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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows 10

    the handle is invalid HELP!


    Hey guys,

    So i just started up my laptop and i tried logging in but it won't let me.
    I type in my password perfectly, but it keeps giving the handle is invalid message.
    What is this. So basicly i can't get into my computer. Can't pass the login screen.
    Tried restarting, tried different keyboards, but it keeps giving me the same message.

    Great thanks to anyone that can help me..
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10

    Did a search and saw this.... worth a try..


    • Step 1: Press "Win Key+R" and type "cmd" in the "Run" command box and hit enter to open command prompt.
    • Step 2: Type the command "net user UserName NewPassword", in the command prompt and hit "Enter". If you want to remove this password, just replace NewPassword with *.
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    hey man!

    At first thanks for your reply!

    So i fixed this by holding shift and clicking restart at the power button.
    And for some reason it started updating my system and now i can just normally log in
    So yea it's solved
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  4.    23 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    apple iPad

    Jordan, thank you for posting your fix. I just had that problem and holding just the power down didn't force it. I saw your post. So I held shift/power and it started to reboot. Problem solved. Everything up and running again. Thank You. Sharon.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    03 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    I have the same problem, i upgraded from 8.1, first i got a black screen before login. Lost all my programs because i had to reinstall from a usb. Then i got a black screen after log in, task manager running explorer.exe gave me my screen back, restarted and now my pass word gives me invalid handle. Shift/restart is not working, even reseting PC is not working. Ive got 14 gig of photos to edit before the end of next week. Wish i never upgraded
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  6.    21 Oct 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasper101 View Post
    I have the same problem, i upgraded from 8.1, first i got a black screen before login. Lost all my programs because i had to reinstall from a usb. Then i got a black screen after log in, task manager running explorer.exe gave me my screen back, restarted and now my pass word gives me invalid handle. Shift/restart is not working, even reseting PC is not working. Ive got 14 gig of photos to edit before the end of next week. Wish i never upgraded
    I have exactly the the same problem, so cross I can't get in at all and fix after fix just gives creates a different problem. The above solution doesn't work for me.... Wish I had ignored the constant messages to upgrade
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  7.    12 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisaworcester View Post
    I have exactly the the same problem, so cross I can't get in at all and fix after fix just gives creates a different problem. The above solution doesn't work for me.... Wish I had ignored the constant messages to upgrade
    I had this issue occur on three separate Windows 10 machines in my environment. None of the other fixes described here or other places worked.

    Building on the idea that a Windows Update caused this problem, I was able to boot the machines in to Safe Mode, log on successfully, and I uninstalled KB3135173 and KB3124262. After rebooting back in to normal mode, this solved my issue. Not sure which one of the two updates caused it though. If it happens again I'll find out.
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  8.    14 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    I concur, this has occurred to multiple machines in our environment. Seems to be related to KB3135174 & or KB3124262, I found a nice step by step at the below site. They posted that it was related to Citrix and XenDesktop but it seems to affect a bit more...
    https://sysoperators.blogspot.com/20...-at-logon.html

    Thanks all for confirming my suspicions about the bad update(s).
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  9.    14 Feb 2016 #9
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by angryuser View Post
    I concur, this has occurred to multiple machines in our environment. Seems to be related to KB3135174 & or KB3124262, I found a nice step by step at the below site. They posted that it was related to Citrix and XenDesktop but it seems to affect a bit more...
    https://sysoperators.blogspot.com/20...-at-logon.html

    Thanks all for confirming my suspicions about the bad update(s).
    All three machines I had this issue with did indeed have the 7.6.300 Citrix VDA installed. I'll be updating them to 7.7 tonight to prevent the issue going forward.
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  10.    11 May 2016 #10
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Handle is invalid with no power option


    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    Jordan, thank you for posting your fix. I just had that problem and holding just the power down didn't force it. I saw your post. So I held shift/power and it started to reboot. Problem solved. Everything up and running again. Thank You. Sharon.
    Hi,

    I have the same problem of Windows telling me "Handle is invalid", i recently had a BSOD - Bad System config problem and it would go into the repair options and hence using one of the threads where they guided me to do a repair and it worked, now when i logon, it says "Handle is invalid" and i do not have the Power Option on my Login screen to hold Shift + Restart to try what has been given, can you help me please...
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