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Screen Saver, I want to start the Screen Saver Manually.

Q: Screen Saver, I want to start the Screen Saver Manually.

I am aware of the Screen Saver setup and modify capabilities in the Personalization menu. I am also aware that there is a Preview button there also.
There is a program in the Windows system files that you can put on the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You can then click this Icon and manually start the Screen Saver.
I however (in my infinite stupidity) have forgotten the name of this program and where it is located. Can someone please tell me what its name is and where it is located?

A: Screen Saver, I want to start the Screen Saver Manually.

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I have been trying to find a good utility screen saver with things like: cpu usage, ram usage, cpu temp, etc etc.

I've found only one so far, Nafkak (spelling?), and it is terrible.

Does anyone know of another that I can try?

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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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Neither work after the allotted time....
Running Vista home premium Svc pack 1
This is my first question so I apologize if I'm not in the right section.

A:Screen Saver/Power Saver

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 get a dialogue box "MSN PHOTO SHOW" That states " The screen saver could not be started" It has no explanation just a OK box to click. This just started I haven't loaded any new software or changed any settings. ??

A:Screen saver won't start

I don't know if it will help but have you tried a System Restore point just before you lost the ability to use the Screen Saver ?

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I am a Windows XP user and have had trouble with my screen saver for several months. Intermittently starting at first, now it doesn't start at all. How do I fix this?

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Hi Folks:
Came here to look for a Nebuler fix. Worked great!
Question now is, Screen saver won't start by itself on the wifes computer.
Acer Aspire with Vista from Walmart.
It's been a long while, but think it quit after some update.
Is there some registry setting I can check to turn it back on.
It will work when selecting preview in the SS window, but not by itself.
I have tried changing the time to start already.

Thanks Much

A:Screen Saver Will Not Start


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Hi, I have a Dell 4600C desktop running XP Pro. My screen saver (any screen saver) will not start unless it's set for one minute. I have tried the the standard method using Control Panel-Display-Screen Saver etc. etc. I have gone into regedit and reset the no. of seconds before it starts also. Nothing works. Now I just turn off the monitor when I'm going to be gone for an hour or more. Any suggestions?

A:Screen Saver Will Not Start

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My screensaver will not kick-in. I have a dual-monitor setup, one LCD, one CRT, w/an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE video card. I've tried different screensavers, including just blank, and they won't start up. This is very important because I've just had burn-in on my LCD monitor (yes, that's right, see thread link below!) so I have to have a screensaver. I'm running XP Pro.

Thanks much,

A:Solved: Please Help - Screen Saver Won't Start!

Can you use the Preview button with a SS selected and have it kick-in? I would try testing out the default Windows screen saver using a 1 minute delay. Be sure not to touch the mouse or any keys during that time.

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I have my machine set to start the Aurora (pretty!) screen saver after five minutes idle and then to shut off the monitor after ten minutes. Today, after being gone for two hours, I came back to find that the screen saver had never started. I'm the only one who uses this machine, so I know no one woke it up in the mean time.

Is there some known problem with screen savers not starting in Vista?


A:Screen saver doesn't start

Yes. It could be a mouse issue, in fact. There's a chance your mouse "drifts." There's a utility somewhere, put out by someone, to fix it. I don't remember where (maybe MS forums will give you a clue).

To test that, see if you still have a ball mouse lying around that you could plug in to test it.

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Basic system description:
Desktop PC about 2 years old with:
Motherboard: Asus P5Q-E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66GHz
RAM amount: 8GB (DDR2)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 OEM 64 bit
Graphics Cards (I have two installed and software controllable CrossFire): AMD Radeon HD4850 driving 4 monitors. Driver version 8.961.0.0
Hard drive: 1 TB Western Digital WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1

BSoD Crash situation:
I was just sitting there doing nothing but just watching my screens (live financial charts) when all of a sudden the screen saver (I have "Mystify" setup) trying to start because I did not touch the keyboard and mouse for a few minutes. Then 2 of the 4 screen went blank and the remaining 2 froze and just gave me BSoD.

This BSoD is not the first one and I suspect the screen saver is missing some files, etc. or Windows is corrupted. I think all my drivers are updated (with SlimDriver freeware). This time, the BSoD - as I recall it had a IRQL_.... message at the top.

Every time the message is different, however.

Please help!!!!!!!!

A:BSoD when screen saver trying to start

Two issues must be addressed before we can even begin to investigate the underlying problems. Obviously you didnt follow my suggestions from your other thread about McAfee or about asacpi.sys.

Why did you start a second thread if you werent going to follow the advice given in the first?

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

2-Your McAfee. shown as the cause in abt 8 of these crashes.

McAfee is a frequent cause of BSOD's. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST!

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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As the subject says. I cannot get the screen saver to start automatically after the time specified. Any ideas on this people?

A:Screen Saver won't start in build 7100 (RC)

Which screensaver? Built-in ones? They start for me and I also use DreamAquarium and it starts fine.

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Win 2000
Every day or two, sometimes 3 or 4, my screen saver (Windows default) fails to start. Once I reset in Control Panel it's fine until the next time, and it's been like that for several months. I've tried to log exact frequencies but the pattern never seems to be the same & I haven't found mention of this annoyance in any forums. Also, have tried looking in Event Viewer, but nothing obvious there. Is this a known bug or do you think it a software conflict? Touch wood, no other known system problems.

A:Screen saver periodically fails to start

There may be a "background application" running that makes the PC think its still in use. That will inhibit a screen saver.

By the way, most modern screens have no need for a screen saver, their use is purely decorative these days. Phosphor burn-in is not an issue now on conventional CRT and LCD screens

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Is there a way to start a screen saver with a hot-key or a mouse gesture (or perhaps by putting the mouse into a certain corner for a certain amount of seconds)?

I would like the ability to start the screen saver on command without going to the display option and clicking the preview button. For example, when surfing the web or watching a video, I would like to push alt-s or something similar, or perhaps move the mouse to a corner, and the screen saver starts automatically, right away, then acts normally as if it started by itself (meaning, it is "on" until I move the mouse or push a key).

Any way to do this?


A:Screen Saver start - hotkey or mouse

You could create a shortcut to toggle the screensaver on and off and assign a key combo to activate that shortcut via "shortcut properties > shortcut > shortcut key". Something like this maybe?
Windows Tips: Toggle Your Screen Saver With a Single Click - PC World

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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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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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? 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

The following may be helpful when reading the remainder of this post:Beta and Legacy Drivers | GeForce

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Product Type: GeForce
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Product Series: GeForce 600 Series
Product: GeForce GT 620
Recommended/Beta: Recommended/Certified


Name Version Release Date
GeForce 314.22 Driver WHQL 314.22 March 25, 2013
GeForce 314.07 Driver WHQL 314.07 February 18, 2013
GeForce 310.90 Driver WHQL 310.90 January 5, 2013
GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL 310.70 December 17, 2012
GeForce 306.97 Driver WHQL 306.97 October 10, 2012
GeForce 306.23 Driver WHQL 306.23 September 13, 2012
GeForce 301.42 Driver WHQL 301.42 May 22, 2012

BugCheck 0x117
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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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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My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

A:password protection, log on screen, hibernate & screen saver problem

Originally Posted by vassoulas

My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

Hibernation in it self saves everything thats in RAM at the time the system is put into that mode. It should not lock the PC as that wasn't the state it was in before it hibernated. perhaps lock the PC before you push the hibernate button!

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I have set up my Win 7 Pro 64-bit screen saver to bring up the password logon screen upon activation of the mouse/keyboard/whatever.

Late last week, whenever I moved the mouse or clicked the keyboard, the screensaver would go directly to the desktop, bypassing the logon screen. I went to the screensaver utility and unchecked and rechecked the 'On resume, display the logon screen' box, selecting 'Apply and OK' each time.

This would work for maybe two or three times and then go back to returning to the desktop.

I've run MalwareBytes, IOBit, and Norton and all come up virus/rootkit free.

Any ideas?

A:Screen Saver to password logon screen failing

There are a few seconds of "grace" time, meaning when the screensaver launches you have a few seconds to "wake it" and go back to your desktop without locking it.

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

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This is what someone else wrote in another topic:

"I booted my computer up today, and saw my background wasn't available anymore. Then I see the message, "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer". It says that Win32/Adware.Virtumonde and Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64 are on my computer."

I had the exact same problem but i followed the instructions that someone posted in that topic, these were the instructions posted by "drdrew1469":

"I just got through fixing this (I hope). What it did here was change the background and set the screensaver to the sysinternals bluescreen screensaver (which you may be seeing) while at the same time setting policies in the registry to disable the two aforementioned tabs in the Display properties window.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System \NoDispBackgroundPage and [same]\NoDispScrSvrPage (they are both set to 1. Delete both entries.

Then check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for any funky alphanumeric filenames (I'm pretty sure it's just a random string anyway so posting the string probably won't help you much). Delete these keys and the associated file(s). (Doesn't hurt to check msconfig either, but I found nothing there)."

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From Windows 7 logon screen how to run screen saver slide show.
Try the hack here but it didn't work I have a lab of 30 systems and try it again on another two systems but it didn't work. I'm runing Windows 7 64Bit.

Log On Screen Saver - Enable or Disable

A:Screen Saver Window 7 Logon Screen Slideshow

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 have an ASUS notebook running windows 7 64-bit. I am using the QuietOffice power profile, however the screensaver won't kick in no matter what I do, and the display does not turn off even though I set it to be after 5-minutes of inactivity. I don't know if there is something running in the background... I have turned off my usb wireless mouse, and nothing....

Any ideas?


A:HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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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!


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/me makes "lazer" airquote gestures

Inability to successfully complete power state transitions (awake<->asleep<->hibernating) is almost always caused by driver or BIOS issues. If you're confident that all the drivers are on their latest versions, have you also done the same for the BIOS?

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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
I have a 64 bit Win 7 Porfessional,, 8 core AMD processor, two Asus cards in an SLI rig, 8 gigs of ram. This is a home-built rig I use for flight simulator, and streaming YouTube
My Win XP machine I use as a map computer, does not have a problem using both screens for screen - saver pics slide show. And this is an ancient machine.
Any help or point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thanks.

2 LCD screens, one an ancient Apple 15" the other is a 42" Vizeo

A:Screen Saver or Slideshow Help W/ Dual Screen Rig

This should do the trick

FREE Wallpaper Slideshow LT - Automatically change your desktop wallpaper

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I am having a problem setting a screen saver on my new Windows 10. When setting a screen saver and selecting "Preview" or setting a screen saver and having it go to it at the appropriate time limit, the screen saver displays properly.

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hey fellas

i was wondering if i can see any of my screen saver as my boot screen !!!
or do any thing to achieve that !!!

i really want to see my matrix screen saver when i turn my pc on !! i hope some genius of u can crack that !

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I use my pics for my screen saver but they do not cover the screen;how can I fix them so that they all cover the screen ?

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"Turn off the screensaver. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), turning off the screensaver can save you from $25 to $75 a year on energy costs."

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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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A:Screen does not shut off but stays in screen saver

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

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would like to get a copy of aquarium screen what you see on the demo computers at Circuit City, etc.

If anyone knows where there's this type of screen saver at a safe location, I'd greatly appreciate you're letting me granddaughter (age 1) is fascinated with this screen saver...


A:Screen saver

How about this
or this Check google if you want to see more.

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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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Hi, on one of my PC's running WinXP Pro, all of a sudden the screen saver doesn't work. It works when I preview it, but no matter how long delay I leave it for or how long i leave it for. It fails to start.

Any ideas ?

I'm stumped

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Is the screensaver a generic xp scr saver or a third party one.

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

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

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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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Should I use one or is it not needed?

A:Screen Saver

Depends on your personal preferences. I personally do not use one, and I just let my monitor go to sleep or I turn it off.

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6048 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1263 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940455 MB, Free - 897467 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, IPISB-VR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled Since I had this computer (2months), I I cannot get the screen saver to work..

A:screen saver

Can you please explain more ?
When you face with this problem ?
What happen exactly when you want to got system to screen saver ?

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I have some photos saved in Picassa that I'd like to put into a screen saver but I don't know where to go in Vista to set one up.

A:I'd like to set up a screen saver.

If you just want to set one up using a folder of selected photos, then control panel>personalization>change screen saver>in the small window, use the dropdown menu to select photos, then into settings> browse, and choose desired folder, choose your speed etc. and ok/apply your way back out.

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Do I need this?

A:Screen Saver

You didn't like the replies you got on the first thread you started today on this subject? I THOUGHT you indicated you did. You used your Murphy69 log on for that one though........Why are you wasting our time? Bored?

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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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Would anyone have any idea why the screen saver would just stop working in Vista? I've triple and more checked the settings to ensure that it's set to run after just a minute or two. For some reason it just doesn't even start up.

I hope it isn't something really simple that makes me feel silly. But then again, maybe I do as I'd prefer no major issues. I'm just stumped!

Thanks for any ideas.

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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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How do I add personal files to the screen savers? I have had it there and had to reload win 7 and now I can't remember how I did it.

A:Screen Saver

Here you go:

Use pictures as your screen saver - Windows Help

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cant get screensaver to activate

A:screen saver

Can you give more details?

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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?

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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 here is the problem. I am in college and someone has came into my room and messed with my computer. The screen saver pops up every 10 seconds. I figured they had just messed with the timing of it so i went to adjust the timing but the screen saver options were no longer there. I have no idea how to fix this problem without the options tab. Is there a way to do it through dos or what? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Screen Saver Help??

You said you already tried changing the settings, but this is where you normally go... Control panel, display, screen saver tab... there you should be able to see the time settings. Change as desired.

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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 have a new PC which got a week a go, this is a factory machine like 50 thousand exactly the same are made.
Windows XP Media Center Edition (Purchased 2007)

Pentium D 2.8Ghz
1,024mb ram
256 mb intergrated graphics
160GB hardrive (not sure what brand or specs of it)

I have the screen saver set to come on in one minute....i wait and wait and wait it won't come on.....i go into propeties and preview the screen saver and comes on then but thats it.....i haven't installed and additional or custom screen savers, only standard MCE screen savers are installed. Any ideas?

Otherwise i might contact manufacturer "Acer"

Never had this problem before.

A:Screen Saver Won't Come On

Are you touching the mouse while you're waiting for the screen saver to come on? Or is the mouse being moved somehow?

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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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well a screen saver was downloaded to this computer but it also had this whole other thing with it (i think it was like my web search or something) but i deleted that did a virus scan and several spyware/ad-ware scans and got everything off i could, i did notice that those programs would slow down my computer and my computer seems a little better but it still doesnt seem as fast as it once was so i am not sure if everything is gone or not, but anyway here is the log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:38:52 PM, on 4/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1122001514\ee\services\sscFirewallPlugin\ver1_10_3_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\\personal firewall\MPFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Router Se... Read more

A:screen saver

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There isn't much showing in your log, so we'll try a general cleaning and see what turns up.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Downloads(make sure to save these in a permanent location)
Cleanup! (Alternate Link)- Install it. You will use this later.
*NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temporary folders and does not make backups.
Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu... Read more

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I set the screen saver to 5 minutes in order to record with a blank screen on my laptop. in the win tv v.6 setup i set the screen saver to in "title mode" , to allow screen saver , "use system screen saver." Ever since then the screen saver is always 5 minutes no matter what changes i make, including the "no screen saver option. thanks ,mike

A:screen saver

Hi -

Reset Power options.

Reset screensaver.

Regards. . .



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So, I made a 3D animation (using <anim8or, FREE) for my teacher to use as a screensaver. The thing is, i don't know how to do that second part.

The file is an AVI and that is the only filetype I am capable of without a converter (wich I am currently lacking...), so if tat's a problem, darn.

If you're like me, then you're confused about what I just said.
I have an AVI that I want to make into a screensaver. How do I do that?
EDIT: After doing a google search, I found something... but it sucks. Any reccomendation of the "Avi/MPEG to Screensaver" program (.exe file is avimpeg.exe) will result in a dead end on my part. Seing as every search result i checked was for this particular file.


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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.

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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 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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my screen saver will not come on when due to appear.just the background stays on. what do i do?

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Hi woodwerx1234 and welcome to TSF

Is your screen saver enabled and what delay do you have set in it?
Is anyother application giving you problems?


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I reformatted my wife's computer last week and installed Windows 7 Ultimate. The computer uses a Gigabyte motherboard and I used the driver disc that came with the Gigabyte motherboard. The Display Adapter is a ATI Radeon HD4250 with the ATI Catalyst Control Center. The resolution is 1280 X 1024. When I try to set the Screen Saver, the apply button is greyed out. After pressing OK I go back to the display, but the screen saver never comes on.
Any suggestions?

A:Screen Saver does not come on

Go to to get your video drivers, download and install them, restart the pc and see if the screensaver will run.

Never use video drivers off the cd, always go to the manufacturer`s website. In this case

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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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can someone help me to remove this page ,installed as a screen saver

it's and ad for a spyware remover

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I'm running XP home. On screen saver tab in the display control panel, when "Windows" is selected as the screen saver, if you select the "settings tab", then the "general tab", it states that: "The system agent must be active in order for you to display the screen saver immediately by moving the mouse pointer to a corner on the screen."
I can't figure out where or what the system agent is and a search in windows "help" yields no match for "system agent" Does anyone know how to activate it?

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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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hi all,

just got a simple question, what's the actual purpose of a screen saver? is it supposed to entend the lifespan of a monitor or save power or just mere for decoration purposes while it's not in use?


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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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I have been having issues with my screen saver. No matter what the time I set it for it will not turn on. When I test it, it works just fine. I also have the computer set to turn off the monitor after a set time and that too is not happening. I was noticing that when ever there were updates to be installed that it wouldn't go to screen saver but there are no updates to be installed right now. I do not have a wireless mouse or keyboard everything is via USB.

A:Screen saver won't come on.

hi and welcome to the forum

have a look here in brinks tutorial to see if you have missed anything? How to Enable or Disable Screen Savers in Windows 7 and Vista

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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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Lately going from screen saver to white screen...after pushing enter multiple
times...pop-up appears saying " Screen Saver not responding" and then able to
do end program and cancel to get back to normalcy.




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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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In Windows 10 the screen saver option is bured within the lockscreen settings under "screen saver settings". It still doesn't look like it has been updated since 8.1 or maybe even Windows 7. In this day and age with the quality of displays there is no real reason to use a screen saver anymore like there was in the 1990s.
Iwanted to post a poll but the option at the bottom is just a little text box and I'm not sure if i am missing something here or i just don't have that ability.
So, do you still use a screen saver and why or why not?
I don't. I just set my screen to turn off after a given amount of time and then to have it go to sleep. I really don't see any reason to use it and as for aesthetics it just looks dated and boring.

A:Does anyone still use a screen saver?

The last time I used a screensaver was when I used Windows 7 back in 2012. I just let me screen get dark after a while and then have the PC go to sleep.

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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

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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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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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I was wondering how to make the Screen Saver Wait time permanent at 10 minutes. This is so that my users do not play with it.

Thanks very much!

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not a user lockout feature

cant set it so it cant be re-adjusted as far as i know anyhow.......

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I want to run the ribbons screensaver, but apparently setpoint is known for not working well with Ribbons. Every time I try to run Ribbons it stops working. Is there anyway setpoint and ribbons can peacefully coexist?

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Just an annoyance BUT when I click on " Personalization > Screen Saver" it take the settings window 30 to 60 seconds to open up. What's up with that ?

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Do other programs and windows take this long to open as well?

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My screen saver is set to come on after 10 minutes of inactivity.. for some unknown reason this has not been happening of late.Can anyone tell me why this is and what I can do about it. I have windows XP second edition. I keep resetting it clicking apply and OK and it works for a while and then for reasons unknown the desktop remains live.

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I have the screen saver disabled since I installed windows 7. Is it necessary to enable screen saver in windows 7?

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I have a P3, 650hz, and 64MB ram. This pc had a donloaded screensaver loaded on it and then it started locking up during when the screensaver was enabled. I removed the screensaver and put one of NT's default screen saver on. It does the same thign when it is activated it just stops and then if you press the keyboard it will come back up but is really slow. I have reloaded SP6 on it and didn't help

Any ideas??

A:Screen Saver/NT

Hiya and welcome

I use Win2000 but lets hope it works for NT. Go to Run and type MSINFO32. If this does not open, go to Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Information.

On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. copy/paste the list.

Also, can you tell me the name and/or the site where you got it?



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Hellow Windows 7 forum,

Does anyone know what folder holds the screen saver options when you click Windows 7 Pro screen saver in that option when you right click the nesk top and choose personalize.

A:screen Saver

Right click on desktop, select Personalize - select Screen Saver on bottom right.
Select a screen saver from dropdown box and press Settings button. Here you will have the settings for the screensaver options.

Screen Saver - Change

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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'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

Did you install it? Sometimes you have to install it again to remove it. You might try thisRevo uninstaller To Use Revo Uninstaller: Please download Revo Uninstaller. Extract the ZIP file to a folder and run revouninstaller.exe from there! (You can copy that folder to an USB Mass storage drive and use it without any installation required!) There are two ways to uninstall programs with Revo Uninstaller:
Important: Please, try to close the application you want to uninstall first! Select the application in the list of installed applications and press the Uninstall button in the toolbar. Right-click the application and click the Uninstall command in the displayed menu. Follow the instructions.

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is it possible to make a logitech Web cam Screen Saver. Like Where u use the quick capture of the web cam as a screen saver?

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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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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'd like to install a good screen saver?
any suggestions?

A:Screen saver?

Here are some slick ones

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I've had several instances lately, when I got to move my mouse to disengage my screen saver the computer freezes for a good minute and a half before returning to my desktop. Today, I went to preview the screen saver through display properties to see just how often this happens but my comp locked up after clicking preview. I did get this message 3D fly objects is not responding. I clicked end task but it took a while to unlock. Also, shortly after I received the message "Run a dll as an App". I've never seen this before. Not sure if this is connected but, With help from the site I deleted some spy ware last week. Also, sometimes when I shut down my computer the computer freezes on a blue screen and never turns itself off. I eventually just hit the surge protecter switch. Any ideas if this is connected or how to fix?

A:Screen Saver

When is the last time you scanned for spyware/virus?

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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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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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Removed by poster. Wrong thread.

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