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Windows lock/unlock dialogue box

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#1 johndepere


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:05 AM

Yesterday, my computer came up with a "computer locked"dialogue box. It was the first time this ever happened. It happens ever once and a while and will let me in as long as I press OK. I was just wondering how to turn it off. Thanks in advance.

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:52 AM

It is probably occuring due to the setting for your screen saver. go to display properties-screen saver and uncheck the on resume password protect check box.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:26 PM

It's also possible that you hit the windows logo key plus L when this happens. Doing so will lock the computer. Unless you have set it to be unlocked with a password, anyone can "unlock" it. This is why you are able to resume after hitting OKAY without entering a password.

More information can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294317

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