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Locking Down XP still shows Open Windows

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#1 NE-Phil


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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:15 AM

This is a strange problem I have been having for the last couple of weeks. I've googled it but can't find any one else having this problem. I have looked through the Event logs but everything is normal.

After a restart, locking my computer using Ctrl - Alt - Del or Win - L works normally and the screen saver screen appears, hiding my open windows and background along with the "Computer Locked" window.

But after a few days, each time I lock the PC, only the "Computer Locked" window appears and all my open windows are visible behind it. :thumbsup: Then I'll have problems with windows not appearing correctly, I'll have to restart Windows and everything is back to normal for a few days.

Every heard of this? Any ideas? I'm running XP Pro with SP3 and the latest updates, including current graphics drivers.

Thanks in advance,


Edited by NE-Phil, 04 May 2010 - 11:18 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:51 AM

Can you take a picture of this so we can see what you mean?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:11 PM

Have you tried running chkdsk /r and then defragging your system partition?


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