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Old 02-08-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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https://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=242917. This will explain it all. I have did what it says to do but nothing works. I am the only one who uses my computer at home and I don't have it locked. When the message shows it will let me click ok without putting my administrater password, (which I have no idea what it is anyway!) I have tried to change screensavers and all (my official screensaver is my pictures slideshow) but I have no clue at what to do! Can someone help me with this problem? I have windows xp pro. And I can't figure out how it did all this!
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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That you can click okay without entering a password and have it work just means that you do not have a password on your account.
As they say, the problem is caused by a bad screensaver.
You need to remove that one.
Have you tried changing the screensaver to none and then change all settings to always on ?
Did you do the registry edit microsoft tells you to do there?
What about boot to safe mode and change the screensaver?
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I tried all the other except reboot in safe mode. Will let you know! Thanks so much for your response!! But it does it on any screensaver!! It only happens when the screensaver is on! I chose not to have it on when I got home so it didn't do it then! Weird!??
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My next suggestion is to go to control panel => add/remove programs and see if that slideshow screensaver is listed. If so; choose to uninstall it.
It could also be in start/ programs and have an option to uninstall the screensaver.


Did you try the registry fix suggested by microsoft?
First you must change the default screensaver to one which is not corrupt such as logon.scr
then
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1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate the Scrnsave.exe value under the following registry key:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop
3. On the Edit menu, click String, type logon.scr, and then click OK.
4. Locate the ScreenSaverIsSecure value.
5. On the Edit menu, click String, type 0, and then click OK.
6. Quit Registry Editor.
If that does not solve it you could try this

If you go to start / run and type regedit and hit enter
Then navigate to
HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT\ControlPanel
Expand the folder by clicking the plus
Is there an entry (folder) for
ScreenSaver.(whatever the slideshow is called)?

If so, select it and go to file/ export
save that to somewhere like my documents where you can find it later and name it so you will know what it is.
Then again make sure that that one and only that one folder is selected and click edit / delete
or right click on that folder and choose delete

It may also be only under
HKEY_CURRENTUSER\ControlPanel
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That got it buddy I really appreciate it! You are the best!! I appreciate the time you took to help someone you didn't even know.
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