Win7 rejects correct user login passord

  lodger 09:15 17 Mar 2015

Trying to save a trip to the dump, I did a factory reset on an old laptop which my kids had used for 4years, and so had seen better days. All went fine until I tried to log back into windows using the new user password. The new password was rejected even though I still get a password 'hint' telling me it's correct.

Safe mode and 'repair' mode do nothing but return me to the login screen. Has anyone else had this problem, or know a way round it? I've used up my few remaining brain cells on this, so any ideas welcome.

I've installed Linux 17.1 on same laptop, no problems with that

  robin_x 10:32 17 Mar 2015

Tap F8 at boot to get Safe Mode with Networking and login with Admin Account

Start/Search user accounts

Manage another account

Remove password

Other solutions are possible by making Hirens Boot Disc or UBCD which contain various utilities


Freecycle is more friendly than the dump :-)

  robin_x 10:40 17 Mar 2015

Sorry, just re-read. if you can't get in via admin.

Download the zip and extract contents from Hirens first. Right click iso and burn to a blank CD/DVD.

click here

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