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    Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    After my sony laptop sits idle for 3-5 mins I get a pop up that has the user picture and below it says Locked How can I stop this as it is annoying me I have no passwords and UAC is off......

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sehk View Post
    After my sony laptop sits idle for 3-5 mins I get a pop up that has the user picture and below it says Locked How can I stop this as it is annoying me I have no passwords and UAC is off......
    Is the laptop going to sleep?

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    check your power settings, make sure screen saver is off.

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    The laptop is not going to sleep and if the screensaver is off it still goes to the blue screen with the user picture on it that say Locked

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    I understand it's not going to sleep, but have you confirmed you disabled the power settings? Check the bios as well?

    1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
    2. Locate Local Computer Policy -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Power Management.
    3. Set the state of “Prompt for password on resume from hibernate / suspend” as “Not Configured”.
    4. Open Control Panel -> Power Options -> Require a password on wakeup. Choose Don’t require a password and click Save Changes.

    Are you the only user? If not, a group policy could force this.

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    I am the only user on the computer when I type gpedit.msc in the search nothing comes up

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    because gpedt.msc is not availble on vista home , same here.. try system restore

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblim1980 View Post
    because gpedt.msc is not availble on vista home , same here.. try system restore
    Fix the simple things you are using system restore ? Even if you don't know where exactly in registry system store settings there is way to reset all security settings to default How do I restore security settings to the default settings?

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    Hi sehk

    Have a look at this tutorial:

    Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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    Re: Vista Locked user pop up......HELP!!!

    Thank you all so very much for the help I am trying everything I can here!!!!

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