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Windows XP Pro saying password incorrect (it isn't..)

By Legoflamb
Jan 5, 2011
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  1. Ok so I've passworded all the public computers at work with the useer accounts feature in xp.

    Every computer has the same password and 2 of them are unusable.

    I know I'm not entering the wrong password because they all have the same one and I did it myself. about an hour ago.

    Why is it doing this and how do I get it to stop? I am literally not doing anything wrong.
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Only two possibilities I can think of is that you typed it in wrong initially or you're typing it in wrong now. I suppose the password file could be corrupted somehow but I've never seen that happen.

    Get a password reset CD and clear the password.
     
  3. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

    I would question the keyboard at those two computers, may be sticky or defective. Also, did you use any numbers in the password? The num lock key may not have been turned on,I always use the numbers at the top of the keyboard.
     
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    There's also the possibility that someone changed the password. All it takes is alt-ctl-del and hitting the change password button unless that function has been restricted.
     
  5. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    May want to see if you had the caps lock key on when you set the password as well. Try and type in the new password using the opposite capitalization that you think it should be.
     

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