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31 Jul 2011   #1

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Windows 7 refuses to password protect system a

My Windows 7 Home Premium x64-based system will not prompt me for a password after the system resumes from standby or from the screen saver. I have both settings in place - I have the screensaver's "On resume, display logon screen" check box selected, AND I have the Power settings option set to "require a password on wakeup". However, neither setting works. I even set the "ScreenSaverIsSecure"="1" registry entry, but it had no effect. After the system resumes from standby or when the screen saver closes, the desktop is available with no password prompt.

If I manually log off, or reboot the system, I am prompted to select a user and type the password, so the passwords are correctly in place.

This is kind of a problem because I need the security option. My only option is to always log off my account, which is a royal PITA.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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31 Jul 2011   #2
James Colbert


Hi Daryl,

Perhaps someone will come along with a definitive answer, but given what you've posted, I think my first step would be to run a System File Check.
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03 Aug 2011   #3

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Irun a System File Check, but found nothing.
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