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How to prevent my PC from locking

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How to prevent my PC from locking.  I am using a windows XP on a DELL laptop.  I need to run a report at 3am daily.  There is a application that will not run automatically unless my PC is unlocked/active.  My PC screen saver locks itself automatically after 10 min.  There is no way to disable to manually.  Is there a code that i can use to wake up my PC before the task is scheduled to run?  
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by:ThomasBallardIT
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Can you not use scheduled task in the control panel?
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by:orangutang
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Do you mean your computer asks for a password after hibernation or standby mode? You can open your control panel, double-click "Power Options", click the "Advanced" tab, uncheck "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby", and click "OK".
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by:orangutang
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Or maybe right-click your desktop (anywhere besides and icon), click "Properties", click the "Screen Saver" tab, uncheck "On resume, password protect", and click "OK".
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by:Geisrud
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There might be a group policy that makes your computer lock after 10 minutes of inactivity...
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by:achchee
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set your hard drive to "never" turn off.
Under display properties, screen saver, power.
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by:smcfarla
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I believe there's a group policy that locks my computer after 10 min of inactivty and there's no way to adjust the screen saver.  I tried the Control Panel, Power Options, the computer still locks.  I needed to know if there's anyway around this (maybe a code or something to wake up the PC)?
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