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Unable to login in Windows 7

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Hello,

Windows 7 Pro is configured to auto logon a user with a password.  Now is seems that the password has expired.  Windows keeps asking for the old and the new password but won't accept it, so I can't log in.  Not even with the administrator account, because I can't change the name of the user.

Is there a way to bypass auto logon during the boot process?
Pressing the shift key does not work.

Thanks
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by:ranga_matta
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Try booting with the ERD commander and reset the Admin Password and check if it works
the tool is available on MS site named as DART.

Regards

Ranga
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Problem solved.

Windows tried to logon with the username and password that was set to auto logon.  The password for the account had expired. So Windows could not log on, not even as administrator and not even in safe mode.

I did not want to do anything drastically, so I tried one of the oldest tricks in the book and via BIOS I changed the date to a few days earlier than the current date.  Rebooted and the PC started up just fine.  I could then login as administror, disable the password policy and set the date back to the current date.

After rebooting everything worked fine.


Thanks for your help.

Problem solved


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by:MartoRob
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I came up with the solution on-site.
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