WinXP auto-off

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by kiwi_trader, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. I have a winxp setup that automatically logs off after about 10secs. It came from an institutional environment and the user doesnt have screensaver control.

    I got the Admin password and changed the screensaver to 20mins but the darned thing still goes to Alt-ctrl-del to enter mode after 10mins.

    Does anyone know what is likely to be doing this and/or where I should look for it?
  2. Can you set the screen saver to "none" or "off"?
  3. Load task manager, and kill the processes one by one until it stops.....
  4. Try unchecking the box for "On resume, password protect" (see attached screen shot).

    Are you in a networked environment or on a stand-alone machine?
  5. JDAndy


    Without knowing what type of machine you are using, it could be that the suspend feature in the Power Management portion of the BIOS was set-up by whomever originally configured the rig and that is what is causing the problem...just a thought:)