I have observed this a few times now and it really is starting to bug me. I install a local version of SQL Server (Standard Edition). When I am asked to change my network login password I can no longer access my local install. I go to start the service and it tells me the service did not start due to a log on failure. I can't understand. I then get an error message on the back of this which relates to error 1069. I have looked at the Microsoft Knowledge bank and this doe snot provde details of a solution. Can anyone else help. Much appreciated.