Default to "sign in" screen after 5 minutes of inactivity??

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  1. Randtor

    Randtor New Member

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    Hi,
    Windows 7. After 5 minutes or so the computer defaults to the sign in screen. I am running multiple computers exactly alike in my office, and all are fine except this one. I have gone to power settings and assigned 'never' turn off in all the appropriate places. As soon as I click on the sign in button the program that is running is right there, but I need it to be 'right there' all the time.

    The settings appear to be the same as my other computers but I am obviously missing something. Any ideas? I am fresh out.....
    Thanks for any help available.
    Rand
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Have you checked the settings for screen savers?
     
  3. Randtor

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    Yes, I have gone through the screen saver settings as well, but thanks for the suggestion. No stone left unturned as it were.
    Any other suggestions gratefully appreciated, before I put this pc out on the street in front of an 18 wheeler. :)
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Maybe changing some setting would make it easier to track down the problem. Do you have the Power options to require a password after wakeup? I will assume you do not have it set to go to sleep after 5 minutes...

    Try changing the Screen Saver just to shake things up. Change it back later, but check the settings. Perhaps it will reset when you do this.

    I know of nothing else that will log off your system. Do you ever use the Group Policy Editor and adjust any settings with it?

    Do you run any logon or logoff scripts?

    Anything in the Event Viewer, which might even be an info entry? It is important to keep track time of when something happens so it might be easier to find and confirm.

    If you continue to have problems you might visit the SysInternals site and download their utility called Process Monitor. It keeps a log of your system with which you might be able to see what is signing it off.
     
  5. Randtor

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    Thanks for taking the time to make the suggestions, I will try the Process Monitor utility and see if that helps. I'll get back here after and report if anything show up.
     

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