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Machine locking itself

By mslonecker ·
I have a workstation that is locking after being idle for about 1 hour. The Screen saver is set to none and all the power options properties a set to never. Is there a setting somewhere else that can be causing this?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Machine locking itself

Power Options could be spinning down the hard disks, FIFO cards or the network card.

Could be in Windows or the BIOS. Check both.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Machine locking itself

i put my 2 cents on the nic. check it out under Device Manager, see if 'allow this to shut off to save power' is checked. also disable wake on lan

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by Dr Dij In reply to Machine locking itself

overheating?
I'd check for dust on heatsink and temp in bios shows. overheating causes pcs to lock totally suddenly. this can take from 30 min to an hour.

check fans in case, and on cpu still working

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by Mr.Wiz In reply to Machine locking itself

Could also be the power conservation setting for the monitor, which you'll have to adjust using the monitor front panel.

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by adamtechpro In reply to Machine locking itself

In the screensaver area you should see a check box that says on resume password protect, this could be the culprit if it is checked off. In addition in the power settings under the advanced tab there is an option to password protect when coming out of standy by, this could also be your problem if you use standby.

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by jon In reply to Machine locking itself

locking? Or locking up?

Is your system halting operations or is it preventing access?

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