Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am executing an exe from a command prompt. The exe works only in a WOW64 command prompt. And I am signing in as a different user with the command below:

runas /user:username "D:\xxx.exe"

After this, I am prompted for a password. But nothing is happening when I type or paste the password. The cursor is not moving. Why is this?

share|improve this question

migrated from Aug 7 '12 at 5:22

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

That's normal.. – leppie Aug 7 '12 at 5:21
Did you hit enter after typing/pasting the password? – Marc B Aug 7 '12 at 5:22

Per what it says in the comments, the behavior that you are seeing is for your own protection. To prevent other people from being able to see the password that you are typing, it shows nothing.

When you hit enter, the password is submitted.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .