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Anonymous
January 5, 2005 10:41:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

HI,

recently XP Home has been logging me off completely when I have reached
around 15-12 mins inactivity....power settings are set to always on, no
screensaver, etc.....like i said i have changed no settings - this just
started happening a few days ago?

any ideas?....its extremely frustrating because it closes any running
app's...and i have lost some work...also signs me off AOL IM and MSN
Messenger...???

thanks!
Meg

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Anonymous
January 6, 2005 6:53:16 AM

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Hi

Do you see error messages prior to the log off? Have a look in the Event
Viewer for any errors.

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Megan" <Megan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6498EED8-8DD4-4473-913D-E7955DEE41CD@microsoft.com...
> HI,
>
> recently XP Home has been logging me off completely when I have reached
> around 15-12 mins inactivity....power settings are set to always on, no
> screensaver, etc.....like i said i have changed no settings - this just
> started happening a few days ago?
>
> any ideas?....its extremely frustrating because it closes any running
> app's...and i have lost some work...also signs me off AOL IM and MSN
> Messenger...???
>
> thanks!
> Meg
January 7, 2005 3:44:35 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Windows Boots without warning!

By default when WinXP encounters a system failure, it reboots without
warning. The setting that controls this can be changed:

Control Panel/System/Advanced/Settings (Startup & Recovery)/System
Failure/Uncheck-Automatically Restart.

You can use Event Viewer to view and manage the event logs, gather
information about hardware and software problems, and monitor Windows
security events.

To view the event log: Administrative Tools/Event Viewer or
Start/Run/eventvwr.

To review Shutdown Event Tracker data, Open Event Viewer. Click System Log,
scroll to the Event column, and find entries with the number 1075.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q308427

And also:

Go to Start/Run/Msinfo32/Hardware Resources, Components/Problem Devices and
Software Environment/Windows Error Reporting.

Go to Help and Support/Pick a Task (left side)/Use Tools to view.../(left
pane)My Computer Information/(right pane)View the status of my system
hardware and software/Hardware/Update and Troubleshooters.

How to Troubleshoot Hardware and Software Driver Problems
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q322205

Try running the DirectX Tool: Start/Run/Dxdiag, Lower Hardware Acceleration
(Display/Settings/Advanced/Troubleshoot/Hardware Acceleration). Check
System Info for problematic issues: Start/Run/Msinfo32/Hardware Resources
and Components/Problem Devices and Software Environment/Windows Error
Reporting.

Report Error's to Microsoft automatically

Start/Run/gpedit.msc/Computer Configuration/Administrative
Templates/System/Error Reporting. Right click Report Errors/Properties.
Check off Enable and then check off, Do not display links to any MS provided
more information web sites. Apply, ok.

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Megan" <Megan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6498EED8-8DD4-4473-913D-E7955DEE41CD@microsoft.com...
> HI,
>
> recently XP Home has been logging me off completely when I have reached
> around 15-12 mins inactivity....power settings are set to always on, no
> screensaver, etc.....like i said i have changed no settings - this just
> started happening a few days ago?
>
> any ideas?....its extremely frustrating because it closes any running
> app's...and i have lost some work...also signs me off AOL IM and MSN
> Messenger...???
>
> thanks!
> Meg
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Anonymous
January 7, 2005 9:30:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

No...

I'm searching for an answer to the same problem. Are you SURE some
Microsoft hotfix hasn't forced an enabling of an inactivity log off?
Mine started doing the same thing a few days ago for no apparent
reason. No software changes. No hardware changes. No related errors in
Event Log. And it had never, ever done this before.

I'm sure there's something in the Group Policy to undo this "feature."
But where?

Kelly wrote:
> Windows Boots without warning!
>
> By default when WinXP encounters a system failure, it reboots without

> warning. The setting that controls this can be changed:
>
> Control Panel/System/Advanced/Settings (Startup & Recovery)/System
> Failure/Uncheck-Automatically Restart.
>
> You can use Event Viewer to view and manage the event logs, gather
> information about hardware and software problems, and monitor Windows

> security events.
>
> To view the event log: Administrative Tools/Event Viewer or
> Start/Run/eventvwr.
>
> To review Shutdown Event Tracker data, Open Event Viewer. Click
System Log,
> scroll to the Event column, and find entries with the number 1075.
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 10:07:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi all....thanks so much for your input and help - i have yet to have the
same prob again!

"Megan" wrote:

> HI,
>
> recently XP Home has been logging me off completely when I have reached
> around 15-12 mins inactivity....power settings are set to always on, no
> screensaver, etc.....like i said i have changed no settings - this just
> started happening a few days ago?
>
> any ideas?....its extremely frustrating because it closes any running
> app's...and i have lost some work...also signs me off AOL IM and MSN
> Messenger...???
>
> thanks!
> Meg
Anonymous
January 8, 2005 11:38:51 AM

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"Newsdude" <tgromak@gmail.com> wrote:
| No...
|
| I'm searching for an answer to the same problem. Are you SURE some
| Microsoft hotfix hasn't forced an enabling of an inactivity log off?
| Mine started doing the same thing a few days ago for no apparent
| reason. No software changes. No hardware changes. No related errors in
| Event Log. And it had never, ever done this before.
|
| I'm sure there's something in the Group Policy to undo this "feature."
| But where?


Inspect the setting that Kelly mentioned.


| Kelly wrote:
| > Windows Boots without warning!
| >
| > By default when WinXP encounters a system failure, it reboots without
|
| > warning. The setting that controls this can be changed:
| >
| > Control Panel/System/Advanced/Settings (Startup & Recovery)/System
| > Failure/Uncheck-Automatically Restart.
| >
| > You can use Event Viewer to view and manage the event logs, gather
| > information about hardware and software problems, and monitor Windows
|
| > security events.
| >
| > To view the event log: Administrative Tools/Event Viewer or
| > Start/Run/eventvwr.
| >
| > To review Shutdown Event Tracker data, Open Event Viewer. Click
| System Log,
| > scroll to the Event column, and find entries with the number 1075.
|
!