If you ctrl alt delete you can "lock" the computer. That should allow the cctv to work and require a password to unlock the computer.
That certainly sounds a good enough alternative for now in the absence of being unable log out or password protecting specific folders.
Where do i set up the password, is it in the basic windows xp user accounts section?
Also, if the fact that the computer is 'locked' doesn't stop it operating a programme (cctv), i presume it will also allow it to go ahead with the emailing of jpegs upon motion detection?. I have it set to email 20 images every 3 minutes (obviously stopping upon no further motion events).
Don't know if it makes a difference - only i understand it is what makes the windows encryption useless - i am the sole user and therefore administrator of the computer.
Many thanks for your assistance, much appreciated.
Edited by Mad_Muppet, 14 March 2010 - 12:18 PM.