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The Keychain probably has a separate password as a security measure in case someone accesses your computer, compromises it somehow, or learns your account password. You had to have set one at some time in the past. You can always try running Keychain First Aid, found in Keychain Access' menu, to see if there is something corrupted that can be fixed. You can change the password to match your regular one, but you cannot recover a forgotten password.

Mac OS X: Keychain Access asks for keychain "login" after changing login password


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