There are two major issues that users experience when they have troubles login in on Facebook.
Some users run into issues that are related to Facebook not loading correctly. It can be caused by a issue on the site itself, by routing issues, programs that run on the user system that block access to some Facebook domains or contents, administrative blocking of Facebook, or an Internet connection that is not reliable.
The second group of issues on the other hand relates to the actual login process on Facebook itself.
The first is usually easier to fix. If the Facebook page is not loading you only have to troubleshoot a couple of things to find out why.
It is often enough to simply hit Ctrl-F5 in the browser you are using to force a reload of the page. If that does not work, you may want to try services like Down For Me to test if Facebook itself is down.
Other quick fixes like clearing the browser cache or using a different browser may also help.
To find out if your Internet Service Provider is causing the loading issues, you could run a tracert command on the command line. This basically displays each server used in the connection process and reveals if any of them have timeouts or other issues.Most of the time though waiting helps.
If Facebook does not load directly you may want to wait half an hour or so and try again.
More common are problems associated with the Facebook login itself. This can be that the site does not accept the password or username, that you cannot remember the password anymore, or that Facebook displays an error message after you hit the login button.
The solution depends on the error message that you receive or the issue you are experiencing. If you cannot remember your password for example, you may ask Facebook to reset it for you so that you can sign in again on the site.
If Facebook states that the password is not accepted, you may do the very same thing.
The Facebook login help page provides tips to overcome those log in issues and it is recommended to go there to find the answer to the problems at hand.
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