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computer locks automatically

Nov 12, 2010 7:41PM PST

If mouse remains untouched for a few seconds, my computer gets locked automatically. The message "picture image as appearing in start menu, below that my name svsabnis, below that locked.
and below that switch user." When I click picture image or my name display of whatever site I was, turns on. To overcome this problem I have set hibernate and sleep period as NEVER. But the problem persists. Any participants/expert may be able to advise as hoe to overcome this problem.

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Try Power Settings
Nov 13, 2010 8:56PM PST

Open Control Panel - in the upper right corner, if View by "Category" is shown, change it to "Small Icons" - then open "Power Options" (2nd column). Select "Balanced (recommended)", then on the left side of the window click "Change when the computer sleeps" (or 'Choose when to turn off the display') - Select "Never" for both the Display, & "Put the computer to sleep". - Restart your PC.

Hope this is all it takes to solve your problem.
...pjdc3

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computer locks automatically
Nov 14, 2010 6:59AM PST

Thanks pjdc3 for your valuable suggestion. I have already undertaken this exercise and set power option, hibernation and sleep,as NEVER. I have already indicated this when I posted this topic. But it does work. The problem persists still.Any takers ?

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window locks automaticacally.
Nov 14, 2010 7:03AM PST

I had undertaken this exercise. But the problem persists,

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Exercise
Nov 14, 2010 11:18PM PST

OK, the simplest didn't do it. Are you using a laptop, or wireless mouse with a Low Battery? That may also cause your computer to Hibernate.

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MS Hibernation Page
Nov 14, 2010 11:39PM PST

Maybe this Sleep & Hibernation FAQ page will help you.

No personal experience, but I've heard a USB keyboard can cause this problem... updated drivers solve it.

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windows locks automatically.
Nov 15, 2010 6:32AM PST

Thanks for your advice.

a participant of Microsoft community forum has give an answer to this problem which seems to have worked. The answer was.
Right click on the desktop
click on personalize
click save screen
Uncheck 'on resume, display log on screen.'
After undertaking this exercise the problem stands resolved.

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Problem Solved
Nov 16, 2010 5:01PM PST

Glad you found the problem, & thanks for sharing the answer with the rest of us.
...pjdc3