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Usually when booting up in Windows 7, you are presented with the normal login screen. On my computer, I am first presented with this screen:

The user name or password is incorrect.

After clicking OK, I can login with my correct login credentials and the system lets me log in fine.

At first I thought this may be because it was left idle and it auto-logged-on, however when watching my computer boot, you see this screen immediately after loading has finished.

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The computer must be trying to log on with some details it has saved before it gives you a chance to login.

  1. Run netplwiz either via the Start Menu or the Run Dialog (Win + R) Run Dialog - netplwiz

  2. Uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." and click "Apply" and then "OK". netplwiz


Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-to-turn-on-automatic-logon-in-windows-7/99d4fe75-3f22-499b-85fc-c7a2c4f728af

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+1 for saving my day. –  Christian Apr 28 at 7:15
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