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    Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition SP-1)

    I have adjusted the length of time before my monitor goes into sleep mode by accessing the Power Usage in Control Panel. Is there a way to adjust the length of time before my OS displays the User window? Whenever I leave my computer for 15 or 20 minutes, I must choose my User Name and type in the password again. I'm sure this feature is useful in a work environment, but at home, it is just irritating.

    I'll bet some guru knows how to change this feature. Thank you. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition SP-1)

    If you are using a screen saver, the "On resume, display Welcome screen" is probably checked (Screen Saver tab of Display Properties). On the Power>Advanced screen, the "Prompt for password when........." may be checked.
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition SP-1)

    Thanks for those suggestions, John, however, I am NOT using a Screen Saver and I checked the advanced option you mentioned and there is NO check in that box to ask for password after resuming...
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition SP-1)

    Got me stumped Barbara. Can't even find anything in the Knowledge Base (apart from these two settings) that will cause this. Perhaps someone else has some suggestions.
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    I'd try checking the box in question, applying it, and then going back in and unchecking it. It may sound a little odd, but sometimes this will re-register a setting that looks like it should be working anyway. It's simple enough to try...
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    I'm off to the dentist right now. When I return, I'll give your reply my attention and give you my particulars. Thanks for responding. This is irritating, isn't it?
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    I can't help but be interested in your problem, since our situations almost mirror, other than the fact that I run XP Pro rather than Home. I too have screensavers=none and in Power Options I have my monitor turning off at a prescribed interval. The problem that I have is that sometimes it DOESN'T turn off. Be that as it may, my computer doesn't auto-lock and I simply press a key to restore power to the monitor. Do you perchance have anything else selected in the power screens, like hard drive power down or hibernate or what have you? I'm tempted to include a screenshot of my tabs but won't do it now unless it will help. By the way, the "...password on resume..." box in MY Advanced tab IS checked but since I have no screensaver, it has never come up. Are you running any "tweaking" software wherein you may have inadvertently chosen to auto-lock the computer?

    Edited to add: I also forgot to ask whether you use the Welcome Screen or the "traditional?" (Don't even know if XP-H gives that choice. But in my XP Pro I do use the Welcome Screen and don't know if that would make a difference.

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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    I'm full of "deadening" so I hope I make sense! I feel very foolish because I started making "screen shots" of my various settings and discovered that I DO have the Windows XP Screen Saver activated. I didn't realize I had that turned on because I usually turn off a screen saver. I'm attaching a Word document with various screen shots. I do use TweakUI; I don't think I have make any selections that would cause the password to be requested.

    I also use the Welcome screen.

    My apologies to John for answering his question incorrectly. I do have the screen saver. Does that make a difference?

    Well, I can't send my Word document to you with the screen shots so I'll just tell you that in Power Options, I chose the Power Option "Always On" and Turn Off Monitor "After one hour", all other choices are "Never". The Advanced Tab under Power Options has NO check marks in the Options section, the Power buttons reads "Shut down" and "Do nothing". Under the Hibernate tab, I have checked Enable hibernation.

    In the TweakUI software, under Logon-Autologon, there in no check mark where it says "Log on automatically at system startup". In TweakUI under Logon-Screen Saver, there is a text box saying "Grace period (seconds) and a 5. In the description underneath, it says "If you dismiss the screen saver within the grace period, it will not prompt for a password."

    After reading that, I went back and double-checked to be sure I didn't have a screen saver selected and found that I did have the Windows XP screen saver. I'm turning it off now..

    Possibly turning off the screen saver will solve my problem. Again, I feel foolish.

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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    Post back and let us know if this solves the problem.
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    Yes, John. Switching to "none" for a screen saver seems to have solved my problem. Again, I feel foolish for answering your reply incorrectly. You"d think I would have noticed a screen saver but that small Windows XP just didn't register in my brain .

    Thanks to all for the responses. I can always count on the folks at Woody's Lounge to help me solve a problem.
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    Great. Thanks for letting us know.
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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    Glad there's light at the end of the tunnel. For what it's worth, I think you should also have Hibernation un-checked. On my desktop system, I have it un-checked - not needed.

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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Hi Al, I too have turned off Hibernation, screen saver etc, have found this works well. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>

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    Re: Windows XP-sleep mode (Windows XP Home Edition

    Unless of course the computer is plugged into a UPS, in which case hibernation can prove very useful if the power fails.
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