Fixing log off issues in Microsoft® Windows® system
Find out the reasons behind log off issue in Windows system and tips to resolve the issue.
It is possible that the Windows system is being used among a number of users. At this time, you can opt for log off option to get out of the system. The log off option is used for closing each user profiles. You can log of the system by just selecting the 'Log off' button placed in the Start menu above the Turn off computer option. There may be a number of reasons behind the issue. The most possible reason includes some applications running in the system. The memory of the system may have been used by the application. Another possible reason behind it includes the Internet Explorer containing a number of temporary files. It may also come up as a result, if the system user configures the system to log on automatically.
Here are some tips to fix Windows inability to log off successfully issues:
- Configure Network Identification Wizard
- Remove programs using Msconfig
- Remove temporary files in Internet Explorer
Configure Network Identification Wizard
If the issue comes up as a result of Windows configured to log on automatically, then you can configure the Network Identification to resolve the issues. For this, you need to go to the Start menu and in the Settings option select the Control Panel. You need to then double-click the System icon and select the Network Identification tab. Select he 'Change' button near to it. Next step is to get the Network Identification Wizard and click the Next button. Select the option 'This computer is for home use and not part of a business network' and enter user name and password when prompted. Finally, click the 'Finish' button to save all changes.
Remove programs using Msconfig
You can try removing processes using Msconfig if you find it as one of the reason for Windows not logging off. For this, you need to type Msconfig in the Run command box and then navigate to the Startup tab. In the Startup tab, you need to disable all and then press the 'Apply' button to save changes. You need to then log off the system. If the log off is successful, then you can ensure that the particular you disabled is corrupted.
Temporary files in the Internet Explorer may cause log off issues in the Windows system. You can remove these temporary files to fix the issues. To do this, you need to open up the Control Panel window in the Start menu. Then, double-click the Internet option and select the Advanced tab. You need to then select the Security tab and click the 'Delete saved pages when browser closed' check box to select it. Thus, all temporary files can be removed from Internet Explorer. You can try cleaning the disk with a disk cleaner utility to fix the issues.
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