Forced Log Off

#1
A few minutes ago, while converting some avi files, a box opened up in the middle of my screen with the message "You are about to be logged off. Windows will close down in less than 5 minutes".

A minute or so later I was logged off and the conversion was ruined.

I've never seen a message like this before and wonder if anybody on these forums can tell me what caused it. I have Googled the message but did not see anything relevant.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and my laptop has started up again without any problem.

Thanks.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#2
Hello and welcome to the windows7forums,

Do you have multiple accounts on your machine?

Did this occur immediately after install?

Is this an upgrade or a "clean" install?

If you have enough time, hit Alt + PrintScreen and paste in in paint and save it to the desktop.
 


#3
Hello and welcome to the windows7forums,

Do you have multiple accounts on your machine?

Did this occur immediately after install?

Is this an upgrade or a "clean" install?

If you have enough time, hit Alt + PrintScreen and paste in in paint and save it to the desktop.

No multiple accounts, just me as administrator.

I installed Windows 7 on 6th October.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#4
There has to be some kind of timer here, you'll have to give me a while with this one.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#5
Sounds like a shutdown message a system administrator would give. Maybe the children monitors or something are enforce.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#6
Good idea Saltgrass.

It's like a Windows server where you can specify a time for a person or group and logoff the user.

Do you have children/ If so, dud you install some sort of blocking or parental Controls for limiting their access?
 


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