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This started happening a few hours ago. I will be using my computer and it just automatically logs out. It seems to occur when there are memory intensive tasks occurring. It's getting really frustrating because as soon as I start doing something it logs out. Any solutions?

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First, find out if that's really what it's doing - check the system and application logs to make sure it's just logging out, vs. something else. – Mark Allen Nov 29 '12 at 20:08
how do I do that? – Joel Dean Nov 29 '12 at 20:20
Hit Windows+r then type eventvwr.msc to launch the event log viewer. (There are other friendlier ways to do it but that's how I do it) and then expand the selections on the left. You want to expand "Windows Logs" then look in both "Application" and "System" - the list of events will be shown in the middle. Scroll around, look for red/yellow colored events, especially around the time of day this happened. Good luck! – Mark Allen Nov 29 '12 at 20:27
@MarkAllen thanks man I did what you said and I found a program that was giving some form of error. I uninstalled it and works seamlessly now. – Joel Dean Nov 30 '12 at 1:53
Glad to help. :) – Mark Allen Nov 30 '12 at 3:45

I finally got a fix for this problem: Go to Control Panel-Personalization change screen saver=screen saver settings. Adjacent to Wait Box is a small box: on resume, display logon screen, click in the box to remove the check and you will not be returned to the Logon screen when you resume work. You will see your screen saver but hit enter or any key and it will take you back to where you were.

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I think OP means they are actively working when the computer logs them out. A screensaver would not have been launched in this case. – Engineer Toast Sep 30 '15 at 20:10

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