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post #11 of 30
In most cases you wouldnt have a PC anymore.
post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by aweir;14456996 
Even if they did enter to use the PC, they're not getting in wink.gif, and why leave the PC on? Probably just an oversight, but EXPLAINABLE. Does Windows stop creating administration and firewall alerts when the screen locked but you're still logged in?? It's possible that I locked the screen instead of shutting down or logging off, but the lack of logs anywhere proves that did not happen if logs are still created at all after the screen has been locked. My forensics will get to the bottom of this.

I Windows+L when I'm away for along time. I never "log out" to the welcome screen unless I'm shutting down because there's no need to, I only use one account.
So then what is the point of all of this?
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post #13 of 30
It could have easily crashed on boot and hung at a black screen. I think you're being really paranoid. No one breaks into an apartment to use a computer.
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post #14 of 30
it was batman
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Originally Posted by LemonSlice;14457038 
Sometimes when I shut down my computer it either stays on the Shutting Down... screen where I need to hard power-off or the screen blanks but doesn't power down. Doesn't happen very often, actually very rare but it's happened to me after installing updates some times (I reinstall Windows often).

^This. The most logical explanation is that the machine simply never actually shut down (unless you're 100% positive that it was off after last usage).
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post #16 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dust;14457063 
it was batman

i smell a troll.

anyways, if your landlord came down to use your pc he must be desperate cause his is broken?
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post #17 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge;14457112 
i smell a troll.

anyways, if your landlord came down to use your pc he must be desperate cause his is broken?

fix it for $80 an hour.
post #18 of 30
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That's the only plauable explanation; it probably crashed and hung at shutdown. Now why didn't i think of that before? rolleyes.gif

Sometimes the simplest explanation is the right one.
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by aweir;14457156 
That's the only plauable explanation; it probably crashed and hung at shutdown. Now why didn't i think of that before? rolleyes.gif

Sometimes the simplest explanation is the right one.

Tell that to the US gov.
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I'm wondering how it would be possible to get past the BIOS password AND be able to set up the same password again. You would have to know the password or brute force it. Assuming no one other than you knows the password that is a lot of work and planning. Someone like that is just going to forget to turn off the machine afterwards leaving behind some obvious evidence?
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