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I cant get past user login screen on my dell computer it keeps saying my passwor

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July 19, 2011 7:58:29 PM

when i turn my dell laptop on it goes through the normal stuff and then gets to the user login screen where you have to put the password to unlock the computer. everytime i type in the password it says file not found and asks to retype it. ive had the same password for years. what could this be about?
July 19, 2011 9:44:18 PM

check your numlock/caps lock keys, if they are on/off etc.

have you tried booting in safe mode? (hit F8 repeatedly during startup)

This could be due to malware/virus, bad HDD, bad windows update, etc.
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July 20, 2011 8:51:35 PM

Are you sure it states "file not found" and not something else? Post the exact error message.
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