TechSpot

passwording a screensaver

By james_k1988
Apr 4, 2005
  1. right ikno this is a daft question an sounds simple but its not lol i want it so hen someone trys to get my computer off my screensaver it asks for a password. i remember having no problems with this on win 98 but it aint workin with xp, i currently have XP Pro, and am the only user for the computer. and it doesnt ask me 4 pass when it laods up etc. i set my screensaver and ticked the box "on resume, password protect" an hit apply, but it doesnt ask for a password. just goes on as normal. i tried setting a password to my user account then trying it but to no avail. any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Since you are the only user, have you tried disabling quick user switching ?
     
  3. HoopaJoop

    HoopaJoop TS Rookie Posts: 90

    You have to set a password for your account. Essentially the "on resume, password protect" means that it is going to lock your machine. It can't lock it if you don't have a password set on the account.

    In 98 you set the password in the screen saver settings, but in XP it just links to your account.

    Hope this helps.

    Edit: Sorry for the late reply, if this issue was already taken care of. I just noticed the date.
     
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It's not that late, only 4 days. Sometimes it takes longer than that to get a proper solution to a problem. Thanks for posting an answer anyway. And even if this user got their problem fixed, it can always help the next person who searches for it.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...