- Users report that they can’t log in to their Windows 10 laptops because the HomeGroupUser $ password prompt appears on their screen.
- In this article, we will look for some ways to solve the HomeGroupUser $ password login error.
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Usually the HomeGroupUser $ account appears because of a corrupted Windows Homegroup user account.
If you tried to login to your laptop and only see the HomeGroupUser $ account on your screen asking for a password, you are not alone.
Some users face this situation where even before they can enter the password, the message The password is incorrect appears.
Since HomeGroupUser $ is a built-in account, you cannot delete it from the system. But you can easily overcome it by trying the confirmed solution we present in this article.
How do I fix the HomeGroupUser$ password login error?
1. Use Command Prompt/PowerShell
- Press Win key + S and type cmd
- In the search results, click Command Prompt
- Type the following command: network user
- Search for HomeGroupUser $ and type:
HomeGroupUser $ / active: no
2. Use the Local Users and Group
- Press Winkey + R to open Run.
- Type lusrmgr.msc and press enter.
- Once the Local Users and Groups window appears, click on the Users folder.
- In the central panel you can see all the accounts in your system.
- Right click on HomeGroupUser $ and click Properties.
- In the Properties window, click the Account disabled box.
- Press Apply and click OK.
3. Use Netplwiz
- Go to the Start menu, type netplwiz and open it.
- Make sure the Users must enter a username box is not checked, make sure to click it to check the box.
- This will stop the account’s automatic login attempt.
4. Stop Homegroup Services
- Open the Start menu, type services and open it.
- In the list of services, find the homegroup listener and the homegroup provider.
- Double-click the services and click Stop.
- Press Apply and then click OK.
That’s all. We hope you were able to resolve the issue with one of our solutions.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.