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Windows 7: Win7 keeps going to the login screen when idle for a while


19 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 
Win7 keeps going to the login screen when idle for a while

Hi all

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed and am having a problem with the machine going to the login screen when the machines is idle for a while. I don't have to set to do that. Sleep and hibernate are both set to Never, and there is no screen saver in use at this time. It is very annoying to have to keep logging back in after the machine has been idle for only a short time. And no matter what I set where is still does it.

Any suggestions on what I need to set to prevent it from doing this would be very much appreciated.

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19 Jun 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tink View Post
and there is no screen saver in use at this time.
Is your screen saver set to (None) or Blank ?
If it's set to Blank, change it to (None).
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19 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tink,

In addition, double check to make sure that you uncheck the On resume, display logon screen box in Screen Saver Settings. If checked, it will still lock the computer automatically to the log on screen even with (None) selected for screen saver.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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19 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tink View Post
and there is no screen saver in use at this time.
Is your screen saver set to (None) or Blank ?
If it's set to Blank, change it to (None).
Hi David, thank you for your time to help. It is set to None.
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19 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Tink,

In addition, double check to make sure that you uncheck the On resume, display login screen box in Screen Saver Settings. If checked, it will still lock the computer automatically to the log on screen even with (None) selected for screen saver.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn, thank you for your assistance. Yes, that box was checked. I had unchecked it at the beginning as it is a new computer, but, I did have to do a system restore at one point and it obviously went back to before unchecked it. As there is no screen saver selected, and the On resume is now unchecked, the idle time is now grayed out. So I have now unchecked it again and will see if that works. I will post back and let you know if it holds.

Thank you.
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19 Jun 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Tink. I'm glad that we could help.

Yeah, if it was checked, then that most likely was the cause.
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