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Windows User Account Locked for No Reason

By joey.tucker ·
Hello, I have a user that is getting locked out 9 or 10 times a day for no reason. We have reset her password, changed it back to her old password, disabled and enabled her user account, reset her computer account, renamed her PC, rejoined the PC to the domain, restarted the PC and still no matter what she gets locked out even when she is not asked for her password. Windows 2000 domain, Win XP box. Any suggestions?

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Sounds as if....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Windows User Account Lock ...

... the user is pressing a keyboard combination and locking herself out without realizing what she's doing. What happens if another user logs into that same computer and uses it for a while? I'll bet, nothing happens.

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I've seen this

by Kenone In reply to Windows User Account Lock ...

Turned out the user had downloaded some password helper program that tried a list of pws every time she got to a logon screen. She was getting locked out of everything. I'm sorry, I can't remember the name of the program but, I found it with an adware scan, if that helps.

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This might give you a few pointers.....

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Another thing to look at....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Windows User Account Lock ...

Check to see if the NIC is being powered down when not in use (BIOS). That setting could be logging her off.

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SOLUTION

by joey.tucker In reply to Another thing to look at. ...
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wtf

by nicoyogui In reply to SOLUTION

How exactly did you figure it out?

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