keeping XP from returning to login screen


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Philip Leduc

Hi,

I have window xp pro on one of my older machines, used as a multimedia
machine,
meaning it runs my internet radio, skype phone service,serves as a scanner
and printer "server".
The machine is running all the time but is not used all the time.
My accoutns are password protected and I prefer not to change that.
After a while windows XP returns to the login screen what is a nuisance if a
skype call should come in as I need to type the password again.
This behaviour did not occur in win 2000 what I just upgraded from?
Is there any way that I can change the settings so that win will not return
to the login screen and I can still keep the paswords for initial login?

Thanks
 
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Nepatsfan

[email protected],
Philip Leduc said:
Hi,

I have window xp pro on one of my older machines, used as a
multimedia machine,
meaning it runs my internet radio, skype phone
service,serves as a scanner and printer "server".
The machine is running all the time but is not used all the
time. My accoutns are password protected and I prefer not to
change that. After a while windows XP returns to the login
screen what is
a nuisance if a skype call should come in as I need to type
the password again. This behaviour did not occur in win 2000
what I just
upgraded from? Is there any way that I can change the
settings so that win
will not return to the login screen and I can still keep the
paswords for initial login?
Thanks

Check the following:
Go to Start -> Control Panel and double click Display.
Click on the Screen Saver tab.
Make sure the box next to "On resume, password protect" is
unchecked.
Next, click on the Power button.
This should bring up Power Options.
Click on the Advanced tab.
Make sure the box next to "Prompt for password when computer
resumes from standby".

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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Guest

Hi Phillip, right click on the desktop and select properties, select the
screensaver tab and untick on resume, password protect.

Hope that helps ?
 

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