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Question: NONE WORK / Screen Saver / Lock screen SS / Turn off display after 5 mins

I did an upgrade from Win 7 , and Screen Saver / Turn off display after 5 mins was working under Win 7 64 bit
As my title suggest Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins are not working under Win 10
The Lock screen Slideshow is there when Win 10 starts but only shows ONE image, never moves to another.
THINGS I've done so far to get any of these working ...Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins
I’ve turned off all the Wake on lan functions
Tried different folder/ images for the lockscreen Slideshow ,window spotlight and picture
Tried to set new power options , was able to get SLEEP to show up in "Start" as it was not there before, but once click , the display DID turn off, but wouldn’t turn back on with mouse movement keyboard presses, had to do a hard reboot. Win 10 started without issue and the SLEEP mode was no longer aviable via the power "start" menu.
Anyone have a clue how to get all of these working. Really would like my display to turn off after 5 mins , and the Screen saver to work , the Lockscreen I'm not fussed about

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Preferred Solution: NONE WORK / Screen Saver / Lock screen SS / Turn off display after 5 mins

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Is it possible to turn the displays off after 10 minutes of inactivity, but for the display to lock only after 30 minutes of inactivity? The numbers are examples, but probably close to what I'd set.

I'm keen to save power, but having a short inactivity period, but I don't want to be entering my password all the time.

Answer:Turn off display after 10 mins; lock desktop after 30 mins?

You can use the power saver options to turn the screen off after a certain amount of time.

Even if the monitor is turned off due to inactivity, you can also set a screen saver to blank screen after the same about of time that you used in the power options to turn off the monitor. Put a check by the "On resume, display logon screen". Then add a delay between the time that the screen saver comes on and the time that the computer locks:


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"ScreenSaverGracePeriod"="1111"
You can change the 1111 to any number between 0 seconds and 2,147,483 seconds.
If you would rather not use the screen saver method...
...you could use a scheduled task that triggers after an idle period:

Code:
rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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All of my "Idle" settings take effect despite not being idle. I have set my power managment settings to turn off my screen after being idle for 20 minutes. Rather than turning the screen off after being idle for 20 minutes, the screen turns off every 20 minutes regardless of whether or not I've been idle. The screen immediately comes back on as it typically turns off in the middle of my typing an email or a forum post. I have tried this on various time settings, as low as a minute and as high as 20 minutes. It seems that my system activity is not recognized (i.e. my typing and mouse usage) unless the system is specifically looking for activity, such as when the power management system has taken affect and the screen saver has come on, or the display shuts down, etc. This isn't a huge deal except that, when my settings included going to my lock screen I had to put my credentials in every time that the system shut off the display. I've read the solutions that suggest setting all of my power managmeent options to "never". This is simply not an acceptable solution. If I am using my computer in a public place and I get up to get a cup of coffee, I want my computer to lock itself after 5 minutes of inactivity. Additionally, if I'm in the middle of taking notes at a lecture, I want my display to shut down and conserve power after I have been idle for a time. Simply telling the machine to never use its security and power saving functions does not fix the problem, it si... Read more

Answer:Idle settings (Screen Saver, turn off display, etc.) take ef...

NWS106 I understand the problem, as my PCs seem to disregard the Power Options some times, too. Instead of turning off the PC, why not just Lock the screen:  http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/3-ways-to-lock-windows-10-computer.html That's what I do, and it only takes a couple of clicks. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================

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This is an odd request, but my mom would like this and I can't figure out how. :P

Is there a way to prevent the screen from turning off when the computer is locked? She likes her lock screen images but the screen turns off after 30 seconds or so when locked. (I tried telling her to use desktop wallpaper, but she likes the lock screen better.)

Answer:Keep lock screen on (don't turn off display)

Originally Posted by Vaindil


This is an odd request, but my mom would like this and I can't figure out how. :P

Is there a way to prevent the screen from turning off when the computer is locked? She likes her lock screen images but the screen turns off after 30 seconds or so when locked. (I tried telling her to use desktop wallpaper, but she likes the lock screen better.)



Check this tutorial, it should work for ya!

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...f-timeout.html

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This is an odd request, but my mom would like this and I can't figure out how. :P

Is there a way to prevent the screen from turning off when the computer is locked? She likes her lock screen images but the screen turns off after 30 seconds or so when locked. (I tried telling her to use desktop wallpaper, but she likes the lock screen better.)

Answer:Keep lock screen on (don't turn off display)

Vaindil said:

This is an odd request, but my mom would like this and I can't figure out how. :P

Is there a way to prevent the screen from turning off when the computer is locked? She likes her lock screen images but the screen turns off after 30 seconds or so when locked. (I tried telling her to use desktop wallpaper, but she likes the lock screen better.)



Check this tutorial, it should work for ya!

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...f-timeout.html

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I'm sure this is possible. Right now in my Screen Saver settings I have unchecked the "on resume, display logon screen" checkbox. In my power settings, I have set the laptop to turn off the display after being idle for 10 minutes. However, everytime the display turns off for some reason it still locks the screen. What gives!?

(system: Vista Business x86)

Answer:How to turn off display when idle, but NOT lock screen (switch users)?

There have been issues with this, and I can't remember what the solution was, but there's an extremely simple workaround (if you don't use a screen saver): set the wait time to a very high number (like 9999 minutes). It will never lock again.

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This keeps happening after the update a couple of weeks ago. I set it to 30 mins, it resets itself to 10 mins. No viruses, no malware on my system.

Any suggestions much appreciated.

Answer:Screen Saver Keeps Resetting Itself to 10 Mins

If you suspect an update I don't see any alternative but to look through them and see if any seem remotely related to the issue. If none of the updates bean on the screen saver then process of elimination may be the only solution.

The "easy way" may be if you have a Restore Point from just before the updates.

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Ever since I did the latest windows updates this happens. I set it to 30 mins, at some point it resets itself to 10 mins. Suggestions appreciated.
 

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Since installing Windows 10 my LG monitor goes to screen saver within mins, comes back when mouse is touched. Tried monitor on another computer and it was fine. Screen Saver set to come on in 30 mins.

Answer:Monitor goes to screen saver within mins with Windows 10

Check your power plan (control panel)

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Screen saver works on each profile.
Screen saver will Not activate at lock screen or login screen.
Have used gpedit.msc to enable screen saver and to set screen saver time out.

have resorted to sleeping my monitor after 5min.
I would like to use the screen saver instead.

Any Ideas.

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Hi, first post here by a rather happy Lenovo Yoga 13 + Windows 8 user.

As the topic says, is it possible to have the lockscreen turn on automatically after a few minutes?

As it is now I can only get to the lock screen after waking up the computer from the screen saver. I would like to have it configured so that the traditional screen saver is bypassed and it goes straight to the lock screen and stays there forever until I swipe it up.

I think the lockscreen is a very beautiful feature and it's great to see all these small notifications. It would be wonderful to just be able to glance at my computer and seeing these notifications without actually having to touch it.

I feel it's kind of useless to only see the lock screen while you're actually logging in, because then you'll see your notifications anyway on your start screen.

Answer:Can I use the lock screen as a screen saver?

The easiest way is to right click your account icon on top right of Start Screen and Lock it.

Don't know of a way to auto lock.

Jim

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Hi,

I want to lock the screen saver for all users because I don't want them to change it and only the administrator can.
or,
Is there any idea to lock desktop properties??

thank you,,

amhbh

Answer:How I can lock Screen Saver?

You can do it through the local computer policy or an easier way is to use windows steady state

http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/details.aspx?familyid=D077A52D-93E9-4B02-BD95-9D770CCDB431&displaylang=en

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I have 2 users, both have screen saver "on resume, password protect" checked (by mistake). I have never set any passwords for this. I click on either of the users and receive "loading personal settings", immediately get "logging off" and then "saving personal settings". Cannot get to desktop for control panel to change. This is on my home computer.

Answer:screen saver lock out

Tap f8 on bootup then go into safe mode and access the user accountsSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Question: Screen saver lock

I don't know if this belongs in the software section or malware.

I'm using Windows XP and lately whenever the screen saver is enabled, it locks up the screen. I can enter the password to unlock the screen saver, but then I cannot do anything with the screen. I have to log the user out or reboot the machine.

I have run SpyBot and found nothing. As far as I know, nothing was changed in the registry.
 

Answer:Screen saver lock

Firstly is it just the standard Windows XP screensavers you are using, or something else you have downloaded and/or installed?
 

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When my machine goes to screen saver it goes blank with the cursor in the middle and locks up. I reboot by shutting off and restarting. I have tried the properties on the desktop to turn off the screen saver and when I try to do anything with the screensaver the computer locks up. Help
 

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Lately my downloads have been stopped after a few minutes, and I get this note: "Zone Alarm Security Alert. Generic Host Process for win32 services tried to send data to the Internet, but was denied access by the Screem Saver Internet Lock."I've never heard of this "lock" - nor, until recently, has it ever appeared before. What is it, and how do I deal with it please!

Answer:Screen Saver Internet Lock

Go Hereclick here

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I have a very strange problem, I'm stumped and would appreciate any help.
On my new HP6910 laptop, when my XP Pro SP3 (system default XP) Screen Saver comes on, the screen has a partial heavily corrupted copy of the bottom taskbar at the top of the screen (!) and when I ctrl-alt-delete and enter my password the taskbar at the bottom is missing all of its text but otherwise looks reasonable. The Oulook, Word, and other started tasks in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen have their icons, just no text, even if there is a group of them and you hover the mouse over the group and they expand. Most of them still work, but Windows Desktop Search (WDS) doesn't work and I have to close them and restart them. This seemed to start a few days after I installed WDS, added a DVI monitor to the docking station and the same day I installed Activesync 4.5. I've reinstalled WDS and removed my wallpaper but this didn't help, I'm about to reinstall Activesync but it takes a few hours to sync for the first time so I thought I would see if anybody had any other ideas before doing this.
All help is greatly appreciated!

paul

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I can enable auto turn off screen after period of time in control panel. But i found in lock screen, the monitor won't turn off automatically even if the time period is expired. Is there any way to solve this?

Answer:How to enable auto-turn-off screen in lock screen

If you haven't, try setting the screen saver (can use blank) and set it to the same time as the monitor time out.

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lock screen saver for no changes I have 8 machines that user's keep playing with would like to set the screen saver and lock it for no changes. Small biz with peer to peer.Thank you for any help you may provide.Frank

Answer:trying to lock screen saver from users changing it.

In xp i think you can do it through local policies but not 100% sure.Maybe some of the lads on here will know more.

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Hello, it's possible to windows immediately initiate screen saver when I lock'im? (WINDOW KEY + L)? No matter how many minutes I put to initiate the screen saver. I want that it begin immediately after I lock windows. Just like GNOME does.

Thanks, if it's possible, I hope you guys help me.

Answer:Begin screen saver when lock computer

I don't think its possible - try choosing the password option when the screensaver is interrupted and set the screensaver interval to 1 min.

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Hi all here is another fix that I am posting here that will help a lot of people. Now if the PC is set up in a workgroup (home PC) the screen saver will work this write up is only for once the PC is joined into a domain and if the screen saver dose not work but has too for security reasons (ie like when you walk away from your desktop)Problem was on a Fresh install of W7 Pro (in a domain only) after W7 is all set up and all functions / options work (ie screen saver etc) Now when the PC was set up (in a workgroup) the screen saver would work normally and take the password and function normally but once joined into a domain the screen saver would never kick in and lock the PC as it should. Changing power options had NC, recreate profile NC etc etc. Here was the FIX and it worked 2X. If the PC's have ANY USB wireless devices like mice or keyboards etc. You must get the drivers from the manufacture (including Microsoft ones) even knowing when you plug in a wireless mouse and W7 installs it and it functions but the PC will not lock (so it is at the crtl+alt+del screen) get the wireless device drivers install them and all is good.       

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Hello all- I updated the BIOS to 2.26 a while ago and ever since then there's no on-screen indication of caps lock on/off, screen brightness or volume when I change it. Since it seemed to be affected by BIOS, I updated again to 2.27 just now, but the problem persists. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help. EDIT: Just fixed my own problem. I needed to update the Hotkeys Feature Integration by downloading the utility thingy from this page. Probably wasn't a BIOS thing after all.













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Answer:T440s: No on screen display of caps lock, volume, screen brightness, etc.

Hi Brightnsalty,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you were facing issue with On Screen Display earlier on ThinkPad T440s.
 
And we glad to hear that the issue has been resolved after installing Hot key feature application.
 
I also suggest you to update Lenovo power management application, if the OS is Windows 7, please update Lenovo Power Manager application.
 
Cheers! 

Hemanth Kumar






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Now that the Microsoft Battery Saver app has been updated in Denim to include a % view on the start screen, how can this percentage be added to the lock screen on my Lumia 830?

Answer:How do I attach an updated Battery Saver app to the lock screen?

You can't...
Just swype down on your lockscreen and you will see the battery percentage under the battery icon... I know it is not the same but the info is still accessible from the lockscreen.

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I cannot switch off the screen saver funtion.  I've selected "none" on the personalization page but the screen saver still activates.  I've changed the time-out to 600 minutes and it still activates within 10-15 min.  I have a program for uploading video that takes time to run and once the screen saver activates the program is stopped.  Since I don't have much use for the screen saver I'd like to turn it off but can't.  thoughts? 

Answer:Cannot turn off screen saver.

WPM15 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! It may not be the screensaver that is the problem. Go into Control Panel --> Power Options and check the various options there.  There is one about when the screen is blanked.  That might be the problem.  Set it to "never" to prevent it from blanking.Good Luck

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My computer is set up to turn on the screen saver automatically after 15 minutes and then to require password to start again. This option is locked in the setup, in my old XP could it be turned off in the registry by turning off a screensaver is secured option. Is there any simalar option in windows 7 ?

Regards
Nordlund

Answer:Turn off screen saver

See if this helps:
Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

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I was wondering if anyone knew what settings I could change to lock the computer after it goes to sleep/screen saver kicks in (like XP Pro does). I just realized that after the screen saver and/or sleep kicks in, when I reactivate the computer, it doesn't revert to the windows logon screen (yes, the on resume, display logon screen is checked in the screen saver), it goes straight back into the account it was in.

I tried changing all kinds of security settings but to no avail. Anyone know a way around, or if this is a common issue?

Thanks.

PS - I set my logon screen to not show user names, so you need both the user name and password to access any account (and no-one can tell how many accounts are on the system), not sure if that "setting" is an issue to automatically go to the log-on screen after sleeping/screen saver. Help...thanks.

Answer:Vista Ultimate doesn't lock after sleep or screen saver

Hi, QuantumJump, and welcome to the forums.

Take a look at this tutorial - Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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i want to make a shortcut on my desktop to activate the screen saver and also locks the computer at the same time?????????

Answer:how to make a shortcut to lock computer and activate screen saver

For the screensaver, find the .scr file in C:\Windows\System32\ then create a shortcut to it with the -s flag. For example:
Target: C:\Windows\system32\[screensaver].scr -s

For locking the workstation, use:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Not sure you can do both in one, but I think you can set the screensaver to ask for a password afterwards, which has the same result.

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Hi I have a standard Lenovo W500 4062-2XG (3 months old).  I am running an external 22" screen with extended desktop and a Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse.   The machine was installed with Vista Ultimate, but I was having too many problems with Vista so I used the included XP downgrade CDs to install XP Professional instead. I am experiencing a hanging problem that I need some assistance with.  This is the series of events that causes the hang: 1. Lock my workstation using ctrl+alt+del and selecting "lock computer", or using the win button + 'L'.  I am presented with the standard "This computer is in use and has been locked" Lenovo dialog window, with the option to swipe a finger, or press ctrl+alt+del and enter a password.2. Walk away from the workstation until the screen saver is scheduled to automatically start up.  The screen saver has password protection enabled.3.  At this point, the locked Lenovo dialog window (from point 1) disappears, but the screensaver does not initialise.  All that remains is the background wallpapers on both screens and some slight activity from the hdd light on the laptop.  I am unable to do anything further.  ctrl+alt+del has no effect and neither do any other buttons.  The keyboard is still responsive (indicated by the numlock light) and I can still see the mouse pointer and move it around, but I cannot do anything else.  I am forced to physically shut down the ... Read more

Answer:W500 Vista & XP Computer Lock + Screen Saver causes Hang

Hi I have the same problem, except that I do not have the screensaver set to password protect. In fact I dont even have the screensaver set. So if any have a solution for the problem I would also very much like to know. RegardsFrederik

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Hello.

I just installed Vista Ultimate 32-bit on a computer used by a few guests in my house.

In Windows XP, when the screen saver would activate from idle and someone would move the mouse it would show the list of users.

In Windows Vista, after I move the mouse it goes back to the last logged in user's desktop.

In screen saver, I clicked the "go to logon after resume" check for every user's screen saver but it doesn't work.

How can I fix this?
 

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Hi
Is there a way to have an icon on the desk top that will start the screen saver.
Sometimes I would like to turn on the screen saver when i leave the computer and not have it wait the 5 minutes I have set.
I don't want to have to change the time delay each time.

I'm using Windows 7- 64 bit
Mike
 

Answer:Solved: screen saver turn on

It's better to blank the screen or put the PC to sleep, but the answer to your question is 'yes.'

Put a shortcut to the screen saver on your desktop. Easiest way is to just right click and hold on the file and drag it to the desktop. When you release the pop-up menu includes 'Create shortcuts here.'

For example, if you want the "Mystify" screen saver the file is C:\Windows\System32\Mystify.scr.
 

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Hi there,
I face some issue about our W7 installation by WDS. We try to active Screen Saver by script during the installation process. But what we se is about the fact that the screen saver is active after the installation for Administrator, but is not active for the basic users in the domain.
Thanks for your help.
This one part of our script code:
**************************************************
Rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rem - Screen Saver for all users -
Rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveActive /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v scrnsave.exe /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ALTISV~2.SCR
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /d 120
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /d 1

REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveActive /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v scrnsave.exe /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ALTISV~2.SCR
REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /d 120
REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /... Read more

Answer:Screen Saver on W7 is not turn on for all users

How are you creating your image for WDS???
Long story short, set up the Screen Saver in Audit mode, and make sure CopyProfile=True on the unattend.xml file, and you'd be sweet. (I know, I've just done it)
And If you need more help on WDS, let us know.

Chur

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Does a screen saver continue running even after the monitor is turned off via power management?
 

Answer:screen saver and monitor turn off

If a tree falls in the woods, and nobody is around, does it make a sound?
I don't believe the process is terminated, so technically, it should still be running. I've never run anything to verify that though.
 

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Hi -

Help. Ever since I had a crash a few months ago my monitor wouldn't shut off. I set it over and over to do so with the power settings, but no good. I didn't know about you guys and I just shut the whole computer off every night. Here's a weird thing. I could swear that I used to have the options of hibernate and stand by with this machine . It's a Sony Vaio with all the hardware on it. It's just mine - no network. I don't think I'm confused back to more than 5 years ago. I just let it all go. I think I read that the best thing was to shut it all off and that's what I've been doing for a long time, even before the crash. I went to Microsoft and looked where I was told and no hibernate or standby. I put it in search and got a whole lot of files that ended in .inf

Well, since yesterday my screen saver won't start up at the set 20 minute time. At least I didn't have to turn off the monitor all the time because the screen saver would go on during the day.

Today I posted some other problems that are popping up lately in the XP forum. I hope this isn't the end. The screensaver is another new problem. Any help is always appreciated. OH, this is good, it won't let me post as it says I just posted 10 secs ago. I posted something this morning. GREAT. It's the end.
Dawn
 

Answer:HELP Monitor won't Turn Off Now Screen Saver's Off

Did you ever find out what caused your computer to crash? Are you able to run an anti virus scan?
 

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Just recently,within the last couple days, my screen saver has decided not to work. It has always worked without any problem before, and im not sure why it decided to stop.

I've checked everything that i know with my knowledge, but it seems fine.

A couple possibilities are that when i did a google search on this problem, i found a post saying something about editing the screen saver file in C:\WINDOWS, but i notice that i dont have that file.

I dont know if the file was always never there, or maybe it was deleted somehow.

Another possibility is that there is a program running in the background, but i dont think that is the case because its the same programs running when it worked before.

Thanks in Advance

Answer:Screen Saver wont turn on anymore

Well it might be a dumb suggestion, but if you don't have the "screensaver file" (whatever THAT is) where it's supposed to be, maybe that's why it's not working.

So then MAKE one, maybe.

Post a link to the site that talks about the screensaver file and maybe we can make you one to fix it. Or something.

Have you gone to the XP setting from Desktop>Properties ? It has a timer on it so it starts after a certain amount of inactivity. Did this change ?

Can you do the "Preview" ?

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Hi guys. I have been trying to get my monitors to shut off so I don't get a burn in on my screens. I can't seem to figure out what is causing them to stay on. I tried enabling a screen saver which won't turn on and I also tried making a keyboard shortcut to turn off the monitor with a cmd command. Whenever I use the shortcut the monitors go down for a second and then pop right back on. I read somewhere it could be my mouse or keyboard causing it to stay awake, but I don;t think this is the problem seeing as it was fine on windows 7. Can anybody help me out?
Thanks!

Answer:Monitors will not turn off/Screen saver won;t activate

Since going to Win 10 I have the same problem and have traced it back to my game controllers which are plugged into a USB hub. When I unplug the hub from the computer the screen saver and screen off works fine. Good luck.

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ANyone have aclue how to get these working again  i did a clean install of windows and for the life of me can't get these to work I've installed all drivers from the drivers page with no luck

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I have my power settings set so the screen saver comes on after 10 minutes, and the display turns off after 15 minutes. Everything starts off hunky dory. Though whenever I add a monitor or change resolutions there's a 50/50 chance I'll get a "windows explorer has stopped responding, windows explorer is restarting" error. Once that restarts my screensaver/power options won't start again until I reboot the computer.

Previewing the screen saver works, but it won't start up by itself.

Changing or resetting the power plans has no effect.

Answer:Screen saver doesn't turn on after explorer crashes

The screensaver and some of the power functions are handled by the video drivers. Update those if possible.

If those video drivers are already up to date, then let's start looking for a reason for explorer restarting. Use Process Explorer to see you we can find an app that is exiting and taking explorer down with it. You can change one setting to make it easier to see such an app:
File > Options > Difference Highlight Duration
...set that to 9 seconds.

If Process Explorer does not help, then take as many things out of the equation as you can via this process: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If a clean boot does not stop explorer from restarting when you change screen resolutions then spend some time with these steps: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have been struggling with this problem for over two months.LAN connection

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Hi, new to these forums, hope I don't break any rules or anything here.

My laptop is a
Sony Vaio - Model: SVE141R11L
Product name: SVE14135CXB
Pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64
Intel(R) Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
6GB RAM w/ 900GB HDD space
Purchased in Navy Exchange last year (around July 2013)

I have dropped it once or twice from at most a 3ft fall inside a padded case. I mostly use my computer for school work, some gaming, extensive video/photo editing, internet browsing. I've installed some debatable programs but have been installed long ago. Most of my programs included Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, Steam, iTunes, uTorrent, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Winrar, VLC, etc. But are now gone due to the refresh I had just done last week for prior problems, but still experience problems.

I recently been having issues with my computer where it just won't respond at all. Like today, I had it working for a few hours, but then went out and left my laptop on the lock screen, and came back to it being completely stuck. Completely stuck as in, no keys or clicks would unlock the screen to the login prompt. However, my cursor was fully able to move around the screen, and my caps/num lock buttons work as they display the lights enabling/disabling them. The time when it was stuck was 8:03pm, but the clock was stuck on 7:55. But on the bottom of the front of the laptop, the HDD orange light is not lit up at all, which I believe suggest that the HDD is not reading/properly reading. Oddly e... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen Stuck, Cursor/num/cap lock work

Sounds like one too many drops killed the computer. You may get lucky and find a local mom & pop shop that will fix it cheaper then Sony.

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I recently began experiencing a strange issue. I am having trouble selecting a screen saver. No matter what I select the 'Display properties' box (screensaver tab) crashes or end up "not responmding" I have gone into the administrative tools and see many errors associted with this and displayed as an "application hang (101)" error. Below is the event record associated with it. No matter what scrrensaver I select, it crashes. If Im away and the screensaver does go on, it runs erratic and slow, and when I come back to try and activate the desktop, its slow responds slowly and as in slow motion. All programs work fine, no other errors. Any help appreciated and thanks. I have XP Pro, running McAfee firewall and virus protection, Spybot Search and Destroy, AdAware, MS Anti- Spyware. I recently had a bad crash, had to re-install windows, everything was working fine till recently. Thanks again, here is the log

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Hang
Event Category: (101)
Event ID: 1002
Date: 1/31/2006
Time: 10:05:14 PM
User: N/A
Computer: CASA-6W8DZHQPEB
Description:
Hanging application Flocks.scr, version 0.0.0.0, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 48 61 6e 67 ion Hang
0010: 20 20 46 6c 6f 63 6b 73 Flocks
0018: 2e 73 63 72 20... Read more

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I hope Windows 8 will have the ability in screen saver display the filename and path of pictures it sure helps to identify names and dates of old pictures in my screen saver.

Answer:screen saver display the filename

I hope Windows 8 will have the ability in screen saver display the filename and path of pictures it sure helps to identify names and dates of old pictures in my screen saver.

Hi
You can still use the old ssmypics.scr (My Pictures Slideshow) screen saver in Windows 8.
If you have access to an XP system, you can copy the ssmypics.scr screen saver file from the Windows\System32 folder and move the file to your Windows 8 system. Place it in the same folder (If you are using the 64bit version of Windows 8, place
the file in the Windows\SysWOW64 folder).
If you do not have access to the file, you can download a copy from the following link.

ssmypics.scr

Download the file to your Desktop.
Right Click the file and select Properties.
Click the Unblock button.
If you wish, run a scan on the file with your antivirus software.
Move the file to the proper folder.


You can now go to Personalize/Screen Saver. The screen saver will show up as
My Pictures Slideshow. Select the Settings button in the screen saver to see the options.


Regards

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"Move the file to the proper folder."  What and where is the proper folder?

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I have a screen saver that I've used for years in both Win98 and XP. It's now running on my root drive (C) just fine. I had problems with my present copy of Win XP Home so I bought a new copy of XP Home with all the service packs in it. I installed it on another drive so that I could install all my programs before transfering it to my root drive.

When I installed my favorite screen saver there was no problem. However the 'Display Properties' window where the scren savers are selected does not show this new saver as a selection. The .scr file was installed in the 'Windows' folder on the drive just like it is on the copy of XP where it works fine. Since several people say the saver apps are found in the 'System32' folder I copied the .scr file to 'System32' but that didn't help.

Does anyone have any idea why the 'Display Properties' doesn't see the .scr file and put it in the list of savers?

I can open the saver by clicking on the scr file but then there are no settings or timing functions and when I move my cursur and the saver goes off the 'Display Properties' shows the selection for a saver is set to 'none'.

Strange how it works fine in one copy of the OS but not in this new copy.
 

Answer:Screen Saver in XP not found by Display.

You should be able to set up the screensaver by right clicking on it and clicking install. If that doesn't work try putting it in WINNT in the C drive.
 

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I would like to listen to MP3 files, radio, podcasts; directly from the web, more than five minutes. Thank You in advance for Your help.

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good people, i neen ur help. i have a toshiba satellite a30-203, running windows xp. i cant seem to turn off or change the amount of time it takes my screen saver to go blank and get into hybernation mode. so far i have done several things:
gone into toshibe power management options and changed the times i hybernate for 3 mins to 15 mins then to never but no sucess.
i have also gone into windows registry as suggested by a friend and tried changing the time there from the standard 300 secs to 900 and still this problem persist.

please help me cause this has gotten really irritating. i can't even watch a movie with out this black screen/ screen saver coming on, neither can i work properly. i keep having to touch my mouse every 2 to 3 minutes to keep my regular screen on. what can i do. pls help me cause i'm loosing it now. i hope i have clearly described the issue.
impatiently waiting for advice
 

Answer:how to turn off or change screen saver / hibernation mode times

Although I'm not familar with your particular machine, it would seem that you have done what I would do in your situation. Only other suggestions that I can provide would be to do away with your screensaver period, and check to see that there isn't a BIOS setting kicking in power management.
 

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Answer:screen saver won't work

I am running windows Xp but when I set the screen saver to come on it doesn't work can anyone please tell me what could be wrong,

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I am running Windows XP Home and my screen saver stopped working. It works when I preview it, but doesn't work when I am idle. I have the time set to 1 minute just to see if it goes off and it doesn't. Any ideas.

Answer:Screen Saver won't work

Hi mirror,

Is it the one screen saver only? Do any others work?

Rigel

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I have upgrated my pc form xp to vista windows. My problem is my the screen saver does not work. I had same problem when I got XP windows as well .The solution was by disable a file,I think it was (EHK) or something close to this....I dont remember how did I do that>>>would somebody reminde me how to do it ,please?
THANKS
 

Answer:my screen saver does not work

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My screen saver won't run when I leave my PC. The only thing new to my system is I plugged in a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse (Microsoft Wireless Mulitmedia Keyboard 1.1) and installed the software to program the keyboard. If I go to properties and test the screen saver it works just fine. In reading, I tried the Dial-A-Fix and that didn't fix the problem.

Running: Dell P4, 2.8GHz, 512MB, XP Home SP2.
 

Answer:Screen Saver won't work

Click on Start > Run > type msconfig > click on the Startup tab and see if you have one of the items listed below. If so, disable it. Restart and try the screensaver.

1. Ehtray.exe.
2. DVDLauncher.exe
3. Power DVD
4. PCM service.
5. Dell Media software

Steve
 

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Running Windows XP and screen saver does not turn on. It appears, from reading, that if I go into regedit and remove ehtray from startup this might take care of it. Question #1 is if I do this and it does not help can I turn it back on? Question #2 any thing else I should try?
 

Answer:Screen Saver Will not Work

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I can not get Windows XP Screen Saver to work in my Dell Laptop - Inspirion 1710. If I hit the preview key it will go into screensaver mode, but it does not do it automatically. What can I do to reset / fix this?

Thnks

Rob
 

Answer:Can not get XP Screen Saver to work

Since your laptop is Dell, I presume that you use Dell Media Software.
Other people had the same problem too. Try disabling this program to check if your screensaver is working.
Other programs that might conflict with the screensaver might be:
1. Ehtray.exe.
2. DVDLauncher.exe
3. Power DVD
4. PCM service.
 

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I started having weird problems and did a system restore.
The only problem I seem to have now is the screen saver
won't come on when it is supposed to. Help please.

 

Answer:Screen Saver Won't Work

You may have a task running in background keeping the PC busy. Run MSCONFIG, select the Startup tab and uncheck non Micorsoft items. You can use trial and error to find which one you need.
 

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I just recently reloaded Windows 7 64 bit. The screen saver was working. After downloading all the updates it won't work. Is there someway to get it working again?
 

Answer:Screen Saver Won't Work

I found out that it was the wireless mouse. I tried a different mouse ,with a mini receiver and all is fine now.
 

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My Screen saver has worked as long as I have had this computer.  (Dell Inspiron 1545.  @ 8 years old)
The screen saver will come on when I click preview in the Personalize, Screen Saver, settings.
I get a black screen with a statement that There are no pictures in that file.
It works with other selections but not with photos.  I can select different photo folders but it won't work.
When I select OK or Apply on the settings window, the program hangs up.  I have to open the task manager to close it out.
I can come back through the personalization - Screen saver windows and the photos will preview but will not open when the screen saver runs.

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I recently did a fresh instaill of my OS

And i want to use the "Ribbions" screen saver that windows came with, however it does not work.

My screen will show it for 2 seconds and then it will go black

On my old instaill it worked fine

Answer:Screen Saver does not work

Did you have Win 7 beforehand?
Check your graphics card for latest video driver.
Does this only happen with Ribbons. Do other screensavers work properly?

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I realize this is a small issue but my screen saver or "sleep" mode will not come on. Although I don't know if it's related, but I recently installed a Microsoft Laser 6000 mouse - ever since then the sreen saver won't come on AND it won't gone into dark screen/sleep mode. I have to turn off the monitor when not in use.
 

Answer:Screen Saver Won't work

If it's only been since installing that mouse, it's safe to assume the drivers for it are the culprit. Try reinstalling your graphics drivers.
 

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hey i have a problem with my screen saver , when i put it on for like say 5 minutes it will not turn on ...it will just stay right on desktop ... i can preview it ..but it will not work ..i made sure everything was set and applied ...any feed back pleaseeeee
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by lffoar


OK, I tried going through services.msc to make sure nothing there was perhaps disabled, then tried Brink's suggestion and unplugged/uninstalled and/or disabled printers and other peripherals one by one. No change. Then I unplugged the w/mouse and uninstalled the driver, rebooted, plugged it back in, let Windows install a driver and everything works again!!!! Bloody computer, grrrrrrrrrr
Thanks again fellas, really appreciate the help we deadheads get from this site.


ok, if anybody is still out there reading this after all these years, please help me.

I have the same problem --- screen saver does not work --- and I have a wireless mouse in the system. When I first plugged in the USB receiver for the wireless mouse, Windows automatically installed the driver(s).

Should I uninstall the driver(s) and, if so, how do I do that?

Or, do you think the cause of my issue is different?

Or, do you think I should just set a mouse trap?

Thanks!

Answer:screen saver does not work

The problem is, the screensaver does not really save the screen. Only turning the screen completely off will preserve the life of the display. The screensaver is just a diversion --- a fun thing to watch for a few minutes until the screen turns off.

My preferred setting is: 3 minutes of inactivity --> screen saver and 7 more minutes of inactivity --> display off.

Right now, my screensaver does not work, so the net effect is 10 minutes of inactivity --> display off.

One would think that after all these years somebody would have definitively solved the problem, but apparently not.

If anyone does have a solution, Please post if on this thread.

Thanks!

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I've been having this error message come up while I try to use the Screen Saver tab in my Display properties. When ever I click on it I recieve this message:

Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience

Its very strange and while my screen saver does work it doesn't allow me to change it from what it was before because I can no longer access the settings page for it. There is also an error log created in applications log after this error occurs and it looks like this:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 10/24/2004
Time: 12:56:46 PM
User: N/A
Computer: EQMACHINE
Description:
Faulting application rundll32.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module themeui.dll, version 6.0.2800.1106, fault address 0x0001f729.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 72 75 6e ure run
0018: 64 6c 6c 33 32 2e 65 78 dll32.ex
0020: 65 20 35 2e 31 2e 32 36 e 5.1.26
0028: 30 30 2e 32 31 38 30 20 00.2180
0030: 69 6e 20 74 68 65 6d 65 in theme
0038: 75 69 2e 64 6c 6c 20 36 ui.dll 6
0040: 2e 30 2e 32 38 30 30 2e .0.2800.
0048: 31 31 30 36 20 61 74 20 1106 at
0050: 6f 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 offset 0
0058: 30 30 31 66 37 32 39 0d 001f729.
0060: 0a .

I've been having this problem for maybe 3weeks now an... Read more

Answer:Screen Saver tab in Display Properties Failure

Download a free screensaver from the internet. Scan it for virusses. Install it. Go to display properties, select a different screensaver. Uninstall the downloaded screensaver.

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The only screen saver that is on there is that stupid windows xp flag flying around. Why cant I add other screensavers and use them
 

Answer:screen saver in (display properties) is locked up

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We have 5 computers the are only to be used at certain times during the day. All lined up in a row, when they are not in use we would like to put a scrolling message or image on them, that would scroll across all 5 like it was one big screen. Anyone know of any why to make that happen?
 

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DISPLAY SETTING CHANGES ITSELF AFTER COMING OUT OF SCREEN SAVER WINDOWS XP DELL 2400

Answer:Display setting changes after coming out of screen saver.

try using a different screen saver.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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Screen Saver is Disabled in Display settings, If I try enabling in control Panel-> Display. Even Iam not able to do. Can some one Suggest the Solution.
 

Answer:Screen Saver is Disabled in Display settings

It sounds like the screen saver is blocked by Group Policy. Is this computer connected to a domain, or a workgroup/standalone PC?
 

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Is there something built into Windows 7 that will do a screen saver of a library of photos, yet use *both* displays to show multiple photos? There are a couple in there, but they only seem to work on the primary display. Is there a way to enable multiple displays for these?

I have a nice 3rd party app I purchased in the XP days that does this, but was wondering if there was a way to get 7 to do it natively.

Answer:photo screen saver dual display?

Hy there... I attemped to develope a pice of software that exposes pictures on the second display.... it is not the best but i think it might be useful to you.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfGfbCMHw7M
Note: it displays only on the right monitor arrangement like so ( 1-->2 )

and not ( 2<--1) or( 1 )
|
( 2 )
Download at:
http://www.freedrive.com/file/1032224
Click on the big blue arrow on site for download...
this is all that i can answer...

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This is on a rackable minitower at my job (HP Z600 running XP Pro 64 bit) on which I see no screen saver tab in the "display properties" window. How do I restore this option?

Answer:No screen saver tab in display properties window, XP Pro 64 bit.

try the script on line 51:http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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I was wondering if it was possible to set something so that no matter who logs into the computer the screen saver will never come on and the monitor will never turn off and how to do it. We are on a domain here and use Terminal Services, so we don't want this to disconnect our sessions. Thanks.

Answer:Disable Screen Saver and Turn Off Monitor after certain time limit for all users

The only way to do it is to login as each user and set it up. I am pretty sure there is not a way to make it unversal.

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When I put my computer on standby/hibernate I can no longer get it back up and running. The computer turns on but the screen remains black. I have to just shut the computer off and restart to get it going. Also my screen saver doesn't turn on anymore. When I go to the screen saver window it showed [none] as the screen saver. I just tried changing it yesterday to one of the screen saver options but it went back to [none] again. I don't know whether this has to do with my computer being cleaned out of malware weeks ago with help by a technician on this site. Any help you could give on why this could possibly happen would be appreciated.

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had this issue once before when i installed a wireless mouse, do not recall the exact fix, but i have goggled and check all program conflict possibilities..none exist that i can find.
the posts that i can find here are quite dated.

This is a Gearhead optical wireless nano mouse model mp2600BLU their support claims it is plug and play no additioanl driver is needed.
The problem seems to have started after i replaced the batteries in it.
XPpro SP3 fully updated.

any ideas?

Answer:screen saver wont work

The screen saver does not start after you install a wireless pointing device

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My system Froze up and went to a black screen; upon reboot it wouldn't get past the BIOS load screen. I reset the CMOS and now everything works fine except an issue with the photo screen saver. The other screen savers work, but the photo screen saver will not. When I try to go into settings with the photos screen saver selected it looks like it loads something but nothing pops up, and then the screen saver window becomes unusable. It doesn't freeze but it acts like there is a second dialog box open and it's waiting for you to finish with that dialog box (if you know what I mean). I can't preview with photos selected either, but it doesn't become unusable.

Answer:Photo screen saver won't work.

I would be more concerned with what caused the major crash than little problem with the photo ss.

For that you can try running
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you can find a c:\windows\minidump folder and zip the contents of it and attach it to your next post that would be great.
If there's nothing in there or the folder doesn't exist nevermind, I'm just curious what caused the hard reset.

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I have un/reinstalled my xp windows...my problem is my screen saver doesn't work now.I had same problem when I installed the windows first time in my pc. I got the solution in that time by calling the technical support. They asked my to disable a file , then the screen saver did work..Now I forgot that file name and I have same problem again but no techincal supprt anymore.
Anybody can help me to get the screen save works again,please?
THANKS
 

Answer:My screen saver doesn't work

Hello ayad kachou. The simplest thing to do is call the tech support guys again and make a note of the offending file.
 

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I've just realised that the screen saver isn't working on my two week old Acer Laptop, I 'think' I've checked all the obvious things?Can honestly say I've never come accross this problem before.The computer is running XP Home..Your help would be much appreciated, any ideas?Thanks,Terry

Answer:Screen Saver Doesn't Work...?

What screensaver is it? a windows default one or one you have added yourself?

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To who ever can HELP meI enable screen saver to come on after 5 minutes of inactivity, then enable sleep mode after 20 minutes, but it doesn't come on. Am running Win7 64 bit. Can anyone please help me. It ran fine for a long time the only thing i did was to install Starcraft 2

Answer:screen saver doesn't work

Its registry error in ur system so do a registry repair scan with Intel software partner Reg In Out registry cleaner...

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My screen saver doesn't come on XP, I set it to ten min and leave, after hours nothing. Preview works, but it won't engage on its own. Login as admin. Also set my lcd to turn off after 20 min, power options don't seem to work either.
 

Answer:Help screen saver doesn't work

what screensaver is it? uses software rendering?
 

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I've read other threads on this issue, couldn't find an answer??? Where should I look? Same issues, running Vista 64 pre installed on a Gateway. Screen saver sometimes works if I change the time on control panel - screen saver - minutes to wait... if I reset it to any number, it will work for a while, then it stops working.

How do I remove the gremlin that's messing with my system...lol. What do I need to do to remedy this? Where can I find the answer?

Answer:Vista 64 screen saver won't work

Unfortunately this is an issue that seems to plague Vista just like the issue of Vista not remembering folder settings; though there is a registry tweak for the folder issue. I too have had my screensaver mysteriously quit working.

Do you have a wireless mouse and keyboard?

Read here - VISTA SCREENSAVER NOT WORKING. and here - Screen Saver Doesn't Activate in Vista - Bryant Likes's Blog Some possible solutions listed as well.

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Hi, can anyone advise me? Since I downloaded Windows 7 Professional my screen saver doesn't work! I have put in 'Photos' and it works when I preview in Control Panel, so I 'apply' and 'ok' but then nothing happens! What can I do?

Answer:My screen saver doesn't work!

Hello VeronicaMary, Welcome to SevenForums.

How about the time how the screensaver takes effect?
maybe you set it too high or maybe a display driver problem...

another reasons why screensavers wont execute are;

running activity in your pc or sudden movement of your pointing device...

hope our gurus will help you further.

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When I was using Windows 7 Pro I had my power settings setup so that my screen would never turn off and the computer itself would not go to sleep. I did however have the screen saver turned on so it would come on after 15 minutes of inactivity. In Windows 10 I set everything up the same way as I had it in Windows 7 and my screen saver only works during that session of Windows and does not work again after a cold boot. One thing I have noticed is that when I set the screen saver wait time to 15 minutes and then shut the PC down with the Fast Boot option enabled, the wait time setting reverts back from 15 minutes to 1 minute after a cold boot. According to another individual on another forum, the wait time value only revert back to 1 if the fast boot option is enabled and his solution was to disable fast booting. To me, however, this is not a solution but a work around and a bad one at that as the wait time should stay at the value the user set it to regardless of the boot option the user selects.
Note that during an attempt to resolve this problem I used the group policy editor to enable the screen saver and to set the default wait time to 15 minutes. Unfortunately, although the grayed out wait time value remains the same (15 minutes) within the screen saver settings, the screen saver will not work unless the policies are set to "Not Enabled" and the wait time is manually set.
Has anyone else seen this behavior and has been able to come up with a working solution that does not... Read more

Answer:Screen Saver in Windows 10 will not work

I didn't know that anyone still used a screen saver -it's not necessary, now that CRT monitors are no more.

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I know this is not a MAJOR problem, but I was just curious;

I have a laptop HP Pavillion dv9310us with Vista Home Premium.
I set the screen saver to 1 min and nothing happens. Is something set to
block my screen saver from happening or is there a special setting with
Vista to unblock my screen saver?

Thank You very much,
Michael
 

Answer:Screen Saver won't work with Vista

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I have my setting at one minute to screen saver then password to return - will not go into screensaver mode

Answer:screen saver wont work

does it work when you click on test?Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question:

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Anyone had trouble with the screen saver not coming on. I can pick the image, time delay and all, but the screen saver never starts.Any ideas? Tim

Answer:K210 Screen Saver does not work

Hi timhoy, Some times another program running in the background can be set to disable screen saver, or make the pc think their is activity so that it does not initiate the screen saver. See if your system tray has any program like this. It might be something completely different also, but you could see if in power settings what happens if you choose the monitor to turn off after 1 minute. Is that working? If not its even more likely a program is inhibiting the screen saver. Also is it just the lenovo screen saver or all screen savers.... There are some ideas hope some thing works. best, Gadget  

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I have my screen saver set to show pictures from several libraries. In Win 7 pressing the left arrow would display the previous photo. Now when I press the left arrow I sometimes receive an error message, "an error is preventing this slideshow from showing".

Ran DISM and then sfc /scannow but no luck. Reinstalled windows (keeping all apps and settings) but still no luck. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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I have just changed from XP where I used random photos as my screensaver and I had the option to show the file path which was an effective caption. With photos going back many years it was always enjoyable as the photos brought back memories. I am now using Photos as my screensaver in Windows 7 but I can't find any way to show file path / captions. Can anybody help please?

Answer:How do I display file paths when using Photos as a screen saver

Welcome to Seven Forums romper. It can't be done natively in 7, but if you still have your XP PC, people report success in copying ssmypics.scr from their XP machine to the Window 7 C:\windows\System32 directory. Open the Screen Saver Settings window and select the My Pictures Slideshow option, and voil?!

A Guy

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lock screen and narrator turned on PHONE IS THE lumia 635 now cant turn off ANY CLUES TO HELP ME....CRICKET SERVICE
PROVIDER........IT KEEPS SAYING LOCK SCREEN WINDOW ON

Answer:How do I turn the narrator off on my lock screen?

Turn off narrator from settings

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Hi all;
We just got a new computer that included Windows 7 software. My simple question is this.
When we walk away from the computer for awhile and return to do something, the screen
locks up and asks for a password which I recorded when we first set up the computer.
I don't want to have to type in a password each time someone wants to use the computer
since this is our family, home use computer. How do I turn off this option?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Turn off screen lock with password

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I went to quokka.com and registerd with them to get a free 500gp screen saver.
Well, I downloaded it and when I try to see it or use it, it comes up with something like file does not start with %&#phd.
I think it as been attached to acrobat reader somehow and that makes it unuseable.
I downloaded it to a file of my own, and I also downloaded it to the windows file, still
the same thing.
Any ideas?
thanks Daveman1
 

Answer:Solved: Downloaded screen saver that should work but don't

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I have tried everything , I tried bubbles screensaver set time to come on 1 min bubbles starts but after a few minutes the screensaver goes blank or black screen even if I use the windows media center screensaver n turn off the other screensaver off still please help since I want to use my pictures for screensaver. Your help is appreciated

Answer:Window 7 screen saver doesn't work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Fordtruck


I have tried everything , I tried bubbles screensaver set time to come on 1 min bubbles starts but after a few minutes the screensaver goes blank or black screen even if I use the windows media center screensaver n turn off the other screensaver off still please help since I want to use my pictures for screensaver. Your help is appreciated


I have my screensaver set for ten minutes and have my monitor set to go blank at 20. That is what yours is doing. If you want to change the time before it goes blank check in your Control Panel under Power Options. You should not leave your screen on all the time, there is no reason. Let it go blank after about 20 minutes.

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OK, first time using a message board, don't really know how this works. I've looked at a lot of other messages though and have not found a solution to my problem. My screen savers do not activate. Neither does my monitor automatically turn itself off. I can preview my screensavers just fine, but they will not turn on by itself. I have even made a shortcut to my screensaver on my desktop, but when I open it an explorer window comes up with a little page icon with a couple shapes in it appears in the upper left corner of the explorer window. All of the actual .scr files for my screensavers do not have pictures of the screensavers anymore, they are now just a white page with a little blue explorer e inside. I have been searching for a problem for a while now and have just recently discovered another problem (it may have been there before also and I did not notice) that could be related. When I open up my nvidia display properties and tell it to activate nview on start up an error message comes up about having to shut down "run dll as an app". I don't know if its related or not, but I tried downloading the latest driver from nvidia but it solved neither problem
 

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I have been using the same screen saver and monitor power saver settings in display for several years and now they don't work,screen just stays on all the time. Has anyone had this problem and know how to repair. thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Solved: screen saver wont work

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Screen saver won't work when I have my Microsoft USB wireless optical mouse plugged in to my laptop. I have a new (only 3 wks old) Acer Aspire 6920 running Vista. I also have a USB keyboard plugged in but with it plug & the mouse unplugged the screen saver works. Can anyone help with this problem.

Answer:Screen saver won't work when I have my mouse plugged

Known issue, resolved... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911895

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I am having a problem with the settings in the Screen Saver, and Power Settings not "Taking" in Win XP Home. I work on computers all the time and NEVER came across this situation before.The computer in question is an 'E' Machine, w/1024 meg. memory, Windows XP Home edition, w/SP-2 installed, and all the latest Critical Updates from Microsoft.When I try to set up a Screen Saver, I can select any image I want, but when I click on "Preview", the whoe DeskTop will just blink. I can select any time I want for activation, when the allotted time rolls around, nothing happens.The same with the "Power" settings, Ie. setting the monitor to shut down after 5 minutes does nothing. The monitor stays on.One thing I did notice is the usual selections for Power Options, Ie., Home/Office Desk, Portable/LapTop, were missing. Presentation, Always On, Minimal Power Management, and Max Battery were the only selection available.The computer is not on the 'net as yet, so I don't think some worm or Trojan has infected it, I t also has Norton AntiVirus installed, and yes, I did do a complete scan of the system.ANY Ideas???

Answer:Screen Saver and Power settings don't work

Make sure nothing is moving the mouse, and no keys are stuck. If something is stuck or moving, the computer will not go into screensaver.Flame

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