I'll add that my laptop is a tablet with the most annoying log-in functions.
My best guess is that these alternative password entry options are the reason for this. For the past few months, every now and then I will need to restart the computer as the "password entry" screen does not go away, even when entering it in successfully.
...Probably irrelivent information, but I want to try to make a diagnosis as easily as possible.
Again, all help is greately appreciated.