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Thread: How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?

  1. #1
    Merzitar Guest

    How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?

    Hello. I am not sure if I am in the right catagory or not.

    About 2 days ago, my Windows Vista Home Premium computer enabled some sort
    of Auto Locking feature which I find to be rather annoying (same as if I
    where to CTRL+ALT+DELETE and click Lock Computer or press WINDOWS KEY+L).

    I have already checked alot of things including: Screensaver, Resume on
    Logon, Power settings and much more but all are/should be fine.

    Basicly what happens is that instead of my PC displaying my Screensaver, it
    locks the computer (after 10 minuets of Inactivity)
    I have checked everything I can think of and I just cannot seem to find out
    how to disable this "Auto Locking" feature.

    I would be very greatful if someone could help me out ^_^
    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Hi Merzitar-
    This is a little bit different than WXP.
    Go to "Help and Support", type in "computer locked", pick #4 (When my computer wakes...) for the complete answer to your question. There are choices you may want to make.
    Here's the shorter version: go to control panel/power options. On the "Select a power plan" page, click ""Require a password on wakeup". On the "Define power buttons and turn on password protection" page, "Don't require a password". Click "Save changes".
    While you're at the "Select a power plan" page you can go to the "Edit plan settings" page to change the "...turn off display" and " sleep" times to your liking. (You can also get to this page via control panel/personalize/screen saver.)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Hi again Merzitar-
    I found an error in my post-sorry 'bout that.
    Where it says "Don't require a password", it should say:
    CLICK "Don't require a password"
    Again, sorry 'bout that.
    Last edited by Gary Goldblum; 21-04-2008 at 01:54 PM.

  4. #4
    Merzitar Guest

    Re: How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?

    Don't worry about the mistake ^_^
    Thank you but it's still not working correctly.

    Basicly... It's not sleeping. It just locks after 10 minuets and I found it
    to be very annoying earlier when I was watching a DVD.

    Thanks for trying to help me though.

  5. #5
    SG Guest

    Re: How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?


    To many hits to post here, so try a Google search for the phrase

    vista locks the computer after 10 minutes of Inactivity

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