WinXP Password dialogue box not responding?

  asw 20:59 16 Feb 2006
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Hi I hope somone can help? My WinXP service pack 2 machine made an auto update of windows via the MS website. Now the password dialogue box for my account will not accept any text input? My wife's account which is not password protected boots normally by clicking her ID icon? How do I get back into my account?

  James-286079 21:03 16 Feb 2006

Boot the computer into safe mode (Keep pressing F8 while booting), then use System Restore to restore the system back to when it used to work correctly.

James

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:01 16 Feb 2006

Repair XP by replacing corrupt files
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sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
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  asw 22:48 16 Feb 2006

Thanks all. Problem solved - embarressingly it turns out my wireless keyboard batteries went flat just as I'd installed a new adsl router and winXP updated the system. The mouse batteries were fine which allowed me to click the icon etc etc... So look out for coincidences - dooh!

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