RE: Password works for network but not login
I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit OS. After a mental breakdown (just
kidding) and a year later I found that my system is a home office system and
has its own server! According to my research, "You both pc's must have the
same OS ergo, one of the problems. I won't go any further with this because
have placed myself in a predictament creating several User Accounts
(uninformed), and am the sole user and administrator. Cause a lot of
frustration. I thought someone was hacking into my system when I was the one
hacking my own system with 2 desktops, 3 user's (ME).
> I am running vista mce on a home network (wired). I have another pc
> running xp home edition which is networked to the vista pc. During the
> process of sharing drives for backup I created a login password on the
> vista machine and used the same login name and password on the xp pc to
> access the vista pc when requested. Both pc's on mshome network.
> Everything worked fine.
> Today I tried to login to the vista pc and I'm told user name or
> password is incorrect. I am 100% certain it is correct. This is the
> first time I have tried to log in having set up password. There is only
> one user set up on the pc. With the vista pc switched on but stuck at
> the login screen I tried accessing it via the xp pc over the network.
> When asked for user name and password I entered the vista user name and
> password on the xp pc and was able to access the shared drive!!
> Unfortunately the shared drive doesn't have vista os installed on it. I
> have tried disconnecting the xp pc and taken it off network-still can't
> access vista with same details. I haven't created a password reset disc
> (never again). Started to look at using Trinity Rescue Kit but hoping
> someone here can show me the error of my ways!