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Windows Log-In Screen Behavior

vivid_vibe

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
Does anyone know how to change the the screensaver, monitor sleep, and standby/hibernation modes that effect the windows log-in screen? I have three users on my Windows XP Pro SP2 box. They are all set to an 'always on' under power options. But, if all users are logged off and the screen is at the windows log-in, it sometimes activates the 'flying through space' screensaver. What's worse is that this morning when I went to get on the computer, all harddrives were on standby and the monitor was asleep. That effectively killed any open programs I had running throughout the night. Anyone had this occur? Any suggestions on how to fix?

vivid
 

American Zombie

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Staff member
Political User
#2
By default the always on power management setting in XP is not truly always on unless you make sure all three drop down boxes are set to never.

After selecting always on as your power scheme then manually go to the drop down boxes below that and set them all as follows:

Turn off monitor - Never

Turn off hard disks - Never

System standby - Never

Then go to the screensaver tab and select none for your screensaver.
 

vivid_vibe

OSNN Senior Addict
#3
American Zombie said:
By default the always on power management setting in XP is not truly always on unless you make sure all three drop down boxes are set to never.
Your absolutely right about that, and I should've been more clear. I already had all three boxes set to Never before posting. That's the confusing part about it. Any other ideas?
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#4
TweakUI has the ability to copy the current settings (such as colors, screensave, wallpaper) to the login screen. In TweakUI its under Logon>Settings, click what you want to copy and then click Copy Now
 

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