Due to the length of time it takes for my Vista PC to boot up I have got into the habit of putting it to sleep when I have finished. When I wake the PC it is up and running again in minutes. This has worked fine for me until recently.
I now find that when I wake the PC I am presented with a "Locked" user account and have to log back in.
I also had one episode were I was streaming files across my network and had left the PC on logged in to my account and the streaming suddenly failed, when I checked the PC it had locked my account?
I have found 1 other report of similar behaviour but no solution, has anyone here come across this?
It has always taken so long so I don't think that is anything to do with this recent problem in any case I have got used to using sleep and probably still will use that method.
I will be re-installing the OS shortly after my KIS trial ends but this "locked" problem has only started in the last couple of days. I have a virus scan running right now but don't think I've picked anything up.
The logging in thing isn't such a big deal but if the PC is going to lock while I am streaming that is going to get annoying.
in control panel, go to power options, then on the left hand menu at the top it says "require a password on wakeup" click this, and then go to the bottom of the page. if the options are unavailable click the make available link at the top of the page.