*!NOT your usual Vista Password Problem - Incorrect Password even every time even after resetting

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by fvuong, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. fvuong

    Brink Guest

    Yeah, just a bit. ;)

    I would recommend to backup as they suggested to be safe, but there are
    other things to try before resorting to that.


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    Brink, Feb 22, 2009
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  2. fvuong

    GTS Guest

    Have you tried System Restore?

    Have you tried disabling startup items (run msconfig while in safe mode) and
    have you checked for malware? MalwareBytes can be installed and run in safe
    mode for one.

    Since your password consistently works in safe mode, it is very unlikely
    that the reset methods discussed in other posts will help. (In fact I find
    they almost never work when a known password mysteriously stops working,
    though they can be useful when a user really forgets a password.) I
    suspect a problem involving winlogon.exe which is often targeted in a number
    of different ways by malware, or a problem with some process or service that
    is not running in safe mode startup.
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    GTS, Feb 23, 2009
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  3. fvuong

    kvebay Guest

    GTS

    Thanks for your reply

    No I haven't tried System Restore yet

    I checked the Malware Bytes site but their app only works on 32 bi
    Windows Vista - but I have Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I presume that woul
    indeed be a problem? Would you be able to suggest an anti malware ap
    that works with Vista Ultimate 64 bit in safe mode

    Thank yo
     
    kvebay, Feb 26, 2009
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  4. fvuong

    kvebay Guest

    Brink

    Would you have any ideas on the anti malware applications that can wor
    in safe mode for Vista Ultimate

    Any other ideas

    Thank
    Keta
     
    kvebay, Feb 27, 2009
    #24
  5. fvuong

    Brink Guest

    Hi Ketan

    I do not know of any off the top of my head. :

    Sorr

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    Brink, Feb 27, 2009
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  6. fvuong

    kvebay Guest

    Thanks Brink

    A friend of mine asked that question and signed off while I was logge
    in

    I was suggested these - would you anything about any of these


    - SUPERAntiSpywar
    Free, 'http://www.superantispyware.com
    (http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE
    - Malwarebytes Anti-Malwar
    Free, 'http://www.download.com
    (http://www.download.com/Malwarebyte...4572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button
    - Combofi
    Free, 'ComboFix | freeware' (http://www.combofix.org/
    - Panda Activescan 2.
    Free. 'http://www.pandasecurity.com
    (http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/index/)'
    (http://tinyurl.com/4fjfz9
    - Pocket Killbo
    Free, 'http://www.bleepingcomputer.com
    (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php
    - CCleane
    Free, 'http://www.ccleaner.com/' (http://www.ccleaner.com/download
    - Comodo Registry Cleane
    Free, 'http://registry-cleaner.comodo.com
    (http://registry-cleaner.comodo.com/download.html

    Thanks
    Kv
     
    kvebay, Feb 27, 2009
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  7. fvuong

    Brink Guest

    Kve

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and '*_Spybot_S&D_*
    (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html) are great one
    to use

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    Brin

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    Brink, Feb 27, 2009
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  8. fvuong

    kvebay Guest

    Hi Brink

    As I can only log in via Safe Mode, I downloaded SuperAntiSpyware i
    Safe Mode (with networking) and tried to install. It did not allow m
    to do install - saying I could not do this under Safe Mode - and that
    should restore my system using System Restore

    Would you know of any way I could install on say a USB drive and the
    access via Safe Mode?

    Cheer
    Kv
     
    kvebay, Feb 27, 2009
    #28
  9. fvuong

    Brink Guest

    Kve

    Where you ever able to reset your password to gain access again so tha
    you can run these programs from within Vista instead

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.htm

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    Brink, Feb 27, 2009
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  10. fvuong

    GTS Guest

    You're welcome.

    Unfortunately I can't think of a 64bit Vista compatible malware scanner you
    can install and run in Safe Mode. (There are very few even for 32bit
    Windows.) I don't know if it's an option for you, but I sometimes address
    these kinds of problems by connecting the drive to a service computer (or by
    using a CD based bootable operating system like UBCD4WIN) where I can scan
    it outside of the Windows installation.

    I would go ahead and try System Restore and see if that gets you anywhere.
     
    GTS, Feb 27, 2009
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  11. fvuong

    rogwhale Guest

    I suspect that this problem is caused by a windows update. Having had
    problem getting onto live messenger and getting error code" 800706b5"
    found that all my password were no longer recognised. I rolled back m
    computer to before the last update and although I had to input use
    names and passwords again it all now works. Hopefully!!!
     
    rogwhale, Mar 22, 2009
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  12. fvuong

    kvebay Guest

    System Restore works..........I tried so many things - thanks everyon
    and System Restore was the final 'nuclear option' - finally sorted.

    Thanks Brink and GTS
     
    kvebay, Mar 24, 2009
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  13. fvuong

    Brink Guest

    You're welcome Kvebay

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    Brink, Mar 24, 2009
    #33
  14. fvuong

    kvebay Guest

    Hi Brink

    You wouldn't believe it. After a day and a half of using vista normall
    - login log out a number of times suddenly I had the same problem

    Using System Restore options I note an few important updates loade
    today and yesterday. So possibly this problem may be related to
    particular Windows update? (!

    I have always had Windows Updates - update automatically - I a
    changing the update to non automatic - i.e. I choose which update t
    install and I intend not to allow any updates come through - this I hop
    will help eliminate what the cause of this problem is

    Any thoughts
     
    kvebay, Mar 25, 2009
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  15. fvuong

    Brink Guest

    Yeah, that sounds like a plan. Installing one Windows Update at a tim
    may help see which one may be the culprit

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    Brin

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    Brink, Mar 25, 2009
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