Laptop asking for a password

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Hi Friends at Techyv,

I have been using my laptop for four years now and now I am having this problem.  Whenever I turn it on, it suddenly asks for a password. I tried clicking the OK button and even tried to just “Enter” but it doesn’t work.

Can you tell me what could be wrong with my computer?

Thank you.

Best Answer by Stephen_Lee
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Answered By 0 points N/A #111352

Laptop asking for a password


Hi McIntosh Dale,

     Is your laptop used by the other users?  If It has been used by the others might probably someone has accidentally put a password on it and set himself/herself as the administrator.  You can try the following options:

  • try to split up your laptop and remove the battery for the longest hours.  After that, reassemble your laptop again and wait and see if  a password appears again.  If password still in your laptop try the second one.
  •  reformat your laptop so that you can remove the password which has been accidentally set by the other user.

Hope this mght help you.


Answered By 590495 points N/A #111354

Laptop asking for a password


Computer has settings to set-up a password to secure the computer from someone else's not but you. This Windows NT log-in can be set by the administrator.

An administrator has the ability to configure and set a password on his own and all sub-users aside from you. Now, for some reasons, if computer now ask for a password then definitely there are changes made on the computer.

If you are the administrator of the computer, then you might set a password by accident without you noticing it. Now, if you are a sub-user then the primary user might change the settings and decide to set a password on every log-ins.

Now, the only way to get rid of the username and password is to get pass the log-in page. You can reset the password by going to the password hint. If you can still can't get pass this page, you need to shutdown the computer and re-log back in.

While on it's motion to reboot, press the F8 key and this will let you log-in on Safe Mode. Redo the password on the following steps;

Go to Start, Control Panel
User Accounts and Family Safety
User Accounts, then Change your Windows Password
You can also go to Add or Remove user accounts

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