Windows 10: Endless login prompt

  1.    07 Sep 2016 #1

    Endless login prompt


    Hey there,
    Just recentely I encountered this very strange issue. My windows is stuck at the log-in prompt.
    After typing my password I see the animation plays (the little circle), a black screen and then I'm back again at the log-in prompt. No error or anything.

    The strangest thing is that after a restart everything is working smoothly. I type my password and log in without any problems.
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  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Sep 2016 #2

    Join the club, mate.

    As a short-term solution, I can suggest that you disable the login prompt screen on boot-up and make Windows sign you in automatically. So far works okay, but I do hope that someone comes up with a better fix, or that it gets patched soon.
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  3.    13 Sep 2016 #3

    Actually disabling the password prompt does not solve the problem. I thought it did at first, but it did not.
    The lock screen still appears and asks for password, after 1 restart the lock screen does not appear and logs on automatically as it should.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Sep 2016 #4

    Curious. That solution worked for me on both affected PCs.

    However the problem still persists on the laptop if, when not plugged in, the laptop goes to sleep after 10 minutes. Then the lock screen and "Enter password" appears again, and of course, entering the password goes nowhere.

    It's also a major pain as it's a work laptop, and now I can't lock it when I leave the machine, as entering the password will not wake it up. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing that many people complaining about this glitch, so I'm worried that it won't get fixed soon in next updates.
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