Unable to start Cygwin64 terminal after password change

Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] lavr@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Sat Jul 31 21:09:43 GMT 2021

Hi all,

I seem to be unable to start "Cygwin64 Terminal" (using the standard icon placed on the desktop when Cygwin gets installed)
after I had to change my password (at work).  My account did not change.  What I see is that the terminal window pops up
momentarily with a text "This account is currently not available", and then closes right away.  I'm using my work PC
perfectly fine, and my new password works just as well (using it every time to log in the system), only the Cygwin terminal
stopped working after the change.  I "own" the Cygwin installation on my work PC (it's installed by me from under my

Even rebooting the PC did not help to clear this up.

Weirdly enough, I can start bash from cmd.exe, but then it shows my username numerically:


NCBI_NT+User(1606)@NCBIPC9135 /cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-10.0 NCBIPC9135 3.2.0(0.340/5/3) 2021-03-29 08:42 x86_64 Cygwin

Any suggestions?


Anton Lavrentiev
Contractor NIH/NLM/NCBI

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