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Old 02-04-2005, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. I've posted this on another forum but I've only received one response.

I've got a 2 month old computer (with XP) that has been working great until about a week ago. It picked up this bad, annoying habit of losing my ebay and hotmail passwords. Even though I have checked "remember this password" or "keep me logged in", it still dumps the password 3 out of 4 times. This evening, it's been forgetting the password everytime. It didn't do this until about a week ago.

It doesn't seem to forget my passwords to my car forums or to my radio control boat forums that I like to regularly visit. Only hotmail and ebay, which I also visit regularly.

What is causing this and how do I fix it? Thank you for your help fixing this annoying problem!
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mozilla Firefox. Im assuming youre using IE which sucks.
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Old 02-05-2005, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is also a program that finds any passwords that are still stored in your computer. I forget what its called though. I think if you search techtv.com you can find it. Even in Firefox, Ebay needs the password retyped every so often.
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I know that I can get Firefox and use it. However, I want to fix what is now wrong with my computer. Surely there is a setting that I need to check and/or change. I've gone to tools, internet options, security and then custom level. I don't understand what all those options mean. I think the answer is in there. Can someone tell me what to look for?

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Even in Firefox, Ebay needs the password retyped every so often.
Yes, this is true. Every once in a while, ebay would require me to retype in my password. However, now it requires it 3 out of 4 times . Hotmail requires it every time now . Please help!
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No one has an idea why this is happening?
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Old 02-06-2005, 02:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nope, not one little idea!
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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have you tried it from a different computer? try a different computer and see what happens, its most likely the site itself, they may have changed something, I know when I'm on fleabay I have to input the password 3 or 4 times.
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is a thing for your own protection, happens to me on multiple PC's
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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techsupport, I thought about trying another computer but it took your suggestion to finally get me to do it. I have the same problem there as well! It must be a hotmail thing. They must have changed something and now we have to input our passwords each time we log on.
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