the problem with changing passwords is not only that you have to remember your new password when you have been using the old one for a long period, but also that you should try not to put up a password with an unintended typo in it! yesterday, i changed my windows admin password from ***** to ********, it worked all nice, i did some computer locking/unlocking to get used to typing the new password (stupid? maybe), everything perfect. then this morning, i get up, turn on my laptop, there comes the windows login screen, i type my new password, and IT’S NOT WORKING !… i freak out, re-re-re-re-re-re-re-type, but nothing… after a while i realize that the input language on the winxp login screen is set to french (!!) (whereas the actual winxp input language is english!)… so yeah, since there is a ‘y’ in my password, and the ‘y’ and the ‘z’ are switched between the french and english keyboard, i was actually typing my password systematically wrong… d’oh!!