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Media Vault with FTP and password required

Q: Media Vault with FTP and password required

Anyone know of a media vault (similiar to HP's) that is ftp compatible that "requires" a password to access?

A: Media Vault with FTP and password required


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I am tired of trying to remember all my passwords.. and my hotmail got hacked so I need stronger ones.
What is the best way of going about this? Is there something I can put on my USB key or blackberry to encrypt/store them all?

A:Best password vault?

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I?ve installed a HP mv2120 Media Vault on my computer that?s running 6801. For the most part it seems to be working however:

?The Network LED on the server flickers some. I think it is supposed to remain a solid blue
?I am unable to turn on Network Discovery (running Kaspersky KIS 2009). Windows tells me it?s automatically activated for Private Networks, but the radio button is set to Turn Off Network Discovery
?I get a lot of communication errors from NTI Shadow: ?Communication to the HP Media Vault has been lost. Your file/folder changes will not be backed up. Check the connections, make sure the HP Media Vault is on, and restart the backup job?. However, I can see and access the server from Explorer.
I think something is interfering with my ability to set the Turn On Network Discovery button. The User Manual specifically tells me to turn that on.


A:HP mv2120 Media Vault Help

Try disabling Kaspersky and see if it makes a difference....

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I am running Win 7 Build 7100. Until yesterday I was able to access my HP MediaVault mv2020 using my logon ID/Password.

Now, when I try to access/map the drive, I am told I don't have permission. If I go into the Map Drive dialogue box, I can logon using "Different Credentials" with my same ID/Logon.

I can access the mv2020 using Vista 64 normally, and if I go to my router, I can also access it with the same ID/Password.

I have tried going backwards to a Restore Point several days ago without joy.

Can someone direct me to the registry entries I can examine to see if I have corrupted something.

Thank you
Michael in San Jose

A:HP Media Vault changed behavior

I have been having the same problem. I have tried changing firewall settings. I changed routers. I changed network settings and user settings on the vault.
Has anyone found a solution for this?

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I just got the HP Media Vault 2120 and installed an additional 1TB HD on top of the 500gigs it comes with. I am aware of the fact that it does not come with FTP built in it. My only concern is that I want to map a network drive from my job and have one touch access to my files... I hope I am explaining this correctly.... if not I am sorry. But from what I was told is I need to have FTP on the NAS in order to accomplish this. So the obvious question is: 1. Can I somehow make the Media Vault ftp capable? or can I somehow map drives from the NAS without using ftp?

A:How to setup ftp on HP Media Vault 2120

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Hi, One of harddisk in my media vault is broken.  When I looked for 500GB, I find it is experience than 1T.  Can I get 1T to replease the 500GB HDD? Thanks

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I have been using Media Vault for a few years and until 3 days ago had no problem accessing folders on the server using Windows Explorer. Then 3 days ago, when I tried to open the server (NAS2), it was opened by Windows Media  Player instead of explorer.  I tried to correct that, but now Windows Explorer does not not even recognize it. I can open the server using its IP address and see my folders, but that's it.  Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Hi, I've got a HP Media Vault mv2010 and it connected to a Belkin N1 Wireless Router via Ethernet. I can't seem to access the Media Vault through Wireless. Although I can the Web Based Configuration.
the IP for my NAS is I type in \\\. I get "\\\ The Network Adress was not found"

I've Tried pinging it with cmd. and i get a response =D. but not being able to access the folders really bug me.

I Tried it with all the default settings in The Web-Based config. but it didnt work. so thats when i manually configured it an IP address. i also changed the domain name from MSHOME to MOWGLI, and its now in a user based setup. I can access the Files from the PC the wireless router is connected to, but the speed is really slow (only 100Mbps compared to 270Mbps)

All Help Is Greatly appreciated

A:Solved: HP Media Vault + Belkin N1 Wireless Modem Router

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Hi guys,

I wanted to move some files to my laptop to save PC disk space (i have 80GB)
I connected my PC with laptop over LAN. There was no problems connecting it, but when i go to "Run" and type \\\FolderShare, small window pops up with User and Password fields. I don't know what password should i enter. I've done this before, and i've never been asked for password. Anyone knows this?

A:LAN Password required

Use a userid/password that's already defined on the machine and has access rights to the folder/files you want

/* edit */
Oh.. you also might be forced to create a non-blank password for the userid if it's currently blank. There's actually a method to turn off the non-blank password requirement but for your own network security, its best to use non blank passwords

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I am running XP on a Dell machine, i have always been able to get in to my system when the username password screen comes up, the username never changed but i never had to fill out password, now it will not let me in without a password
and I never set one, i tried safemode still same screen comes

Thank you


A:Password required

Unfortunately we have a password rule here at TSG and we can only offer very limited advice.

This is the only advice we can offer:

TSG Rules:

Therefore I must close this thread.

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I am getting a pop up saying master password required or password required whenever i go to a site that needs a sign in. i usually just sign in or use roboform but this thing pops up any way. i put in my password and it pops up again. several times.

i don't know if it wants a password for robo form or mozilla which also remembers password. I just wan't to get rid of it

A:password required

You say the problem is with visiting web sites but you never say if you are using a web browser or some type of FTP program.

If you are using a web browser, you never say which one you are using.

You mention Mozilla, which suggests you may be using the Firefox web browser but you never say what the version number is.

If you are using a fairly current version of Firefox, it does have the option of letting the user add a master password to protect the saved user names and passwords for web sites. You have to enter the master password before being able to access the protected list.

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I have a tabletPC that I can see from the desktop PC over my wireless home network. However when I try to access the tabletPC from the Desktop PC I get a dialog box asking for a password with the User Name Tablet (which is the name of the computer)/Guest grayed out. I donít remember setting the tablet up to require a password for accessing the tablet from another computer. I can access the desktop PC from the tablet with no problem. How do I make the tabletPC accessible from the desktop PC without a password? None of the other computers that I have are set up that way. Thanks for any advice.


A:Password required??

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I am trying to help my wife, Sue, get her new ASUS laptop with Windows Eight onto our local network.
Everything went fairly well - she can get to the Internet and can use the network printer. We see storage devices on the local network but she can not open the public folder on a network connected external drive. She is asked for a ID and password. We have no idea what this should be. Her old vista laptop and my vista desktop do not ask for an id or password to get to the public folder. We have password protection off in the network and sharing center. She would like access without supplying a id or password. If this can't be done how does she find or assign the id and password?
Frank C

A:Required ID and password

Try entering a username and password for an account on the PC you're trying to access. There should be a box to check for "remember this password" or something similar. It the username and password work, checking that box will stop you from having to enter it every time.

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I do not require a login password on my Win10, but when I look at my User Accounts I see the box checked that says User must use a password. How can this be?

I upgraded from Win7 to Win10 and did not use a password in Win7. How did I get from there to here?

A:Why log in password not required

Hello ALN,

It seems you had a glitch in the upgrade process. If you like, you should be able to uncheck the box, click on OK, and enter your credentials to toggle this setting to display properly afterwards.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I am working with a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit desktop computer. I have the settings to never go to sleep and to go to a blank screen after 10 minutes of being idle. I have it set to only require a password on boot up. It's been working fine for over a year. Now it is requiring the password every time a key is hit to bring the screen back up. I have checked the settings at least 4 times and they have not changed. I hope someone can help with this before I go completely bald from tearing my hair out!

A:Password required but set up for password not required?

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

To be clear, you have unchecked this option, right?

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

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Hey guys New to the 10 forum! Great place..
I just got a new system coming from a Win 7 Pro machine to a Win 10 Pro System . Im having an issue with removing the password from 2 spots : When waking up from Sleep & from Screen Saver. When I boot up it doesn't ASK that's all good! !

What I have done so far: Win Settings ( require sign in NEVER is selected ) and Run : User accounts must enter a password ( That is Un Checked ) I tried signing in and out of my Microsoft account still doesn't work! ANY help would be appreciated!

I also did all 3 steps here! Still asks for Password after Screen Saver & Pin after Sleep!
Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

A:Password Always Required ?

Originally Posted by harleymhs

Hey guys New to the 10 forum! Great place..
I just got a new system coming from a Win 7 Pro machine to a Win 10 Pro System . Im having an issue with removing the password from 2 spots : When waking up from Sleep & from Screen Saver. When I boot up it doesn't ASK that's all good! !

What I have done so far: Win Settings ( require sign in NEVER is selected ) and Run : User accounts must enter a password ( That is Un Checked ) I tried signing in and out of my Microsoft account still doesn't work! ANY help would be appreciated!

I also did all 3 steps here! Still asks for Password after Screen Saver & Pin after Sleep!
Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Log in to Microsoft account, enable all of them, reboot and untick "User must enter password....." using netplwiz from this tutorial:Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums
Then do the option two from:Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
I hope that will resolve your issue.

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I have been using windows 10 for twelve months and have subscribed to automatic updates. I use for emails and the windows 10/ outlook calendar which is also accesible on my iPhone.

Just recently, when starting up my PC, I have a new start up screen that requests my outlook password before I can proceed.

Lokking into settings, I found that I had a microsoft account which allowed my to purchase stuf for xbox etc. Not needing the account, I deleted my PC from the account but I still havet o give my outlook password before my pc can be opened. This is a new event so presumably I can undo without a restore. Does anyone have any ideas please

Thank you

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my father in law uses his new dell inspiron 15r running on windows 8 when someone phone our home from microsoft and ask him to follow instructions and he did. at the end of there conversations he was asked to pay 49 euros to activate the computer. i tried to reformat but it doesnt allow me to do anything until we have the password.. please can you help me what to do thanks a lot...

A:Startup Password required

You got scammed.

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I just got myself into this fix on my recent 'old' XP Pro PC. I have another thread running regarding my "silent" computer which Etaf is kindly helping with but for now everything is at a stop, because in the meantime I thought I would use System Restore to go back about a month before I obtained the computer in case the sounds could be enabled that way; the restore went OK but now, on starting, it is asking me to enter a password, which is not the same as the one which was in use when I obtained it (and had since disabled). I had hoped to use Safe mode to get into Restore in order to undo my restore but even in safe mode I am asked for this unknown password.

So now I am completely locked out unless anyone has an answer.


A:Solved: Old password required

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I re-started my Acer/Asus Aspire E15 laptop earlier after putting free basic Panda ani-virus software onto it. After a quick scan, it shut-down.
When I re-started it, it seemed to be normal, but then a black screen appeared with a box in the middle, titled "Stat-up Password", followed by: "This computer is configured to require a password in order to start up. Please enter the Start-up Password below."
There is then a box for a password to be input, then an "OK" button and a "Restart" button.
Previously, at start-up, I had an account password, but it was with a picture of me and I knew the password.
I fear that my laptop (and who knows what else) has been got-at.
I do not want to guess at passwords that I HAVE used before in other places in case they are being captured for misuse.
How can I get my laptop back to normal?
Please help!
Thank you.

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Hi All.

Ever since I changed my online Microsoft password, I've been getting an error when booting my desktop with Win 8.1 saying (upon boot up) that the password is incorrect. I have to manually type it in now.

When I turn on the computer, I previously had not needed to enter a password at all (control userpasswords2 shut it off). When I check my password under the User Accounts section, manually typing my password gets me in fine and when I go to the change password section, it won't let me change the current password to itself, so I know that it's stored my new password in that section.

I don't want to type in a password at all when I boot up.

It's as if my desktop has the old password stored somewhere and is trying to use that, but I can't figure out where that would be or why it's even checking for a password in the first place.

How do I either shut off password checking entirely (userpasswords2 is still set to not require a password, so I don't know why it's still checking) or change whatever password is still being used?

thanks in advance,


A:Password still required on boot up

Hello Frank, and welcome to Eight Forums.

See if the tutorial below may be able to help. In addition to making sure that you have Windows set to automatically sign in to the account at startup, check the items listed in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial to see if one them may be the issue as well.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,

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I keep getting a popup that says "password required " quite irritating, not sure if it part of XP or Firefox, i like to delete it, i am running XP and Firefox

Thank you


A:Solved: Password required

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ok never seen this request before so here ya go.....
peer to peer lan, mix of 98, xp pro/home, 2000 - i have a xp home machine that i want to require a password to be entered when someone accesses a directory on this machine, well when i went to share the folder it came up with the are you sure? dialog and i went by the wizard and just shared, now anyone can just open the folder. firewall is on.

hope this makes sense - what more info you need??

A:Solved: WANT to have password required

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I have 2 PC (desktop and notebook) running Windows 7 Pro
One of the drives of my desktop is shared
I recently reinstalled my notebook (w<hich was previously running 7 pro as an upgrade of Visata Pro)
Since this reinstallation, each time I want to access the shared drive from my notebook, I'm obliged to enter the account and password, even if I validate the "remember" option

Does anybody have an idea of how I can fix that?

A:Password required at each connection

To access the drive without restrictions you should be able to get around the password problem by going into the Security tab and allowing for permissions there, adding Everyone to the permissions list and adding checkmarks to the desired share level should work. Although from a security stand point you would be better off sharing the entire User folder instead.

It also can help to turn off password protected sharing in the Advanced Sharing settings both Public and Work-Home.

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Ok, I searched but didn't know how to word it properly, so here is my post. Basically, I want to disable the log on when you come back from a hybernation mode. In otherwords, if you walk away from your laptop for a while, and the computer went to sleep, you wake it by shakeing the mouse or hitting space bar, something. Well, after I do this it comes to a screen with the user name and I have to click it to get on. I just want it to wake up to my desktop.

Normally if you go to Start>>>control panel>>>Power Options>>>Change plan settings>>>Change advanced power settings>>>Require password on wakeup>>>here is wher you can change the option to NO or Yes, well, I want it No and I can't, it is ghosted out and stuck on yes...

Ohh, this is for an HP laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate Student 32 bit

Any ideas?


A:Required password on wakeup

Hello Homeuser66,

It sounds like you may just need to click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link first before you will be able to change that setting.

Password - Require on Wakeup

Hope this helps,

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In our office, we have 12 computers 'networked' with each other. Straightly, I cannot connect to one PC which is my boss' PC BUT he can connect to mine. I need to 'share'/submit my report documents from my PC to his using network sharing & vice-versa.

My PC is running windows 98. (Quite new old PC)
My boss' is windows 2000 Server.

I've installed File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks service on my pc.
I changed the workgroup name using our network workgroup name. Restarted & open Network Neighbourhood. Ok, I can see other computers.

But the main problem occured after I was trying to connect to my boss' PC (from the Network Neighbourhood). After I double-clicked, a box came out asking me for password. Here's the details:

Title: Enter Network Password
Text: you must supply a password to make this connection.
Resource: \\...\IPC$

I've tried adding a user from my boss' pc (by right-clicking My Computer > Manage > Local Users and Groups. Right-click 'Users' folder & click 'add user'). I key in my Username.
Then, in his shared folder (from his pc), I set the sharing permission already (by adding my username).

But I still cannot connect to his PC BUT he can connect to mine.

I even set his administrator password & of course this doesn't help at all.

What is this IPC$ for? remote connection?? I don't think so..

Can help?

A:IPC$ Password Required (Can't connect to other PC)

You have the same problem as me: see thread "Home Network demands (unknown) Password to connect". I don't have the answer yet but our threads maybe should be connected.

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This is really a non-important issue but I still will like to know how to use this feature. I have Windows 7 Build 7100, I have been able to set everything else with easy but I can not find a way to have or set a password when I wake up the PC from my screensaver... The "Require a Password" is ticked though.

Anybody else?

A:Password required after Screensaver...

Hello AstaLaVista,

Welcome to the Forums.

Does the account have a password? To set a password for the account, Control panel/user accounts/create password for your account.

Hope this helps.


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I have three computers on a home network, 2 Win98 and 1 XP machine. I just had to reinslall Windows on the XP machine. Yesterday after re-installing I was able to access the XP computer fine from the Win98 computer. Today I find that when I attempt to map a drive to the XP computer from this Win98 computer a box pops up requiring a password. No passwords were ever established except for an administrators password on the XP machine. Of course I've tried every password I can think of as well as no password at all and continually get the incorrect password message. I can access the Win98 computers from the XP machine fine as well as the other Win98 machine from this Win98 computer. How might I correct this. Thank you in advance

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Full Message says

Mail Password Required
Enter your password for
"....." in Internet Accounts

everything seems to be working but this error message pops up about every hour or so?

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I'm on a medion windows vista and the computer crashed now suddenly I need a password to do anything on the computer when no password is set. When I turn on the computer a black screen with a blue box comes up saying "enter password" -- nothing works. after 3 attempts a white box outlines in red comes up with the numbers 28406247. If you hit anything but enter nothing happens and with enter another red box comes with an empty screen. No matter what I type in this box "unlock key error!! system halt!!" comes up next and from this point on I can't do anything at all.
Please someone help me... I don't know what to do. Is there some kind of universal password or what?

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Hello again,after all the help you gave me on gaming problems just had to enquire again good people.I have windows xp,with windows media player 11 installed,cannot burn anything it tells me to connect to a burner device,totally lost on this one, old pc media 9 i think burned no probs ,anyone with any advice please

A:media player help required please

Hi weeswally

Well, since your system has had a few things coming and going lately, let's start with the WMP 11's FAQs for this sort of thing:

"Q. Why doesn't the Player recognize my CD-R or CD-RW drive?
A. The drive is either not supported or not installed correctly.

"If the Player is running on Windows XP, search for your drive on Windows Marketplace Tested Products List ( ). If your drive isn't listed, it might not be designed for use with Windows XP and might not work correctly. To verify that your CD drive is recognized and set up to burn, do the following:

1. Open My Computer.
2. In the Devices with Removable Storage area, right-click the drive, and then click Properties. If your CD drive is recognized, you will see a Recording tab.
3. Select the Enable CD recording on this drive check box."

Those words are direct from Microsoft.

Another thing to check is that the background Windows XP service that CD recording relies on is setup properly. Right-click My Computer, select "Manage", and under "Services and Applications", select "Services" --- and make sure that the "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service" is set to "Manual" (this will allow it to start when needed). If you want to check in on any other services, here's a guide to XP Services ---

Also, check... Read more

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Hi, I have my Windows 8.1 PC's password policy set so that a password is not required when waking from sleep/shutdown. I used to be able to wake the PC from sleep and not put in a password, and I could turn the PC on after a shutdown without having to put in a password either. Since last week, though, when I turn my PC on, it will boot to the Windows loading screen and after loading for a bit, it will jump into the login screen and immediately report a login error that the username or password is incorrect. This happens before I even get a chance to type a username or password. The fact that I have to type in the username and password is strange because I have the PC set to bypass that option.

Can anyone tell me what's happening with this login error issue and how to fix it?


A:Password not required: "Password Incorrect" on startup

Hello MechaKong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This usually happens when your password had not been entered correctly in netplwiz, or you had changed your password and didn't update it in netplwiz.

You could go through netplwiz again to enter your password again to sort it.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I have an HP Pavilion I've used for years. About 6 months ago my c: drive died and was replaced in a repair shop. Now I have a 1tb wd 7200 hd. I have windows 7 home premium with two user accounts set up which were always password logon. But I never was required to change my password after a length of time. Since this hd was replaced I am required to change my password it seems like every 4 weeks or so. I have been doing it for some time as I had other things on other computers to work on. Now I wish to resolve this issue. But I find nothing which will clear this problem. As I said there are two user accounts, my wife's has never had any issue of requiring a password change, only my account.

Need help, Terry

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I am trying to connect to my Server, but it is asking for a User Name and Password. This Server (and network) were set up a long time ago, and no one knows the user name or password. I have heard there is a way to go into a computer and figure it out. Can someone please help.

I am sending a picture of the box that I get. I have tried entering user names and passwords that were in use back when this was first set up, but they are not working. I also noticed that when I entered a user name, it would come back with the "name of my computer"/"User Name Entered".

A:Solved: User Name and Password Required

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I mistakenly changed my Windows 8 status from Administrator to standard. Now I need to get it back - there are no other users on my computer. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Administrator problem - password required

Hello Mary,

You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account either in Safe Mode or at boot. Afterwards, you should be able to sign in to that account, and change your user account type back to Administrator.

If there's any other password protected administrator account on the computer, it's not going to let you do this though.

Hope this helps,

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When I upgraded to Win10 from Win 8.1 this value changed to [Required], which is a pain because I like to just hit the spacebar and have the machine ready without the extra fuss (many times a day.)

No one untrusted has physical access to the machine, but it wakes up at 4am and does updates and maintenance and such, and is connected to the Internet 24/7, so my question is: does having [Password protection on wakeup] set to 'Required' significantly help protect it from attackers over the Internet when it is asleep?

I imagine that attacks of that nature, hard as they may be at this point, by definition of complexity have access at a level such that this setting is irrelevant. Or not?

It almost goes without saying that I'd prefer an answer from someone particularly knowledgeable on this exact setting, and not just the, ?Well, it sure can't hurt? answer that is obvious. (I apologize if that is too blunt. )

Brink's tutorial - Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

A:[Password protection on wakeup] | Is set to 'Required' .. more better?

User Lucas Kauffman solved this over at

It doesn't protect you from attacks over the internet (that's also not its intended purpose), unless you are using a VNC type of remote desktop solution. Ctrl-alt-del is more a protection from opportunists passing by your computer (physically).

Remote connectivity options like RDP always require valid credentials before a connection is established, even if the computer is unlocked on your side.

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Thankyou again for solving my last problem of ethernet not working . Since i have it all back up and running i have discovered that the pc now requests a password after the intial startup of windows before it lets me in. There are 3 accounts on the pc i have set up and mine uses a password. I have never had to use the password like this before on start up which means that anyone else using my pc has to ask me to sign in for them and i dont want this. I set the accounts up with mine password protected so that it was easy. How did this happen? also when playing games my ping is usually around 48 for local servers and 108 for usa servers. It has shot up to 158 for english use. This is all since my ethernet cable went down yesterday can anyone help?

A:password now required and ping has gone sky high

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Someone Help Me??? During the Local account changing process(From Microsoft Account). I have changed my username from existing one to new one and i leave the password fields as empty. After the completing the process. i restarted my laptop and i try to re-login. Now password required to Login. Kindly help us to further proceed.

A:Local Account - Password Required

Hello and welcome!

If you left the password field empty then you simply need to hit enter instead of typing anything in the password box.

I am assuming you converted your Microsoft account to a local one by clicking on "Sign in with a local account instead" in Settings -> Accounts. If you did it in some other way perhaps you can explain.

Do you see any other user accounts showing up bottom left when you try to login?

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Hello HP team!,I am trying to access into my notebook BIOS and asking me for a 'BIOS adminisrartor password'.I have never gone through the BIOS before and have no crendentials I have Windows 10 Home versionI am following forums on how to change the BIOS for my error below. My original error from trying to run a newly installed Oracle VM Virtualbox is:VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED). I am hoping the BIOS change is straight forward!  ... Thank you in advance for your Help! 

A:BIOS Administrator Password required

The Elitebook is a business class machine and,unlike consumer class machines,will require help from HP Support to reset/clear the password. >Contact HP

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on my notebook system, running Win2000 Pro, a setting that controls requiring a 'windows 2000 startup password' apparently somehow got set wrong.

The system has always been set to 'Auto Login' with Administrator username and password, since I'm the only user of this system, and this is working fine.
However, just BEFORE doing the Auto Login, the system has started coming up now with a dialog box that says "Windows 2000 startup password", and says my system has been configured to require one.

This dialog never used to come up, perhaps I inadvertently changed a setting. I can get past it by pressing enter because I had never SET a system password in the first place. After this dialog closes (i.e. startup password accepted), the normal auto-login process of Administrator occurs as it should.

I would like to know how to stop this 'Windows 2000 startup password required' dialog box from coming up... I can't find information on it anywhere in the system or on the internet. I would like to configure it to either automatically enter, or to not require a startup password in the first place. does ANYONE know where on the system this is controlled? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Please keep in mind that this password seems to have nothing to do with the normal USER password when loggin in. Control Panel / Users and Passwords / Users must enter a password box is UNCHECKED, and this works as it should, logging in the user autom... Read more

A:win2000 startup password required?

Take a look in here ...;EN-US;Q152104&

The answer is in there somewhere.


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hello there,

I am having problem with my vista. The problem is i have one pc with windows xp professional edition and i did the sharing file and printer as well. Then i used my laptop with xp professional, i can access the file without any problem. I have another laptop with windows vista and i try to access to PC but it required the username and passsword? Before this happened, my laptop with windows vista can access the PC xp professional. Then recent 2-3 days, when access the PC windows xp professional, it required password. Anyone can help me?

A:when vista access xp, it required the password

USe Remote Office Manager for Remote Access to your files.
Enter Administrator User Name and Password for access to files.

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Hi, my sister has a Dell desktop pc, her daughter has done something to it so she cannot log in to it, as soon as it is switched on it is asking for a system password to be entered - she has never set one for this pc - any ideas how she can overcome this?

A:System Password required - Dell pc

we cannot assist with bypassing password
At what point does it ask - as windows Loads or immediately the PC starts
One will be a windows password and two will be a bios password

you need to find out what her daughter changed and password used

see rules

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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During boot of my computer using XPPro a panel that requires me to hit enter or click on the OK in the box is required before the boot will complete.
Can anyone help?


A:Password required on boot problem

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I use Vista 32 on my Laptop and XP Home on my main cpu. When I try to use the Backup Status and Configuration program on the Laptop it WILL see the shared folder...howver, when I try to continue it will ask for a user name and password which doesn't exist on my main cpu. How in the world can I a) get past this or b) find out what the username / password is??!!

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Hello Gang,
Wonder if someone can offer some useful suggestions to assist me. My girlfriend's daughter has a Pakard Bell KAV60 netbook running Windows 7 Starter Edition. There are 4 IDs on the machine, 3 of which have passwords for users that no longer have access to the machine and need to be removed. One of those 3 is an administrator account. The 4th ID (no password) is a Standard User Account. I've been charged with the task of cleaning up the machine and removing the IDs no longer required.
Having access to the non-administrator account, I'm unable to install software to clean it up and perform all the necessary updates to bring it up to date.
Having successfully used HIRENS CD in the past to access older machines in a similar position, I thought I'd give it a try on this machine, but this is the first time I'm having to install HIRENS CD onto a USB Stick and boot from that instead of the CD drive. Here are the steps I followed:

Downloaded the HIRENS CD Zip file on a separate machine
Installed the ISO image to the freshly formatted 2GB SanDisk (Cruzer Micro) USB stick, using unetbootin-windows-608
Changed Boot Order on the Packard Bell KAV60 to "USB" in the BIOS, saved the change
Rebooted with USB connected

The result.... The machine hung, displaying the following message:
"Syslinux 4.03 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright © 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al"
Googled this message and read some comments about updating ... Read more

A:Password Recovery, Assistance Required...

We aren't allowed to help with password cracks.

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I have uploaded Windows 10. To start, it is asking for my password and doesn't give me any option of password forgotten. How can I recover my password?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4010 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1813 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 596476 MB, Free - 548116 MB; D: Total - 14000 MB, Free - 7208 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
I use Thunderbird email,, I can't receive or send emails. NEVER before had to enter a password but just last night there were no new emails and then a window popped up saying yahoo could not send message ... retry .. or .. enter new password. Retry didn't work and I tried entering other passwords from other areas I use but nothing works. I used Restore System back to 5/20/13 but that did not correct problem. HELP

A:Solved: Email password now required

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I recently unchecked almost everything in my MSCONFIG startup tab...but since then my remote control stopped working unless I ran the actual media center program. I was wondering if there is a required file for the remote control to work without first starting up the whole program? Thanks!

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When I try to access SharedFiles oin network places I am asked for a password. It also occurs when I try to set up a a new network place. What is this password and where do I set it up?

A:Solved: password required for network places

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I have a two computer network set-up consisting of one WinXP Home and one WinXP Pro, both on SP2. Recently, SyncToy stopped working on the XP Home machine - it said that the target server was not available. The shares could be seen in 'My Network Places'. Clicking on one of these shares prompted me for a password for a username of 'Guest'. I took a guess at this based on passwords I commonly use and eventually found it. SynToy started to workagain. I have to do this now for each session.

What has changed and how can I put it back as it was, with no password?

Thanks for your time,

A:Password now required to access workgroup computer...

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Somehow, a mysterious requirement for a password crops up near the finish line of my abortive attempt to use task scheduler (windows 8.1). I never created one, and cant come up with one that works. Accordingly, I am helpless, and seem to be abandoned by Microsoft. I cant get any useful help by any means i know of. Without the PW, task scheduler is useless. I note that TS is not covered in the usually-reliable Windows For Dummies bible. Can anyone help?

A:mysterious password required in task scheduler

Have you tried your "login" password?

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Is there a way to require a password whenever the UAC Box appears?

I'm wondering... Is there a way to force UAC to require a password anytime it pops up? I've been trying to increase security by using a non admin account, but that presents a problem. First of all, I can't use some programs due to inaccesible files. Not to mention I have to log into an admin account anytime that I want to do anything security related. I don't like to use the admin account because after the initial password, there is very little internal security other than a UAC box and even those are just Yes/No.

What I want seems to be a mix of the two, similar to the way user accounts work on OS X. Whenever I attempt to access something secure (ie. something that UAC would notify on) Windows should ask me for the administrative password. This way even if I'm on an admin account, I'd still need the password to access the feature, instead of just getting a worthless pop up that asks me whether I'd like to proceed.

Apparently in some installations, a standard user would be prompted by a password when trying to access something security related. On my computer, I just get an error and/or a dialog that says to log into an administrative account.

This is the type of prompt I want:

A:User Account Control: Password Required?


Link applies to Vista UAC - have not tested if there are any major differences in 7.

Configuring and Disabling User Account Control

Hope this helps and regards

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Hi there,
I have to use a web proxy to connect to internet. The proxy requires a password to have access though it.
I added the proxy to firefox and once I start firefox it begins asking for username and password. I do have chosen to save the password. However, It still asking for password next time I start firefox.

I just would live to know if there is a method that I can use firefox without being asked again for the username and password.
Thanks a lot.
Have a nice day.

A:[SOLVED] Add a proxy that required a password to firefox

Try the solution here: Saving proxy user/password and never any other passwords? &bull; mozillaZine Forums

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I have a brandnew (2 days up) HP Pavilion running Windows 7 Professional. I also have a home network with a LaCie d2 Network 1TB drive which we use for backup. We got this drive just recently in exchange for a dead LaCie BigDisk, and it works a little differently. The original drive required a userid and password to access a share; this drive defaults to "public read/write" on new shares, so that's how I set them up. I used the shares with the backup of my old computer to move my data to the new computer; worked like a champ.

Today my husband (who also got a new Win7 computer) asked me to create new shares on the LaCie drive, so he could back up the new computer while keeping the old backup. He also complained about the public Read/Write, so I created the new shares with that unchecked.

I haven't been able to connect to anything on the LaCie drive since then, even though I reenabled "public read/write" on all shares. I can't connect to the shares I used yesterday to transfer my files. I can't even bring the drive up in the Network window, although I can see it. Any click on it brings up a Windows security window asking me for a userid and password on the "MyComputer" domain. We don't HAVE a domain, we use a workgroup. It seems to be expecting a login to a userid on my desktop. My login on the LaCie drive is different from my Win7 user account and uses a different password; the Windows security window doesn't r... Read more

A:Password required to attach network drive

So just to make this clear, is this drive a NAS storage device, or is it an external drive. I can see the special configuration needed in order to connect a NAS device, but an external shouldn't have any configuration needed. in fact, you should be able to simply share the folders through the windows 7 operating system itself. Hope this helps. And another thing, try using a home group.


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New Windows 10 Home desktop. I put in Carol when it asked who would use the computer.
After a restart, it showed Carol and Welcome, then I could just click on it and use it. The only user was Carol and no password was needed. That was OK.

I set a system restore point, then I set up Cortana and it asked for my Microsoft Account and Password. I already had a Microsoft account, so I entered my name - Allen Bredt - and password.
Now there are 2 users, Carol and me. After a restart, it wants my name and password.
I can use System Restore to go back, but then what?

I want it to just give me the desktop with no sign on required.
Can you help me.

A:Microsoft Account Required Sign in and Password

Hello Allen,

It sounds like you switched your local account "Carol" to a Microsoft Account "Allen" while setting up Cortana.

If you like, you can keep using your Microsoft account and set Windows to automatically sign in to it at startup.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Somehow, an ordinary, everyday application I use on my computer has gotten it into its head that I need to enter my Administrator password every time I call it up. So the prompt to enter my Admin password pops up and I have to enter it. It only takes a second to enter it, but it's just a nuisance, and the application in question shouldn't be password protected. Is there a way to remove the Admin protection? If so, how? Thank you.

A:Administrator Password Required for non-Admin application

Hello Jerry, and welcome to Ten Forums.

What app is this happening with?

If it never used to give you a UAC prompt to run as administrator, then check to see if you may have used option 8, 9, or 10 in the tutorial below to set it to do so.

Run as Administrator in Windows 10

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Every single time i unlock my device, i have to input either my PIN or my Password. I have gone into "All Settings", "Accounts", "Sign-in Options", and set "Require Sign-In" to "never". I have also gone into Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options, and Require Password on Wake and have set this to "Dont Require a Password". Despite having these settings, still have to input a password! Does anyone know of another setting that I may be missing? What can i do?

A:Can't remove password required to unlock device

Originally Posted by Powwers16

Every single time i unlock my device, i have to input either my PIN or my Password. I have gone into "All Settings", "Accounts", "Sign-in Options", and set "Require Sign-In" to "never". I have also gone into Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options, and Require Password on Wake and have set this to "Dont Require a Password". Despite having these settings, still have to input a password! Does anyone know of another setting that I may be missing? What can i do?

In the run dialog box (win-key + R) enter "netplwiz" (without quotations).
Highlight your account. Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer". Click Apply.
Then enter your password and confirm it. Click OK
Restart to check if the setting has stuck.

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When I travel; I set my home computer to require a complex Windows Password. But when I'm home, I'd like it to start up and not ask for a password.

I've done something wrong and now when I start up the computer, it requires me to click on the Enter key before it will finish loading Windows7. How can I change the setting so that it will always finish loading Windows without any intervention?

A big thanks,

/ Gary E.

A:Windows Password click on Enter Required

Hello Gary,

You should be able to use the method in the tutorial below to have Windows log you in automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,

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I have follwed everyone's simple to follow instructions a gazillion times but eeven though I uncheck the box, after rebooting I am still asked for the password to gain use of my own computer that is used only by me and is only connected to the internet when I physically plug her in! I called Microsoft and they insisted there is no way to remove the password but I know it can be done. Anyone have any other ideas? I would upgrade to W10 if it was compatible with my ancient software that is no longer available. I know someone has the magic answer....please contact me and end my nightmare! THANKS!

A:Can't remove required Windows 8.1 login password - HELP!

I agree it is somewhat tedious with all this security, passwords, biometric thumb print scanners, and photo-recongnition. It's a cruel world, and prone to hackers. Just tie your rotweiller to the desktop and enjoy the freedom found here.

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I have accessed free tube tv and when I access some channels, it will not play because they require a plugin for windows 8 media player. How do I get the plug in for windows 8 media player?

A:Plug-in required for windows 8 media player

What is the name of the plugin it is asking for?

start here for some
Plug-ins and add-ons for Windows Media Player - Microsoft Windows

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Hey folks,

So many devices these days come with a driver on a mini-CD. My laptops (Acer and Toshiba) take forever to access them, then think they're blank and ask to format them.

In Googling this I found a guy who said he fixed this problem by reinstalling Roxio. Said his computer came with it but he'd uninstalled it cause he never used it. That it must "turn on" a feature in W7 or something, cause after he reinstalled it, his computer could read mini's.

When I got both my laptops I wiped all partitions (including the hidden "recovery" one), re-partitioned the way I wanted, and reloaded all drivers and W7 (64 Ultimate). The DVD players in both laptops have a central spindle, so they are designed to read mini-CDs. They DO detect them, but again, think they are blank.

Anyone heard of Roxio or other software being required to read mini's? Thanks much.

PS I have a lot of media software installed but not Roxio. (Nero, ImageBurn, Handbrake, Ashampoo, etc.)

A:Is Media Software Required to Read Mini-CDs?

Windows should be able to read your mini-CDs . You might want to eject the CD and place it in the middle . It will take a few seconds to read the disc due to it size. I never had an issue with mini-CDs being read.

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Hi folks, I'm new here. I am trying to Sync a flash drive to my WMP. several of these songs won't tranfer over. WMP says next to the title" Conversion Required" It does Not convert. These songs are mainly Mp3's and WMP. Why can't I transfer these songs. Is it a settings on my media player? Or do I need some conversion program. Thank, Harold.

A:Conversion Required-Windows Media Player

Forum rules preclude discussions of P2P. I am sure this wil be closed.

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I have been using windows 7 as my sole operating system since build 7087 and have never had sharing issues. I have it setup so that my desktop is a file server for my laptop. I setup sharing using the advanced panel under drive properties, I also set the security through there. Everything is set on "Everyone: Full Control". Up until today it worked just fine. I uninstalled and reinstalled my wireless drivers on the desktop (which resolved my internet issues) and now I get a box "Enter Network Password". I don't even have a password on either of the computers.

I reset all the settings, changing them to something else then changing them back, but nothing works. I can't see how nothing works with all of the same settings.

I feel that the network setup for both vista and 7 is stupidly difficult. Its like they don't really want you to share an entire drive, so they make you jump through hoops to do so. Sharing should be simple, right click, share, say who can share, done. What's so hard about that?

oh, i also tried to just share a folder (which has always been much easier, and this doesn't work either)
Anyway, anyone have an idea on this one?

A:Network sharing stopped working? password required?

In Network & Sharing center, click 'Advanced sharing settings' and select 'Turn off password protected sharing' this will stop the annoying message. It's default value is ON.

Hope this helps


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Hello Technical Experts!

I apologize for my lack of technical expertise, so I hope you'll bear with my very simplistic overview of my file-sharing problem.

I have a local area network (LAN) with three computers, two with a Vista operating system and one with XP:

Vista 1
Vista 2

Sharing files is no problem between Vista 1 and Vista 2. Everything is working perfectly.

It's also no problem for the XP computer to access the files of the Vistas. The problem is the reverse: the Vistas can't access the XP - I keep getting asked for a username and password that was never created in the first place. (When I'm in one of the Vistas, I can see that the XP is part of my network, but I can't open it.)

I read somewhere that the 'guest' user on XP had to be set up for network access and I did that, but no luck.

Would you have any suggestions?

If you need more information, I will be glad to provide it.

Thanks so much!


A:Solved: File Sharing: Why is a username and password required?

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My lap top has been hacked and shut down

A:Hi admin or power on password required please, code 75566740

@odeer? Enter   60444386

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Can anyone recommend a free outgoing mail server that I can use, that doesn't require password authentication. Trying to not show my email address when sending an email to a colleague using Windows Live Mail.

Thanks guys.

A:Free No Password-Required Outgoing Mail Server?

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I Just recently found a computer that someone had thrown out that is fully operational but requires a password to access it. This computer would be a great help to me, but I have no way to get into it and use it. Does anyone know of a way that I could bypass this or erase everything so the computer can be started from scratch that I can use it.

If anyone can give me any assistance I'd definately give them a donation thru Paypal

A:How To Gain Access To A Computer With A User Name And Password Required?

We can't help you with that.
Many claim to have "found a PC", etc....
We'd like to believe your claim.
Find a local tech to help you out.

We don't help with such. It's against all we stand for here on the BC.
This topic is closed now.

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Internet Explorer will not let me sign into any site that requires password. Like bank accounts, e-mail accounts, e-bay. etc. When log in it just keeps comming back to sign in screen. I got 3 computers from a mortgage company that went out of business and they all do the same thing. They are Dell dimension 2400 windows XP professional.

Please help

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Hi guys,

Hoping someone could help.

I received my Satellite Click Mini yesterday and I've currently got it on charge after discovering there are quite a few drivers to be installed before you can actually use the thing.

Whilst the notebook is on charge I'm attempting to download the BIOS update onto my laptop so I can transfer it to my notebook once it is fully charged ... I haven't had any issues downloading the likes of the wifi driver for example but when I attempt to download the BIOS update a new tab opens where Toshiba are asking me for a username and password? I've tried entering my username and password I used to register on this website and I've also tried using a different computer to download it but with no luck. It's worth noting that I was able to partially download the file last night but then it failed half way through downloading?!

Any suggestions?

Many thanks,


A:Username and password required for BIOS Update download?

Hi all,

I'm eager to read an answer that helps on these issues...

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I have just recently built a new PC which seemed to be running fine but after installing a few games and drivers for a wireless keyboard and mouse I found that on the next boot up the keyboard and mouse would not respond.

I then tried to use my old wired keyboard and mouse to see if that would work but this wasn't getting recognized either, after a few re-boots the wired keyboard and mouse worked but has left me wondering what has caused this to happen.

Is there a common cause for the mouse and keyboard to just not respond?

Finally, for no reason what so ever Windows XP is now asking me to enter a password every time I boot up the PC.

Is there away to remove it?


Why would it just start coming up?



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I want to find out what my forgotten Windows logon password is.

I am not locked out of Windows because I had run Netplwiz and unchecked the box requiring password to log on.

Can it be found in the registry?

(I hesitate to use Change windows logon tutorial in case it asks for old password and I get locked out. Is one of those 6 appropriate to use when I don't know old password? I am the only user/administrator.)

A:Windows Password Forgotten but Netplwiz was activated--PW not required

Hello Jambe,

We cannot help to reveal your password since that would violate the forum rules.

However, if you have another administrator account, or create one, you could sign in to that account and change your password using OPTION THREE below.

Password of User Account - Change in Windows 10

Afterwards, you'll have to set up netplwiz again with the new password.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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It shows up when I go to this site.
Adobe - Flash Player

What's the missing plugins can anyone tell me?

A:Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page

You do not have flash player installed.

Download and install them from here:
Download Flash Player 11.4.402.265 (Non-IE) - (For Non-IE browsers)

For IE
Download Flash Player 11.4.402.265 (IE) -

Refresh that page and let us know if the problem persists.

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where can i find the Driver for media easy keys for Windows 8 x64.

The On/ OFF Button don't work. i can't switch the LED light off.
It was working under Windows Vista x32Bits.

screenshot here

Thank you in advance.

A:Media Easy Keys driver for Windows 8 required

All drivers for Toshiba EU notebook models are available on Toshiba EU driver page.
If Win 8 isn?t supported on your notebook, such driver isn?t available.

But from my knowledge such keys were controlled by Toshiba Value Added Package (for Win Vista and Win 7).
VAP isn?t available for Win 8 / Win 8.1 anymore and has been replaced by Toshiba System Driver.

Maybe you could install such Toshiba System Driver on your notebook which was released for other newer notebook models? it?s definitely worth a try?

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HelloHard drive crashed, installed replacement. Trying to verify HDD in BIOS, and am stuck at the Administrator Password screen. Device: HP Pavilion Entertainment PC Laptop dv6OS: Eventually Win 7 again Error code: 54820996 Thanks for any help!

View Solution.

A:Administrator BIOS password required after hard drive crash/...

@hp-laptop-noob? Enter   41788318 Regards, DP-K

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I have a home network that includes a Win98 desktop and a Win2K desktop. My problem is that while I can access the Win98 computer (which happens to be named "Bill") from the Win28 computer (which is named "Pat"), when I try to go in the opposite direction, I get a window asking for a password to access the \\Pat files. The window reads "You must supply a password to make this connection". Then below that, "Resource: \\Pat\IPC$". Then a window for the password. If I click "OK" with or without a password, I get a Microsoft Networking Error window, "The password is incorrect, try again". When I click "OK" in that window, Windows returns to the Enter Network Password window.

I cannot modify any settings for IPC$ on the Pat computer, nor can I delete it (as far as I can see it is a resource that I do not need for my particular needs). Nor have I been able to set any permissions that I can find that will allow access from the Win98 computer.

The mystifying part is that the Win2K computer happens to be a dual boot computer that has an original Win2K installation OS and a replacement Win2K OS. This was done using Partition Magic, and each virtual drive is hidden from the other. This came about when the original installation developed a lot of problems with viruses and spyware. I finally adopted a solution of re-installing Win2K on the computer, and during the time I was re-installing programs on the C: drive, I b... Read more

A:Password required for access to Win2K computer in home network

It sounds like your trying to connect to the administrative share on the 2K machine. Try this.

Right click on the drive in question on the 2K machine and select Sharing... Add a new share and grant access rights to everyone.

Create an account on the 2K machine with the same name/password as is used to logon to the W98 machine. It's not necessary to logon to the 2K machine with this account, it just has to have permission to access the shared files.

This should eliminate the password prompt.

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My Toshiba updated to 1607 the other day and I found it wasn't sleeping with the timeout I have set in power options. So I created a new power plan and set the sleep timeout again. When I went to wake the system I found I'd forgotten to disable the option to require a password on wake up. But the option in the options for all my power plans is gone now.

I've always had the system settings configured not to require a password to sign in to windows when it boots up. And that's still working.

Can anyone point me to where this setting may have been moved?

A:No option to disable required password waking from sleep in 1607

Originally Posted by ohante

My Toshiba updated to 1607 the other day and I found it wasn't sleeping with the timeout I have set in power options. So I created a new power plan and set the sleep timeout again. When I went to wake the system I found I'd forgotten to disable the option to require a password on wake up. But the option in the options for all my power plans is gone now.

I've always had the system settings configured not to require a password to sign in to windows when it boots up. And that's still working.

Can anyone point me to where this setting may have been moved?

Settings►Accounts►Sign-in options►Require sign-in

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I used NETPLWIZ to bypass windows login.
This worked fine for a while, then all of a sudden the login screen started reappearing but the auto sign in still processed.
It's not a train smash, just annoying.
How can I get the process to take place without the screen appearing?

A:Login screen still appears after removing username/ password required

Turn it off and on again.

Sorry if it is dumb sounding reply but I often have to do it. Tick the box on netplwiz, say OK, untick the box and say OK. Keep repeating this until it works.

I've not changed my MS password for years but it still seems to bug me in the same way now and again and resetting netplwiz always works for me.

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Hi all,

I am currently using winxp media 2005 on a system bought from Alienware. It has had issues since day one, including, No windows updates, no way to disable chkdsk, no back up copy for any software or hardware driver/programs, and perhaps the worst, the lack of ability to use the system restore disk(my system restore is disabled and cannot be turned on, so Im scared to attempt to use my restore disk) All menu's related to the above mentioned problems simply seem to do nothing, I can go in and click to enable/disbale interact with them, but nothing changes. I know you are thinking I should contact Alienware, but they have voided my warrenty, so Im stuck.

In case you are wondering, when I first recieved my computor, it was crashing to blue screen (the first time i turned it on untill I called them the next day). After calling tech support one of the alienware reps had me open the case while on the phone with him, and pop my video cards in and out to resolve a possible heat issue.

Well, I was informed later that because I opened the case that all warrenties and tech support are null and void. So.. Im stuck. I'm over it now, I went round and round with them, and ultimately I simply cant afford to fight it in court.

What I was looking for here was recomendations or some guidance in replacing my OS. Im cautious because Alienware uses a modfied version of it's OS and I dont want to encounter issues with my hardware due to Alienwares settings and modificati... Read more

A:Alienware XP Media Center 2005 Fiasco, assistance required

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Hello All,
           I am posting this here because it appears that we are back in "high season" for the Microsoft Impersonation Scam.  I've recently had a relative get scammed, and although she "cut things off" in mid-scam it was too late and the damage had been done.
           These folks exploit a little known feature in Windows (going way back, at least to XP) where they make the machine insist on the entry of a password that's unknown to you before Windows will continue booting.   Even if you guess one of the common ones they use, "1234", no one wants this stuff hanging around on their computers.
           None of the typical software packages (e.g., Malwarebytes) can remove this because you have to be able to boot into Windows itself in order to run it.  I'm not even sure it will remove it if you do happen to guess the correct password to allow the system to boot.  I have a tech support request in with Malwarebytes about this and will report back with what I learn.
           There is, however, a remarkably simple way to fix this.   I take no credit for having come up with this.  The solution was originally posted by forum participant ghostrlb in post #14 on a thread entitled, This computer is configured... Read more

A:Microsoft Impersonation Scam - Fixing password required before Windows boots

We appreciate your thoughtful comments and taking the time to express your sentiments to the Bleeping Computer community.

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I'm really not sure what happened to my Windows Media Player; however, I DO have children/teenagers using the same computer - I may never know. My Media Player had been working and in the last week or so when attempting to play a song I receive an error message indicating Media Player is unable to run "due to a missing component".

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program. (Interestingly, the first time I unstalled the program and re-booted - it was still there!?)
I have also made sure the PC is current with regard to Microsoft updates.
The machine is running Windows XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance!

....(then I'll move on to solving slow performance, etc. - in another forum area )
Below is the Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:36:56 PM, on 1/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\program files\dell printers\Additional Color ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Media Player error - missing another component required to run?

Reopened per request.

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Couple important notes about my setup:

All my machines are connected to a domain that I control.Everything is running Windows 8.1 Pro or Enterprise.My Microsoft Account is connected to my domain user account on each machine with settings synced across devices.

What I'm trying to do:
Turn off the automatic lock after sitting idle for a few (maybe ten?) minutes.Turn off the password requirement when clicking the lock screen or waking from sleep.

I somehow figured out how to do this on my desktop (8.1 Enterprise) and can't for the life of me figure out how to do it on my laptop (8.1 Pro).

What I've tried:
Domain-level GPO to disable "Require a password when computer wakes" (both battery and AC power) - confirmed via RSOP that the policy is applied to the machine. Of note, this policy was not defined on my desktop, which currently allows me to disable both sleep and auto-lock with password requirementChanging display timeout and sleep to "never" in the selected power profile.Changing "Password protection on wakeup" in advanced power profile settings as well as in the "Define power buttons" control panel.Turning off the screen saver and ensuring the "require password" option is unchecked.Resetting security policies via User Accounts control panel when I still had an Exchange account connected via EAS in the Mail app. I've since removed that Exchange account entirely.

Any help is really appreciated. Thanks!!

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My father is running a 23 inch H-P All-In-One computer running Windows 10, with 8 GB of RAM memory and a 1TB hard drive.
Today he called me and told me that he turned on his computer, and a black screen is displayed with a WHITE message box in the middle of the screen. The message in the box is titled START UP PASSWORD. The text of the message says "This computer is configured for a Start Up Password " Then it has a blank spot to type in the password.

Yesterday, he received the message that the computer was infected and NOT to turn it off. He was supposed to call a number listed on the screen. The phone number, and a mailing address are in Las Vegas. The guy he spoke with wanted money, so my father told him to "F.U." and hung up. Then he turned off the computer.

My father is 10 hours away, and is thinking of mailing the computer to me to fix.
Any ideas on how to get around this error message?

Mountain Geek

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Hello, I'm trying to repair my friends hp media system I don't know what he did... but when I tried to log on I get a log on window xp media center with the user: hp administrator and it then asked for a password I tried using the passwords he use on the computer with no luck. He says he never saw this at log on before he has had the computer for a few years please help. Willie

A:password in xp media center

Im sorry i believe we cant help with passwords
please see this

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed. Click to expand...

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hi, I put a password on my account(which is the only account on the lap top), but when I turn on the lap top it doesnot ask for the password.. instead it automatically logs in to my account... right after I put the password on the account and restarted the lap top when it restarted it said something about not asking the password because of something netware(I'm sorry about being so vague its just that it poped up and dissapeared before I donne anything) I looked for any net ware process in services.msc and on msconfig and could not find one... thanks for the help!!

A:Xp Media Center Does Not Ask For Password At Logon

At the top of the keyboard where the F keys are (F1, F2...) you will find a key on the far right side titled Pause Break. If you press this key when that message comes on the screen this will freeze it so that you can read it. Please let us know what it is reporting.

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Hello again, I have run AVG , and it found three issues of " may be infected by unknown virus.mph" When I try to put the files in the vault, I recieve this message. " Requested action is not available for this object" The affected file is svchostt.exe. I have looked in avg forums and others and can find no info on this issue. I have run adware and spybot and at this point they are clean. the OS isWindows XP home edition. As always thank you in advance

A:AVG Vault

Looks like you have something that needs professional attention. Sorry about AVG not doing it but this is the same with all of the anti-virus programs at times. I would like you to do a HijackThis and we will get this solved just follow the instructions below:

To Download HijackThis go to the following:

After the HijackThis is finished downloading and you are ready, run HijackThis and when the program is finished
Go to the following to post your log file and it will be analyzed by a qualified tech

Forums, Internet & Networking


Have a good day.

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windows xp
I use avg for virus protection
there are 4 in my vault are these still harming my pc?
everything is running real slow but I do have alot of pics and music

in the vault there are
1. Trojan horse Dropper.Small.28.AU

2. Trojan horse Dropper.Small.28.AU
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{E0C22EC0-318-4D95-967D-A5C2B4653ED0}\RP368\A0044226.exe

3. Trojan horse Dropper.Small.28.AU
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{E0C22EC0-D318-4D95-967D-A5C2B4653ED0}\RP388\A0046342.exe

4. Virus identified Exploit.MS05-002
C\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0L4JWV8B\sploit[1].anr

A:avg vault

Welcome to TSG Forums, yummynum!

Short answer to your question is, no, they should not be harming your computer. The infected files were moved to a place where they're not allowed to do much of anything. Jail, so to speak. It is suggested that you delete the "quarantined" inmates, as they still exist on your computer, only in an imprisioned form.

You might consider downloading and running HiJack This, and posting the log in a separate thread, in the Security sub-forum here. Virii and malware come in packs often, and finding one or a few is often a sign that more exist elsewhere on your box.

Hope this helps.

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I have run AVG and I have two things in the vault. How do I get rid of them or should I?
They are:


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Is anyone able to advise how to access the BIOS when the password has been lost?

A:Lost BIOS Password WinXP Media

Sorry - we are not allowed to help with bypassing passwords here at TSF.

Here's a copy of our rules which you should read.

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I run Windows XP and have just installed Windows Media Player 11. I then went online to watch media content but I got directed to about upgrading a security component. It needs me to log on as Administrator, but I have no idea what my password is. A user name of Mike appears in the dropdown (that's logical - it's my name) but I'm now stuck on the pasword issue. Help please.

A:Password issue for installing Media Player 11

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Hi, i have AVG antivirus and i got a Trojan Horse delf and i put it in my virus vault. Is it safe if it just stays there? none of my other files are infected. Also is it okay if i just delete it?

A:Virus Vault

It should be safe there, however I would delete it.

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I have many trojans in my AVG vault. Should I "Heal" them or leave them there or what? Also I have cleaned out some things. Please look at my HJT log and advise. Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:49:48 PM, on 2/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bellsouth\HelpCenter40b\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe... Read more

A:Solved: AVG Vault and HJT Log

Come on Guys, I need help here!!!! >>>PLEASE<<< I can't get into my webserver or mozilla. Please have a look and advise.

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