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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:58 AM
gBay gBay is offline
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XP WONT ask me for a password when I logon!?

Im trying to get windows XP to ask for a password when I boot up. Ive been to the Users panel, set a password, clicked both check boxes (use welcome screen and use fast user switching) and when I reboot it doenst ask me for a password!? Ive tried adding new users, guest aco****s, deleting accounts, unchecking boxes. I basically want my one account (adminstrator account) on this computer and for it to ask for my password when I log on. Any ideas why this is happening?
Also - I know this is a slightly different question - How can I password protect certain folders on my computer (and external, portable harddrive)? Would I need a seperate program to do this?
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Old April 8th, 2007, 11:23 AM
leroys1000 leroys1000 is offline
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Go to start/run and type control userpasswords2 in the box
and click OK.
Check the box-require users to enter a password.
Click apply/OK.
Go back to user management and set your password.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 04:04 PM
gimpy530 gimpy530 is offline
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As far as I know, you will need a separate program to lock folders, folders under "my documents" are automatically private if there is a password on that account

You can try searching google and download.com for that

Last edited by gimpy530; April 8th, 2007 at 04:07 PM.
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