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scholar

[*] posted on 11-8-2013 at 02:58
I formerly had trouble when my computer left its regular mode after a period of inactivity--often, it would not restore itself when I tried to log on again. So, I began to use a program called "Don't Sleep" that avoids the problem.

So, now, I am locking the computer with Windows-L when I wish to leave it, and then I use the password I recently established to unlock it. So far, the person or persons in my house who were using my computer without permission haven't used it again. (I don't think they are sophisticated enough to use it and cover their tracks.);)

So, success--at least, as far as meeting my objective is concerned.
LSemmens

[*] posted on 11-8-2013 at 02:27
I agree, that hibernate has improved in recent history although I still find that on occasion it hangs. I allow all of my machines to enter sleep mode which is almost the same and they all work reliably. The only one that has a password on wake is my lappy, only because that is the only one that leaves my home.
JackInCT

[*] posted on 11-8-2013 at 01:42
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
If you require a password on waking from resume, all of your programs will still be running. XP Pro is no different. Set your password up in your user profile. (control panel) Set the screensaver to require a password on resume. Yes, another user may log on and use his/her account whilst yours is "suspended", but.....BIG BUT!!!! I have found that the "suspend/resume" track does not always work so, if you plan on being away from your computer for an extended period then I'd be shutting down anyway.

FWIW My Video server runs XP and is on 24/7 it has, by default, locked my screen on occcasion, so it does work.


I use "Hibernate" multiple times on a daily basis, and it ALWAYS works (on my XP & Win7-Premium Home machines). Via Control Panel, you can as an option to set up a password in Power Settings. IF nothing else Hibernate saves electricity, and all that goes with pollution issues--a (re)startup from Hibernate should NOT be confused as the equivalent of a warm reboot, i. e., it isn't (you will get a splash screen, etc., for a few seconds).
LSemmens

[*] posted on 5-8-2013 at 01:49
If you require a password on waking from resume, all of your programs will still be running. XP Pro is no different. Set your password up in your user profile. (control panel) Set the screensaver to require a password on resume. Yes, another user may log on and use his/her account whilst yours is "suspended", but.....BIG BUT!!!! I have found that the "suspend/resume" track does not always work so, if you plan on being away from your computer for an extended period then I'd be shutting down anyway.

FWIW My Video server runs XP and is on 24/7 it has, by default, locked my screen on occcasion, so it does work.
scholar

[*] posted on 5-8-2013 at 00:53
Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
XP Pro isn't supposed to lock but this video says otherwise


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py45jHKoQYQ

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-lock-your-pc.navId-323066.html

After putting a password on my Scholar user settings, I tried Windows+L, and it locked, asking for my password to resume. I did not check it to see if the programs are still running (e.g. if a file that was loading from the internet would continue to load while I was gone).

I have one other user name on my computer. I don't know if the unauthorized person would be so bold as to log on, on the other user name. I could always put a password on that one, as well.
scholar

[*] posted on 5-8-2013 at 00:12
Oh, he's gone! I might have posted too late for him to see it.
scholar

[*] posted on 4-8-2013 at 23:53
Jmb, I see you're logged on.

This is far beneath your level of knowledge, but I'd appreciate your response to my last question.waveysmiley
scholar

[*] posted on 4-8-2013 at 01:12
I put a password on the Scholar account on my computer.kewl_glasses

MM, I was composing my 12:16 post while you posted the one which appears just before it.

Now that I've put a password on the Scholar account--Waffler, if I follow your succinct instructions, will my computer be locked? Or, will it just be locked for "Scholar," and open to any other log-in?
waffler

[*] posted on 4-8-2013 at 00:08
use screensaver and enable password to restart
scholar

[*] posted on 3-8-2013 at 23:16
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhjEPwsiMKc]
This youtube tells how to set up a password requirement in Windows 7 to resume after your screensaver comes on (he suggests the interval 10 minutes). I don't have Windows 7. Would it work for XP Pro?[/url]
marymary100

[*] posted on 3-8-2013 at 23:07
XP Pro isn't supposed to lock but this video says otherwise


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py45jHKoQYQ

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-lock-your-pc.navId-323066.html
scholar

[*] posted on 3-8-2013 at 23:06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwkT2V5gWaY

It uses this code:
Quote:

@echo off
:start
cls
color 0b
title Log In
echo.
echo 北北北北北北北北
echo 1.)Log In
echo 2.)Register
echo 3.)Exit
echo 北北北北北北北北
echo.
echo.
set /p var=Type 1,2,3 here:
if %var%==1 goto Login
if %var%==2 goto Reg
if %var%==3 goto exit
:Reg
cls
Title Register
echo REGISTERATION
echo Please choose a username and password
echo:
set /p U=Username
set /p P=Password
echo %P%>password.uf
echo %U%>username.uf
@echo off
color 0c
cls
echo LOADING. [0000000000] 0%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [0000000000] 5%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [000000000] 10%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北00000000] 20%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北0000000] 30%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北000000] 40%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北00000] 50%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北0000] 60%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北000] 70%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北北00] 80%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北北0] 90%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北北北] 100%%!
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo Loading Complete!
echo.
echo Registeration Complete!
echo Press any key to continue
Pause>nul
goto start
:Login
cls
setlocal
set User2=
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('type username.uf 2^>NUL') do set User2=%%a
set Pass2=
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('type password.uf 2^>NUL') do set Pass2=%%a

:Loginp2
Title Log in
cls
Echo Log in
Echo:
set /p user= Username:
set /p pass= Password:
if /i %user% equ %User2% (
if /i %pass% equ %Pass2% (
@echo off
color 0d
cls
echo LOADING. [000000000] 10%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北00000000] 20%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北0000000] 30%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北000000] 40%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北00000] 50%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北0000] 60%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北000] 70%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北北00] 80%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北北0] 90%%
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo LOADING. [北北北北北] 100%%!
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
ping 127.1.1.1 -n 2 >nul
cls
echo Log In Complete.
echo Press Any Key To Continue...
pause>nul
goto menu
)
) else (goto IC)

:IC
cls
echo The Password/Username was incorrect please try again
Echo:
Echo PRess any key
Pause>nul
goto Login

The directions say to save it as anything.vbs and run it. It also makes the icons disappear while locked. Does it look OK, my techie friends?
scholar

[*] posted on 3-8-2013 at 22:50
Hmmm. I don't want to create a password that I would enter at the beginning of logging on as Scholar, before I started running any programs. If I have my browser open with six or seven windows, perhaps with a half-composed e-mail in one window, and part of a KF reply in another, and a partly-completed document in MSWord, I would like to be able to "lock" the computer in such a way that I could come back, enter the password, and resume what I was doing (which might even involve coming back with a long-loading page in the browser having finished loading). I used to just leave the computer on (with the monitor powered off to save electricity). But, sometimes I have come back to find someone has been using Internet Explorer while I was away, or Windows Media (do I have the name right?). I would rather not have stuff on the computer that we (Ruby and I) have not left.
marymary100

[*] posted on 3-8-2013 at 22:17
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/usercpl_create_password.mspx?mfr=true
scholar

[*] posted on 3-8-2013 at 22:03
I have noticed that visitors in my house sometimes use my computer without my permission. (I am in the habit of leaving it on, with certain browser windows open, such as KF ;)) I would like to be able to password-lock the computer with the programs still running, so that it would not accept mouse input until the password was entered.

I run Windows XP Pro.

Can someone recommend a program that would do this?

If not, the next best thing would be a program that would suspend all further activity until a password was entered, and resume activity where it left off.

Any help?