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User Switching Annoyance

by bluesky12102 / July 29, 2006 2:10 PM PDT

Hey there,

First....... here's my system info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name SYSTEMAX
System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model P4M800-8237
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2926 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 07/04/1905
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name SYSTEMAX\Norm
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 478.42 MB
Available Physical Memory 48.89 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.09 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Now for the annoyance:

When switching from one user to another (not logging off) I always have to type in my password twice. In other words I type it once and then the system attempts to switch to my user settings however never makes it. The screen eventually goes blank or else my screensaver kicks in. I move my mouse or hit a key and then end up back at the "select user" page. I then re-enter my password and all works properly. It's not really a big problem........ more of an annoyance however I've been living with it for quite a while now and decided to see if anyone here might know a simple trick for me to fix it.

Thanks for your time.

Norm B.

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Re:User Switching Annoyance
by hawker505 / July 30, 2006 12:20 AM PDT

I c ur problem. I guess u need to check the screen saver settings of ur user account. uncheck the box next to the text which reads "On resum, password protect".Wen switching between users the screen saver appears for the first user.And wen the first user swithches with second or third user then the system fist asks for a auser account password and second the screen saver password or maybe vice versa.

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Screen Saver Password
by bluesky12102 / July 30, 2006 4:06 AM PDT

Thanks for the proposed solution however doing that would then defeat the purpose of having a screen saver password. Can you think of anything else which would solve this annoyance yet let me keep my screen saver password protection?

Thanks again for your help :-}

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Re:Screen Saver Password
by hawker505 / July 30, 2006 5:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Screen Saver Password

Your Welcome Mr.Bluesky12102 u had a problem so here is the xact solution. I dun think there wud be any other solution to it.

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