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Windows 7: Windows automatically logged me off

14 Jan 2012   #1
elliott94

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Windows automatically logged me off

Hi everyone.

I was booted into Windows a couple of days ago, when without any reason what soever, I was logged off, and had to log in again. I checked Event Viewer, which showed the following:

The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because a composited theme is not in use.

Has anyone else ever experienced anything similar, and if so what causes this to happen?

Thanks.


Elliott.


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14 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Did you modify your windows theme files?
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14 Jan 2012   #3
elliott94

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Hi, and thanks for your reply.

No - I haven't changed anything. What does this error mean exactly, and could it be the cause of the logoff?

Thanks.
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14 Jan 2012   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi elliott94, have a look here Windows 7 standard account automatically logs off - Microsoft Answers see if this helps you
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14 Jan 2012   #5
elliott94

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Hi.

Unfortunately, this doesn't help; the problem isn't that this is happening every time I login, it was just a oneoff. The reason I asked the question was that I wanted to know if it was something that I should worry about.

Thanks.
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14 Jan 2012   #6
elliott94

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Hi.

I doubt it's malware, but just out of interest what was the error you had with your registry?

Thanks.
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15 Jan 2012   #7
elliott94

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Hi again.

After more searching through the Event Viewer, I found the following:

The Desktop Window Manager has exited with code (0x40010004)

This error appears several times, so I'm wondering if it's a problem with my theme.

Thanks.
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