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I changed it with no apparent problem, but when I logged out then in the registry setting changed back to logon.scr.
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Either your user hive is corrupt, or you must be running a group policy at log in or a script that is changing it.

Change it again, but log in while not connected to the network
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Well, maybe he did change something that I can't. Have no idea why he would do that.

I re-changed it, and logged in again with the network unplugged. Same problem. Guess I'll wait it out until he shows up again.
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it could be a corrupt profile...windows may be reloating the previous user hive if it cannot load the corrupt one


Close all windows. If you make the change and do not reboot....what happens with the screen saver
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That too does not change the screen saver.
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Hmm, yes, I thought that it required a log in to change it....since it reverts when not connected, it is not a group policy...

it could be a script, but why would someone do that? That is why I am leaning toward a corrupt registry hive (the user hive)

Can you run system restore to a point prior to this occuring? That will restore an earlier version of the registry hive
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No, I'm not sure why but system restore is disabled.
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I think you really need to give this to the IT guy....why would he disable it (again, group policy)?

I'm loathe to starting hacking around on this thing only to discover there is a reason for all this...I would just get the IT guy and put it in his lap.

If he is not doing something, it would probably be easier for him to run a backup, the refresh the windows installation
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OK. I guess I pretty much wasted your time. Sorry...

I guess I didn't figure he could/would change something like that.
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You didn't waste my time. I am not 100 percent certain he did something at all.

I am actually more of the opinion it is a registry corruption, but the way I think I might try to fix it might cause trouble with your work network
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