When Maximized prog closes, comp logs out

Dell Studio 1555
September 26, 2010 at 22:43:38
Specs: Windows 7, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz / 4.00 GB Ram
When I Maximize a programme and then minimise it the computer logs itself out automatically. It also happens if i "alt-tab" to a differant window. or hit the start button whilst in the fullscreen program.

This will happen with any "fullscreen" program i.e. any fullscreen game, or if i play a movie in full screen mode. So you can imagine it's very frustrating if i want to quickly alt-tab out of fullscreen to check something online because i have to log back in everytime i do this.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium edition on a Dell Studio 1555, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz, 4.00 GB Ram, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570.

Any help would be great!
Thankies =D

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September 27, 2010 at 06:25:10
First, did this laptop come with Windows 7, or was it an upgrade from Vista? If it was an upgrade, you may need to go to Dell's site and download all of the Windows 7 drivers for your system and install them. If your system came with Windows 7, and this problem began recently, you should try a system restore to a date before you began having this problem. If this fails, you may need to do a system recovery/repair, but before you do, save all of your personal files to an external drive and make sure you have install medium (or copies of downloaded installers) for any programs you installed since new. Post back details and what you have tries so far and let us know the results.

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October 13, 2010 at 05:46:27
Hey, thanks for the reply.

My computer came with windows 7 already installed and the problem has been happening ever since i go tthe computer. Dell said to reinstall windows too, i was really hopeing for another alternative to this. Owell, it looks like i will have to reinstall windows, this blows!
I'll reinstall when i get the chance and post a reply on how it went (i assume it will fix it, if not, then i have nfi)

Thanks =D

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October 13, 2010 at 06:42:45
If you do not have Recovery Disks given to you by the Dell dealer, you had better create them now before you attempt to re-install Windows.

In my opinion, you should have returned the computer to the dealer if the problem was there when you got it. You should not spend any effort to try to rectify Dell's fault.


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October 13, 2010 at 08:50:43
'Dell said to reinstall windows too'
That is always their cop out...take the computer back and demand a new one as the one you have is probably a lemon as the problems started at day one.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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