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Windows 7: Screen Auto Locks after 1min, Can't Disable

12 Feb 2012   #1
Chapp87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Screen Auto Locks after 1min, Can't Disable

Just recently my computer began auto locking after only 1 min of inactivity. I had my computer set so that the screen remained on until I locked it myself or turned it off. Just the other day it started auto locking and I haven't made any changes to it. Just to squash the basic solutions here is what I know it is not.

No, it is not the screen saver settings. The screen saver is off AND the check box is unchecked.

No, it is not the power settings. Everything is set to never turn off.

No, it is not my antivirus settings. There are no settings related to the screen lock.

This problem just started randomly and I cannot figure out how to turn it off. This has become quite annoying especially when the screen locks after only turning my back for a minute or stopping to send a text or take a call.

Oh, and normal programs that prevent the screen from locking like Media Player, Netflix, or a game still prevent the screen from locking.

Does anyone have a solution or know if there is a more hidden advanced option for the lock screen. Because we all know how Microsoft loves to make advanced settings near impossible to find.


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13 Feb 2012   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Is there anyone else using your computer? Do you have Dekstop lock installed?
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13 Feb 2012   #3
Chapp87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No. There is no one else using my computer and I don't have desktop lock installed.
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13 Feb 2012   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if using 'blank' screen saver and then set 9999 min time out, or how ever many minutes you want to put in the box. Mine is set for 120 min. Click apply, okay your way out.
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13 Feb 2012   #5
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

When you went to Power Options, did you try going to the Advanced Settings or just the Basic, you may also have Power Saver enabled:


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14 Feb 2012   #6
Chapp87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I did go to advanced options in the power settings and everything is set accordingly. I also double checked power saver and it is turned off as well. Honestly, I am completely baffled by this.
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14 Feb 2012   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
See if using 'blank' screen saver and then set 9999 min time out, or how ever many minutes you want to put in the box. Mine is set for 120 min. Click apply, okay your way out.
And did you try this too?
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02 Jun 2014   #8
Supremo1975

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am having the same problem with this one. Did anybody resolved this already?
If yes, please help me.
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