Unlocking computer

October 26, 2005 at 11:33:36
Specs: XP Pro, 1024MB

I am looking for a way to have a password for when I unlock my computer after going away from it. I log into the computer with a user name and password but the same password doesn't seem to apply when I unlock the computer, at this point. The password for unlocking is just blank.

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October 26, 2005 at 12:26:42

Ctrl-Alt-Del Lock Computer will lock it. A password is then required to unlock it.

Unless you're talking about the screen saver. You can also set a screen saver password.

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October 26, 2005 at 12:37:19

Yeah, but the password is blank and I would rather it not be.

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October 26, 2005 at 13:24:59

To set a screensaver pwd rightclick desktop, select properties>screensaver tab. the checkbox for password on resume is there

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October 26, 2005 at 13:37:26

No no. Sorry....I must sound confusing. I need to set a password for when I unlock the Windows because right now, its totally not secure. All someone has to do to unlock my computer is click OK on the unlocking dialogue box and they're in. I need to set a password somehow.

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October 26, 2005 at 13:52:59

Do the
Windows key +L

That will take you back to Logon screen, then you logon and all your programs are where you left them.

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October 26, 2005 at 14:00:46

You have no password for your User Account ??

Start> Control Panel> User Accounts
then click your account, you will see it, regarding setting a password.

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October 26, 2005 at 14:05:47

Not really sure what you are asking but you can set/change passwords in the control panel/user accounts, then reboot the computer and start pressing the F8 key to get into safe mode. Once there choose the Admin Account and set a password for it also.

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October 26, 2005 at 14:19:17

Well, I have a password for the account I use which is an Administrator account. However, when I go to 'lock' the computer and then unlock it, it doesn't make me put in a password for some reason. The right dialogue box comes up, sure enough, with the user name and password text boxes, but to proceed to unlock the computer, I have to leave the password text block blank, which is not good, of course.

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October 26, 2005 at 14:29:27

How are you locking it ??

In Control Panel,
click User Accounts,
then "Change the way users log on or off",
check mark both items.

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October 26, 2005 at 15:55:58

Well.....I did what you said, Chuck, to no avail. Then, I undid what you said, and everything worked. Weird huh?

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October 26, 2005 at 18:47:48

We should all give thanks to Bill Gates
for our X-tra Problems

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October 26, 2005 at 19:55:25

en, no problem. you can set your password in control panel.

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