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After my computer has entered its power-save mode, pressing any key on the keyboard will bring it "back to life" and I am then prompted for a password.  I very carefully enter the password but am repeatedly told that the userid or password is invalid.  The only way I am able to successfully log back on to my account is to select 'switch user' as if I am going to log onto another account, then take the 'switch user' option again back to my account.  I am then able to get back to my desktop.  

What could be causing my computer to determine that my password is invalid initially upon 'waking up'?
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by:Sandeep
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Does your password have Numeric numbers??

If it has the numeric keys, then when computer comes back online after sleep mode check whether you have your Numeric Pad enabled. It is most likely that Numeric pad goes off without our knowledge and we type password as usual which later throws error.
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by:TomRScott
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Try hitting the backspace key a couple times.  It is possible that the key press to wake-up the unit is "bouncing" or otherwise adding a character into the buffer.

If you are using a modifier key (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) to wake up the computer, try alternately pressing both of the modifier key used three times.  I have found that these keys sometimes are logged by the OS as depressed when they are not and this seems to reset the status for the key in question.

I would try the two methods in succession to see which, if either, it may be.

 - Tom
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by:LeeTutor
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keyboard53, any feedback?
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LeeTutor,

Sorry for taking so long to provide a response.  I checked out the link you provided and opted to NOT have my computer prompt me for a password once it 'wakes up'.  I know this is less secure but this is my home computer and now I am always presented with my desktop when I press any key on the keyboard.

Thanks for the tip.
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LeeTutor directed me to a web page that pertained to my issue exactly and provided several suggestions as to how to sovle it.  I utimately ended up using one of them.
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