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Posted on 2009-05-11
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I have a home PC running Windows XP Pro SP3. 4 family members use this PC, and each have their own profiles. When the PC powers up, we get a screen showing the 4 family members icons and we click on whatever the users name is who is needing to use it.

My question is this, when I click on the BOB icon and log into my profile, if I do not use the PC for say 30 minutes, when I return to the PC it is back on the login screen again showing all 4 login icons and I have to click the BOB icon again to resume where I left off.

Is there anyway to prevent this from happening? Meaning... when I leave the PC idle for 30 minutes I want it to just stay where I am and not revert back to to the login screen.

thx experts...Bob
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I'd check under the Power Management settings in the Control Panel first.
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by:LeeTutor
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This sounds like you may be using the Winexit screensaver:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm
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No, I don't have the winexit installed.

What am I looking for in the power mgt settings?
thx
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by:uucknaaa
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Hi

I think you need check your screen saver settings.  There you can set the screen saver timeout to a very large number.  Also, there is a checkbox to prompt for login credentials upon resume.  I'd try unchecking that box .. it may prevent the login screen from coming up at all.

These screen saver settings are specific for each user.  So, if you set it up this way, someone else can still have it come up the way it is for you right now.

I'll monitor this if these tips don't help.  There is always some way to get around this stuff.

Have fun!
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None of the 4 profiles have a screen saver activated, it is set to NONE.
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by:hotwire-p
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Can you check in your Control Panel Power Settings if you have the PC set to go to standby.

If you do check the advanced tab and see if "prompt for password when computer resumes from standby" is set, if it is you'll be pushed back to the welcome screen if you machine tries to stand-by.
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