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I have a Gateway notebook computer with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. I have set up user accounts with passwords. I am on the admin. account. If I am logged on and don't do anything with the computer for about five minutes it automatically logs off my account. Then it requires me to log into my account with my password to get back on. I want to be able to leave it idle for more than five minutes. I tried going to Power Options on the Control Panel and on the Power Schemes Tab setting it to System Standby after 20 minutes and to System Hybernates after 30 minutes, and on the Advanced tab I un-checked the option for "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby. However, none of this changes my problem. I don't know if maybe I just don't understand the terminology and need to do something else?

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The prpblem is your screen saver settings. The screen saver is password protected, which means when your computers screen saver is active and you start to use it again you have to sign back in. Beside the minutes settings there is a box that if it is check off than it dislays the log in screen, uncheck that box and your good to go.

Let me know how you made out.
Good luck.

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Solution 1: If you have owned another available admin password, it can work. Just log on your PC->Click "Start"button->Control Panel->Add or remove user account->Select the account you want to reset->Change or Remove the password. Then the password will be reset.

Solution 2: You can use one of the password recovery software tool to reset the forgotten password. Here, i would like to introduce you one of them, which i have applied. It is really a good hand. That is Windows Password Reset . The process is following.
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