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Chrome requesting (and failing) Windows Account Logon (Windows 10 64bit) 0 Recommended Answers 4 Replies 10 Upvotes
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Windows 10 64bit

Chrome 74.0.3729.169

In Windows event log (Security log), repeatedly getting Event ID 4625. The information for this seems to suggest that Chrome is trying to logon to my Windows account (which is a local account, not a Microsoft account) - and failing due to unknown user name or bad password.

See attached details from Event Viewer.

This raises two issues:

1. Most importantly, why is Chrome instigating a logon to my local account (especially when it is already running in that local account)?

2. Why is it failing anyhow? 
I thought it might be failing due to the password being null (I did not enter a password when installing Windows 10). So I created a password and rebooted. Then the status changes from 0XC000006E (Unknown user name or bad password) to 0XC000006D (Bad username or authentication information) with a sub-status of 0xC000006A (User logon with misspelled or bad password).

Anyone got any ideas?

I'd add that everything appears to work OK regardless.
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Just a question. Not sure if its already resolved for you. But do you use selenium to run any tests?

Thank you,
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This just started happening for me (somewhat randomly) and I am using Selenium and this is a selenium grid node that this is happening on. This is the error that I see in Selenium:

WebDriverException: Message: unknown error: Chrome failed to start: exited normally (unknown error: DevToolsActivePort file doesn't exist) (The process started from chrome location C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe is no longer running, so ChromeDriver is assuming that Chrome has crashed.)
Last edited 11/7/19
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getting same issue..any solution
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Same here. The only extension I'm running is AdGuard, and I did get 2 more of these audit failures in event viewer when I removed it and when I added it back. I did close Chrome each time as well, but doing that by itself doesn't seem to proc the event.

Edit 1: Also happens when I actually log in on whatever site in Chrome.

Edit 2: For what it's worth, event viewer also shows an audit success for Chrome at the exact same time an audit failure happened.
Last edited 11/28/19
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