Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?
Go to Control Panel - Power Options - Advanced tab and uncheck "Prompt
for password when computer resumes from standby".
Bert Kinney [MS-MVP DTS]
> i am running WinXP home. when i leave my PC unattended
> for a while, it goes into sleep mode. when i wiggle the
> mouse to wake it up, it displays the logon screen (which
> indicates to me that windows has logged me out) rather
> than retruning me to the applications i left running. i
> use Yahoo! Messenger and this undesired logout also logs
> me out of YIM. is there a way to stop this from
> happening? i would be happy to never see the logon
> screen again.