Windows 7

General discussion

disconnect when idel

by Nobody-cares / November 1, 2012 10:06 AM PDT

for the last few days my windows 7, 64 bit acer computer has returned to the log in page ( where you enter your password to log into windows ) when left Idle I like would like to turn this off as it happens when I turn on say my defrag program then turn off the monitor so as to let it run when i sleep.any help please.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: disconnect when idel
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: disconnect when idel
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Read through ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 1, 2012 1:56 PM PDT
In reply to: disconnect when idel

these links and see if any apply to your specific problem. Follow the steps detailed for each rather than just looking at the first paragraph and saying "that isn't it" because one of them is probably the problem.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/laptops-and-notebooks/how-do-i-enable-disable-passwords-when-resuming-from-hibernate-standby-

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-vista/How-do-I-change-the-password-requirement-when-my-computer-wakes-from-sleep

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29410/beginner-automatically-lock-your-computer-when-youre-away/

Collapse -
no go
by Nobody-cares / November 1, 2012 4:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Read through ...

i did all this but it still returns it self to the log on screen if it idles for a time.

Collapse -
Preventing computer from idling to sleep
by kc6qdi / November 24, 2012 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: Read through ...

You can adjust how long your computer waits before sleeping or hibernating—or prevent it from turning itself off altogether. But be careful. On a battery powered laptop, inhibiting sleep or hibernation can result in data loss if the battery dies. Here's how to prevent your computer from entering a power-saving state:


1.
Open Power Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Power Options.

2.
On the Select a power plan page, click Change plan settings next to the selected plan.

3.
On the Change settings for the plan page, click Change advanced power settings.

4.
On the Advanced settings tab, double-click Sleep, double-click Sleep after, and then do one of the following:

If you're using a laptop, click On battery or Plugged in (or both), click the arrow, and then click Never.


If you're using a desktop computer, click Setting, click the arrow, and then click Never.


5.
Double-click Hibernate after, and then do one of the following:

If you're using a laptop, click On battery or Plugged in (or both), click the arrow, and then click Never.


If you're using a desktop computer, click Setting, click the arrow, and then click Never.


6.
If you also want the display to stay turned on, double-click Display, double-click Turn off display after, and then do one of the following:

If you're using a laptop, click On battery or Plugged in (or both), click the arrow, and then click Never.


If you're using a desktop computer, click Setting, click the arrow, and then click Never.


7.
Click OK, and then click Save changes.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the holiday

Find recipes for July 4 with these foodie apps

The Fourth of July means fireworks, fun and food. If you're planning on a barbecue this weekend, we've got the apps to help you find holiday-inspired recipes.