XP Home--logs me off after a few minutes-requires relogon

Posted on 2005-04-08
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have XP Home.  When I leave my PC for a few minutes, the screen saver comes on and locks the PC.
I went into Control Panel>Power options and set everything to Never.  I even turned off the hibernate and every other setting in there that would put it to sleep or hibernate.
I then went into the Display Properties, set the screen saver to 10 minutes, and unclicked the option to the right of it.

But when I give the PC time to sit for a while, it will lock, requiring me to re-enter my password.  Is there a setting that I am missing?  

Question by:cjjimbos
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    Accepted Solution


    Right mouse click on desktop area select properties.
    Select screen saver tab
    In Monitor Power area select Power button
    Select Advanced tab
    Deselect " Prompt for password when computer returns from standby "
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    Expert Comment

    Check your BIOS settings. The settings in there might be overriding your settings in Windows.
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    Expert Comment

    You must uncheck "On resume display welcome screen"
    in Screen saver settings.
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    That is :
    Go to Start/settings/controlpanel/display
    click screensaver tab.
    There you do it...
    If you select screensaver to "none" it gets unchecked automatically...

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