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keeping computer "unlocked" when idle for a period of time

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    dncrgrl75 Guest

    keeping computer "unlocked" when idle for a period of time

    Hello! I am trying to find a way to prevent my computer from going into
    "locked" mode when it is idle for awhile. I listen to internet radio and
    after about 20min or so of being idle, my computer locks my account as if I
    put it into "sleep" mode. Therefore, cutting off my radio connection. Is
    there any way I can change the settings so that I can listen longer than
    20min? I already changed the amount of time before putting computer to
    "sleep" while plugged in to "never" but this did not help at all. Thanks!

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    Re: keeping computer "unlocked" when idle for a period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by dncrgrl75 View Post
    Hello! I am trying to find a way to prevent my computer from going into
    "locked" mode when it is idle for awhile. I listen to internet radio and
    after about 20min or so of being idle, my computer locks my account as if I
    put it into "sleep" mode. Therefore, cutting off my radio connection. Is
    there any way I can change the settings so that I can listen longer than
    20min? I already changed the amount of time before putting computer to
    "sleep" while plugged in to "never" but this did not help at all. Thanks!
    Hello.

    We have an excellent tutorial section. One addresses sleep and power issues and should be helpful to you. You can find it here: Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

    I hope this helps.

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    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Re: keeping computer "unlocked" when idle for a period of time

    Hello,

    try the following guide:
    http://www.computerperformance.co.uk..._hibernate.htm

    For additional information, see
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...033.mspx#EGJAC .

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    "dncrgrl75" <dncrgrl75@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Hello! I am trying to find a way to prevent my computer from going into
    > "locked" mode when it is idle for awhile. I listen to internet radio and
    > after about 20min or so of being idle, my computer locks my account as if
    > I
    > put it into "sleep" mode. Therefore, cutting off my radio connection. Is
    > there any way I can change the settings so that I can listen longer than
    > 20min? I already changed the amount of time before putting computer to
    > "sleep" while plugged in to "never" but this did not help at all. Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

keeping computer "unlocked" when idle for a period of time

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