Logs off for no reason?

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

    Hi

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

    --


    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "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
  2. 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.

    --
    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    "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.
    |
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