Windows 10: Automatically Locking and Restarting

Discus and support Automatically Locking and Restarting in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; After the October 2020 update, I have been having issues with my computer randomly locking and it is extremely annoying. I've done the research and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Pineapple14, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Automatically Locking and Restarting


    After the October 2020 update, I have been having issues with my computer randomly locking and it is extremely annoying. I've done the research and checked a lot of different settings and there is no reason for it to be locking on its own. Recently, after doing updates it randomly restarts on top of randomly locking. I am an online college student and once I get back to school next week I have online finals and I can't have this happen because I will automatically get a zero if I leave the testing window.


    Some stuff I have done is checked my screen saver, checked screen timeout, and more.

    And helpful advice would help a lot.


    Computer: Lenovo Ideapad 330s-15IKB Model: 81F5


    * The updates this year made by windows are personally making me a little angry cause there is always something wrong with the updates and some are causing PCs to break. It needs to be addressed*

    :)
     
    Pineapple14, Nov 22, 2020
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  2. little cat, Nov 22, 2020
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  3. DaveToms Win User
    Broken security by bypassing lock screen on restart

    Question:

    Why does Windows bypass the lock screen when it restarts after a Windows update? I consider this a security design flaw. If a maintenance crew came by my home while I'm at work to do some home renovation upgrades but they left the
    front door unlocked when they finished, when I got home I'd wonder what on Earth they were thinking. I hope I've just missed a setting somewhere to disable this.

    Three things I accept:

    1. Locking my computer to protect my privacy.

    2. Windows restarting after an update.

    3. Windows automatically updating, which is frustrating but acceptable.

    But I don't accept Windows bypassing the lock screen after an update.

    Precondition:

    Windows 10 is set up to require a password at sign in, both on startup and on the lock screen.

    Steps to reproduce:

    Step 1: Lock the computer.

    Step 2: Leave the room.

    Step 3: Wait for Windows to perform an automatic system update.

    Step 4: Windows restarts automatically.

    Problem 1: Windows bypasses the lock screen, instead signing in and showing the desktop.

    Problem 2: Come home and book a doctor's appointment to deal with the stress of seeing my computer unlocked.

    It's my first post in the community so suggestions about posting etiquette are welcome.
     
    DaveToms, Nov 22, 2020
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  4. Automatically Locking and Restarting

    Automatic Restart

    We appreciate your response. We suggest that you turn on the automatic restart using command prompt. However, you need to access the
    Startup settings. On some Windows 10 computer, pressing
    F11
    once a computer boots up will bring the System Recovery menu. We suggest that you check if it's the same on your computer. Here are the steps on how to do so:

    • Turn on your computer, then press F11 simultaneously.
    • If a blue screen with Choose an option shows up, click on
      Troubleshoot
      .
    • Look for Advanced options, then click on Command Prompt.
    • On the command prompt, type this in "wmic RecoverOS set AutoReboot = True".
    • Once done, click the "X" at the top right of the screen.

    Restart your computer and see if the issue persists.

    We would appreciate it if you'd provide a screenshot of the command prompt.

    We're looking forward to your feedback.
     
    Carlos Tin, Nov 22, 2020
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