had the exact same problem. This tip fixed it for me.

Start > Run>regsvr32 shgina.dll [enter] – Log off and see if you can now enter your password.
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ophcrack live cd is awesome
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:58 AM   #10
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ophcrack live cd is awesome
I once had to use it on a new install when there was debris under a keyboard key and it didnt log the keystroke. I was able to crack the password and then figure out my "A" click didnt register, Twice.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:02 AM   #11
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I've seen this issue on a pc that wasn't properly shutdown. Now I always make a 2nd admin account just in case.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #12
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Do you know the reasons why this happended to your computer?
I suggest you can check the reasons fisrt and then use some programs like Windows Boot Genius to fix which has the 40+ repair tools. You can google its name, you also can use other programs

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Old 07-09-2014, 01:36 PM   #13
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I had the exact same problem. This tip fixed it for me.

Start > Run>regsvr32 shgina.dll [enter] – Log off and see if you can now enter your password.
But it the OP can't log on in the first place, and apparently only has the one user account, how can he run the regserver?

As an aside, I always keep a spare valid local account on all my machines, figuring accounts get mangled more than Windows itself.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:39 PM   #14
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I never password protect the account. I have Truecrypt.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:57 PM   #15
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ophcrack or a similar Linux boot environment is going to be the easiest.

You won't get your password, but you can set a password and / or make an account active.

Once you know how to use it, you can get into locked PC's in under 5 mins.
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I have used this and like it better. http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
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