Locked after sleep mode wakeup keeps coming back

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by puzzledinmn, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. puzzledinmn

    puzzledinmn Guest

    I don't want my account locked when my computer comes out of sleep mode. I
    want it to go right back to my desktop (I am the sole user). I have found
    that when I go to Power Options, Require a password on wakeup, it is always
    set to Don't require a password no matter what. I can toggle that to Require
    a password and back and my account will not lock on wakeup. But a few days
    later it starts locking again and I have to toggle the setting again.

    What the [email protected]#l is going on and how can I fix it so I can continously come
    straight back out of sleep mode? Thanks.
    puzzledinmn, Nov 8, 2007
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  2. Do you use a screen saver? If so does it require a password? They may

    Michael Walraven, Nov 8, 2007
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  3. puzzledinmn

    puzzledinmn Guest

    I use a screensaver with no password. I enter sleep mode manually since the
    one hour automatic does not work with a screensaver. Why would a screensaver
    lock my account? Thanks for the suggestion though.
    puzzledinmn, Nov 10, 2007
  4. puzzledinmn

    sparduch Guest

    Unlike others in this thread, my problem has emerged after the most
    recent Windows Update. I had already disabled the "require password on
    wakeup" and I didn't need a password until now, even though the option
    hasn't (spontaneously) changed as seems to be the case for some users.

    I'm guessing that there must be something about the updates that I
    installed that has changed the settings in a non-obvious way. Of all
    the recent updates, I suspect the culprit is one or more of the

    Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems KB970238
    Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems KB961501
    Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems KB968537

    The other updates were regarding Office, ActiveX Killbits, Malicious
    Software removal or IE8, so I doubt that they are the cause.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue and if so, have they figured out
    (short of removing the update) how to solve it?
    sparduch, Jun 17, 2009
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