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#272726 12-Jul-2020 12:17
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The four digit PIN has stopped working for the second time. It says "Something went wrong (meaningless error code) and your PIN isn't available."

 

My laptop has a fingerprint reader but it has never recognised my finger. Probably not Microsoft's fault in this case.

 

The only sign in option that does work is a password sign in.


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  #2521428 12-Jul-2020 13:44
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So your rant is basically that you have to enter a password rather than a 4 digit pin #, and that somehow is not an acceptable sign in option? What other option would you rather have?




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  #2521429 12-Jul-2020 13:56
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It's not a rant as you claim. I'm just wondering why the hell the PIN sign in has failed again. Do you have a helpful suggestion?


 
 
 
 


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  #2521432 12-Jul-2020 14:01
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This has happened to me on one of my laptops a few times. Rebooting has always fixed it. Does your laptop have Windows Hello and face unlock.?




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  #2521451 12-Jul-2020 14:28
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Most likely caused by corruption of a folder. You may want to make sure your HDD/SSD is healthy. 

 

Walk through to fix here:

 

https://www.askvg.com/fix-unable-to-add-and-use-pin-sign-in-option-in-windows-10/





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  #2521464 12-Jul-2020 15:26
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I have experienced this off and on along with BitLocker encryption problems. I was lucky my Surface had stored my BitLocker key to my MS account as when I was reading up on it, it isn't normal to happen automatically! 

 

A reboot tended to fix the PIN issue for me and I haven't seen it pop up in a long time now


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