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Screen Saver to password logon screen failing

Q: Screen Saver to password logon screen failing

I have set up my Win 7 Pro 64-bit screen saver to bring up the password logon screen upon activation of the mouse/keyboard/whatever.

Late last week, whenever I moved the mouse or clicked the keyboard, the screensaver would go directly to the desktop, bypassing the logon screen. I went to the screensaver utility and unchecked and rechecked the 'On resume, display the logon screen' box, selecting 'Apply and OK' each time.

This would work for maybe two or three times and then go back to returning to the desktop.

I've run MalwareBytes, IOBit, and Norton and all come up virus/rootkit free.

Any ideas?

A: Screen Saver to password logon screen failing

There are a few seconds of "grace" time, meaning when the screensaver launches you have a few seconds to "wake it" and go back to your desktop without locking it.

I guess I can assume you're not talking about that, right?

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From Windows 7 logon screen how to run screen saver slide show.
Try the hack here but it didn't work I have a lab of 30 systems and try it again on another two systems but it didn't work. I'm runing Windows 7 64Bit.

Log On Screen Saver - Enable or Disable

A:Screen Saver Window 7 Logon Screen Slideshow

Hello ZMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to have a slideshow with the logon screen saver. As in the tutorial, it can only be a blank black screen if enabled. Anything else, and you get that message in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial.


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My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

A:password protection, log on screen, hibernate & screen saver problem

Originally Posted by vassoulas

My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

Hibernation in it self saves everything thats in RAM at the time the system is put into that mode. It should not lock the PC as that wasn't the state it was in before it hibernated. perhaps lock the PC before you push the hibernate button!

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i have windows xp professional at work. we have multiple computers/monitors that are not in use at various times of the day. i am looking to change the logon screen saver(so no one has to actually be logged-on) on those computers/monitors to a powerpoint presentation(or something similar). i also need them to pull from a common drive/file, so it can be changed daily in 1 place(vs going to every computer and updating them individually). i have already played around with this, going through the registry and changing the screensaver(hkey users\default\control panel\desktop scrnsave.exe, edit string box, value data box). i was successful in changing the screensaver to the standard ones available, but cannot figure out how to change to pull from a common drive. is this possible? i am willing to buy software to accomplish this. thanks to all for any help! dan

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I have a fingerprint readers installed on my desktop machine and my laptop. On my laptop, anytime it goes to sleep after being idle I have to use my fingerprint to wake it. This is not the case with the desktop. I would like to make it so. I thought the option for secure logon/wake was in the display/sceen saver settings, but I can't seem to find it.

A:Security logon after screen saver time out/sleep.

OThe only setting I know of is the checkmark next to the delay timer that says "On resume, display logon screen" (or words to that effect - the exact wording varies slightly depending on your settings). Checking this causes Windows to ask for password - presumably the fingerprint reader in your case.
Edit: The screensaver delay timer, sorry

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I have been having this problem for a couple weeks now. When I walk away from my computer I return to a microsoft screen saver or a blank screen, and cannot get back to the screens I was using (explorer page, office word page, or even startup screen. I have to log off or restart. The following problem report is associated with this issue. Has anyone experienced the same issue and possibly have a solution? Thank you.

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: logon.scr
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918eab
Hang Signature: e0b3
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 165c92719a4b8e00f36b36500e4fbba1
Additional Hang Signature 2: d49c
Additional Hang Signature 3: 70108a26c8386d8b46eaadb7a88bc8cf
Additional Hang Signature 4: e0b3
Additional Hang Signature 5: 165c92719a4b8e00f36b36500e4fbba1
Additional Hang Signature 6: d49c
Additional Hang Signature 7: 70108a26c8386d8b46eaadb7a88bc8cf
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 167266558

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Hi All,

Im trying to set a password for my screen saver and there is a box saying "On resume, password protect" but then it doesnt and there is nowhere to enter a password? Can anybody help me please?


A:Screen saver password?

Go to Control Panel > User acounts > Change the way users log on or
off, and untick "Show welcome screen"'Next,look to the left of the page
under "Related tasks" click on Manage Accounts,then on the right under
"Pick A Task",click on "change an account" then click on your account
(and assuming you have administrator rights)click on create a password
and there you go

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Good day.

On screen saver I have option "on resume, display welcome screen" instead of password on resume.

If I want to have protected screen save (screen saver password) I can see no option to do so, I checked power/advance tab prompt for password when computer resume from standby but still did not work.

Please help.


A:screen saver password

Hi Sinan !

Go to control panel => user accounts and set a password for your user account. Then you'll be able to enable that option in the screen saver tab in the display properties.

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Does anyone know a screen saver with password protection that can protect a PC that run WinXP-Pro which is NOT configured with a password to login?

A:Password screen saver on XP?

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my windows 98 screensaver "password" is not working any more. under control panel, it's "checked" but when my scrollling marquee screensaver comes on i can just move my mouse & the screen shows... it used to prompt me for my password so my sensitive screen data can't be seen by any passerby. I've rebooted & shut-down my compaq deskpro computer completely & did system scan on my norton systemworks. can someone please offer suggestions?... in easy-to-understanc terms? MUCH thanks.... firefighterg email: [email protected]

also, is there any other "passwords" that can be used so that someone can't just turn on my computer & see all my data?? (i.e. windows password)

A:screen saver password not working

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Hello All,I am new to the 8 forums so if this isn't the right place please let me know.So I am looking for a screen saver that has a built in password. I Do not want to use the one offered by Windows as it causes all kinds of commotion when it re-logs in. Anyone know of a freeware or even cheap payware screen saver that has its own password???

A:Screen Saver with built in password

I looked at a few here:
Screensaver Password

I checked 3. They all work on XP. One said Vista also. I'm not sure if there's support for newer OS. But each one lists the OSs it runs on.

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All the boxes are checked in the properties box for both prompting for password after standby and resuming from screen saver. But it does not prompt for password. If the computer is restarted or user logs out it prompts.

Any ideas?

A:XP not prompting for password after screen saver

Are you starting the screen saver manually or is it starting due to inactivity? If starting manually, it is normal for no prompt for the password to be displayed.

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when i work on my computer i sometimes work on private stuff ,thing i don't want other to see.

however sometimes someone enter the room and want to talk to me ,i don't want him to see what is in the computer screen.

i need a way to setup a hotkey (i choose F9) so that when i press it the screen goes black + when i try to resume (by pressing a button on my keyboard) it should ask me for a password and does not allow the black screen to go off unless the password is correct.

in other words ,once i press F9 nobody should be able to see what i was doing unless he knows the password.

any idea how i can do that ?

i tried searching and i managed to bring a black screen on F9 by using a program called "winhotkey" , but still it does not ask for password on resume. and yes , the option "on resume display login screen" is enabled and the user account have a password.

p.s. the program "winhotkey" just makes a hotkey to any program you wish .i just hotkeyed the scr file to the F9 key.

any help will be appreciated. thank you

A:hotkey for screen saver + password

Hi docesam and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Why not use the Lock function? Winkey + L

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Several of the students have passworded the screen saver in windows 95. I do not know the passwords and need to change the screen saver and delete their passwords. Can any one help me solve this problem.

Thank you

A:unknown password on screen saver

Bootup the pc, and immediately go change the screensaver--don't bother attempting to change the password.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I want to set up a screensaver password on several XP machines on the sales floor, but when I check that box and say "OK", it does not prompt me for a password. Has the former owner used a password here and, if so, how can I change it? Thanks!

A:Solved: Password protect XP screen saver

Nevermind...I found it. The user must have a Windows logon password and that's the same used when the screen saver is interupted.

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I've discovered an alarming feature of Vista which I'm hoping is something that can be switched on or off in control panel. BTW, I don't have a machine running Vista on the bench right now so I can't check this out for myself.

When I put "cleaned up" machines on the sales floor, I password protect the screen saver to keep meddling people out (hey, it's a pawn shop) and also so that they will need to get a salesperson involved in order to check out the computer.

On the Vista machine that was on the floor at the time, (it sold quickly) when coming out of the screen saver, a user could simply click the Guest account instead of the password protected account and get into the machine!! Can anyone say FRONT door?! I realize that Vista has many more safety features than XP, but this seems - to me - to be a huge oversight on the part of MS software engineers.

Can someone give me the low-down on this issue? Thanks!

A:screen saver and password protection in Vista

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This computer is admin ; and to protect elected to use text screen saver with expectation to have it password protected. To do so I went into Gpedit.msc and firstly enabled password protect the screen saver. The screen saver did not offer a password when I access the machine. I then enabled screen saver timeout.
After a few minutes the screen saver kicked in. I again could access the machine without being challenged for a password. Last I enable 'screen saver' and that did not work. I am unable using the obvious tools - to password protect the computer using the password screen saver.

And after all this effort I thought I'd change the screen saver from text to photos to see if that would help and 'wait and on resume' are now greyed out?

If there is another obvious method to enable a screen saver with a password protect let me know.

A:Screen Saver Password Enabled after Enabling in GPEDIT

Why not use the simple method of right clicking the desktop, choose personalize, screensaver and then check "on resume display login screen"? Although I am not sure why its not working after using gpedit. Did you restart the pc? Did you try gpupdate /force in command prompt?

Also make sure there is a password on the user account.

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The check box in the screen saver settings "On resume, display logon screen" is gray and i can't uncheck it. I would like to uncheck it, any suggestions?

A:can't undo password protect on resuming from screen saver

What kind of protection (Firewall, anti-malware) do you use? Some programs lock these settings against change from malware.

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My wife is a teacher and needs to be able to instantly enable her screensaver with password immediately enabled when she leaves the classroom for short periods or at the end of the day.

I have tried several ways but all result in immediately enabling the screen saver without password protection or with password protection only at the end of the normal wait period.

This IS a security issue but not sure if it should be in this forum??

Any ideas will be appreciated.

A:Need INSTANT Screen Saver IMMEDIATELY password protected

Hi Google..Desktop lock..which will lock the Desktop and be freed by a password.

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We have a laptop on our home network that is running as a NAS mapped drive. Very happy except for one thing.

Screen saver kicks in after 5 minutes and needs a password to hide. At that point the mapping is dropped, so the NAS becomes useless until it gets a password.

It makes no sense to disable the screen saver password, so I have to use a VNC to access the laptop, fill in the password and it again becomes our NAS.

How can I get the mapping to ignore the fact that the screen saver requires a password?

A:Mapped drive blocked by screen saver password gggrrrrr

Turn off the screen saver, set the display to turn off after 5 minutes instead.

Also, why would you require a password for the screen saver to kick in in the first place?

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Today I have had 2 different users return to their Windows 95 workstations only to find their computer in screen saver password protected mode. In each case, the user had never used the screen saver before. And the screen saver would not accept their system password. I had to manually boot the computer and then remove the screen saver setting. All work they had open at that time was lost. I am using eTrust 6 with signature file July 28/04. Anyone else experience this before?


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I have just installed a linksys wireless router onto my desktop computer to add a wireless laptop and for some reason, when the User Logon screen comes up. The hand cursor never becomes a cursor for me to type in passowords to user accounts. I went into safe mode and then into control panel and deleted the passwords for each user acct and now I can get into the accounts but how can I add the passwords again and be able to type them in. We have 3 user accounts on this pc and would like to have them password protected.

Any suggestions would be apreciated!

all pc's are online and working fine...

A:Can not type password into password box on logon screen win xp home


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XP Service Pack 3

Screensaver is enabled and so is 'Display welcome screen when coming back from screensaver'.

This works most of the time, however on a regular basis the screensaver will resume to the following screen and just stay there forever.

The only thing to do is to press the power button, at which point a popup alerts that a user is logged in, do you still want to shut down.



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I'm looking for some help with the logon screen. I've gotten basically everything set how I want it but I can't find the resources for the password box. Hoping someone can help. Take a look at the picture... I'm trying to find the resources to change the white parts of the password box. I've gotten the background and text to change with my theme but I can't find the rest of the parts. Anyone have any idea's?

A:Logon Screen Password Box Help

Hello Fritz

Unfortunately I don't have much experience in this type of work so therefore I ask, can you help me get the login screen like yours?

I have tried pulling out 12223.bmp from the authui.dll and making it all transparent (Corel Paint Shop Pro, pressed the little eye so nothing was visible) but everytime I boot to the logon screen I just get black screen and have to go to recovery with CMD and restore my backup of the old authui.dll.

Hope you have the time to help me, as I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you

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No idea how this one happened and 'assume' it's a hack. Turn on the computer today and the windows login screen pops up. Small detail, I have never used one and no one would have added one in the day since it was last turned on ok. I tried logging in through Administrator and no password, no luck - I do get an MSVIDCTL system error on ehrecvr.exe associated with the login screen, but no other information. The media center has never really worked with it.

How do I get around this issue? I quickly checked before I left for work and I can get into safe mode (well, at least bios screen). I did try last known configuration and no luck. I have also downloaded UBCD4win file as a boot CD to try when i get home, but heck, you guys are the best here so maybe have better ideas.

I won't be home until the evening to try to work it out.


A:XP taken over by new logon password screen

How to log on to your Windows XP-based computer if you forget your password or if your password expires?

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I recently acquired a USED computer. Windows 7
Having turned it on, I see a LOGON screen requiring a PASSWORD.
Can someone please let me know how to gain access to the Desktop?.
Once that is done I will need to set my own Password.
Kindly advise a detailed procedure to enable me to do so.
Many thanks

A:Logon screen/Password

Problem here is you are basically asking for a method to hack the password and as we can't garuntee ownership through the internet, that is ethically questionable on our part, so typically it is not done.
That being said, if you can provide the make and model, it may have a recovery partition.  If so, you can run that which will reset the system back to the way it was from factory out of the box.  From there, you can get into and make it your own from there.  Just know that any programs and files would need to be backed up prior to that as everything will be deleted in the process of the reset.
Once you provide the make and model, we can work to get you a more detailed step by step to do that reset.

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I have bought a Vantec Nexstar NAS enclosure which has ethernet and USB connections - I have installed a 500GB HDD in the enclosure. The intent is to use the enclosure as NAS storage. On trying to access the folders on the drive I am presented with a logon screen requesting a Username and Password. The thing is I have not set up any username or password for this drive and cannot get past this screen - aaaarghhhhh!
I am using Windows XP Home Edition and have connected the NAS enclosure via a D-Link DI-524 router. I can access the Admin screen for the enclosure and can adjust the various settings etc for the drive - my attempts at getting to the folders on the drive though are frustrated by requests for a logon I just don't have. Using the USB connection though, I can read/write to the drive - however this is not what I bought the enclosure for
I have disabled my firewall (ZoneAlarm), and tried my other passwords just in case, all to no avail. Vantec Support are trying to be helpful, but so far with no success - suggested remedies have included a tweak to Windows Registry involving an 'LMcompatabilitylevel' switch.
Can anyone suggest to this networking novice what I can do to get past the logon screen?

A:No password for Logon screen

You need to configure the folder access for the NAS box to be totally open. Most NAS boxes should have this option. The LMcompatibilityLevel patch is usually a Vista thing.

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I am aware of the Screen Saver setup and modify capabilities in the Personalization menu. I am also aware that there is a Preview button there also.
There is a program in the Windows system files that you can put on the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You can then click this Icon and manually start the Screen Saver.
I however (in my infinite stupidity) have forgotten the name of this program and where it is located. Can someone please tell me what its name is and where it is located?

A:Screen Saver, I want to start the Screen Saver Manually.

Welcome to the Seven Forums

This thread may help you Pin screensaver shortcut to taskbar?


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I have been trying to find a good utility screen saver with things like: cpu usage, ram usage, cpu temp, etc etc.

I've found only one so far, Nafkak (spelling?), and it is terrible.

Does anyone know of another that I can try?

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 running windows 7. After a reboot the cursor is blinking in the password field but I am unable to type anything. The cursor blinks but won't move and the arrow is frozen on the screen. I've tried the disable keypad function, I've rebooted in safe mode, unplugged, removed the battery with no luck. In the "Windows Error Recovery" screen I can use the arrow keys and enter but that's it. Strangely, the brightness keys still work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot type password on my logon screen

Try checking your BIOS/EFI settings.
Can you login if you attach an external keyboard/mouse?
Try disconnecting any external devices when you are booting. My laptop won't start (crashes) if I have an external monitor connected.

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Strange one and you may think Im a bit thick but quite often during the day when we come to use the PC it has gone back to the logon screen, which is fine, but its asking for a password per user and we have no passwords defined! So I dont know what to key, have to reboot it then it forgets about asking for these passwords which have never been created! What gives?

A:Solved: Logon screen asking for password

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A friend at work has given me their laptop to look at as their password stopped working (or she forgot it). I tried using the Trinity Rescue Disc to reset the password as it was showing the account as being locked. Now the only option on the logon screen is the guest logon.

Could someone help me restore her username as a logon option and give a way to reset her password?

Her account as far as I'm aware is the administrator account otherwise if just use that to have reset her account.

Thanks in advance...

A:Password needs to be reset and user disappeared from logon screen

im,not 100% but I will give ya what i do know; this one i believe you may have to use the windows disc for the system to reset the password.

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is there any way i can remove or disable this option so it will not show up if the wrong password is used ?

i have been looking all over the internet and the only information's i have seen are on how to use this or how to crack/change/recover the password and i want to prevent this or at least make it harder to do, so it will take more time to do it

A:remove reset password windows 7 logon screen

Eh, suspicious or just coincidence? Even the name is same in screenshot heh

How to remove reset password... from Windows 7 logon screen

I guess this is against forum rules, also secondary account!

11) Multiple site accounts are not allowed. No fake or disposable emails/domains are to be allowed for site registration.

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I there a way to change the location of the password box on the Windows 7 logon Screen.

I managed to remove the Picture Frame on the login screen using instruction found on this forum months ago, but now, I am an assassin's creed fan, and I have changed the background screen to the Assassin's Creed Logo and would like to move the "password input box" down so that It does not end up n the middle logo.

Thank you.

A:change location windows 7 password box on logon screen

There must be, but it either involves knowing a programmer/hacker that crafted a program for you, or doing some intense studying of Window's inner workings and twiddling knobs here and there, heh.

Could that information you used to change the picture be used to guide you in a somewhat correct direction regarding the window position? Beware things can probably be ruined horribly if you twiddle with knobs of unknown origin . . .

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I want to know how to remove Windows 7 logon screen and admin password when

reset disk is not available?

A:How to remove Windows 7 logon screen and admin password?

Hi Amin2234,

As far as I know, this option is useful in case we will forget the passwords in the future. If we have created a password reset disk, we can use it to reset the password without re-installing the machine. If this option is missing or corrupted,
we will have to reinstall the machine if we have forgotten the password.

As for the security reasons, it is not available to reset the password without the resetting password disk. We shouldn`t be worried about this.

Best Regards,

mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.
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Hey guys, If you notice in windows 7 after you type a wrong password it will show an error below that says reset password... i would like to remove that, I searched in google but there is no tutorial on how to remove that if anyone knows how please reply here


A:How to remove reset password... from Windows 7 logon screen

You know you need an account-specific password reset disk to successfully use that option?

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Have a customer running Win7 Pro on a peer to peer network. Every Wednesday it seems something is trying to log into the administrator account on his computer when he isn't there. When he comes into the office on Thursday or remotes into the computer via Logmein he sees that the Windows login screen as switched from his user account login icon to the administrator account login icon. Thats not the strangest part though. Something actually has left a few characters typed into the password field. Last week it was 3 characters, this week its one character. He has security cameras in his office and nobody was near his desk at all. The only remote access to his machine is Logmein and I checked the Logmein reports and nobody had accessed his Logmein account at any time during the hours this would have occurred. I thought about program or windows update that cause automatic reboots but even if it had automatically rebooted Windows it wouldn't automatically switch user to the Administrator and certainly there is no way Windows itself would be able to key in characters in a entry field that I have ever heard of. Machine has been checked for malware and virus' and is clean as a whistle. And if someone was using some sort of hidden remote software on the machine why would they be bothered to try and log into the Administrator account when my clients users account has full administrator rights anyway. The whole things is creepy. Any ideas?

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as the topic says, the cursor in the password field disappears after 2-3 secs after the logon window show up, I have to either manually click the field or alt+tab between 2 instances of "Windows Logon" to enter password, sometime I get to type 3 letters before the cursor disappears. I wonder if theres any way to fix this because its kinda irritating

I'm runing vista ultimate, only one account is active the other admin and guest account are disabled, any help/solution is appreciated.

A:Password field loses focus on vista logon screen.

I also have the same issue occurring after awaking the pc from sleep, I've read possibly half a dozen forums on this problem and no one seems to know a solution.

Some claim that the position of the mouse will determine where the focus will be taken to, I am able to tab my way back to the log in box.

Vista Home Prem Sp1

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Basically, I have a default Vista screensaver, changing it does not help, and I set it NOT to ask for a password upon resume (ie - NOt to display logon screen)
However, it seems that almost randomly, Vista will somehow re-enable the logon screen on resume, so when I resume from a screensaver, I have to enter my password. When I go into the screensaver settings, the box is NOT ticked, but the only way to revert back to my desired behaviour is to tick, apply, untick and then reapply.

Any helps pleasE???

A:Screensaver randomly re-enables password protect logon screen??

You leave us guessing when you don't tell us all about your system, as is requested in the forum rules.

But screen savers have not really been required since the color picture tube was invented. Definitely NOT for LCD monitors.

I simplify things and decrease the chance of problems by just disabling all screen savers, from the mobo and Windows. Try it!

Sleep and hibernate are two more things that cause countless problems for PC users every year. Disable them!

Then when you're not using your PC for an extended period of time, turn it OFF.
NO OS except Server Software is designed to run all the time.

Good Luck, and Happy Computing!

The Shadow

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Inspiron N7110  running Windows 10
Boot up the laptop and it gets stuck at the Login screen but no password field appears.  Instead I have the buffering circles rather than the input field for my password.  As a result, I cannot log on to my laptop.  Just started happening yesterday.  Can anyone help?


A:Inspiron N7110 Stuck at Logon Screen without the Password Field

If this is the point at which a Windows password is entered, before Windows begins loading, press F12 and boot to the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended hard drive test.

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I want to get a full screen screen shot of all the different OSes including NT, 2000 and XP the problem I have is print scrn button does not work until your officially logged in. I want to send screen shots to some of my users who cannot follow directions. I have searched online for awhile but either am missing the right keywords or am just a little slow.

I would make my own if anyone can tell me how to get screenshots before your even logged on to the PC.

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Hey I need immediate help!

It's my sis' previously-formatted HP Pavilion dv5201tx! The problem is as the title above. I can go into safe mode. I've used system restore twice. And in Documents and Settings folder I noticed it has:

Administrator description name description name.000

Is it creating more user folders? At some point description name.000 wasn't there. Corrupted registry hive? I'm not sure! Restarted many times, used Last known good configuration, and it's still black after the boot screen. Please help quick, she uses it a lot. Thank anybody so much..

A:Black screen after boot screen, no welcome screen, no logon screen

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I did an upgrade from Win 7 , and Screen Saver / Turn off display after 5 mins was working under Win 7 64 bit
As my title suggest Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins are not working under Win 10
The Lock screen Slideshow is there when Win 10 starts but only shows ONE image, never moves to another.
THINGS I've done so far to get any of these working ...Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins
I’ve turned off all the Wake on lan functions
Tried different folder/ images for the lockscreen Slideshow ,window spotlight and picture
Tried to set new power options , was able to get SLEEP to show up in "Start" as it was not there before, but once click , the display DID turn off, but wouldn’t turn back on with mouse movement keyboard presses, had to do a hard reboot. Win 10 started without issue and the SLEEP mode was no longer aviable via the power "start" menu.
Anyone have a clue how to get all of these working. Really would like my display to turn off after 5 mins , and the Screen saver to work , the Lockscreen I'm not fussed about

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I have a Dell 1750 Inspiron laptop that I use "as a desktop" as every piece of hardware is connected to it.
It runs with Windows 7 Home Edition. It has a 4gb memory and a 450gb hard drive which is less than half used.

I have the screen saver set to Photos and usually have a cut-in time of 1 hour idle.

The screen saver cuts in exactly when it should and scrolls through my photos for as long as the laptop is left idle.

However, as soon as I touch the mouse/keyboard, instead of reverting to the "normal" screen the photos disappear, the blank screen fades for a few seconds and then a message appears in a box, saying that the Photos Screen Saver is not responding, and gives the options of either close the program or wait for the programme to respond. Waiting doesn't seem to work so I have to click on close the programme and then cancel the statement that Windows will try to find a solution, because it doesn't!

I have tried to vary the time before the screen saver kicks in, anything from 1 minute to several hours but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Can anyone help please?

A:Photo Screen Saver wont revert back to live screen

Have you checked the timing for when the HDD turns off or Sleep or Hibernation kicks in [I disable both of those and lengthen the time on the HDD to several hours], Control Panel, Power Options?

The reason I mentioned the HDD is the symptoms you mentioned seem to apply. The screen saver could be in memory and not affected by the HDD until it's asked for something.

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? OS - Windows 7 SP1
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 8
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail Version
? Age of system (hardware) 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 week

? CPU Core i5-3330
? Video Card Nvidia GT 620
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage 300w

? System Manufacturer Dell
? Exact model number: Inspiron 660
Added Samsung 830 128gb SSD + 3TG Seagate in replaced of the original 2TB Seagate HDD.

I have tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, currently use the older version 310.90
Previously used 314.22.

A:[SOLVED] I get black screen after coming back from screen saver/idle

The following may be helpful when reading the remainder of this post:Beta and Legacy Drivers | GeForce

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Advanced Driver Search

Product Type: GeForce
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Product Series: GeForce 600 Series
Product: GeForce GT 620
Recommended/Beta: Recommended/Certified


Name Version Release Date
GeForce 314.22 Driver WHQL 314.22 March 25, 2013
GeForce 314.07 Driver WHQL 314.07 February 18, 2013
GeForce 310.90 Driver WHQL 310.90 January 5, 2013
GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL 310.70 December 17, 2012
GeForce 306.97 Driver WHQL 306.97 October 10, 2012
GeForce 306.23 Driver WHQL 306.23 September 13, 2012
GeForce 301.42 Driver WHQL 301.42 May 22, 2012

BugCheck 0x117
These crashes are DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run a system file check to check Windows for corruption: Click Start Menu
Click All Programs
Click Accessories
Right click Command Prompt
Click Run as administrator
sfc /scannow
and press Enter
Once it is complete, make note of the message. If it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and post back
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This is what someone else wrote in another topic:

"I booted my computer up today, and saw my background wasn't available anymore. Then I see the message, "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer". It says that Win32/Adware.Virtumonde and Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64 are on my computer."

I had the exact same problem but i followed the instructions that someone posted in that topic, these were the instructions posted by "drdrew1469":

"I just got through fixing this (I hope). What it did here was change the background and set the screensaver to the sysinternals bluescreen screensaver (which you may be seeing) while at the same time setting policies in the registry to disable the two aforementioned tabs in the Display properties window.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System \NoDispBackgroundPage and [same]\NoDispScrSvrPage (they are both set to 1. Delete both entries.

Then check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for any funky alphanumeric filenames (I'm pretty sure it's just a random string anyway so posting the string probably won't help you much). Delete these keys and the associated file(s). (Doesn't hurt to check msconfig either, but I found nothing there)."

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I use my pics for my screen saver but they do not cover the screen;how can I fix them so that they all cover the screen ?

A:how can i make my screen saver pics fit the screen?

"Turn off the screensaver. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), turning off the screensaver can save you from $25 to $75 a year on energy costs."

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Hi. I want to have slide show show on 2 screens, also be nice to have screen-saver show up on 2 screens, pics on each or alternating
I have a 64 bit Win 7 Porfessional,, 8 core AMD processor, two Asus cards in an SLI rig, 8 gigs of ram. This is a home-built rig I use for flight simulator, and streaming YouTube
My Win XP machine I use as a map computer, does not have a problem using both screens for screen - saver pics slide show. And this is an ancient machine.
Any help or point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thanks.

2 LCD screens, one an ancient Apple 15" the other is a 42" Vizeo

A:Screen Saver or Slideshow Help W/ Dual Screen Rig

This should do the trick

FREE Wallpaper Slideshow LT - Automatically change your desktop wallpaper

A Guy

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OK I have vista home premium on a gateway desktop model# GM5483E and I have in the power settings for the screen to be shut off after 45 minutes but it never does it just stays in screen saver the video card is an EVGA 8600gts with a DVI cord to an lcd monitor and this started a few weeks ago any ideas on how to trouble shoot and solve this thanks

A:Screen does not shut off but stays in screen saver

Silly question, plvness, did you make sure to hit "Apply" and then "Ok" when you were updating your Power Settings?

Let's start there and see if we can track down the source.


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I am having a very wierd issue with vista's screen saver. So basically when I leave the comp idle it goes into screen saver then turns off the monitor after 15 mins. Sometimes, more often than not, I come back and move the mouse and hit a few keys on the keyboard and nothing. The monitor wont come out of standby I try turning it off and back on, and nothing. I have the latest drivers for everything in my system and I checked the power management settings and they both are able to wake the computer up. I have a G15 keyboard and I keep the leds on and when this happens the leds are off and the lazer for the mouse is off too. Any suggestions as to what my problem is would be fantastic!


A:Screen Saver to black unresponsive screen

/me makes "lazer" airquote gestures

Inability to successfully complete power state transitions (awake<->asleep<->hibernating) is almost always caused by driver or BIOS issues. If you're confident that all the drivers are on their latest versions, have you also done the same for the BIOS?

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I am having a problem setting a screen saver on my new Windows 10. When setting a screen saver and selecting "Preview" or setting a screen saver and having it go to it at the appropriate time limit, the screen saver displays properly.

However, when hitting a key or mouse move or click, instead of returning to Windows, it displays a black screen and locks. I have tried everything, at the black screen, to return to windows without any luck, other than manually turning the PC off and rebooting.

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hey fellas

i was wondering if i can see any of my screen saver as my boot screen !!!
or do any thing to achieve that !!!

i really want to see my matrix screen saver when i turn my pc on !! i hope some genius of u can crack that !

A:screen saver to show on boot screen !

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I installed update for windows 10. When attempting to return to an active screen from screen saver the screen does not return to an active screen but goes to a dark screen. The cursor moves, but will not return to an active screen. Pushing the power button resets and runs the startup and returns to the computer to an active screen

A:What suggestions for a black screen after screen saver?

Hi Welcome to Windows Central! IMHO screen savors are no longer necessary. I would turn it off. Here's link from HTG. If you need more help, please join the forum. Why Screen Savers Are No Longer Necessary Join the Windows Central Community!

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I have a very strange problem, I'm stumped and would appreciate any help.
On my new HP6910 laptop, when my XP Pro SP3 (system default XP) Screen Saver comes on, the screen has a partial heavily corrupted copy of the bottom taskbar at the top of the screen (!) and when I ctrl-alt-delete and enter my password the taskbar at the bottom is missing all of its text but otherwise looks reasonable. The Oulook, Word, and other started tasks in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen have their icons, just no text, even if there is a group of them and you hover the mouse over the group and they expand. Most of them still work, but Windows Desktop Search (WDS) doesn't work and I have to close them and restart them. This seemed to start a few days after I installed WDS, added a DVI monitor to the docking station and the same day I installed Activesync 4.5. I've reinstalled WDS and removed my wallpaper but this didn't help, I'm about to reinstall Activesync but it takes a few hours to sync for the first time so I thought I would see if anybody had any other ideas before doing this.
All help is greatly appreciated!


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Neither work after the allotted time....
Running Vista home premium Svc pack 1
This is my first question so I apologize if I'm not in the right section.

A:Screen Saver/Power Saver

If you manually click sleep, does it go to sleep and stay asleep? It doesn't wake up on its own after 10 seconds or so?

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I downloaded a free sample of a screensaver from just to have a look - and then uninstalled it. Now I constantly get a pop up window telling me I'm running an unregistered Buddy Saver screensaver. My husband reinstalled and uninstalled for me, but I'm still living with this Buddy Saver annoyance. How do I get rid of it ?? (I also sent them an email weeks ago to ask what to do but no response). Thanks

A:Buddy Saver screen saver

It is probably running at startup. Go to start > run and type in msconfig and enter. Go to the startup tab and uncheck the item for it listed there.

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Hi guys, i use a sony vaio laptop, model VGN-NR11S/S, with windows vista home premium installed. I noticed that when booting with a CD in it, it stops at the loading bar screen (black screen) and does not continue booting except i remove the CD.

The problem now is that it does not boot beyond the loading bar screen anymore with or without a CD in the system. I cant use the system again, i need suggestions to get the system functioning. Thanks.

A:windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

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Hi people, i've just registered to this forum to ask you about this, Since i've made a registry defrag with TuneUp Utilities (which probably has gone wrong), when i reset the computer, and I logon to my user, it shows a black screen, then back at the logon screen. If I do it again, the user doesn't show up anymore!
It happened three times already, i had to make new users, and i'm sick of it. Any ideas of what could it be?

A:Black screen after login for some seconds, then back at logon screen!


Yet another case of registry defraggers causing harm. In the future, you know now to stay far away from them.

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before TuneUp utilities. If that doesn't work, it will be time for a repair install.

Good luck!


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A BSoD issue...

PIII Intel 82845 motherboard PC with Win XP SP2.
I had previously installed Vista Pack (thus replacing the Logon UI interface, other start menu etc) However that was removed half a yr back. It didn't quite uninstall Logon Ui. However, that did not pose any problem, as the XP without traces of Vista Pack continue to Boot up (although Logon screen splashed Vista type Logon Ui)..

That was to prepare you for history of this XP installation.

then, few days back, I used a exhaustive program called TuneUp utilities for XP 2008 edition. Somehow, I got hooked into changing Display setting etc. No probs. However, on few tries of changes, I happened to remember I clicked on the Configuration option of , 'Switch to Default Windows XP Logon UI' or something that prompted that TuneUp wants to bypass the VistaLOGON Ui.

After that setup change, the XP goes to boot process. On appearance of Logon screen, which somehow, it still props up old Vista Ui logon, a BOSD appears. STO P error. "Your system has been shutdown to prevent damage to registry."

I tried all options in Safe Mode, F8 button. I also used the "Don't shutdown on bluescreen option" That's how I managed to note down the Registry thing.

It also prompts me to disable 'Shadowing' option of RAM in BIOS. Although I doubt, cause the XP was working fine without any bios change.

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After installing the latest NVIDIA 182.50 Drivers for my 8500 GeForce 8500GT card on my Gateway AMD x64 with Vista Home Premium 64bit, now at start up the Boot screen doesn't come up and neither does the Vista green loading bars, just get black screen, no signal until the Vista Logon screen appears. I used to get the Boot screen with F10 boot options and F2 BIOS options and the Gateway Logo, but not anymore.

Any idea why and how I can get the boot screen back ??

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OK here is my problem.
I have a (my kid?s) HP Pavilion DV6-7002ax (aka dv6z-7000 (AMD-A10-4600M) using Win 7 (64) Home Premium and it has lately (last few weeks) developed a weird ?blue screen with active cursor? hanging habit.

After you log-on and the welcome screen pops up with the spinning circle and then before the desktop displays it switched to displaying a pale blue screen, with active mouse cursor.
Up to that ?blue screen? point, after logging on, the ?boot? is slow but normal, based upon my experience with this HP Pavilion.

This blue screen delay/hanging lasts around 3 ? 5 minutes and then the desktop loads and all is well.
I have searched the web and found many references to black and blue screens with active cursor related to HP Laptops but I have not found a real solution that has fixed my problem. Apart from just wait and wonder!

Suggestions I have tried include;
1. Scanned with Emsisoft Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti- Malware, SUPERAntispyware (including in Safe Mode)
2. Specialty Scan with AdwareCleaner, rkill, TDssKiller, CCleaner
3. Registry Clean and Defrag with Wise Registry Cleaner
4. F5 > F8 > System Repairs Tools > Repair Startup (HP Pavilion has partition for System Repair)
5. F10 BIOS ? no issues that I can find
6. Command Prompt > sfc scannow (System File Checker)
7. Completed Full Disk Check C: > Properties > Tools > Disk Check
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A:Pale Blue Screen with active cursor after logon & Welcome screen

There is a hotfix for this issue, with the issue being so wide spread one would think Microsoft would put it in an update. The hotfix is called Windows6.1-KB2578159, make sure to download the 64 bit version from Microsoft's site. This will hopefully fix your issue. At the hospital I work at we have had this issue a lot and just now found this hotfix, so I can't say for sure if it will fix your issue. Also make sure you have all the Windows updates installed. Hope that helps.

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---Wow this is frustrating, I just got done fixing two other computers- one was helping someone else fix their computer, because they were seeking someone with basic expertise, and here I am seeking someone with higher knowledge to help me out! thanks in advance to all who contribute!--- HP Media Center M8330FWindows Vista 32 bit4GB RAM, NVIDIA graphics card, and plenty of HD spaceF9 hardware diagnastics: A-OK!Suddenly this computer decided to malfunction, without installing anything new, or updates prior to its "crashing." I'm pretty wary to spyware and virus of the like, so I am careful to what is installed and opened on this computer. But for all I know, when I was out of the house someone could have accessed the the machine, infecting it with something. I noticed before I left the house that it took a ridiculously long time to empty out the recycle bin (has anyone else had this problem in vista?). I know there were a lot of high res pictures in there, so I'm guessing quite a few gigs of deletion, but after an hour it hadn't even progressed. It said 13 minutes and appeared to be frozen, but was still moving. I restarted the computer and tried the same thing-- exact same result. <--- this is the only hint I have as to what happened, because before this everything was fine!Anyway, I got home and turned on the computer (after someone turned it off) and it just booted up the HP screen and then went to the windows logo loading page, except t... Read more

A:Windows Vista black screen, no bootup logon screen

It may be that someone didn't turn off the PC rather that it experienced a damaging event and shut down.Suggest you check the RAM - remove and reseat and try rebooting. If not successful your mother board may be damaged - nasty thought.There is also this site which may be relevant. you can get your PC going suggest you check Event Viewer. Then restore files from the recycle bin and then use SHIFT/DELETE to get rid of them, delete a small file and see if emptying the recycle bin works OKPaul

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I cannot get to my desktop as this black screen is preventing me to do so.

It doesn't even give me enough time to log in!
It happened once before but it magically started to work the other time.
This never happened when I was still using the stock 640GB HDD that the laptop came with. So maybe I'm thinking it's because of my SSD having problems?

Fortunately, I can still get to Safe Mode and it says I got a BSOD and here's some details that it showed:

BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800170F5D6

I went to Event Viewer and took a look on what made my computer mess up and it says that winlogon.exe and Explorer. initiated the restart of my computer and said there was no reason for it.

A:Black Screen appears 2 secs after Logon Screen shown

This will probably be moved to

Follow to provide us with more information to better assist you.

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Hi, first post here by a rather happy Lenovo Yoga 13 + Windows 8 user.

As the topic says, is it possible to have the lockscreen turn on automatically after a few minutes?

As it is now I can only get to the lock screen after waking up the computer from the screen saver. I would like to have it configured so that the traditional screen saver is bypassed and it goes straight to the lock screen and stays there forever until I swipe it up.

I think the lockscreen is a very beautiful feature and it's great to see all these small notifications. It would be wonderful to just be able to glance at my computer and seeing these notifications without actually having to touch it.

I feel it's kind of useless to only see the lock screen while you're actually logging in, because then you'll see your notifications anyway on your start screen.

A:Can I use the lock screen as a screen saver?

The easiest way is to right click your account icon on top right of Start Screen and Lock it.

Don't know of a way to auto lock.


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Slowly but surly I am getting the system up and we are in the fine tuning stage...
I now have the screen saver working, but there is one slight catch, after the screen saver has been on for a while and I move the mouse, the screen clears and what is left behind is the log on logo and I have to click on that to get back to the primary screen,
How do not have to go to the log off screen and just continue with my screen/window that I was on before the screen saver kicked in.

A:Screen saver takes me to log out screen

There is a checkbox in the screensaver settings that needs to be unchecked, see image below.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

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While the Windows 7 desktop background pictures fill the screen, the screen saver photos do not.

Is there a way to have the latter fill the screen as well?

A:Can I Get Screen Saver to Fill The Screen?

Welcome Rambling One,
Are your pictures big enough to fill the screen? I can get mine to fill the screen but the pictures I'm using are also Wallpaper size.

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Screen saver works on each profile.
Screen saver will Not activate at lock screen or login screen.
Have used gpedit.msc to enable screen saver and to set screen saver time out.

have resorted to sleeping my monitor after 5min.
I would like to use the screen saver instead.

Any Ideas.

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I found out that Update 1 (KB2919355) causes logon screen and lock screen issue.

Custom background for both screens are not displayed, instead of custom background there is a solid black background.

Uninstalling this update rolls back this issue and both screens are displayed correctly. Confirmed on Win 8.1 Pro x64.

I'm gonna report it to Microsoft.

Best regards,

A:KB2919355 breaks down logon screen and lock screen

I have the same problem on my laptop.

After the Update 1 my Lock Screen is completely blue and it's not showing the image anymore, I can see the icons but not the pic.

In addition to that, when I choose to reboot the laptop I can only see the loading circle and not the phrase "rebooting".

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this is my pc configs;

Hardware configurations:

* Intel Desktop Board DH67CL
* Intel Core i3-2100 Processor
* 4gb DDR3 RAM
* 1TB HDD ( Samsung SATA)

Software installed:

* Windows XP SP3 (Auto Update enabled)
* All .NET Packs installed
* All Runtime packs ( VC++, VB, JAVA) installed
* Norton Internet Security 2012
* Intel desktop utilities
* Internet Download Manager
* Utorrent
* Acronis True Image 2011

OS works good before 3 days. evil comes when i try to install "USB Over Network" (from fabulatech), BSOD appear's as plug nd play driver problem middle of USB over network install. when i restart the pc.., it stop's asking logon password but USB (any) ports are not work including keyboard nd mouse (DH67CL don't have PS2). same with safe mode also.

then i boot in to RECOVERY CONSOLE with win XP cd.. delete ftusbbus.sys, ftusb2.sys, ftusbload2.sys files from System32/Drivers folder nd reboot again. same problem.

so.. again i get in to recovery console and DISABLE "FTUSBSRV" Service nd reboot again. still same prob.

then i install xp with "REPAIR" option. but the setup stop respond with 34 min's. then i disable ACPI and ENHANCED options in BIOS.., Remove whole usb devices except mouse nd key-bored, replace another 4gb ram. i can't find out any logs name as pnplog.txt. restart setup again with repair option.

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there's no achi or acp settings in bios. only enhanced mode available..

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Hi I recently installed Win200 -> WinXP (Upgrade) and I have set the Administrator password, but upon startup no 'logon' screen shows and just loads the Administrator settings.

I have tried creating a new account, changed the password through the Prompt, but the result is always the same.

I wouldn't mind sharing my computer but.. my family is kinda.. behind on computers. (All you gurus would understand ) They would install loads of programs locked n' loaded with spyware.

Simple question for half of you.
Getting the LOGON screen to show up.

A:Administrator Password is set, but no "logon" screen

Just a guess, open the run command and put in, control userpasswords2 and see if users must enter a password is checked.

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Hi I recently installed Win200 -> WinXP (Upgrade) and I have set the Administrator password, but upon startup no 'logon' screen shows and just loads the Administrator settings.

I have tried creating a new account, changed the password through the Prompt, but the result is always the same.

I wouldn't mind sharing my computer but.. my family is kinda.. behind on computers. (All you gurus would understand ) They would install loads of programs locked n' loaded with spyware.

Simple question for half of you.
Getting the LOGON screen to show up.

A:Administrator Password is set, but no "logon" screen

Just a guess, open the run command and put in, control userpasswords2 and see if users must enter a password is checked.

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I have a serious problem at my hands.

This moring when I turned on my laptop a '0x00000051 (0x00000001, 0xL1, 0L008, 0x00716000, 0x000001D6)' Registy Error appeared on a blue screen. It then continuously restarts, never making it to the logon screen.

I have tried to reboot in Safe Mode and 'Last Known Working' mode but the same blue screen appears.

As I dont have a XP Home install disk (only boot disk supplied with laptop), I could not repair my registry so I have installed a parallel version of Windows XP Pro that came with another PC. I can access the hard disc so I will be able to back up most of my files BUT I cannot access the Documents and Settings of my user from the original OS because I selected 'Make this Folder Private' when I made the account.

Does anyone know of a way to disable the 'Make This Folder Private' option on an account that is on a parallel version of XP?

Laptop = Hi-Grade W6700 (

Any help would be appreciated so much! Thanks

A:Blue Screen Of Death before Logon screen

I think you will have to take ownership of the folders and files you want to access.

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Hi all i used to change my boot screen and logon screen in windows xp by going into safe mode and pasting a new logonui file and it works fine but since i put on the windows updates if i change the logon screen my computer will boot to the windows logo and then go black for a second and crash and restart and keeps doing that. Then i have to format because i cannot get into windows at all. I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this issue.

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hello for all, yesterday when i was making log out from my computer, there is no log out screen!! just black screen and mouse cursor, and when i did restart again , no logon screen appears or no any thing in screen , just black screen and mouse cursor too.

I was tried every thing and no difference :
safe mode
startup repair
restore to some point (i dont have a point)
upgrade windows or reinstall it

i think the things maybe was made this poblem are :
i was edited userinit.exe value from registry by deleting the comma from the end of its value.
i used Windows 7 manager to make some clean and fixes some things on computer.

any help please??

Iam a programmer and have alot of projects and i cant access the

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My PC was working fine before today, until I used Ultra UXtheme patcher for Win8 x64 and then applied a custom VS for Win8.
After a restart, Windows Explorer was not launching, so I opened task manager and did a sfc /scannow. After a reboot, I get to the Windows 8 boot menu (I have a dual-boot on this HDD with win7), and then the screen just turns on and off every few seconds, with the numlock light flickering with the screen.
I tried using the automatic repair, both from the boot menu and from a backup USB, but it does not detect anything. and I still have the same issue.
I restored the backups of uxtheme.dll, uxinit.dll, and themeui.dll, but that didn't help either.
Any help?
Attached is my ntbtlog.txt.
Thanks in advance. There is no BSOD, the HDD keeps on spinning a few minutes after boot, and the numlock keeps on flashing.
Anything else I can do from my win7 install? I'm currently trying to delete the theme.
Edit: deleting the theme doesn't help, safemode doesn't help either. IMHO, it seems to be a driver issue, but there were no driver updates when it was working?

A:Windows 8 flashing screen before logon screen

Fixed with a system refresh. Nobody helped at all?

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Hi everyone,
I am so glad to have found this forum and to see that others in the past with similar problems have had them resolved, looking forward to nutting this one out
The computer is a win XP with RAID that freezes the mouse and the keyboard if a mouse or keyboard button is touched at the logon screen.
The mouse works fine until a button is pressed, you can even click on a user but are unable to enter a password due to the keyboard and mouse freezing at this moment.
NOTE: originally happened with a USB keyboard and USB mouse, using PS2 keyboard and mouse.
I am writing about my fathers old computer which suddenly started “freezing up” at the logon screen, after he wasted weeks trying to get it to work he decided that it was a hardware issue and bought himself a new computer.
Since then I have proved that there was no hardware error by putting an extra HDD in and installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Everything functions fine under Ubuntu and the files are able to be accessed on the RAID.
While i can access and copy files as needed from the RAID i would like to return access to the win XP install and let my father use it again.
I first attempted to run Live rescue CD's but they could not find the RAID drive.
- Bit Defender Rescue CD – Saw the ubuntu drive, no RAID
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 – Didn't see any HDD's.
So I ran the following AV programs from ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- Bit Defender – NO THREATS F... Read more

A:Unable to logon, Win XP with RAID, KB & mouse freeze at logon screen

So you are able to run the machine  using PS2 keyboard and mouse.
Step 1: 
Download and install LogonFix
Click the Highlighted button.

When prompted select yes.
Allow the program to reboot your machine as well when prompted.
Step 2:
Download to your desktop.
CLICK HERE to determine whether you're running 32-bit or 64-bit for Windows.
Once the determination has been made open either the 32-bit or 64-bit folder.
Right Click the .exe on the inside of the folder and run as admin.
A command prompt window will open telling you what has been removed upon completion.
Note: All usb devices must be removed from your machine during this step, except your keyboard and mouse of course. 
Step 3:

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop.
Close any open windows
Double click the TFC icon to run the program. (Vista/7/8 Users, Right Click and select Run as Admin)
TFC will close all open programs itself in order to run
Click the Start button to begin the process
Allow TFC to run uninterrupted
Once its finished it should automatically reboot your machine, if it doesn't, manually reboot to ensure a complete clean.

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Screen saver works it shows reception battery n time but that's it on Microsoft code is 059w9N5 model-rm1034

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Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Screen saver works it shows reception battery n time but that's it on Microsoft code is 059w9N5 model-rm1034

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Is there a way to remove the logon picture.

or make the picture smaller.

it ruins my logon wallpaper
let me know!

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There are some links in this thread which may be of help - Remove the Login Screen Icon


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Hi there,

I have a windows 7 pc in a "domain", so when you get to the initial windows 7 welcome screen (prior to logging in as a user), you get a blank transparent Picture

A:How to change Logon screen Picture frame (before logon)

Its ok, managed to get it working, seemed to work when i did it again, strange. No blank picture frame now, just a customised "picture frame" that appears prior to logon, just what I was after. Hope this helps anyone else trying to achieve this.

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Vanilla Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop running Windows Vista. It has never had a login account or password protection, and is only used in single user mode.

Yesterday, start-ups fine, no password. Today, I'm presented with the user logon widow prompting me for a password, and cannot logon to Vista!

No-one has meddled with the laptop. Don't know if SP1 was automatically downloaded
and installed - whatever the factory defaults were from Dell. I've not seen any references to this kind of issue on Vista, but have heard about a similar thing with NT.

Any suggestions how this could have happened?

Yes - I know I can reset passwords using the NT Password Editor (

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This doesn't quite fit into the BSOD section, because it's not really a black screen of death.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, 64x,
ATI Radeon HD 4800 series video card
4 Gb Ram
And an Intel 2 Quad.

What happens is the windows boot screen appears, then I get a black screen with a mouse cursor.

If I hit "Enter" on my keyboard, then type my password, windows boots onto my desktop.

So really the log on screen is still's just kind of not.

If there are more details I should post please let me know.


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Hi everyone! I was installing a new theme from custopack tools and suddenly my dell x64 laptop (Build 7601 windows 7 sp1 installed) crashed on me. Most probably due to the loose power adapter wire. Now i cant get it back to work. It goes fine till the logon screen but then the screen turns black. I can see the mouse pointer. Same thing happens when i login with safemode settings. Anyone familiar with this!

A:Black screen after the logon screen

You know we could run a lot of complicated procedures, but I think a repair install is your quickest direct route to just looking at your desktop again.
Repair Install
^^^detailed instructions

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We have a number of HP ProBook 430 G3's (30+) which are able to power on, pass the Windows 10 splash screen, but then have a grey screen where you would expect to see the typical log on screen. We have found that clicking the mouse, pressing enter (to accept the user policy message) and inputting the password of the last user and again pressing enter, will load their profile - though the start menu doesn't work. From here, I can right click the Windows button and sign out, which returns me to the log on screen, but this time correctly. Logging in again without rebooting and everything seems to works fine. So far, we have not detected any kind of pattern or repetition as to why this might be happening. Nor can we prevent it from happening in the future. Launching into Safe Mode and rebooting seems to get the machine back to normal for a while, as does removing the battery and holding the power button for 30 seconds, before trying to boot. It has become a huge problem and we're clutching at straws to resolve. Any help would be really appreciated.

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A few days ago, my laptop froze the first time ever and I had to restart it (using the power button). When I then started it, everything would go fine until after the Microsoft loading bar thing (when the screen is black and the mouse is in the middle). I can move the mouse at that point, and if I press Caps Lock, the light goes on, but it doesn't move on to the welcome screen. I left it on the whole night to see if anything happens at all, but it doesn't move. Alt+ctrl+del doesn't work. Safe mode loads the welcome & logon screen, but after that the screen is black with safe mode written on top and corner and the mouse is there and you can move it, but nothing else shows up.

What's funny (well maybe not) is that I installed ubuntu a while back (the -install as a program on windows- version) to try it out and see if it's that different and I kept forgetting to uninstall it and when I select Ubuntu as my operating system when I turn on my computer, it works
Yea, Ubuntu works perfectly. So i can access all my files and basically do almost everything on here, but I'd still miss Windows because of some programs ..

I tried repairing the computer (i inserted the vista disk), but it found nothing. I did a memory test (basic), but it's all nothing. :/
I did a "check disk for errors" test and it shows nothing and when the computer turns on after that, the windows loading bar takes forever and when it reaches the blank screen with mouse phase, it stays there for ... Read more

A:welcome screen & logon screen or anything after that won't show

See if you can boot in safe mode. If so do a system restore from the point that you tried to improve the system that was developed by Microsoft.
If you can, do the system restore from normal mode, if not try it as said above.

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Where can I go to find the aquarium screen saver for Windows XP?


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google it, there are several different ones, some free, some pay, just avoid installing the toolbars that come with the free ones. There is no included one in xp.

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Hi there. I had at one time tested the XP picture slideshow screen saver in Windows 7 (32 bit edition). I bought a new computer, which runs Windows 7 64 bit. Where do I copy the .scr file to make it work? Will the XP picture slide show run with not problem?
I do not like Windows 7 picture slide show. It is not flexible enough; doesn't allow any settings.

A:screen saver

Hi gallicbear,

Sorry we're getting to this so late. I hope you've found a solution by now, but if not -- what specific settings did you want to modify in the Picture Slideshow? There might be a workaround.

Also, what level of success did you have running an XP Picture Slideshow in Windows 7 32-bit?


Windows Outreach Team

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Just an annoyance BUT when I click on " Personalization > Screen Saver" it take the settings window 30 to 60 seconds to open up. What's up with that ?

A:Screen Saver

Do other programs and windows take this long to open as well?

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Normally when my computer is idle for about 10 minutes the screen saver will come on and then shortly after the screen saver with stop and and the screen will go dark, like it should, and the computer will go to sleep. But since last night that has not been happening. the screen saver does not come on and after maybe 20 minutes or so, the screen goes dark and the computer goes to sleep.

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Try a system restore to before the problem started. If that doesn't help, you might try this fix from kellys-korner. Scroll down to line 51, ScreenSaver Disable/Enable. Instructions to run VBS Files at top of web page.

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How can I find my screen saver, I want to install a new installation of xp on my computer. But, I want to save the screen saver.

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Files for your screen saver could be all over the place there is a place that part of the screen saver is or might be located but the best way to get your screen saver if you do not have the original file is the manufacturer's site that made the screen saver.

The one way you can start to find it would be to do a search for scr this is the extension for the screen saver but when you find it do a right click on it then properties and look for the web site address for the file.

I wish you good luck.

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Okay, sounds silly, but after multiple attempts to activate my screen saver on my new HP p6649c running Win7 with an ATI Radeon HD4200 graphics card, I can't activate it.

I've rebooted multiple times. I've reset the screen saver settings multiple times, clicked on "apply" and "OK" and no dice. I've set the options to my own pictures as well as the default screen saver images. I have also checked the power management settings but they appear normal. Nothing seems to affect it so the monitor just sits with my desktop on perpetually.

Are there some settings on the monitor itself I should modify?

Any ideas?

A:Screen Saver

I removed your other post. Do not post multiple threads for the same problem.

Next when you set a screensaver, are you using an account with admin priv?

What pw management have you selected ie balanced, high performance, or a custom one?

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Is it necessary to use a screen saver when you're going to be away for awhile or can you just use the power setting to shut off monitor after 20 minutes. Which is better? I heard that screen savers use a lot of resources. Thanks. Dori

A:Screen Saver??

Screen savers were developed to protect older CRT monitors from "burn in." They are unnecessary for modern monitors. Even for the older CRTs, a blank screen was fine, except that they did not have the power saving options we now have.

So, yes, using the power settings for the monitor to save power is best.

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