Password Locking issue – SOLVED DETAILS – just in case anyone else has this problem !!!
<b>Hi Folks – </b> I don’t know how often this site experiences someone logging a question – to which they also include the answer . . . BUT – hey – I like being different !!! :o)
Anyway – I experienced this fault Last Week & now that I try to answer other peoples IT problems on here – I thought I’d share the solution in case anyoune else also suffers the same agro !
<b><i>Answer COPIED FROM QUESTION section – If You have read the question IN FULL – you’ve also read the contents below – I wasn’t aware that I should split the sections to Q & A areas</i> – Sorry :o)</b>
<b>I clicked the user’s Icon – </b>Password Dialogue appeared !
<b>I clicked the Admin Icon </b>& the same thing happened !!! BUT NO Passwords were created !!!
<b>SO I loaded in safe Mode & got in with no request for passwords !!??!!</b>
I then created a password of “-” on the Admin account – re-loaded in standard – & got in typing “-” so I knew the password system was functioning !</b>
<b>The CURE ???</b>
<b>I loaded up RegEdt32</b> & searched on “<i><b>Password</b></i>”. I then changed every “<b>limitblankpassworduse</b>”= from value <b>dword:00000001 </b>to <b>dword:00000000 </b>& believe it or not … <b><i>THAT ACTUALLY CURED IT</i> :o)</b> – so<i><b> I saved each Registry stage to Ini </b></i>files – <i><b>compliled them & copied the single ini </b></i>to the second machine. <b>Ran it & cleand the fault completely !! <i>HOW IS THAT FOR WEIRD ???[/</i>B]
<i><b>Remember – these were 2 clean installs – on a laptop & a PC & I got the exact same fault on both – a fault I’ve never seen before in alkl of my years of PC installs !!!</b></i>
I just wish I knew WHICH SOFTWARE it was that corrupted the Registry like that !!! :o(
BUT as I said – IT’S CURED – so I’m happy once more – if a little baffled :o)
I hope my info here may assist someone else with this bizzare dilema !!!!
<b> <i> – M!ke -</i>
( Macs PC ) </b>