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Screen saver gets bypassed when PC wakes up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bollejo, Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. bollejo

    bollejo Thread Starter

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    I have win95.
    It is required for all users to have screen saver passwords.
    Computer is also set to sleep after a certain amount of time.
    When the PC is left alone for a few minutes the screen saver comes on and a password is needed.
    If left alone longer the PC goes to sleep.
    Upon awakening it, the screen saver is bypassed and anyone has full access.

    Any ideas why this is happening.

    Thanks
     
  2. columbo

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    Hi, :)

    I guess that the screensaver is like a program. So it stops running when the computer goes to sleep, in order to conserve resources (which is the point of suspend-mode).

    If you really want to protect your system, setting a start-up password in your BIOS would be a better idea. Then if you're going to be gone for longer than say, two hours or so, you could just shut-down your system to prevent unwanted access.
    Or you could change your power-management settings in Control Panel, so that the system would wait longer to go into suspend-mode, thus leaving the screensaver running.

    I'm sure that other users in the forum could give you a more detailed explanation, but I think I got the gist of it.


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