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Windows 7: locked out at login

26 Aug 2009   #1
jwill58

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
locked out at login

I just got my new installation running smooth-booting smooth and all my harddrives recognized when I decided to eat supper. It had just restarted so I left without logging in. I came back after about 20 minutes and there was my log-in screen but under the password space was the word "locked" and my cursor wouldnt move and I wasnt able to type my password in ! All I could think to do was push the power button to OFF. Ofcourse upon restarting everything was normal. My question is this, will this happen everytime I leave my PC for a period of time ? How can I change this ? Thanks very much !
jwill58


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26 Aug 2009   #2
theog

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HI jwill58

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26 Aug 2009   #3
jwill58

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks.....I built my PC....this is actually the second build....one would assume I had this knowledge already ! I just couldnt see when I looked in there ! I think Im gonna like Win 7 .
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26 Aug 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jwill58 View Post
Thanks.....I built my PC....this is actually the second build....one would assume I had this knowledge already ! I just couldnt see when I looked in there ! I think Im gonna like Win 7 .
jwill58
When locked out, ctrl+alt+del will bring up the login and password boxes.

It's a security policy.

But the previous poster already shown you the way around it, so this is just for your information.

greetz.
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