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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Windows XP Auto Logoff Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm having a issues with one of my PCs. It seems it logs off at 5pm everyday no matter what, even if ur using the computer it will stop you and log off. Here are some specs that may help and what i've done to try to solve to issue.

Windows XP Pro.
Admin profile.

Screen Saver is disabled
Power Saver is set for only the monitor to turn off after 15min.
Account Lockout Policy is not setup.

Any suggestions?
Thx
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your scheduled tasks, backup software, virus scanner and see if one of those has a scheduled logoff sequence together with whatever else they do.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "energy savings" (power options) settings may need changing. Set the base as for the computer being "always on", the hard drive never shutting down.. and a default screen saver as 'blank screen' after 5 min. or so. There also is a control line for hibernation and standby settings.. should be "never". Yes, the monitor can be turned off after perhaps 20 min. of inactivity. You could use any screen saver you want, to draw attention to a logo or banner. But with LED or LCD monitors, no worry about "burn-in" as with CRT monitors.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scheduling appears weird but you could also do a spyware scan. I've seen a few of them that reboot or autolog off PCs.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all who assisted me on this issue. Turns out it was a scheduled task made by one of my so call friends as a joke.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wolfman_666 wrote:
Thanks to all who assisted me on this issue. Turns out it was a scheduled task made by one of my so call friends as a joke.

Not a nice "joke"!! If in an emergency, and an ISP computer link is needed, it could be life threatening!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Operating Systems Reply with quote

An operating system (OS) is a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs.
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