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T400: Lock Workstation, Can't Get Back In

2011-04-29, 17:57 PM

I recently updated all the Lenovo utilities on my T400, and I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise.


When I go to lunch, I do a Win+L to lock my workstation.  When I get back from lunch, I can't log back in.  I just get the Windows background screen.  The mouse moves fine, but there is nothing to click on.  I can do a Ctl-Alt-Del all day and nothing happens.  Even if I pop the T400 out of the docking station and open the lid, its the same thing.  Its completely locked up except for mouse movement.  I have to remove the battery, wait a few seconds, then put it back in and do a cold boot.


The only thing that has changed is the update of all the Lenovo utilities which I did earlier this week.  I've been through all the power setttings, and can not find anything that might cause this.


Any ideas what's going on?




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Re: T400: Lock Workstation, Can't Get Back In

2011-04-29, 18:59 PM

Are you using fingerprint software?  If so, can you try uninstalling it to see if that makes the problem go away?  I'm not suggesting that's a proper solution, I'm just trying to understand what the problem could be.


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Re: T400: Lock Workstation, Can't Get Back In

2011-04-30, 0:40 AM
do you have extended screen mode activated?

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