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rogerandfmly

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my computer has a window that says" this computer is in use and has been locked."
"Only AFAMILYAFFAIR/owner or administrator can unlock this computer."
Under that is 2 boxes, one says username -- owner and the other says
password -- _____

I tried my original password and it would not work, so I managed to change the password and access my computer, but everytime I stop working, even if only for a minute the computer goes right back to that window that says "this computer is in use and has been locked. I would like to get rid of that window and go back to where it was, but I have exhausted all my resources, so please help.

Thanks, preciousfmly@aol.com <_<
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Welcome rogerandfmly! <_<

This is most likely probably caused by a corrupted screen saver file. I'd first try using XP's Sytem Restore feature. Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore. Follow the directions and choose a date before the problem began.

If that doesn't work try this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 242917

NOTE: It seems this message is appearing more often recently. I looked and didn't see any virus or worm exploits that may be the cause, but it would still be a good idea to visit Windows Update and make sure you've installed all critical patches and updates.
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