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August 28, 2005 7:52:03 PM

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there are 3 people how use this computer me and my 2 sons,each of us have our
own account. when i go on my account and the kids want to go on their account
the go to log of and click on switch user, but the problem is a message
comes up and says this computer is in use and had been locked. Only gina(me)
or an administrator can unlock this computer. I never put a locked the
computer so i dont have a pssword for it to unlock it . i do have a password
for msn messenger i tried entering that but that didnt work. how do i unlock
this or get rid of this so we can switch users. Ctrl+alt+delete doesnt work.
Thank u
gina

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August 30, 2005 12:52:16 PM

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sweetjam wrote:
> there are 3 people how use this computer me and my 2 sons,each of us have our
> own account. when i go on my account and the kids want to go on their account
> the go to log of and click on switch user, but the problem is a message
> comes up and says this computer is in use and had been locked. Only gina(me)
> or an administrator can unlock this computer. I never put a locked the
> computer so i dont have a pssword for it to unlock it . i do have a password
> for msn messenger i tried entering that but that didnt work. how do i unlock
> this or get rid of this so we can switch users. Ctrl+alt+delete doesnt work.
> Thank u
> gina

If you don't have a passwd, then type in your login ID (if you know,
may be gina?).
Then hit Enter.

You really need to have a passwd since you are an administrator.
Go to Control Panel, User's Account, Click gina, get yourself
a passwd.

MSN messager has NOTHING to do with your computer passwd.
It is a software connect to Internet for chatting.
There is a way NOT allow switch user, force logout, then login other
user. I forgot the steps.
August 30, 2005 1:13:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

sweetjam wrote:
> there are 3 people how use this computer me and my 2 sons,each of us have our
> own account. when i go on my account and the kids want to go on their account
> the go to log of and click on switch user, but the problem is a message
> comes up and says this computer is in use and had been locked. Only gina(me)
> or an administrator can unlock this computer. I never put a locked the
> computer so i dont have a pssword for it to unlock it . i do have a password
> for msn messenger i tried entering that but that didnt work. how do i unlock
> this or get rid of this so we can switch users. Ctrl+alt+delete doesnt work.
> Thank u
> gina

If you don't want passwd protection (not recommend), then you can go to
Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Change a screen saver,
uncheck the On resume, passwd protect, then click the Apply button.
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