Windows XP logs me off randomly

June 8, 2009 at 17:15:17
Specs: Windows XP
When I am clicking around in XP it suddenly logs off to the log on screen.
Then I log on ok for a while then it happens again.

I have logmein installed but no Anti virus software.

Can anyone help?

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June 8, 2009 at 18:54:58

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June 8, 2009 at 21:12:28
No this is not the problem when windows logs off as soon as I log in.

I can log in and stay in for a few minutes or hours but randomly XP logs off again..

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June 8, 2009 at 21:43:44

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June 8, 2009 at 23:58:58
No go I'm afraid.

Help anyone!

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June 9, 2009 at 00:20:53
Hm.. when it logs of do you see a blue screen for a seconds? And after it logs off did you done back to the bios boot up screen?

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June 9, 2009 at 00:32:38

No it's not shutting down.

It is logging off to the screen where you click the user icon.
ONly one user with no password.

When I click on the user the screen opens up & I can work normally until it randomly logs off again.

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June 9, 2009 at 00:35:47
Googling finds many possibles, tell us what you tried.

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June 9, 2009 at 06:05:36
Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

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When log out occurs, are your programs still running, when you log back on ????

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June 9, 2009 at 07:20:34
I see you have no anti virus or spyware installed.....

Hmmm.. Perhaps your computer is a robot and it needs to log you off so it can send out information.

I would start with making sure your bare foot computers feet are clean.

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June 9, 2009 at 16:24:34
Googling finds a problem where XP logs off immediately after logon.
My problem is XP logging off randomly.

Will scan for viruses now.

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June 9, 2009 at 17:05:01
xp random log off
DId some digging and found through my event log that this is causing my error:
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Have you run your motherboard PC Diagnostic Tool for Windows XP

If the computer works ok in safe mode, try disabling all services and startup programs using the msconfig tool. See if you still have the issue, then start them up in sequence to troubleshoot the device or driver that is causing the issue.

Start, Run, "MSCONFIG"
Click on the "Services" Tab, put a check in "Hide all Microsoft Services", then click "disable all"
Click on the "Startup" Tab, click "disable all"
Reboot and test

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June 9, 2009 at 17:13:35
Here is more on removing dust.

Take a cover off & clean out the dust, put an external fan on & see if it behaves with the extra cooling. Make sure all the fans ( including the power supply ) are spinning fast, with the power off, give them a spin with a matchstick to make sure they not stuck.

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June 9, 2009 at 17:15:32
Here is more on Event viewer.

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Enter the message source and ID in the text field, then click Go.

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June 10, 2009 at 20:37:02
The problem went away since I took out most of the startup pgms in msconfig.

Thanks guys!


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