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    computer now needs unlocking (Win Xp Pro sp1)

    After years of automatically fully rebooting after a power outage my computer has started to require unlocking in the event of a reboot. I have never set this up, it has just happened all on it
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    Re: computer now needs unlocking (Win Xp Pro sp1)

    Not quite sure what you mean by "unlocking". Can you give a little more detail?
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    Re: computer now needs unlocking (Win Xp Pro sp1)

    Yep. When I come back to the computer, it's waiting with a log on dialog requesting an administrator to unlock before going any further. I have admin privileges and there is no password set.
    (What's a Viking doing in the US?)
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    Re: computer now needs unlocking (Win Xp Pro sp1)

    The only UNLOCK mechanism I know is the one I use when I leave work every night. I type CTL-ALT-DEL and the dialogue that pops up allows me to LOCK the computer WITHOUT shutting it down. Anyone wishing to use the computer after that has to log in (including me). The log in is almost immediate, especially if its me.

    This works on NT, 2000 and XP if logged in to a domain. I dont know about workgroups or XPHome.

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    Re: computer now needs unlocking (Win Xp Pro sp1)

    Does this happen after all reboots? Even ones you initiate? How do you have the computer set to resume after standby (see attachment)?

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    Re: computer now needs unlocking (Win Xp Pro sp1)

    Peter,
    Have you checked the control panel/user accounts/change the way users log onoff to see if you might have the- use the welcome screen box unchecked and are using the "classic" log on, which requires a user account name to log on? Also joeperez has another possibility to check, see his post.

    BTW, the Vikings really got around in their day. Most of Europe, Asia, North America. Never got around to South America or Australia for some reason. Probably too long a distance to row..very tiring !
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    Re: computer now needs unlocking (Win Xp Pro sp1)

    Thanks, it appears it was the second one. Power Options Properties | Advanced | Prompt for password ...
    Strange, because I've never set that option.
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