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sri333



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: How do I hide the 'Computer Locked' window in Windows XP

Hi,

I am using Windows XP. I have tried to hide the Computer Locked window using the keys Ctrl+Alt+Del+Esc - it does not seem to work.

Is there any other workaround other than moving the window to a corner!

Thanks
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Sparda



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I hide the 'Computer Locked' window in Windows XP [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If you hide it you would not be able to unlock the computer again, and heance would have to press the physical reset button. WHy do you want to hide it any way?
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corky_ramirez



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I hide the 'Computer Locked' window in Windows XP [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I too want to know how to hide/disable or otherwise automatically move this annoying window. Granted, it's purely cosmetic, but (Sparda) it should not disable the ability to unlock the computer again with Ctrl+Alt+Del. I just don't want to see an annoying window over my desktop image when I know my own computer is locked. Seeing how difficult it has been to find out how this is done, anyone who can enlighten us all would be the hero of the day.
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techLMoga



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I hide the 'Computer Locked' window in Windows XP [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I third this, I have been trying to find a way to do this for a while now and was in fact searching google about it when I found this.
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goretsky



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: How do I hide the 'Computer Locked' window in Windows XP [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

Have you considered using the Blank screen saver with the On resume, password protect option selected (checked)? That should give a black screen until someone returns to the computer and activates it, at which point they should have to enter the Ctrl+Alt+Del key chord to access the system.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I hide the 'Computer Locked' window in Windows XP [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hi Everyone,

I have changed it on my XP Pro
Follow this procedure:

1. Install Recovery Console
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/

2. Downolad a copy of ResourceHacker
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

3. Find "msgina.dll" under \windows\system32 and copy it to the root (C:\) folder

4. Start ResourceHacker and open msgina.dll from the root

5. Under Dialog-1900 replace the dialog with this one:

1900 DIALOGEX 0, 0, 0, 0
STYLE WS_POPUP | WS_VISIBLE
CAPTION ""
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
FONT 0, ""
{
}

6. Hit "Compile Script" and save it (an original of your msgina.dll was saved automatically under C:\ with the name "msgina_original.dll")

7. Restart the computer and choose Recovery Console at start up

8. Copy the new .dll into "\windows\system32" and "\windows\system32\dllcache" (hit "y" when it asks for rewriting existing file)

these are the commands:
copy c:\msgina.dll c:\windows\system32\
copy c:\msgina.dll c:\windows\system32\dllcache

9. type "exit"

10. Now when your Windows restarted and you Lock your computer there will not be any pop-up window. To unlock just simply hit ALT+CTRL+DEL

References:
http://www.winguides.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=brdQuestio...amp;Num

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui...nui/win

Enjoy it!
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