Facebook Login Problems – When You Can’t Login To Facebook ?

There are situations when you have faced Facebook login problems. The login page appears, you type in the username and password of your Facebook account and hit the “Sign In” button. After that, the page turns white and loads forever

You are either not able to access the Facebook login page or the Facebook homepage never loads completely. What should you do in such situations ?

Here is a step by step guide which will solve Facebook login problems on your side and you can be rest assured that you are able to login to your Facebook account and comunicate with friends, chat with your Facebook contacts.

Check Whether Facebook is Down For Everyone or Just You

Go to Downforeveryoneorjustme.com and enter Facebook.com in the text box. Using this site you will be able to know whether Facebook.com is down for everyone else or is it just you who is unable to access the Facebook login page.

Facebook Down Or Not? Check Facebook.com availability

If it’s shown that Facebook.com is down for everyone, there is nothing you can do here. May be the developers are updating someting or Facebook servers are on scheduled maintainence. Wait for some time till the updates are rolled out and try again after half an hour or so.

If it’s shown that Facebook.com is down for only you while everyone else is able to use Facebook normally, you have to check your computer’s network preferences, Firewall and Windows’s host file.

Check Your Computer’s Host File Or Parental Controls

The Host file of Windows can be used to block specific websites from opening in your computer. If you share your computer with other family members, colleagues or friends, chances are that some of them is playing pranks or tricks with you. It might occur that one of the shared users has intentionally blocked Facebook.com login page using Windows host file or Windows 7 Parental controls.

Open Windows explorer and go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. Double click the “Hosts” file and open it with Notepad. You will see something like the following:

Check if Facebook is Blocked from Windows Host file
If you find an entry as shown below, you will not be able to access Facebook login page. Delete the above lines, save the hosts file and refresh the Facebook login page to see whether you are able to get through.

If you are trying to open the Facebook login page from office or corporate network connection, chances are that the office administration has already blocked access to Facebook. In that case, you may like to read our earlier tutorial on how to open Facebook.com when it’s blocked?

Other Troubles With Facebook Login page

There can be other problems which you might be facing regarding Facebook login. For example : I don’t remember which email address I used to Login to Facebook ?

If you have registered a username on Facebook, try logging in using the username and the password. If you don’t remember your Facebook username, ask any of your trusted friends to find the email address associated with your Facebook profile. This can be achieved if your friends browse to your Facebook profile page and switch to the “Info” tab.

The Facebook Help center has a detailed list of questions and answers related to problems faced with Facebook login page. Check out the help center topic here

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