1. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       4 Days Ago #1

    Windows 10 stopped asking for password from sleep


    Hi. For some reason, my Windows 10 on my desktop pc has stopped asking me for my password when waking it from sleep. It was working fine until recently. I'm not sure if an automatic update has caused the issue or not, but, I really want to protect my computer from just anyone accessing it.

    I have searched and searched the web for answers and have followed all of the instructions found but nothing seems to work.

    I noticed that I have 3 accounts: (1) Administrator; (2) ASPNET Machine Account; (3) guest and other users. Don't know if this has anything to do with the problem or not but thought that I would mention it.

    All 3 of these accounts have the box checked to require a password but still doesn't work.

    Can anyone tell me how I can get back to requiring the password to access my pc??

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,818
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       4 Days Ago #2

    Hello and welcome to tenForums

    There is a setting that controls this behaviour. Look through this tutorial: Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       4 Days Ago #3

    Thanks but have already tried all of the options in this tutorial.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,818
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       3 Days Ago #4

    Something must have got corrupted on your system. There are various options for repairing:

    1. SFC /scannow command
    2. DISM Command
    3. System restore to an earlier point in time when it was working
    4. Try an in-place upgrade repair
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