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insaneskimo
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Can't Log into windows 7

So after my laptop went to sleep mode i woke it up to sign back in, it wouldn't let me log in. To make it better early today i logged in just with the same password that i was trying after awaking the computer. Does anyone have a idea what went wrong or what to do?

 

Thanks for your help

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7

Which computer? There is a label on the bottom.

 

I don't understand the problem.

-Jerry
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insaneskimo
Posts: 9

Re: Can't Log into windows 7

It a Satellite A665-S5170, the problem is that the password that i have been using to login since i bought the laptop, all of a sudden doesnt work anymore, it worked fine early that day.

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Floydman
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7

I've had this problem a few times. It's possible that the numeric pad function key has been activated, so for certain letters you're actually inputting numbers.

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insaneskimo
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7

How though? I know that i didnt activate it. Is there a way to deactivate it?

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7

 

Most problems like that are due to the Caps Lock or Num Lock key.

 

If you're still in Sleep, try turning of the machine by holding the power button down and then restarting cold.

 

If that doesn't work, I'll give a way to reset the Windows password.

-Jerry
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insaneskimo
Posts: 9

Re: Can't Log into windows 7

Well my password has numbers in it so numbers lock would have to be on, and I don't have capped letters. Turning the machine off doesnt do anything. So whats the reset method?

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7


numbers lock would have to be on

Turn Num Lock off and use the number at the top.

-Jerry
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insaneskimo
Posts: 9

Re: Can't Log into windows 7

You dont think i havent tried that yet, did that like 12 times before posting this.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7

You can reset the Windows password this way.

 

   Forgot your Windows admin password?

-Jerry
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insaneskimo
Posts: 9

Re: Can't Log into windows 7

been trying that. It doesnt seem to work though, for the cd it says boot failed and this machine isnt designed for usb booting.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7


for the cd it says boot failed


Did you try F12 to get the boot priority menu in the BIOS?

-Jerry
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insaneskimo
Posts: 9

Re: Can't Log into windows 7

Yep set so that the computer will boot from the cd drive, and there is a disc in there when i do this. There isnt an option for usb boot so that cant be done. Does it matter that i hit F2 not F12?

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7


Does it matter that i hit F2 not F12?


Not so far as I know.

 

You might verify that the drive is at fault by trying another bootable disc.

-Jerry
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insaneskimo
Posts: 9

Re: Can't Log into windows 7

Dont think it is, while i was still able to use the computer after a while if i double clicked the cd drive a window popped up with a error message saying that a driver or something like that was missing.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7

Sorry, I don't have more to say. No idea why you can't boot from the CD.

-Jerry
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insaneskimo
Posts: 9

Re: Can't Log into windows 7

I ended up paying someone to get past it. Probably could have boot from the disc but i probably didnt read the intrustions right.

 

Thank for the Help Jerry.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Can't Log into windows 7

At least you got the problem solved. Could be worse.

-Jerry