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I have a Windows 8 Pro x64 installation, and whenever I mistype my password the login process just hangs around for 3-4 minutes. The circular progress dots continue to swirl around, but there doesn't seem to be a way to persuade the screen to revert to a state where I can type the correct password before that timeout expires.

I normally know straight away that I've typed the incorrect password - so it's quicker to reset my machine - but that doesn't seem right given that it's not 1996 any more.

Are there any ways to find out why it takes so long?

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use xbootmgr to see what is slow: – magicandre1981 Jul 17 '13 at 19:08
Is the PC domain-joined? Are you using an MS account or a local account? – Karan Jul 18 '13 at 0:57
The PC isn't in a domain and it's an MS account... – Matt Whitfield Jul 19 '13 at 8:29….... should answer your question – Prasanna Sep 30 at 5:09
@Prasanna - it doesn't, this happens after the first attempt. – Matt Whitfield Sep 30 at 9:33

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