Error Code: 0x8028008b When Wake Up From Sleep

“Something went wrong and your PIN isn’t available (code: 0x8028008b). Click to set up your PIN again.”

This happens if I wake my computer up from sleep. After I restart the computer its fine but it happens every single time and it is annoying.

I went to How do I fix 0x8028008b errors when waking CPU from sleep? - Microsoft Community

However I am not sure if it worked or not. I just wanted to see if anyone else has a solution. :slight_smile:

I have at least three solutions:

  1. Boot from your Linux USB and use chntpw to reset the Windows password. That will let you in and possibly fix the problem.
  2. Run some troubleshooters built-in to Windows, including the virus check.
  3. Play around in Settings and Control Panel to see what is to be seen. Perhaps there is something useful there.
  4. Reinstall Windows.
  5. Install an alternative OS (I recommend Linux, but you could install ChromeOS Flex or a few others as well).
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@JayAySeaOhBee14 which one solved your problem? The sledgehammer I hope. :slight_smile:

Option 6 Worked For Me