Welcome Screen Appears After Your Computer Has Been Idle

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SYMPTOMS

After your computer has been idle for a while, the Windows XP Welcome screen may appear. When this occurs, you may be prompted to select an account with which to log on.

CAUSE

This behavior may occur if either of the following conditions exist:
  • The "On resume, display Welcome Screen" feature is turned on.
  • Your computer is configured to prompt you to type a password when you resume from standby.

RESOLUTION

To change this behavior, use one or both of the following methods.

Method 1

Turn off the "On resume, display Welcome Screen" feature:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.
  2. Click the Screen Saver tab, click to clear the On Resume, display Welcome screen check box.

Method 2

Configure your computer to not prompt you to type a password when you resume from standby:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click to clear the Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby check box, and then click OK.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

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Article ID: 810607 - Last Review: December 12, 2002 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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