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Resume from stand by inconsistency


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CelestialTeardrop

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I've been comparing my desktop and laptop lately, and noticed an inconsistency in behavior when resuming from stand by.

On both systems:
- the option "Promp for password when computer resumes from stand by" was selected by default (I never changed it from how it was set originally).
- both have only one user account (administrator - me)
- on both no password is set for the account


When resuming from stand by:

Desktop: shows the welcome screen (user name and picture)

Laptop: goes directly to desktop without the welcome screen


Any ideas as to why one has the welcome screen and the other does not despite all the same settings?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello, On The Desktop How Many Users Are There Set Up?

And I Ask The Same Question on the laptop ;-)


Good luck plz reply ;-)
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Hi, thanks for your reply.

As I said above, there is only one user on each computer.

both have only one user account (administrator - me)


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If you right click the desktop, click properties, screensaver, is On resume password protect ticked

If you click power for monitor settings, click advanced, is prompt for password ticked
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Hi Keith,

Thanks for your reply.

On both systems, the screensaver "on resume password protect" is unchecked.
On both systems, the power for monitor settings - advanced - prompt for password is checked.

In the meantime I found the culprit: under control panel -> user accounts -> user accounts -> "change the way users log on or off" -> "use fast user switching" was not selected on the laptop, causing it to bypass the welcome screen.


When I was testing to see where the problem was, I ran into another little curiosity. On both the laptop and desktop, the "Windows logon" and "Windows logoff" sounds are activated, but I only hear the logon sound (when resuming from stand by) on the laptop.

So is the logon sound supposed to be heard after coming out of stand by or not (when the sound is selected in the control panel sound options)? If it is, why do I not hear it on the desktop?

Thanks. :whistling:
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Are the speaker type settings correct

I have a PC which will only play the windows scheme sound through the monitor speakers, not the surround, but it will play streamed radio through all speakers??
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They (speaker type settings) should be correct, I can hear all the other windows scheme sounds (start up, alerts, e-mail notification, etc).
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