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    Lock this computer

    What is the option "Lock this computer " that is in the menu that pops up
    when a ctl alt del is accessed ? I don't find any reference to this option
    from Vista help.


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    Re: Lock this computer

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    What is the option "Lock this computer " that is in the menu that pops up
    when a ctl alt del is accessed ? I don't find any reference to this option
    from Vista help.
    Hi David,

    "Lock this computer" is the same option as "Lock" from the Start menu next to the power options (Arrow). This takes your computer to the logon screen and locks your computer without logging you off. It prevents anyone from accessing you computer until you type your logon again. Lock is handy for a office environment or where there are people you do not want messing with your computer while you just get up and do something away from the computer for a moment. It lets you leave everything running and secured, then returns where you left off when you log back on.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Lock this computer

    But what does it mean when you lock your computer and when you log back in there is only a black screen and not much you can do to fix it. Ive tried Safe Mode and returning to save point and repairing and everything i can think of. Any hints?

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    Re: Lock this computer

    Hi Dunk,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Does restarting the computer help any? Make sure that you have the latest video driver. If you do, try reinstalling it to repair any corruption. If that does not work, then do a Repair install.

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