Computer "logs off" automatically

  ianeon 06:40 26 Oct 10

Good morning - I would be grateful for some help with this problem please.
I have just re-installed my Windows 7 Home Premium everything went well except that now if I stop using my computer it automatically "logs off".
This happens one minute after I stop doing something.
When I log on again it takes me back to the place I was before it logged off.
I've never had anything like this before - can someone help with advice - thank you for your time - Ian

  Simsy 07:58 26 Oct 10

that it's set for a very short time before "sleeping" or "standby"...

Check the Power options; Go to Control panel and type "Power" in the search box. "Power Options" should be one of the areas that appears.

I can't remember the exact button sequence, but have a look at the options in there.

Good luck,



  ianeon 08:33 26 Oct 10

Simsy - Thank you for that.
I checked my settings and they are all for one hour.
I even did a memory check to if it was anything to do with that, but no joy.

  recap 09:38 26 Oct 10

Check that the screen saver is not active.

If that's not the reason, try and have a look at your setting in you Local Group Policy by clicking on Win+R, type gpedit.msc
Navigate to Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options and check the setting here.

You may have to be logged on as Administrator for the above.

  birdface 09:38 26 Oct 10

maybe set them to never and see if that sorts out the problem.

  birdface 09:42 26 Oct 10

Choose when computer sleeps.Never.Never.

Choose when to turn of the display.Never.Never.

Thats what I have set mine to and get no problems.

  ianeon 14:55 26 Oct 10

recap - I run Home Premium which doesn't have the "gpedit.msc" facility
buteman - I have done as you suggested but it didn't make any difference.
Thank you for your input

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