Re: Hibernation / Suspend Lockup
From: purplehaz (software_at_for.me)
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 17:51:16 -0500
I'm a little confused here. Suspend and hibernation have nothing to do with
locking the workstation. Neither does that. Hibernation saves all the info
in memory to a file so that you can start up xp and programs faster. Suspend
usually powers down the hardware, drives, monitor to conserve energy.
To lock the machine:
1 - create a shortcut to lock machine
2 - hit windows key + L
3 - have your screen saver password protected
Sounds to me like you had the password on screen saver set, and coming out
of suspend is the same as coming out of a screen saver thus the locked
workstation message and password required to get back in.
To set the password on screen saver:
right click desktop, properties, screen saver tab, check the box: on resume
password protect or on resume display welcome screen.
Andy Neillans wrote:
> Win XP Pro SP1 and all current patches from Windows Update.
> The machine starts and shutsdown happily, but if I use either
> Hibernation or Suspend, it does not wake up correctly.
> The machine switches on ok, but I just get the blue background and the
> cursor - I used to get a screen saying something along the lines of
> 'this machine is locked by user Laptop\Andy etc etc'.
> I have checked the Event Log and there are no errors showing (apart
> from a few mysterious ones about PerfLib and PerfNet that I have been
> unable to trace over the last few months).
> Any ideas?
> If anyone needs more information, please ask!