1.    06 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Log-in screen does not log me in,times out and asks for password again

    Hi all, my first post here

    10 Pro, 1607.14393.105 on C: SSD, data and user profiles on E: hard drive.

    While I am one of the rare people which seemingly had no problems with initial build 1607 Anniversary Update, as of the first quick patch for it (KB3176938 on 01/09/2016), login screen has stopped working - BUT ONLY SOMETIMES! I didn't work out any patterns.

    First noticed this last Friday, just one day after the KB3176938. Windows boots up fine, login screen, put when I enter a password, the circle keeps circling with "Logging in" message, SSD light goes flashing for the first 10-15 seconds, but after a rather long time (40-50 seconds?) it goes nowhere and just gets me back to the welcome screen - with clock, which once you press a key displays a login prompt for password again. I remove clock, try to log in again - same. No matter how many times I tried. I shut down, boot up again, try to log in, lets me in.

    Next day - same thing. It was very consistent - first boot-up login goes nowhere (even on empty password - not warning me "wrong password" or anything), shut down, seconds boot-up lets me in.

    But then on Sunday and Monday I had to shut down twice before letting me in. This was already annoying, but today, I had to do it 5 times at least!

    Absolutely nothing got installed on the PC in the last 7 days, nor I changed any configuration. I disabled recently Fast Boot, but this was about 10 days ago or so.

    As a short term solution I disabled user login and login screen, now boots up straight into Windows and (on only one boot-up so far) works fine. But I'd rather fix the issue if possible.

    Any clues or suggestions? Has this sort of behaviour been documented anywhere

    P.S. Not sure if it matters, but may be some clue. Out of my graphics adapter (GTX 970), one HDMI cable goes to the TV, and one miniDP cable goes to the PC monitor. Due to internal in-built priority on graphics adapter, this means that before Windows boots up, the BIOS screen and Windows loading screen gets shown on the TV first, and only on Windows login screen the PC monitor gets the picture. Ever since this started happenning, the SECOND BOOT UP OF THE DAY goes to the TV, does not go to PC monitor any more. Once logged in, the PC monitor does indeed get the feed from the PC. This has never happenned before in 11 months of using Win 10, or for 10 years of using Windows 7 with the exact same setup.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    06 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    OK, when I posted this question it was in "General support" where I found nothing similar, but since mods moved it here, I actually found no less than 3 similar topics.

    I forgot to mention last time that this was to do with a local account, not the microsoft account. I only sign in with a local account.

    After updating to 1607 Cant login to windows with my password
    (only solution suggested - fresh install and no 1607 update - this is a bit drastic, surely there is something else to be done, and also, 1607 fixed one glitch that was making my life hell, I like 1607)

    Only able to login after I restart 1 time
    (no solution)

    Can't sign in after the Anniversary update
    (no solution)

    If there's no workaround right now that's fine, I'd just like to know if anyone knows if this problem has been documented with Microsoft and is being worked on, as being able to log into one's PC is, well, fairly important to the general usage of that PC?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Wife's PC asks for password on home network.
She doesn't use a password to log on to her Windows 10 PC. Her user name is her email address when the "Enter Network Credentials" window pops up when access is attempted from other computers. Her email password does not work here. We don't know...
Network and Sharing
Mail app repeatedly asks for password update
Can't really add much more to the problem but every time I open mail to view my mail account , password out of date pops up . The mail account does open and everything looks fine , Help anyone ?
Performance & Maintenance
Solved Windows 10 Installation asks for but rejects password
My laptop received news that I could download and install Windows Pro 10. Everything went sweet until it ask me for my password to continue. I put the 4 digit password that I have been using since I bought this laptop last May. It would not...
Installation and Setup
Windows 10 asks for password coming out of sleepbut not after being po
Windows 10 asks for password when it comes out of sleep but not after it is powered on. I really need it to require password starting up. If this helps, I don't have an option to in settings: 27931 edit: realized only part of title fit in.
AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Outlook always asks for a password...
hi guys, i know this problem exists for years already, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013. I tried everything, like deleting the credential in Credential Manager. Recreating the user account does not help, tried that, problem comes...
Browsers and Email
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums