windowsXP logon restriction question: We have a small public computer room with about 15 computers where we only want certain people to be able to log into and use the computers. What is the easiest way to administer who has access to them? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Sep 27, 2007 -
After 10 years on Yahoo!, I'm suddenly locked out of my account. My perfectly valid user name and password are rejected. (Long question...) [more inside]
posted by amusem
on Sep 2, 2007 -
for the bad irony files. I seem to have screwed myself thoroughly on the whole Flickr-->Yahoo transition. Anyone got advice on how to get genuine help from Yahoo "support"? [more inside]
posted by felix betachat
on Jul 19, 2007 -
I have a potential web development client who wants users of their site to be able to log in to their site using existing IDs from AOL, Facebook, Google, Windows Live, Yahoo, and other social networking sites and have their site keep them logged in at the other sites. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha
on Jul 3, 2007 -
Really simple windows 2000 server question: How do I add a network user to the local admin group? [more inside]
posted by fvox13
on Jun 21, 2007 -
My HP Pavillion dv4000 is not allowing me to log into the computer. It did this once before saying i lost my password and i had to have my ex do some trickery and it was fine. Now it is doing it all over again. This time I did not have a password..it has just locked me out completely. [more inside]
posted by eve28
on Jun 17, 2007 -
How do I stop/view a domain login script? Work uses a domain login script with kixtart (kix32.exe), that maps shares, auto software installs, etc. Back with NT4 running novell, there was a nice checkbox to step through login scripts, but I have not seen anything like that in shareware/freeware.
posted by IronWolve
on Apr 6, 2007 -
Why can't I type login info in Firefox 220.127.116.11 First off I have disabled any add on in firefox and reinstalled a freshly downloaded copy.
Whenever I try to login to a site which pops up a login screen I can click in the text box but I cannot type anything.
These pages work fine in IE and on another computer in firefox. Does anyone have a clue? Thanks
posted by imjosh
on Feb 6, 2007 -
I followed the instructions on this MacOSXhints article
to setup my shiny new MacBook Pro to take a picture using the built-in iSight whenever there's a failed authentication attempt. I've noticed that every night at 9:53, there are multiple failed login attempts, but it's while I'm using the computer, so I end up with pictures of me. [more inside]
posted by chota
on Dec 27, 2006 -
I tried turning off the welcome screen running Win XP Pro, but somehow managed to switch the default user to Administrator. So in order to get to my normal settings, I have to log out of that, then enter in my normal login name, and only then I'm back to normal. How can I switch it to the normal login (without the welcome screen)?
posted by zardoz
on Nov 21, 2006 -
All of the sudden I can't log in to my sitemeter account. I have no idea why. The login form is correctly filled out, and I don't even get an error message. It just won't let me access my statistics. Any suggestions?
posted by lisaj32
on Nov 20, 2006 -
How do I get Flickr to log me in automatically without also automatically logging me into Yahoo? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Nov 19, 2006 -
GMail login problem - It's taking forever to login and I usually just get a blank screen at "https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginAuth" [more inside]
posted by ciaron
on Oct 26, 2006 -
Why are many financial institutions moving to a two-step login process, where you enter your username on one page and then your password on the next? For instance, Vanguard
. Their rationale is just that it's "more secure", but that's not much of a reason.
posted by smackfu
on Aug 20, 2006 -
This week my blog (languagehat.com) had an unprecedented flood of weird spam; as I was in the midst of deleting another chunk of it, I found myself locked out of my MT control panel (when I try accessing mt.cgi, I get "Invalid login"). Songdog, who helps me with stuff like this, posted a report
at the Movable Type Community Forum, where you can find the horrid details; unfortunately, since I'm still using MT 2.63, there's not much in the way of support, and nobody's responded at the forum. If anybody here has suggestions, I'm all ears and deeply grateful.
posted by languagehat
on Jul 1, 2006 -
I have a desktop that is located in a semi-public place. I have a bios password and a windows password on it. Sometimes I leave it logged out of windows so that I can leave in the middle of a project without restarting everything again. I was wondering how hard it would be to get my data? Short of stealing the actual hardware, is there a way to get past a bios password and access my data without me knowing? (From what I understand, resetting the cmos would clear the password so I would know if someone got in.) Also, is it possible to get in if I leave it logged out of windows with a password? How safe is my data?
posted by D Wiz
on Jun 5, 2006 -
I think my s/o has been logging into my gmail account, is there any way to check this. I know I could change my password to prevent it, but I'd rather just know if it were happening....
posted by sdm
on May 9, 2006 -
I've got a old dell laptop which, just before I retired it, I loaded up with NT 2000 workstation from a legit cd I had. And I've forgotten whichever username/password combo I cleverly used. Furthermore I can't find the orginal cd anywhere so that I could just reload the OS.
Does anyone know of a way I can access this machine? I want to give it to my young daughter 'cause it's free.
posted by thayerg
on Jan 19, 2006 -
OSX_Admin_Filter: How do I get OS X 10.4 to allow me to give a blank password to a new user? [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Sep 16, 2005 -
When I try to log into hotmail, I get this error: "The operation timed out when attempting to contact..." This has been going on for a week. Yet my husband can get into his hotmail account just fine. I've tried logging in using Firefox and IE, but I get the error in both browsers. I've tried on my desktop and my laptop. Neither works. My husband can get into his hotmail using any browser and any PC. What gives? Does hotmail have a vendetta against me?
posted by Evangeline
on Jul 25, 2005 -
Windows 2000 users and passwords
: Is it possible for Windows to start up without any password prompting, yet have the OS [reasonably] safe from a bot logging in as an admin? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman
on Jul 18, 2005 -
What's the preferred terminology for entering and leaving the part of a website where you have to enter a username and password? Is it log in/log out or log on/log off? One word (login) or two (log in)?
posted by Joleta
on Jun 27, 2005 -
For some reason I can't stay logged into Flickr for very long. Do they have some function that kicks off users after thirty minutes or so? I find that if I click on other users' photostreams or want to add them as a contact (or add a photo my favorites, or do anything else that requires me to be logged in), I have to login again. Anyone else having this issue?
posted by Vidiot
on Apr 21, 2005 -
Once upon a time there was a Windows 2003 Standard Server. Then one day an automatic process filled the System Disk (C:) until it was 0 bytes free. The system still works, but login is busted. What can I do to fix it? 30k gifs inside. [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Apr 5, 2005 -
My workplace has just instituted a system wide policy that locks machines after 5 minutes of inactivity, I monitor many machines, relogging in constantly is a pain. Does anyone know of a way to generate random mouse movements every minute or so or some other way of defeating this "security"?
posted by Cosine
on Dec 6, 2004 -
Setting up news with Mozilla Thunderbird. My ISP uses giganews and requires login. How do I get it to work? Works fine with OE. Using Thunderbird RC1. [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy
on Dec 6, 2004 -
GMail issues. I can log in but once I click to read any entry it takes me right back to the login page.
posted by azul
on Nov 9, 2004 -
Looking for advice for replacing the floppy disk as an authentication factor for logging onto a client-server non web-based system. Anyone have any bright ideas? [Details within] [more inside]
posted by loquax
on May 13, 2004 -
Can anyone remember the site which was a database of logins to subsription sites?
posted by Mr Ed
on Apr 22, 2004 -
How do I gain access to a Windows 2000 computer when I've forgotten the password both to my account and the admin's?
I have physical access (it's here next to me) and it has a disk shared (can't remember if it's C: or a subdirectory, and can't look because it prompts for a password). I have other Linux and Windows machines available on the same network. However, it was kept up-to-date with patches until about 6 months ago. [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke
on Feb 5, 2004 -
blogger woes: I've been trying publish (for the very first time) via Blogger, but every single time I press 'publish' I get the same error - "There Were Errors in Publishing. dk.eos.net.FtpError: Login incorrect." I know for a fact
that the ftp username and password Im using are correct, so what the heck am I doing wrong?? I've been fidding with this for over an hour and I'm losing my mind!! I thought Blogger was supposed to be easy!
posted by anastasiav
on Jan 11, 2004 -