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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#1
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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#2
October 26, 2005 at 12:37:19

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

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#3
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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#4
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 computer...like....unlock 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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#5
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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#6
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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#7
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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#8
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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#9
October 26, 2005 at 14:29:27

How are you locking it ??

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


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#10
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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#11
October 26, 2005 at 18:47:48


We should all give thanks to Bill Gates
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#12
October 26, 2005 at 19:55:25

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

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