Windows login password suddenly stopped working

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I was able to log into my Windows 10 around noon today. 2 hours later, I could no longer log in. Each time I tried, it told me my password was incorrect. I ended up having to reset my password through my smart phone.

I'm wondering why. Is there anyway for me to see when my password was changed in the past?
 

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Hi Boston,

The Windows Event Viewer accessed by right-clicking on Start then left-clicking on Event Viewer may contain a log of the event.

When opened in the left pane you need to expand Windows Logs then click Security.

Sample image

security.png


Now in middle pane look for Event IDs:

  • 4273 (An attempt was made to change password) or,
  • 4274 (An attempt was made to reset password)
  • It may also fall under the generic 4797 id for Account Management.

    The items are date and time stamped which will help if you have a rough idea of when you believe password changed.

Regards,

Regedit32
 

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