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Windows 7: Inactivity requiring password and screensaver not working

24 Jun 2014   #1
wooster61

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Inactivity requiring password and screensaver not working

hi.....windows 7 pro question.....

until recently, this is what happened.....if i did not use my computer for 15 minutes it would go back to the screen which required my password before it would allow me to continue working.....the screensaver which was a blank screen would also kick in....i am the only user of this computer.....

i changed my monitor recently and everything was fine until a few days ago.....i noticed that whilst my computer had gone back to the screen requiring my password before allowing me back in, the screensaver had not kicked in which would give me a black screen......now it seems that on occasion the computer doesnt even go back to the password screen after a period of inactivity.....as far as i can see having checked the tutorials o this site, all the required settings are in place.....can anybody help please?.....


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24 Jun 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Wooster, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if toggling the screen saver off and on may have it work properly again. Double check to make sure that you have the Blank screen saver selected, and that you have the On resume, display logon screen box checked.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

In addition, check Option Two below to see if you have Require a password selected. It's the same in Windows 7 as well.

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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24 Jun 2014   #3
wooster61

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

hi shawn.....thanks for the reply.....i should have said that i tried all that you suggested and checked the settings when the problem originally manifested itself......
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24 Jun 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might also see how long you set to turn of the display for to see if maybe the display is just being turned off before the screen saver and password on resume kick in.

Display - Turn Off in Windows
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24 Jun 2014   #5
wooster61

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

the screensaver is set to kick in after 15 minutes......
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24 Jun 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, but I was asking if you checked to see if it may just be the display being turned off instead of the screen saver kicking in.
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