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Solved: Password logs me on, but won't unlock computer after WinKey+L

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bat66wat6, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. Bat66wat6

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    It's the strangest thing. I have just gone through a complete Hard Drive wipe and then installed XP Pro (used to be Home Edition). I have installed all of my software and updated all of the drivers, all seems well.

    Yet my excessively long and complex password (which uses upper and lowercase characters), will not unlock the computer whenever I lock my account (press WinKey+L).

    There is no chance that I am mispelling or mistyping my password because I obviously remember it clearly to be able to login in the first place. My first thought was that it was something to do with the keyboard layout setup in the control panel -> regional language options. I was right at first and set the correct configuration, all of the settings are English - United Kingdom, as I want them to be (i got uk keyboard layout). For example, if I hold down shift and then slide my finger across keys 1-0 I will get:
    !"£$%^&*()
    I also clicked the setting saying the configuration is set across all accounts. So I am pretty darn sure there is nothing wrong to do with the language options.

    As a temporary fix I changed my password so it doesn't use upper/lowercase combinations but only includes normal letters.

    Please could somebody explain what's could be causing this wierd problem.
     
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    I was under the impression that this website had many members and was very active. I havn't walked into another dead forum website have I?
     
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