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Start screen saver the moment I lock the computer on Win XP

can screensaver run when the computer is locked?

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not sure you can change windows do to it but you could create a program that locks the computer and runs the screensaver?

To lock the computer:

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation"); System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(@"c:\windows\System32\ribbons.scr");


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The XP screensaver has the lock built in. http://kb.iu.edu/data/acdt.html

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Make sure when you set your screensaver properties to display the logon screen on resume (at least I'm pretty sure that XP can do that).

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