Screen returning to loginscreen after a few minutes

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one of
    those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual machine.
    Works fine for me.
    The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to go
    back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the Configuration
    screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings (default), change
    settings and turned all settings for AC Power to "never". That's all I could
    think of.
    Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing and
    forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    With kind regards,
    Fokke Nauta
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
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  2. Fokke Nauta

    Rob Guest

    On 26/08/2011 14:45, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one of
    > those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    > Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual machine.
    > Works fine for me.
    > The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    > Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to go
    > back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    > I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the Configuration
    > screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings (default), change
    > settings and turned all settings for AC Power to "never". That's all I could
    > think of.
    > Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing and
    > forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    > What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.


    I think you are on the right track with the Power Options,
    but maybe a reboot is needed to make them stick?
    Also see the "Require a password on wakeup" option, which you
    can disable.

    HTH
    --
    Rob
     
    Rob, Aug 26, 2011
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  3. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Rob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 26/08/2011 14:45, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one of
    >> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    >> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >> machine.
    >> Works fine for me.
    >> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    >> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to go
    >> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    >> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >> Configuration
    >> screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings (default),
    >> change
    >> settings and turned all settings for AC Power to "never". That's all I
    >> could
    >> think of.
    >> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing and
    >> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your help.

    >
    > I think you are on the right track with the Power Options,
    > but maybe a reboot is needed to make them stick?


    I already did. Didn't make a difference.

    > Also see the "Require a password on wakeup" option, which you
    > can disable.


    That sounds good. Where can I find that option in Windows 7?

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
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  4. "Fokke Nauta" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In
    > one of those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware
    > with XP Pro. Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in
    > a virtual machine. Works fine for me.
    > The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and
    > the Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow
    > me to go back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly
    > irritating.
    > I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    > Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced
    > settings (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC
    > Power to "never". That's all I could think of.
    > Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing
    > and forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    > What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.
    >


    Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    require a password on resume.

    --
    Zaphod

    Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, ya know? - Gag Halfrunt
     
    Zaphod Beeblebrox, Aug 26, 2011
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  5. Fokke Nauta

    Rob Guest

    On 26/08/2011 15:36, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    > "Rob" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 26/08/2011 14:45, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>> Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one of
    >>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    >>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>> machine.
    >>> Works fine for me.
    >>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    >>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to go
    >>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    >>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>> Configuration
    >>> screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings (default),
    >>> change
    >>> settings and turned all settings for AC Power to "never". That's all I
    >>> could
    >>> think of.
    >>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing and
    >>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance for your help.

    >>
    >> I think you are on the right track with the Power Options,
    >> but maybe a reboot is needed to make them stick?

    >
    > I already did. Didn't make a difference.
    >
    >> Also see the "Require a password on wakeup" option, which you
    >> can disable.

    >
    > That sounds good. Where can I find that option in Windows 7?


    It's at the top left of the Power Options screen. See the image below
    Step 3, here:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/778-power-plan-settings-change.html
    You might see other possibilities on that site, too.
    Apparently, you can disable power management completely:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527619.aspx

    HTH
    --
    Rob
     
    Rob, Aug 26, 2011
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  6. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Rob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 26/08/2011 15:36, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >> "Rob" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On 26/08/2011 14:45, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>> Hi all,
    >>>>
    >>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one
    >>>> of
    >>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    >>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>> machine.
    >>>> Works fine for me.
    >>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    >>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to
    >>>> go
    >>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    >>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>> Configuration
    >>>> screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings (default),
    >>>> change
    >>>> settings and turned all settings for AC Power to "never". That's all I
    >>>> could
    >>>> think of.
    >>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing
    >>>> and
    >>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>
    >>> I think you are on the right track with the Power Options,
    >>> but maybe a reboot is needed to make them stick?

    >>
    >> I already did. Didn't make a difference.
    >>
    >>> Also see the "Require a password on wakeup" option, which you
    >>> can disable.

    >>
    >> That sounds good. Where can I find that option in Windows 7?

    >
    > It's at the top left of the Power Options screen. See the image below
    > Step 3, here:
    > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/778-power-plan-settings-change.html
    > You might see other possibilities on that site, too.
    > Apparently, you can disable power management completely:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527619.aspx
    >


    Thanks, Bob.
    But I've already been there and checked that Require a password to wake up
    (translated) is both "no" for battery and AC power.
    I looked into more things there but did not find any other thing to prevent
    logging in agani.

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
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  7. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <> wrote in message
    news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >
    > "Fokke Nauta" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one of
    >> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    >> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >> machine. Works fine for me.
    >> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    >> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to go
    >> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    >> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings
    >> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing and
    >> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>

    >
    > Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to require
    > a password on resume.
    >


    Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in Windows 7 ?

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
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  8. Fokke Nauta

    Rob Guest

    On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    > "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <> wrote in message
    > news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>
    >> "Fokke Nauta" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one of
    >>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    >>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    >>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to go
    >>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    >>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings
    >>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing and
    >>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to require
    >> a password on resume.
    >>

    >
    > Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in Windows 7 ?


    Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    --
    Rob
     
    Rob, Aug 26, 2011
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  9. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Rob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >> "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>
    >>> "Fokke Nauta" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Hi all,
    >>>>
    >>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one
    >>>> of
    >>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    >>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    >>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to
    >>>> go
    >>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    >>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings
    >>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing
    >>>> and
    >>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>> require
    >>> a password on resume.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in Windows
    >> 7 ?

    >
    > Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    > --


    Thanks.
    I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark in "On
    resume, display login screen".
    So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
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  10. Fokke Nauta

    Ed Cryer Guest

    On 26/08/2011 18:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    > "Rob"<> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox"<> wrote in
    >>> message
    >>> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Fokke Nauta"<> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> Hi all,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In one
    >>>>> of
    >>>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP Pro.
    >>>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and the
    >>>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me to
    >>>>> go
    >>>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly irritating.
    >>>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced settings
    >>>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing
    >>>>> and
    >>>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>>> require
    >>>> a password on resume.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in Windows
    >>> 7 ?

    >>
    >> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >> --

    >
    > Thanks.
    > I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark in "On
    > resume, display login screen".
    > So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >
    > Fokke
    >
    >


    Have you tried the XP screensaver?

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Aug 26, 2011
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  11. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    news:j38nnk$9mn$...
    > On 26/08/2011 18:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >> "Rob"<> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox"<> wrote in
    >>>> message
    >>>> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Fokke Nauta"<> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>> Hi all,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In
    >>>>>> one
    >>>>>> of
    >>>>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP
    >>>>>> Pro.
    >>>>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me
    >>>>>> to
    >>>>>> go
    >>>>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly
    >>>>>> irritating.
    >>>>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced
    >>>>>> settings
    >>>>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing
    >>>>>> and
    >>>>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>>>> require
    >>>>> a password on resume.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in
    >>>> Windows
    >>>> 7 ?
    >>>
    >>> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >>> --

    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >> I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark in
    >> "On
    >> resume, display login screen".
    >> So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >>
    >> Fokke
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Have you tried the XP screensaver?
    >


    Good idea.
    Yes, there was a screensaver. Kicks in after 10 minutes. The laptop went
    back to the Windows 7 login screen within a few minutes, but I disabled the
    XP screensaver. And - ofcourse - no login after resume.
    Now I type this, the laptop goes back to the Windows 7 login screen :-(

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
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  12. In message <>, Fokke Nauta
    <> writes:
    []
    >>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in Windows
    >>> 7 ?

    >>
    >> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >> --

    >
    >Thanks.
    >I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark in "On
    >resume, display login screen".
    >So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >
    >Fokke
    >
    >

    Sounds like that is related to the problem, though. Might be worth
    turning it on, rebooting, and turning it off; IME, these things
    sometimes don't stick.

    Also: does the computer do this if you leave it unattended _without_
    having started the VM?
    --
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

    .... on Thursdays on BBC Two, the former BBC2. (John Peel in "Radio Times", 1-7
    May 1999.)
     
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Aug 26, 2011
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    Ed Cryer Guest

    On 26/08/2011 19:35, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    > "Ed Cryer"<> wrote in message
    > news:j38nnk$9mn$...
    >> On 26/08/2011 18:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>> "Rob"<> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox"<> wrote in
    >>>>> message
    >>>>> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Fokke Nauta"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>> Hi all,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In
    >>>>>>> one
    >>>>>>> of
    >>>>>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP
    >>>>>>> Pro.
    >>>>>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>>>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>>>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me
    >>>>>>> to
    >>>>>>> go
    >>>>>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly
    >>>>>>> irritating.
    >>>>>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>>>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced
    >>>>>>> settings
    >>>>>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>>>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>>>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing
    >>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>>>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>>>>> require
    >>>>>> a password on resume.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in
    >>>>> Windows
    >>>>> 7 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >>>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >>>> --
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark in
    >>> "On
    >>> resume, display login screen".
    >>> So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >>>
    >>> Fokke
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Have you tried the XP screensaver?
    >>

    >
    > Good idea.
    > Yes, there was a screensaver. Kicks in after 10 minutes. The laptop went
    > back to the Windows 7 login screen within a few minutes, but I disabled the
    > XP screensaver. And - ofcourse - no login after resume.
    > Now I type this, the laptop goes back to the Windows 7 login screen :-(
    >
    > Fokke
    >
    >


    The laptop again, eh? The same one that has the shares problem?
    I know we've only heard about these two problems here, and I guess other
    things happen, but I can't help but think they're related in some way.

    Where's the meeting point of these two vectors? X marks the spot.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Aug 26, 2011
    #13
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    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    news:j38sej$aan$...
    > On 26/08/2011 19:35, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >> "Ed Cryer"<> wrote in message
    >> news:j38nnk$9mn$...
    >>> On 26/08/2011 18:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>> "Rob"<> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>>>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox"<> wrote in
    >>>>>> message
    >>>>>> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Fokke Nauta"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>> Hi all,
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In
    >>>>>>>> one
    >>>>>>>> of
    >>>>>>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP
    >>>>>>>> Pro.
    >>>>>>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>>>>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>>>>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me
    >>>>>>>> to
    >>>>>>>> go
    >>>>>>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly
    >>>>>>>> irritating.
    >>>>>>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>>>>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced
    >>>>>>>> settings
    >>>>>>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>>>>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>>>>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps
    >>>>>>>> reappearing
    >>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>>>>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>>>>>> require
    >>>>>>> a password on resume.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in
    >>>>>> Windows
    >>>>>> 7 ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >>>>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >>>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>> I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark
    >>>> in
    >>>> "On
    >>>> resume, display login screen".
    >>>> So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >>>>
    >>>> Fokke
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Have you tried the XP screensaver?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Good idea.
    >> Yes, there was a screensaver. Kicks in after 10 minutes. The laptop went
    >> back to the Windows 7 login screen within a few minutes, but I disabled
    >> the
    >> XP screensaver. And - ofcourse - no login after resume.
    >> Now I type this, the laptop goes back to the Windows 7 login screen :-(
    >>
    >> Fokke
    >>
    >>

    >
    > The laptop again, eh? The same one that has the shares problem?


    Yeah, rou're right. Though the sharing problems have been solved.

    > I know we've only heard about these two problems here, and I guess other
    > things happen, but I can't help but think they're related in some way.


    No, I don't think so.
    When I work on the laptop the login screen never pops up.
    But when I work on the virtual XP Machine, the login screen pops up. Windows
    7 thinks nothing happens, so let's popup the login screen. Stand by or
    something?

    > Where's the meeting point of these two vectors? X marks the spot.

    You want me to draw an X on the laptop? No problem, I imagine it's there

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
    #14
  15. On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:33:03 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:

    > On 26/08/2011 19:35, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >> "Ed Cryer"<> wrote in message
    >> news:j38nnk$9mn$...
    >>> On 26/08/2011 18:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>> "Rob"<> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>>>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox"<> wrote in
    >>>>>> message
    >>>>>> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Fokke Nauta"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>> Hi all,
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In
    >>>>>>>> one
    >>>>>>>> of
    >>>>>>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP
    >>>>>>>> Pro.
    >>>>>>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>>>>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>>>>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black and
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow me
    >>>>>>>> to
    >>>>>>>> go
    >>>>>>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly
    >>>>>>>> irritating.
    >>>>>>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>>>>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced
    >>>>>>>> settings
    >>>>>>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>>>>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>>>>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps reappearing
    >>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>>>>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>>>>>> require
    >>>>>>> a password on resume.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in
    >>>>>> Windows
    >>>>>> 7 ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >>>>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >>>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>> I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark in
    >>>> "On
    >>>> resume, display login screen".
    >>>> So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >>>>
    >>>> Fokke
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Have you tried the XP screensaver?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Good idea.
    >> Yes, there was a screensaver. Kicks in after 10 minutes. The laptop went
    >> back to the Windows 7 login screen within a few minutes, but I disabled the
    >> XP screensaver. And - ofcourse - no login after resume.
    >> Now I type this, the laptop goes back to the Windows 7 login screen :-(
    >>
    >> Fokke
    >>
    >>

    >
    > The laptop again, eh? The same one that has the shares problem?
    > I know we've only heard about these two problems here, and I guess other
    > things happen, but I can't help but think they're related in some way.
    >
    > Where's the meeting point of these two vectors? X marks the spot.
    >
    > Ed



    I'm beginning to wonder if X could be hardware, but that's wild
    speculation (meaning I don't know how that could be).

    Possibly a setting like "allow this device to wake the computer" on a
    USB or Ethernet port?

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Aug 26, 2011
    #15
  16. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    news:ac6xxl5x5ond$...
    > On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:33:03 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >
    >> On 26/08/2011 19:35, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>> "Ed Cryer"<> wrote in message
    >>> news:j38nnk$9mn$...
    >>>> On 26/08/2011 18:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>>> "Rob"<> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>> On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>>>>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox"<> wrote in
    >>>>>>> message
    >>>>>>> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "Fokke Nauta"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>>> Hi all,
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In
    >>>>>>>>> one
    >>>>>>>>> of
    >>>>>>>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP
    >>>>>>>>> Pro.
    >>>>>>>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>>>>>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>>>>>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black
    >>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow
    >>>>>>>>> me
    >>>>>>>>> to
    >>>>>>>>> go
    >>>>>>>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly
    >>>>>>>>> irritating.
    >>>>>>>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>>>>>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced
    >>>>>>>>> settings
    >>>>>>>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>>>>>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>>>>>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps
    >>>>>>>>> reappearing
    >>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>>>>>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>>>>>>> require
    >>>>>>>> a password on resume.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in
    >>>>>>> Windows
    >>>>>>> 7 ?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >>>>>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>> I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark
    >>>>> in
    >>>>> "On
    >>>>> resume, display login screen".
    >>>>> So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Fokke
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Have you tried the XP screensaver?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Good idea.
    >>> Yes, there was a screensaver. Kicks in after 10 minutes. The laptop went
    >>> back to the Windows 7 login screen within a few minutes, but I disabled
    >>> the
    >>> XP screensaver. And - ofcourse - no login after resume.
    >>> Now I type this, the laptop goes back to the Windows 7 login screen :-(
    >>>
    >>> Fokke
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> The laptop again, eh? The same one that has the shares problem?
    >> I know we've only heard about these two problems here, and I guess other
    >> things happen, but I can't help but think they're related in some way.
    >>
    >> Where's the meeting point of these two vectors? X marks the spot.
    >>
    >> Ed

    >
    >
    > I'm beginning to wonder if X could be hardware, but that's wild
    > speculation (meaning I don't know how that could be).
    >
    > Possibly a setting like "allow this device to wake the computer" on a
    > USB or Ethernet port?
    >


    If I work in Windows 7, it never happens. But as soon as I work in VMware,
    Windows 7 decides to return to the login screen. Stansby issue? As if
    nothing happens. Perhaps W7 is not aware that VMWare is running and doing
    something. Perhaps because VMWare is launched by Firedaemon as a service.

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
    #16
  17. Fokke Nauta

    Ed Cryer Guest

    On 26/08/2011 21:42, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    > "Gene E. Bloch"<> wrote in message
    > news:ac6xxl5x5ond$...
    >> On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:33:03 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 26/08/2011 19:35, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>> "Ed Cryer"<> wrote in message
    >>>> news:j38nnk$9mn$...
    >>>>> On 26/08/2011 18:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>>>> "Rob"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>> On 26/08/2011 16:54, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    >>>>>>>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox"<> wrote in
    >>>>>>>> message
    >>>>>>>> news:j38e4n$5f9$...
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> "Fokke Nauta"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>>>> Hi all,
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home. There are 2 user accounts. In
    >>>>>>>>>> one
    >>>>>>>>>> of
    >>>>>>>>>> those there is Firedaemon installed, which launches VMware with XP
    >>>>>>>>>> Pro.
    >>>>>>>>>> Thus, when I log into that account, I can work on XP in a virtual
    >>>>>>>>>> machine. Works fine for me.
    >>>>>>>>>> The problem is, that after a few minutes the screen turns black
    >>>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>>> Windows 7 login screen comes up. I need to login again, to allow
    >>>>>>>>>> me
    >>>>>>>>>> to
    >>>>>>>>>> go
    >>>>>>>>>> back to my VM. This happens every few minutes and is highly
    >>>>>>>>>> irritating.
    >>>>>>>>>> I tried to change the Windows 7 energy settings. I went to the
    >>>>>>>>>> Configuration screen / Energy control (translated) / Balanced
    >>>>>>>>>> settings
    >>>>>>>>>> (default), change settings and turned all settings for AC Power to
    >>>>>>>>>> "never". That's all I could think of.
    >>>>>>>>>> Unfortunately, after a few minutes the loginscreen keeps
    >>>>>>>>>> reappearing
    >>>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>>> forces me to log in again, so I can terurn to my VM.
    >>>>>>>>>> What can I do to prevent this login screen to pop up?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Check the screensaver options, and make sure that it is not set to
    >>>>>>>>> require
    >>>>>>>>> a password on resume.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Sounds good as well. Where can I find the screensaver options in
    >>>>>>>> Windows
    >>>>>>>> 7 ?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Right-click on empty part of desktop, choose Personalize:
    >>>>>>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2109-screen-saver-change.html
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>>> I found it. No screensaver was selected (none), and there was no mark
    >>>>>> in
    >>>>>> "On
    >>>>>> resume, display login screen".
    >>>>>> So, I guess the screensaver is not the cause?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Fokke
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Have you tried the XP screensaver?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Good idea.
    >>>> Yes, there was a screensaver. Kicks in after 10 minutes. The laptop went
    >>>> back to the Windows 7 login screen within a few minutes, but I disabled
    >>>> the
    >>>> XP screensaver. And - ofcourse - no login after resume.
    >>>> Now I type this, the laptop goes back to the Windows 7 login screen :-(
    >>>>
    >>>> Fokke
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> The laptop again, eh? The same one that has the shares problem?
    >>> I know we've only heard about these two problems here, and I guess other
    >>> things happen, but I can't help but think they're related in some way.
    >>>
    >>> Where's the meeting point of these two vectors? X marks the spot.
    >>>
    >>> Ed

    >>
    >>
    >> I'm beginning to wonder if X could be hardware, but that's wild
    >> speculation (meaning I don't know how that could be).
    >>
    >> Possibly a setting like "allow this device to wake the computer" on a
    >> USB or Ethernet port?
    >>

    >
    > If I work in Windows 7, it never happens. But as soon as I work in VMware,
    > Windows 7 decides to return to the login screen. Stansby issue? As if
    > nothing happens. Perhaps W7 is not aware that VMWare is running and doing
    > something. Perhaps because VMWare is launched by Firedaemon as a service.
    >
    > Fokke
    >
    >


    You can check that in Task Manager.

    Am I right in saying that the only other occasion when you're presented
    with the login screen is when you boot Win7 on the laptop?
    If so, it looks as if Win7 is somehow switching users.

    Can you run VMware while still accessing the Win7 monitoring services?
    Can you minimise the Firedaemon thing to the taskbar and be in full Win7
    mode?

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Aug 26, 2011
    #17
  18. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    news:j38sej$aan$...

    <cut>

    > The laptop again, eh? The same one that has the shares problem?
    > I know we've only heard about these two problems here, and I guess other
    > things happen, but I can't help but think they're related in some way.
    >


    No, Windows 7 again. I forgot to tell you :)

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
    #18
  19. Fokke Nauta

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    news:j391b6$b41$...
    > On 26/08/2011 21:42, Fokke Nauta wrote:


    <cut>

    >>
    >> If I work in Windows 7, it never happens. But as soon as I work in
    >> VMware,
    >> Windows 7 decides to return to the login screen. Stansby issue? As if
    >> nothing happens. Perhaps W7 is not aware that VMWare is running and doing
    >> something. Perhaps because VMWare is launched by Firedaemon as a service.
    >>
    >> Fokke
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You can check that in Task Manager.


    No.
    VMWare doesn't show in the Task Manager because it's a service. That's
    because it's started by Firedaemon. I can see it in Services. Up and
    running.


    > Am I right in saying that the only other occasion when you're presented
    > with the login screen is when you boot Win7 on the laptop?


    Yes.

    > If so, it looks as if Win7 is somehow switching users.


    I think it's a sort of standby. But you could be right.

    > Can you run VMware while still accessing the Win7 monitoring services?


    VMWare announces itself by a small screen called Interactive Services
    Detection. If I click on "Show message" (translated) I get the full screen
    of XP in VMWare.
    VMWare is programmed to run the virtual machine in full screen mode.

    > Can you minimise the Firedaemon thing to the taskbar and be in full Win7
    > mode?


    I can switch back to the screen in Windows 7. It's not by minimizing VMWare
    but by switching back in the Interactive Services Detection screen to
    Windows 7.

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Aug 26, 2011
    #19
  20. Fokke Nauta

    Ed Cryer Guest

    On 26/08/2011 22:48, Fokke Nauta wrote:
    > "Ed Cryer"<> wrote in message
    > news:j391b6$b41$...
    >> On 26/08/2011 21:42, Fokke Nauta wrote:

    >
    > <cut>
    >
    >>>
    >>> If I work in Windows 7, it never happens. But as soon as I work in
    >>> VMware,
    >>> Windows 7 decides to return to the login screen. Stansby issue? As if
    >>> nothing happens. Perhaps W7 is not aware that VMWare is running and doing
    >>> something. Perhaps because VMWare is launched by Firedaemon as a service.
    >>>
    >>> Fokke
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> You can check that in Task Manager.

    >
    > No.
    > VMWare doesn't show in the Task Manager because it's a service. That's
    > because it's started by Firedaemon. I can see it in Services. Up and
    > running.
    >
    >
    >> Am I right in saying that the only other occasion when you're presented
    >> with the login screen is when you boot Win7 on the laptop?

    >
    > Yes.
    >
    >> If so, it looks as if Win7 is somehow switching users.

    >
    > I think it's a sort of standby. But you could be right.
    >
    >> Can you run VMware while still accessing the Win7 monitoring services?

    >
    > VMWare announces itself by a small screen called Interactive Services
    > Detection. If I click on "Show message" (translated) I get the full screen
    > of XP in VMWare.
    > VMWare is programmed to run the virtual machine in full screen mode.
    >
    >> Can you minimise the Firedaemon thing to the taskbar and be in full Win7
    >> mode?

    >
    > I can switch back to the screen in Windows 7. It's not by minimizing VMWare
    > but by switching back in the Interactive Services Detection screen to
    > Windows 7.
    >
    > Fokke
    >
    >


    So then, meiner kleiner Käseburger, it is true (nicht war?) that VMware
    runs under Firedaemon, and the latter does not run inside Windows but in
    its own space? Also denn, it's not a screensaver issue but an issue of
    going outside and then back into Win7?

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Aug 26, 2011
    #20
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