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Master Geek

Topic # 27005 9-Oct-2008 22:34
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Vista no longer asks for a password after coming out of sleep mode.  This has only started happening in the past week or so.  For a few days the password page was also a strange orangey colour instead of blue, until I moved the mouse.

Vista still asks for a password coming from "off" mode.

I tried system restore, but it only went back a couple of days, not far enough (I still have the problem).

A full scan with Avast didn't turn up anything.

Any ideas?

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 170307 9-Oct-2008 23:08
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What does your "Require a Password on Wakeup" setting say? (screenshot below)


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Master Geek

  Reply # 170321 10-Oct-2008 01:02
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ha ha, i can't believe i forgot to check that.  Too easy, thanks.

It is odd that it reset itself.

Thanks again


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  Reply # 170328 10-Oct-2008 06:39
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meanderingmark: ha ha, i can't believe i forgot to check that.  Too easy, thanks.

It is odd that it reset itself.

Thanks again

I had trouble at one stage with my PVR continually changing itself to require a password.

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Reply # 172685 22-Oct-2008 08:21
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