Topic "Problem with return from passworded 3D screensaver"

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After a windows 3d screensaver (3d pipes, flowerbox etc) has been dismissed and the password entered, WinSCP throws an error trying to connect to a disconnected drive and no drives in the drive dropdown can be accessed.

This only appears to happen if WinSCP is set to 'Commander' interface - with the 'Explorer' interface, no error is thrown, but the remote directory listing disappears.

- Set Windows screensaver to 3d pipes and 'password protected'
- With WinSCP open and connected to a session with C: drive active in the left pane, wait for the Windows screensaver to start.
- Dismiss the screensaver, and enter password - WinSCP throws an error trying to connect to a disconnected drive: "Drive D: is not ready" in my case. The displayed local path is still C:..., but nothing is shown in either pane.
- Attempting to select drives (connected or not) from the local dropdown navigates to random folders on the C: drive, and occasionally throws an 'invalid access to memory' error. WinSCP fails to function correctly until restarted.

HP Dx2400 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Windows XP Pro SP3
WinSCP v5.0.8 (Build 2438)
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Email sent.

Further info -

I also found today that the same error occurs when you unlock a machine that has been locked because it's being accessed by RDP (remote desktop).

Basically -
- On 'work' machine start up WinSCP and connect to a host
- Leave machine logged in and go home
- On 'home' machine connect via RDP to 'work' desktop
- Close remote desktop without logging off and go to work
- Unlock work machine with ctl-alt-del, when unlocked WinSCP immediately throws the same error
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Looks like bug 899 fixes both of these issues!

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