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Useless logon dialog after system goes to Standby

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by oserdavid, Jun 30, 2007.

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  1. oserdavid

    oserdavid Thread Starter

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    After a clean reinstall - during which I (probably unneccessarily, since I'm the only user) entered a password, I got irritated with having to go through the Windows welcome screen to log on as myself (no password required - and I'm 'administrator', anyway, it says - or is that just adminitrator privileges?), I did a run, enter control userpasswords2 thingy, so now I come straight in on startup without having to do anything. However, the computer goes to standby after a period, and when I come back to it and briefly hit the power button to bring it out of standby - it produces a dialog box with my name in it and a password space. I will deal with the standby issue by fiddling with the 'power' thing in control panel, probably... but...

    Never mind the fact that the password I entered during the reinstallation process is counted as 'wrong' - I discovered I can simply get over that problem (after 5 minutes of panic!) by hitting enter with the password space blank!!

    Never mind, but how can I get that dialog box to vanish for good? (And, anyway, as an academic issue, why does the password I entered on reinstallation not work there?)

    I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2.
     
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    Control Panel - Power Options - Advanced tab - uncheck 'Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby' - Apply.
     
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    "why does the password I entered on reinstallation not work there?"

    Are you talking about a password for the special, usually hidden, 'Administrator' acount or a password for the User Account that you use? If the former, remember it 'cause you will need it someday (for going into SAFE mode). If the latter I have no clue.
     
  4. Skydawg

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    Alternatively, you can just right click anywhere on your desktop, click on properties, then screensaver tab. Then click on power, advanced, and uncheck prompt for password, but, if this is a desktop, why do you have it going into standby? Just wondering.
     
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