AOL 9.1 Loggs me off when my desktop goes in Suspend Mode.

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I'm running Windows XP Media Eddition, on a Sony VAIO Desk Top, and I'm using Broadband.

While logged onto AOL and whenever I leave my computer idle for say an hour or so, AOL kicks me off and I get the following message: "Your account was signed off when your computer was put in Suspend Mode".

Spoke to AOL and I was told to do the following: Go to Start, Control Panel, then to Power Options. Then I was told to go to the System Standby Drop Down Menu, and next to the System Standby Setting, and click on "Never". However, when I went there, the System Standby Area was colored Gray, and it wouldn't let me make a change.

Doing some research I was told that I had to be logged on as the Administrator in order to make such a change. When I checked to see if I had Administrative Privleges, I was the Owner/Administrator.

Therefore, I don't understand why I can't make the change.

Also, I'm not sure if that is the correct fix anyway!

Doing more research, I found out that sometimes the Computer Manufactures Software (Sony VAIO) over-rides the Operating System (Windows XP Media Edition).

I Googled Sony Power Management and I got some information, and it pointed me to the Sony Power Options Properties, but I still couldn't make the change.

Any ideas how to keep AOL from kicking me off when my computer is idle?

Thanks for your help!
 
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