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Photo Screen Saver wont revert back to live screen

Q: Photo Screen Saver wont revert back to live screen

I have a Dell 1750 Inspiron laptop that I use "as a desktop" as every piece of hardware is connected to it.
It runs with Windows 7 Home Edition. It has a 4gb memory and a 450gb hard drive which is less than half used.

I have the screen saver set to Photos and usually have a cut-in time of 1 hour idle.

The screen saver cuts in exactly when it should and scrolls through my photos for as long as the laptop is left idle.

However, as soon as I touch the mouse/keyboard, instead of reverting to the "normal" screen the photos disappear, the blank screen fades for a few seconds and then a message appears in a box, saying that the Photos Screen Saver is not responding, and gives the options of either close the program or wait for the programme to respond. Waiting doesn't seem to work so I have to click on close the programme and then cancel the statement that Windows will try to find a solution, because it doesn't!

I have tried to vary the time before the screen saver kicks in, anything from 1 minute to several hours but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Can anyone help please?

A: Photo Screen Saver wont revert back to live screen

Have you checked the timing for when the HDD turns off or Sleep or Hibernation kicks in [I disable both of those and lengthen the time on the HDD to several hours], Control Panel, Power Options?

The reason I mentioned the HDD is the symptoms you mentioned seem to apply. The screen saver could be in memory and not affected by the HDD until it's asked for something.

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Vista screen saver wont show photo titles there doesnt appear to be any options to include titles anywhere ...anyone have an idea how to get photo titles to show on a slideshow?

XP shows photo titles as slide show runs

OS Vista Home Premium 64 bit

A:Vista screen saver wont show photo titles

If I remember correctly, the XP screensaver you are referring to doesn't do that (I don't have an XP machine up and running to verify). And for that matter, I don't think the Vista one works any differently (odds are, I'm seeing the same thing as you in my 32bit version of Home Premium, and the closest I see in the settings for that screensaver are 'tagging' options, which I'm pretty sure won't do what you're asking for ).

Are you sure you're not mistaking it for a third party screensaver perhaps? I know Google's Photo Screensaver lists details like that.

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XP Service Pack 3

Screensaver is enabled and so is 'Display welcome screen when coming back from screensaver'.

This works most of the time, however on a regular basis the screensaver will resume to the following screen and just stay there forever.

The only thing to do is to press the power button, at which point a popup alerts that a user is logged in, do you still want to shut down.



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? OS - Windows 7 SP1
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 8
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail Version
? Age of system (hardware) 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 week

? CPU Core i5-3330
? Video Card Nvidia GT 620
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage 300w

? System Manufacturer Dell
? Exact model number: Inspiron 660
Added Samsung 830 128gb SSD + 3TG Seagate in replaced of the original 2TB Seagate HDD.

I have tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, currently use the older version 310.90
Previously used 314.22.

A:[SOLVED] I get black screen after coming back from screen saver/idle

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Product Type: GeForce
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Product Series: GeForce 600 Series
Product: GeForce GT 620
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These crashes are DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run a system file check to check Windows for corruption: Click Start Menu
Click All Programs
Click Accessories
Right click Command Prompt
Click Run as administrator
sfc /scannow
and press Enter
Once it is complete, make note of the message. If it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and post back
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Has anybody got any ideas? Ultimate 64bit RTM



A:Photo screen saver error

Hello Neville.
Do any other screen savers work?


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A: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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Hi:wave: :giddy:

i was wondering does anyone know of a good screensaver program, which is free and doesnt involve and trial periods?

im looking one that you can use your own pictures from a file, like family pictures

thanks to anyone that helps

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I'm pretty sure that there is slideshow screensaver built into windows.

This one works too.

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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....
Note: it displays only on the right monitor arrangement like so ( 1-->2 )

and not ( 2<--1) or( 1 )
( 2 )
Download at:
Click on the big blue arrow on site for download...
this is all that i can answer...

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A:screen saver photo options disappeared?

Hello RDONSTEELE, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check to see if you have the C:\Windows\System32\PhotoScreensaver.scr file.

If you don't have it, I'll upload a clean copy for you.

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Like mentioned above the Clock Time is always off upon startup by a few hours and although all settings for the screen saver seem to be appropriate, the screen saver fails to activate by timer. Have yet to see it.

Would there be anything that may be conflicting with those settings?

A:Time Resets, Screen Saver wont activate, wont somebody help me

The screensaver is based on either mouse movement or HD idle time...make sure that nothing is needing to run while you are waiting for the screensaver (antivirus, etc)

If it's a new Gateway that you have, I would contact their support on your time issue. It could be a bad install, could be an issue with your bios clock, or other issues.

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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.
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A:screen saver wont work

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

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

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Thanks in Advance

A: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 all.

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command prompt gives this

C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
HID-compliant mouse
Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
HID Keyboard Device
and this

C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -requests


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any other sugestions on what i can try to find out what is stopping it from working?


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Welcome to the Seven Forums

This thread may help you Pin screensaver shortcut to taskbar?


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Originally Posted by vassoulas

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Hello ZMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to have a slideshow with the logon screen saver. As in the tutorial, it can only be a blank black screen if enabled. Anything else, and you get that message in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial.


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I guess I can assume you're not talking about that, right?

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Hi. I want to have slide show show on 2 screens, also be nice to have screen-saver show up on 2 screens, pics on each or alternating
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This should do the trick

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A Guy

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Hi Welcome to Windows Central! IMHO screen savors are no longer necessary. I would turn it off. Here's link from HTG. If you need more help, please join the forum. Why Screen Savers Are No Longer Necessary Join the Windows Central Community!

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Silly question, plvness, did you make sure to hit "Apply" and then "Ok" when you were updating your Power Settings?

Let's start there and see if we can track down the source.


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If you manually click sleep, does it go to sleep and stay asleep? It doesn't wake up on its own after 10 seconds or so?

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I downloaded a free sample of a screensaver from just to have a look - and then uninstalled it. Now I constantly get a pop up window telling me I'm running an unregistered Buddy Saver screensaver. My husband reinstalled and uninstalled for me, but I'm still living with this Buddy Saver annoyance. How do I get rid of it ?? (I also sent them an email weeks ago to ask what to do but no response). Thanks

A:Buddy Saver screen saver

It is probably running at startup. Go to start > run and type in msconfig and enter. Go to the startup tab and uncheck the item for it listed there.

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While the Windows 7 desktop background pictures fill the screen, the screen saver photos do not.

Is there a way to have the latter fill the screen as well?

A:Can I Get Screen Saver to Fill The Screen?

Welcome Rambling One,
Are your pictures big enough to fill the screen? I can get mine to fill the screen but the pictures I'm using are also Wallpaper size.

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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.

A: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.


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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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Slowly but surly I am getting the system up and we are in the fine tuning stage...
I now have the screen saver working, but there is one slight catch, after the screen saver has been on for a while and I move the mouse, the screen clears and what is left behind is the log on logo and I have to click on that to get back to the primary screen,
How do not have to go to the log off screen and just continue with my screen/window that I was on before the screen saver kicked in.

A:Screen saver takes me to log out screen

There is a checkbox in the screensaver settings that needs to be unchecked, see image below.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

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I'm looking for a software that allows me to see a picture (jpg, etc...) in full screen but at the same time that I can have at half screen able to for example use Word 2013 at the same time

When I use Windows Photo Viewer the only way to see a picture full screen is playing the slide show and then pressing pause so that the pic does not change, but when I have it at half screen the rest of the screen is black I cannot have my screen with another program to write on there.

which pic software may allow that?

I'm not looking for advanced photo programs because I don't want to edit the pic just to see it in full screen.

A:full screen photo viewer at half screen

To start, there is a difference between the Maximize/Restore button in the middle of the 3 at top right corner of windows and the feature of Full Screen gained by toggling the F11 key on most computers. Using Full Screen allows viewing but not toolbars, Taskbar, etc. One way of getting part of what you want is to have two windows/programs open and right-click the Taskbar to choose how the windows are displayed. Clicking in the middle of the image windows to get the focus on it then pressing F11 should show the image plus it wouldn't affect the other program. It probably would work better if using a 23" or larger monitor or using 2 monitors, splitting the tasks between them.

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Update 1607 to Windows 10 has messed up the above -& I can't get it back to what it was before the update. In wish to return to my favourite photo plus spotlight bacground but Personalisation does not allow it from 1607

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any help appreciated :)

A:how to revert my 'stretched' screen display?

Right click your desktop, personalize, desktop background, then look at the options at the bottom of the screen.

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Hi, I have been into Control Panel and changed DPI scalingg to make font larger. problem is that it is now too large and I can't see the text at the bottom of the screen or access the slider bar to change it back to the default of 96dpi. Have tried ALT+Spacebar+M but it doesn't work. Any suggestions

A:How to revert to smaller screen resolution

Welcome, hope that this helps

DPI Scaling

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Screen saver works it shows reception battery n time but that's it on Microsoft code is 059w9N5 model-rm1034

A:My phone screen is black but it shows screen saver on my Microsoft phone

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Screen saver works it shows reception battery n time but that's it on Microsoft code is 059w9N5 model-rm1034

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When I'm connected to the Internet, I get the black screen with the Windows XP logo flitting about if I've been innactive for 2 mins. Can I correct it?

A:Solved: Screen keeps going back to Black screen with Windows XP icon keeps coming up

Only when connected to the internet?

Right click empty desktop.
Properties>Screensaver - Check what you have it set to.

Monitor Power.
Power schemes>always on.
Turn off monitor>never.
System standby>never.
Turn off hard disks>never.

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I need help ASAP. My computer was having many issues today, so I did a system restore. When it was done, it downloaded updates, I only restored it back to yesterday. Now, when I log into my account, the screen stays black and all I see is the pointer. What can I do to solve this? The PC is shut down right now.

A:Solved: Screen is black after system restore and update. Set back one day, screen is

Usually, system restore is used to resolve problems like this. You might want to consider doing a clean install and see if that has any affect. Hopefully your data is saved on an external or flash drive. There's also additional options that you can find here:

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team

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Hi people, i've just registered to this forum to ask you about this, Since i've made a registry defrag with TuneUp Utilities (which probably has gone wrong), when i reset the computer, and I logon to my user, it shows a black screen, then back at the logon screen. If I do it again, the user doesn't show up anymore!
It happened three times already, i had to make new users, and i'm sick of it. Any ideas of what could it be?

A:Black screen after login for some seconds, then back at logon screen!


Yet another case of registry defraggers causing harm. In the future, you know now to stay far away from them.

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before TuneUp utilities. If that doesn't work, it will be time for a repair install.

Good luck!


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Hi all,

I have Win7 Ultimate x64 installed on an brand new HP Pavilion s5-1205z Slimline desktop.

When I am reading an email or document the screen will just suddenly flash to a black screen for a second. Sometimes it does this several times in a row, and other times just once or twice. It is random and does not matter what program I am in, if I am browsing, playing a video on-line, or typing. I have installed Java and done as much troubleshooting as I can and can't find anything that relates to that kind of behavior at all in the Help Files or FAQ's.

Any suggestions of where I might look to see if I need to check or uncheck something, and what, would be very much appreciated.

A:PC screen suddenly flashes to a black screen and back

Combining the info that you posted here with the info in this thread - I gotta wonder if someone is able to remote into your computer. If you are not too far along in setting up your computer, you might want to consider a clean install without all of the bloatware.

Unless you have a specific need for Java - uninstall it. If you need it, then it might be worth the security risk of having it installed. If you don't need it - then why risk having it installed?

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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Everytime or almost everytime I click on an app or go to the desktop and try to get on IE 10 (desktop version), my screen flashes and goes black for a few seconds then returns me to the screen with the space needle, then I click on it and it signs me back in. When I try to use Google Chrome, the websites freeze up on me. I don't want to have to reinstall/reformat as I paid $40 for this for one, and secondly, I don't want to have to repurchase Office 2010 as my licenses ran out. Please help. I ran every update that comes up and restart, but this doesn't change this issue. I'm hoping there will be a patch or service pack or some update that will fix this. Any ideas why it does this and any way to fix it without reformatting?

A:Windows 8 Pro, screen goes black and back to lock screen

I had the same problem at first. Then one day the listing of all my apps disappeared. I did a refresh and lost a lot of programs but the files were still there. Then I noticed that the problem with the apps had fixed itself and they worked. My feeling is that the initial install wasn't complete and the refresh completed the install. Recently, after loading my Epson printer's CD, the apps once again disappeared. Had to do a system restore. Now I am having trouble with my screen just being black and not coming on at all...even after a reboot. Win8 has a lot of problems.

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My friend has two drives in his is the boot drive with windows 7 as the OS and the other is the one he stores all his photographs on and other data.
How can the screen saver  for windows 7 use photographs direct from the storage hard drive?  or will he have to copy all his photographs onto his boot drive  to facilitate this.
Thanking you in anticipation of your help.

A:screen saver

RIGHT click an empty spot on the desktop.Choose Personalize.Choose Screensaver.Click the drop down arrow under Screensaver, select Photo Gallery.A preview will be shown in the box. Since this will be from the default setting, pictures on the C drive, he will need to click Settings/Browse in order to choose the storage drive pictures folder.After he does that, click Save.If he does not want to use all the photos, he can create a folder and copy the photos he does want to use to that folder. He can then navigate to that folder using the method I described.

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Where can I go to find the aquarium screen saver for Windows XP?


A:Screen saver

google it, there are several different ones, some free, some pay, just avoid installing the toolbars that come with the free ones. There is no included one in xp.

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Please help. My system is XP Home on a Toshiba Laptop, refurbished. I can't get my screen saver to turn on. Have tried changing settings, downloading and installing new one. Never turns on. Thanks for the help

A:Screen Saver

don`t know if any use but if your not logged out screensaver won`t kick in.

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Normally when my computer is idle for about 10 minutes the screen saver will come on and then shortly after the screen saver with stop and and the screen will go dark, like it should, and the computer will go to sleep. But since last night that has not been happening. the screen saver does not come on and after maybe 20 minutes or so, the screen goes dark and the computer goes to sleep.

A:No Screen Saver

Try a system restore to before the problem started. If that doesn't help, you might try this fix from kellys-korner. Scroll down to line 51, ScreenSaver Disable/Enable. Instructions to run VBS Files at top of web page.

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How can I find my screen saver, I want to install a new installation of xp on my computer. But, I want to save the screen saver.

A:Win xp screen saver

Files for your screen saver could be all over the place there is a place that part of the screen saver is or might be located but the best way to get your screen saver if you do not have the original file is the manufacturer's site that made the screen saver.

The one way you can start to find it would be to do a search for scr this is the extension for the screen saver but when you find it do a right click on it then properties and look for the web site address for the file.

I wish you good luck.

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I have recently started to use a new download program (EMUSIC), which then sends the download to the share file, when this proceedure ends I find that my screen saver has been switched off, is this a serious mal function? ( I also use another download program KAZALITE which does not cause any problem)

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I have my new laptop set to go to screen saver after 1 minute of inactivity and password protected (you know, to keep people out of it when I walk away). I am noticing that it will start to go into screen saver, and then stop. I went to lunch and came back an hour later and no screen saver. Any thoughts??

A:Screen Saver

maybe a hacker.....................

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I've been trying to find out why my screen saver wouldn't
start ?

A:screen saver

Maybe you need to turn it on?

Can I ask why you want a screensaver?

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Gateway 675XL 1mb ram. About 2 weeks ago, my screen saver quit working. Can't find any programs interfering with it, nor did I change anything. Now it will not come up at the allotted time. Any suggestions!


A:No Screen Saver

You may need to go to Control Panel and then Power Options and increase (or set to never) the settings to turn off monitor.

U might need to Run System Restore, which enables the system to go back to a date before U had a problem. Everyone forgets about the most popular fix. Is simply running System Restore, which seems to undo just about anything for most folks.

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I use my pictures as a screen saver, but it won't ever turn off, I don't want it to sleep because it takes to long to boot up again, any other suggestions? I have Vista. I didn't have this problem with windows xp. I want into prefrences and just told it when to stop the screen saver.

A:screen saver

I don't really understand what it is you want, I have my Pictures folder as the Screen Saver and it is set to activate after 10 mins of the computer being idle all other power savings are set to Never, whenever I want to use the computer again it's just a question of moving the mouse and the monitor is back to what it was either the desktop or if I left a program or forum open it would be back to that.

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Hi there. I had at one time tested the XP picture slideshow screen saver in Windows 7 (32 bit edition). I bought a new computer, which runs Windows 7 64 bit. Where do I copy the .scr file to make it work? Will the XP picture slide show run with not problem?
I do not like Windows 7 picture slide show. It is not flexible enough; doesn't allow any settings.

A:screen saver

Hi gallicbear,

Sorry we're getting to this so late. I hope you've found a solution by now, but if not -- what specific settings did you want to modify in the Picture Slideshow? There might be a workaround.

Also, what level of success did you have running an XP Picture Slideshow in Windows 7 32-bit?


Windows Outreach Team

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I have Windows XP. I noticed recently that my screen saver is not kicking in after the required time I have entered (30 minutes). I read something about a dialog box for SP1 or SP2 for Windows XP. Unless there is some window open or application running that I am not aware of, there is no dialog box running. Any suggestions. I've run a hijack log if it's needed.


A:Screen Saver

I have seen a wireless Microsoft USB mouse cause this issue before.
Had me stumped for a long time too!
Do you have a wireless USB mouse? If so, unplug it and try a $5 standard PS/2 mouse. I bet it works then

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Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
Anti Virus Software : Norton
Internet connection : ADSL router.
Computer Specifications :- Manufacturer IT Servicies (Grimsby) ltd.
Machine Type PC compatible
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Processor: Pentium Dual-Core CPU E6600 @ 3.06GHz ? 2.53GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB (3.24 GB usable)
Operating System: 32 bit
Workgroup MSHOME
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
Keyboard: Vivanco Office Keyboard Plus
Mouse: Logitech M505
[FONT=&quot]Suddenly my screen saver keeps switching off as if I have woken the PC.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]It used to run indefinitely until I moved the mouse etc. Now runs for about 25 seconds then returns to a live screen.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Anyone know why this is happening?[/FONT]

A:Screen Saver

Could be a number of things.... Mouse is over sensitive? Software 'waking' the machine?

Mine does it now and again, never really bothered me tbh.

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Running Vista on my Dell Desktop. My screen saver doesn't start up, even though it's set to do so after 10 minutes. Any suggestions?

A:Where's my screen saver?

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I used to get a different screen saver each time before I keyed in my password. Now I get the same one all the time (The Devil's Causeway). How do I go back to getting different screen savers each time before I log in.

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Is it necessary to use a screen saver when you're going to be away for awhile or can you just use the power setting to shut off monitor after 20 minutes. Which is better? I heard that screen savers use a lot of resources. Thanks. Dori

A:Screen Saver??

Screen savers were developed to protect older CRT monitors from "burn in." They are unnecessary for modern monitors. Even for the older CRTs, a blank screen was fine, except that they did not have the power saving options we now have.

So, yes, using the power settings for the monitor to save power is best.

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I use Marquee screen saver. As the text is scrolling there appears to be a flicker in the text or monitor. Is there a way to eliminate this annoyance?

Thank you


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Can anybody tell me if its possible to make a screen saver from a cd? I have this Xmas scene and it plays so this is Xmas and would love to add it to my screen saver. If anybody knows how I can go about doing this please help me out. thank you

A:Screen Saver

Did a quick freeware search, and came up with a few options, for Screensaver authoring programs.I haven't used any of these, so I can't vouch for their ease of use, or effectiveness.These use images to make a slideshow style screensaver:Your Own ScreenSaverPhoto SaverSaver ForgeThumbsPlus ScreensaverThese convert Flash into screensavers.You would have to convert you videos to Flash, to be able to use these:FlashForgeScreenSwiftInstantStormSwiff SaverThis one looks like you can use video (AVI, MPEG, ASF, ASX, WMV, WMX), images (BMP, JPEG, GIF, WMF, ICO), formatted text documents, sound files (WAV, MIDI, MP3, WMA), Macromedia Flash, simple text, and other multimedia files.This looks like it would be, your best option.MaxMedia Light EditionIf you find one that works, to your satisfaction, please, let us know about it.You can add it to the Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic.There might be others looking for such a program, and your input could prove helpful, to them.

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For some reason my screensaver does not come on. I have tried changing
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A:My Screen Saver Does Not Come On.

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How do you simply add a screen saver in 2K. There is no add on the sreensaver tab in the display utliity. The file I want to add has a .scr extension.

A:Add a screen saver

Copy it to the winnt\system32 folder. As long as it does not need any additional dll files, it should run. Select the screensaver in the normal manner.

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hello guys it seems that i'm having troubles with my screen saver it won't work for some reason...i did everything like i usually do and in ten minutes nothing happens..
I'm using windows xp media edition amd 64 3800
any ideas
really appreciate your time
thank you

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here goez...

When I am in Half Life and I step away... My skreen saver kickz in az it should. When I return to play, I move the mouz to WAKE UP my rig, but when I do, I get an MP3 song to play...

I think for the few timez I have noticed, it iz da SAME SONG...

I do NOT want to delete the song, nor stop screen saver...

I go to Task Manager and I do not see WinAmp Playing and evryteeng ELZE iz normal...

What kan I dooz???

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I'm trying to put my personal photo's on my laptop as a slideshow. I've copied them in to "My Pictures" but when I go in to Control Panel>Display>Screen saver>My Picture Show says "no pictures found in C:/Documents & Settings/All Users/Documents/My Pictures/Etc/Etc." How can I get my pictures in to this path? I can't find the same path in my C: drive. I can only follow it to "other users" then instead of "Documents" it has "shared documents, shared pictures, etc." Thanks - Chuck

A:Screen saver Help

Hi Chuck,
You should be able to put them in any folder. On the Screensaver tab select My Pictures Slideshow, then click the settings button and browse to the folder you put them in.

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I'm having trouble when i want to change my screen saver...
it wont..... it stays as old one
what to do?

A:Screen Saver

how are you trying to do it and what file type is the screensaver and what size....that was a lot of questions

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Ok i'm hoping this is an easy fix but i cant seem to get it. Every time i lock my computer then walk away i come back and the screen savor isn't on. I've tried setting it lower to see if it comes on and it never dose and also my monitor never shuts off either when locked and idle.

A:No screen saver

have you tried preview to see if it works that way

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how can I make a screen saver that opens various photos from my files in a random or set way?

A:diy screen saver?

What Opperating System are you using. I know that Vista comes with one, and I thought that XP did too.

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The screen saver is not working,
when we go to the screen saver setting - there is a message - "The screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or which require Direct 3D"

But it was working a day ago.

A:Screen Saver

Hello Jerin,

Here are some items to check:

What graphics card do you have?Do you have a wireless mouse or keyboard? If so make sure it has they have the latest drivers installed.Have the latest graphics driver installed for it.Refresh or update your WEI score.
Is it just that screen saver, or is it all screensavers including the default one from Vista?

Hope this helps for now,


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I just had my dell computer fixed and now my screen saver will not come on.. it takes about fourty or fifty minutes before the screen saver comes on.. it just sits there with the walpaper showing.. can you help.. I have a dell demensions 8250 and am running windows xp home.. thank you .. Chortee1

A:screen saver won't come on

O.K. try this. Go to control panel, display. Click on screensaver tab. See what the time is set for. You can change the amout of time before the screen saver will click on. Do not forget to click on the apply button or it will go back to the original setting.

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Removed by poster. Wrong thread.

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Okay, sounds silly, but after multiple attempts to activate my screen saver on my new HP p6649c running Win7 with an ATI Radeon HD4200 graphics card, I can't activate it.

I've rebooted multiple times. I've reset the screen saver settings multiple times, clicked on "apply" and "OK" and no dice. I've set the options to my own pictures as well as the default screen saver images. I have also checked the power management settings but they appear normal. Nothing seems to affect it so the monitor just sits with my desktop on perpetually.

Are there some settings on the monitor itself I should modify?

Any ideas?

A:Screen Saver

I removed your other post. Do not post multiple threads for the same problem.

Next when you set a screensaver, are you using an account with admin priv?

What pw management have you selected ie balanced, high performance, or a custom one?

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I can't get my computer to run a screen saver, went thru all the steps and hit apply but ti still won't come up......arrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh! this a vista problem???

A:screen saver

Hi nuuguy,

See if information in this article helps.

The screen saver does not work when you use a Microsoft wireless pointing device on a Windows Vista-based computer

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I've tried getting rid of this SS from drop down list but its still there..ive deleted the .scr file from system32 & uninstalled it..heres link to screen shot show what i mean its 1 highlighted called united airlines saver

A:cant get rid of screen saver


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Can i change the screen saver that comes on from the welcome screen in Windows XP, I have no problem changing ss from any of the users screens. BEH

A:XP Screen Saver

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