1.    07 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Win 10 Pro

    PIN login works for awhile and then "Something went wrong..."


    I'm using a PIN number for logging in to my Win 10 system. All is well for the first few (typically, 5 or 6) logins, but then I get a message that "Something went wrong..." and thereafter I have to use my Microsoft account password to login. If I reboot my system, the PIN number works again FOR AWHILE. I've tried changing my PIN number, but that made no difference - after a few uses I get the above error message and have to use my Microsoft password again.

    I've seen lots of folks having problems with using a PIN, but I have not seen any mention of an intermittent problem such as I'm seeing. My system is a "clean" build of Windows 10 Pro starting with an Acer Aspire ATC-710-UR51. The only other problem I've seen is that the Task Scheduler frequently (but not always!) seems to miss running a nightly backup program, not executing that procedure until I login in to the system in the morning. I don't know if these two problems are related or not...

    Any comments/suggestions would be most welcome!


    *** UPDATE ***

    After more searching I've found that this is a fairly common Win 10 problem. Please look at:


    Unfortunately, it does not - as yet - appear that Microsoft has provided a real solution to this annoying problem. It seems that the problem was triggered earlier this year by a Microsoft update, but I've not been able to determine WHICH update was responsible. It would be EXTREMELY helpful if someone could pinpoint the exact update so it can be uninstalled!

    Last edited by wbrells; 08 May 2016 at 07:30.
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