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Will not let me sign in with password i put when i turned computer on for windows vista business. it worked after setup was complete. I then went and done some erins came back to sign in would not let me in.

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Make sure Caps lock is on or off (however it was when you set it), as when you rebooted the keyboard setting will return to default. You can also try leaving the PW blank, but don't think that will work since you verified it was set after set up.
Good luck.

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