Forced Log Off

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by TiberX, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. TiberX

    TiberX New Member

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    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.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    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. TiberX

    TiberX New Member

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    No multiple accounts, just me as administrator.

    I installed Windows 7 on 6th October.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    There has to be some kind of timer here, you'll have to give me a while with this one.
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Sounds like a shutdown message a system administrator would give. Maybe the children monitors or something are enforce.
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    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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