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# Screen Saver/Power Saver

Q: Screen Saver/Power Saver

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.
Jimmyg134

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 downloaded a free sample of a screensaver from digiscapes.com 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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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.

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Jerry

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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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Probably not but it would be cool and convenient.

A:Is it possible to connect a particular screen saver to a power plan?

AFAIK, no. Screensavers are "connected" to your desktop theme - if you save a theme different from your current, and assign another screensaver to it, it should change when you which between themes.

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I know it is possible to make a Power Point slide into a screen saver. What does it take to do the reverse -- make a screen saver into a power point slide?

Thanks!
TXPAScot

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I can't seem to make the screen saver and power save settings work.
I adjust the power saving settings and set the screen saver, push the preview button and it's all good. But leave the computer for the allotted time and nothing happens. I also set the standby/powerdown duration and nothing happens there either, the machine just stays on.
any suggestions?

A:Screen Saver and Power Save issue

see the screen saver thread under "vista". I had the same problem and got it solved thanks to this site.

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Hello Again!
I see a few people have read my first posting, but as I have had no response to date, I thought perhaps I should be a little more specific...
What I wish to do is take an animated screen saver that is already loaded onto my computer and use it for an animated slide for a Power Point presentation. I have tried doing this with the controls already given me on Power Point, but to no avail. Is there some way to manipulate the screen saver so that it will work as a slide, with the animation still functional?

Thanks!
TXPAScot

A:Screen saver to power point slide II

You need to get a screen capture utility that will capture full motion video. You can then activate the screen saver via display properties in the screensaver tab.

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My power options (sleep, hibernate, monitor off etc) all ceased to work. Also the screen saver will not automatically start. I've tried all different settings and non of them function. I can preview the screen saver but it will not automatically start.
Thanks for any help or input.

A:Power options and screen saver problems

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63...-problems.html

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intermittent failure of screen saver and power off to activate?

Hi.
My Win 7 Desktop computer, unlike my laptop and other Win 7 computers, has a power and screen saver setup that, at times, never activates? I have checked background processes and can't understand why at times it kicks in and other times I must reboot to get it to kick in. It always works after a reboot as long as I do not use the computer. Sometimes when I use it, the screen saver and power setup will go on, sometimes not?

My screen saver is not a 3rd party one and the same for the power settings. They are the ones that part of the Win 7 pro Os.

Has anyone ever heard of this? What do you suggest? Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you very much for any possible solutions.
sincerely,

Miles

P.S. I have done a SFC /scannow and no problems were found. I also checked my Lan Driver Properties to make sure the box was unchecked for waking up the computer.

P.S.S. My Computer is a Win 7 Pro with an i5 3rd generation Intel 3.20 GHZ CPU with 16 GB of DDR3 Ram and a 1TB SSD HD.

P.S.S.S. All Drivers Have Been Updated.

A:intermittent failure of screen saver and power settings.

Would someone please read my above post, and if possible, offer me some advice regarding my screensaver, etc.?

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Miles

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Just curious if anyone knows of a quick way to change the power settings and/or screen saver without having to right click on desktop and choose properties. It's not that it's that hard to do it this way, but I was curious if there was some utility or batch file that could be created to quickly switch between settings.

A:Quickly Change Power Settings & Screen Saver

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

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Hi, I've been having a few configuration problems that started happening a few days ago. First, my screen saver won't initiate after the set time. Trust me, the mouse has NOT moved. Second, I just recently changed my screen resolution back to the highest setting (which I had it on when I got my laptop in January, worked fine then), then when I restarted my comp, it went back to the previous setting. Finally, my standby mode will no longer activate. Its supposed to initiate when I close my laptop, (yes the power save options are set to that). But I still can't enter Standby even when I manually select it from the Turn off Computer Menu. Hibernate option also inoperative. I've run Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus, but it didn't fix the problem. I'm not sure if these are related, but its kind of weird that they all started happening at once. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Listed problems for quick reference:
Screen Saver won't initiate after set time (Mouse has not moved, no key pressed)
Screen Resolution configuration won't save after system restart.
Standby mode and Hibernate inoperative. Manual and power save settings do not work.

Running Windows XP Service Pack 2
This is a Brand New Dell laptop since January 2007
Dell Inspiron 16400 Laptop
Intel Core 2 CPU
T7200 @2.00Ghz
2.00Ghz, 2.00 GB of RAM

A:No Standby mode, Power Save, or Screen saver

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Hello,

After installing the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000, both the Screen Saver and Power Management stopped working properly or at all - whereas everything works fine if Mouse is not installed.

This problem has already been touched on partially in one of the Tech Support threads, but the solution offered there doesn't work for me. This solution amounts to go look on the Microsoft Help site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911895, which does indeed show that Microsoft is aware of this problem (occurring apparently for almost all Microsoft hardware!), but that its answers are absolutely irrelevant for me.

First the site begins to say arrogantly that the fault lies with two services, i.e.: "This issue may occur if the PCM and DVD Launcher services are running in the background" - conveniently ignoring that the problem does NOT occur with any other non-Microsoft pointing device. In my case, after checking with msconfig, these two services are indeed running in background - and I do need them now and again (so that the "solution" offered by Microsoft to disable those services in order to have their mouse not playing havoc with part of the XP system, is of course nul and void).

Their other answer is installing a software called "Microsoft HID Non-User Input Data Filter". After an extremely long search through several Microsoft so-called support sites, when one finally gets hold of the software and installs it.... nothing happ... Read more

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Got my wife a new E-machine (i realize it is a cheaper computer but good enough for us) anyway, when it goes into the screen saver mode just a black screen if it hasn't been in screen saver very long you can just touch the mouse like you do with any other computer and it comes back on, however, if it goes into sleep mode and you leave it for say 15 or 20 min it is kind of random times it will not come back on by touching the mouse or clicking the spacebar button you have to push in the power button on the tower (just push it in and let it right back out) and then the desktop comes back up , it comes out of sleep mode. My question is ---what can I do to make it like other computers and just be able to touch the mouse no matter how much time it has been in sleep mode to get it to come back on. Please give me some idea's, thanks

A:windows xp home won't come out of screen saver after awhile must click power button

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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?

THanks.

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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Hi. If i change in Windows 10 in Power Management from Balanced to Power Saver is this safe for graphic card?
I change from Balanced to Power Saver and fps in benchmark went from 180fps to 50fps. Is there any hardware related changes due to swap from Balanced to Power Saver ?

A:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Power Saver attempts to save power by reducing the CPU’s speed all the time and lowering screen brightness, among other similar settings and that may account for your fps drop when benchmarking. Doesn't sound like a good choice for your purposes.

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My wife thinks we should turn off our computer after use and power it off over night. I think all that off and on takes more energy and we should just leave it on all the time. Who is right?

A:Power Saver

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Earlier this afternoon I switched my power settings to power saver as my laptop was dieing.

I shut it down like this.

I hooked it back up to power and switched back to high performance power setting.

However, while playing games the performance is horrible. I even switched back to power saver while playing and it made no difference.

Any ideas?

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Does anyone have some good advice as to the best way to configure power saving settings? I have a new sony Vaio with Windows XP. Specifically, my questions are how long before the harddrives should be shut down? Screen Saver? Monitor? System Standby? Should the computer be left turned on all day? I think you got the idea.

A:Power Saver Settings?

What does your manual suggest? When my laptop is on a/c I treat it like a regular desktop. When on battery I use the pre-set XP power management settings for "laptop"

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When I select Power Saver settings for the power plan, it saves power hy reducing "System Performance".

Now when it resuces system performance , what exactly is meant by that ? Which parts will operate with reduced performance ? Dont system run at optimum power requirements ? Which system parts run at more than required power ? How do I notice that system performance is reduced ?

Thanks

A:Power saver settings

choosing the power saver settings will dim the screen and i think it will also limit the graphics performancehi. is this a laptop or a pc you are using? if it is a laptop. t

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I just formated my Toshiba laptop, i have a problem, i googled alot to find out, but no help at all.
The problem is that i need the software for toshiba power saver, its a toshiba satellite pro A120.

can any one help me.

A:toshiba power saver

Hi,

Go to : http://www.toshiba.co.uk/

Click on "computer systems" in middle of the page
Choose the model, series etc. & under "driver type" choose "power saver"

Hope this helps

Rob

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Unit will not go to screensaver or into power saver mode. Any ideas? Thanks!

A:screensaver & power saver won't come on

What windows version do you have and are there multiple users on your unit?

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I recently changed my power supply, and no my computer won't go on stand-by. I have a sleep button on my keyboard that can put it into stand-by, and when I press it, the computer goes into stanby, but comes back out very quickly

A:Power Saver Options

Welcome to Bleepimg Computer MSem.I am not sure what the question is? Do you want more power options?

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PC specs:
EVGA 500B 600W Bronze Certified powersupply
2x4GB DDR3 RAM Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More!...
AMD FX 6300
1 AMD Sapphire HD 7850 w/ 2 GB of video RAM
1TB Hard Drive (SeaGate Barracuda)
msi 970A-G46 motherboard with the correct cpu socket

so i built my pc a couple months ago with a 480W power supply, and it kept on freezing after short periods of time and the only way to unfreeze was a manual shutdown, upon noticing it, i tested my ram, video card, and even ran my pc with the case open and a giant fan on it to prevent overheating of any sort. still none of this fixed the problem so i began messing around in the windows 8 settings, and found that my pc works fine with the power settings of power saver (which noticeably lowered my performance), but as soon as i set it on balanced or high performance, it does it still. Getting tired of the performance, i just bought my new powersupply to find that it still did not fix the problem!!!

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My Windows VISTA has locked up in power saver mode. I have turned the computer off & unplugged and the screen still won't come on. Is there anything I can do?

A:Vista Power Saver

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Does the screen fail to work at all?

Does an external monitor work with the PC?

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I have a Dell 1702FP TFT attached via a switch box to a PC and a Gadmei TV3488E television receiver.

The screen works fine with the PC but with the television receiver it goes into Power Saver Mode.

Does anyone have any idea how to disable or bypass Power Saver Mode.

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I know there's a million freezing issues and I'm sure someone's having the same problem. My computer is brand new. Win 7 x64 8gig ram ect.. When I leave the computer and the screen saver does its thing and the monitor goes into its power saver mode...after that you can move the mouse and the screen appears, but you can't click on icons or the taskbar. Sometime's it's only for a short period of time and sometimes longer or maybe even have to reboot.

A:Freeze when returning from scr sav and power saver

Try using only a screensaver, OR only letting your power settings turn off the monitor. Don't use both.

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Hello,

I've a Tecra M11 (Windows7 64-bit). The Toshiba Power Saver Settings V8.9.3.64 are installed.

My problem is: The fan is almost always on with maximum speed, whereby there is no processor load (only 1-5%). That is really loud and annoying!

What I've done so far: I switched the cooling method to "battery optimized" for both power modi, but without any effect.

Question:
1) Is there any quite office mode available (as many other notebook manufacturers offer for there business notebooks) to work in a silent environment?
2) Is there any option to deinstall the Toshiba Power Saver Settings and use the standard Windows7 cooling methods, because Windows 7 in general offers a passive cooling option with the effect that the fan is off.

Thanks a lot!
Frank

A:Tecra M11 power saver settings - fan almost always on

I?m really wondering this ?cooling method? settings didn?t help. I have Tecra A11 with Win7 64 bit and my notebook is absolutely silent. Changing these settings on several other Toshiba notebooks the result was the same. Notebook was much quieter.

Which power plan do you use?
Have you noticed some difference when you switch to ?Toshiba eco mode??

# As far as I know such mode is not available on Toshiba notebooks.
# You can remove Toshiba power saver but it is a little bit complicated. You must remove whole Toshiba value added package. Later you must install VAP again but not in standard but custom mode and remove check mark in front of applications you don?t want to install.

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A:Dell Power Saver Mode

Well dust doesnt help any computer whether its a laptop or desktop. Although desktops for some reason get more dust in them than a laptop.Not everyone is comfortable taking computers apart to fix them.If people arent sure what they are doing take it somewhere and pay the money to have it done right.One wrong move and a computer can become a very expensive paperweight in minutes.

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With Win98SE and Office 2K...is there a way to save and install a Power Point slide show as a Screen Saver???

I know how to create a slide show (transitions), but can that slide show be saved in a format that will allow me to use it as a screen saver???

A:Using Power Point as a sreen saver??????

Try it free?
http://www.screentime.com/

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I can go into my screen saver and into the Monitor Power settings and set it to turn off the monitor in, for example, 45 minutes.
And it will work for some period of time, usually for a couple of days.
Then it will inexplicably go back to simply a screen saver with no power saving. ANd when I look at all the settings, they are all just the way I left them.
This also happened, BTW, on my old WIN 98 system, which was an entirely different computer, except for the monitor.
However, there is some software that I had in WIN 98 that I reinstalled onto my new XP Home system, so I suspec that one of those peices of software is causing the problem.
What I don't know is what to look for to tell me what might have caused it to stop functioning.
One thing I was wondering is if there is some kind of software available that I can buy that will keep a log of what applications I have started and stopeed, so I can have a kind of journal of my activity, so I can narrow things down.
Thanks,
Dave

A:Monitor Power Saver Intermittant

Download HiJackThis. Run the update feature for it then scan your system. Save the file then copy and paste the results back here. Don't try to fix anything until the experts here have a chance to look at it and advise you.

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I am able to tell my PC to sleep after a certain amount of time but I would like to know if there is a way to tell it to totally shutdown instead. Thanks for your help

i.e. last night I fell asleep and my pc stayed on all night without ever sleeping or shutting down!

A:Can you set PC to auto shutdown in power saver?

Sure. Take a look at this: Power Plan Settings - Change

You might consider either Hybrid Sleep or Hibernate.

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Hi:

I liked the Toshiba Power Saver that I had used for so long with my laptop, but after upgrading to W7-32b it does not work anymore... Most of the new utilities and drivers from Toshiba are specific for W7-64b.

I was wondering if a driver from a relatively new computer (32b based) would work fine in mine and, if it is worth a try, which one would be the most "similar" laptop to mine?

In case nothing works is there any other power management utility that you could recommend me?

Thanks!

Toshiba Satellite M40X-115

A:Power Saver - Toshiba Satellite M40X

hi fernandoc, if your laptop originally came with Vista, just reinstall the same drivers, but install them in Compatibility mode with Vista,

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I don't know if this may have been posted previously, but just in case it helps someone, I'll go ahead and post it. Use of the Power Saver Setting in Windows 8 lowers my pc temperature (at idle) by at least 6 degrees. Using this setting, my pc now idles at 27 degrees C. When I use High Performance, my idle temp is usually at least 33 degrees, or more. For those who have problems with their pc's running warm, this is just one of the things I've found which helps temperature lowering. My biggest impact on lowering temp was air cleaning the pc case interior - getting all the fuzzy balls out.....lol. At one point, my idle temp was in the 50 to 60 degree range and I figured my disk was failing. After checking for a possible problem, I found much of the problem was my own maintenance procedure failure. So, if your pc seems to be running rather high, look around for the simple solutions - clean pc, use power settings, etc.

A:Power Saver Setting Option Windows 8

If you reduce power, you also reduce performance.

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I've got a asus 7100 agp vid card (geforce 2 mx 400) on a gigabyte ga-8irxp mobo (p4 1.6 mhz). All is well, until the monitor goes into power saver mode. When the mouse or keyboard is tiggered to bring it out of powersaver, video does not return. The indicator on the monitor goes back to green, but the video image does not return. The machine continues to work through all of this - it is not frozen. my only way out of this is to do a blind shutdown (without the help of video). Upon reboot, all is well.

If I disable powersaver in windows, all is well, but I leave my system on and would like this feature to work. These are all new componenets on a clean win98se install.

Any thoughts?

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Anytime I go to use my monitor (1.5years old Dell E2209W) it will turn on and be stuck in "entering Power Saver mode". This process began slowly, first it only happened every week, and all i had to do was just turn it off and then back on. It would sometimes happen as soon as I start my computer, and sometimes in the middle of doing something on it. Sometimes I would just have to turn it off and back on, sometimes I would have to unplug everything for a couple minutes and it would turn back on. For some reason it will not work with this computer now (Dell Vostro 410, Intel core 2 quad q6600 @2.4ghz, 4gigs ram, radeon HD3450, ...), and when I went to hook it up to my other computer, it worked for 2minutes and then cut out again, and it will not connect back to the computer.
I also have a Viewsonic VA912b that works perfect with both computers (with the same cords I was using for the E2209W, so it wouldn't be the cords), so it doesn't seem like it could be the computer. I've read a lot of forums of poeple having similar problems with their dell monitors, but usually they work with other computers.

It does pass the Monitor Self-Test. The computer doesn't acknowledge that i plugged anything into it when i connect the dvi cable either. Anyone have any idea what might be wrong?

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Partitioning Software is running on a PC.
After 20 min of running the "MiniTool Partitioning Wizard", the PC shuts down.
Loss of  DC-Power  at Hard Drive and  Board.
I suspect, a Power setting has been enabled, to shut down the PC aftyer 20 min being idle.

(The program advised, to disable Power Saving Settings - I have overlooked that)

I re-started the PC ,
the Monitor shows no desktop, no action after keys or mouse  are pressed,
It displays  the Progress and process of the Partitioning Wizard.
Again for 20 min and then ,shuts down.

I like to cancel the partitioning process, but there is no Desktop displayed.
After every new start-up,
the Wizard runs the program again and  the Screen shows only the Partitioning proces.

20 min is insuficcient time for the program to complete the partitioning task.

How about maintaining the Power Supply of  5V and 12V DC at the terminals, to keep the Hard
Drive and the Board operational  for a longer time than the 20 min ?
The wizard can then complete the task.
Is there a Relay that switches off the supply from the Power Supply?

Is there a short cut which may stop that programm.?
Is there a different way of re-starting the PC like pressing keys during the start-up ... Read more

A:During Partitioning PC stops - How to disable Power Saver

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.

Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

Louis

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Or more precisely aero transparency. I'm using a gateway netbook with 1.2Ghz atlon and an ATI x1270 gfx card. The drivers are from windows update. I've also tried downloading the ati drivers from their website (vista x64 were the only ones i could find) and no change.

Is there any way I can manually edit the profile settings? Maybe via registry?

I've tried EXPORTING the profile to .pow files but I have no idea how to read or edit them (tried notepad).

A:Power Saver profile doesn't turn off aero

hi Psych0, and welcome to sevenforums - the place to be,

do you simply want to turn off aero permanently?

if so, right-click desktop >> personalise >> select windows 7 basic theme

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I set my screen saver to blank after 4 minutes and my monitor to power down after 5 minutes. After 4 minutes I hear the Windows seven default sound for log off (I think) and the screen powers up but the blank screen saver stays on. This only happens when I have a check mark by show the welcome screen when the screen saver wakes up. Like I said, the screen saver does not show the welcome screen, the power just comes back on the monitor. paj692

A:after 4 minutes monitor wakes up from power saver mode

I'm not really sure what you are after, but if you don't want a screensaver, why not set it to "none" instead of "blank" That way there is no time factor involved, and the welcome screen will appear normally.

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I've tried various settings on the advanced link in power saver in Windows 7 Ultimate. I hear the bing-bong (or is it bong-bing?) sound windows makes when the system wakes up, but the screensaver stays on. The screen goes to gray (LCD) as I'm using the 'blank' screensaver. I tried turning on the powersaving feature (monitor) with no special settings, and no screensaver loaded. (circle with a line through it on the screesaver icon). It has been asleep for over an hour (power off to the LCD monitor). With the screensaver on, the power usually only stays off on the monitor for 5 or 10 minutes tops. I've turned off several options in advanced and even told the NIC card not to wake up the system. Why would the power saver wake up when there is a screen saver running, but not when there is no screen saver running? paj692

A:Power saver mode (monitor) wakes up if screensaver is used.

Further information; this only happens (monitor wakes up) when the checkmark is placed in the box marked, 'on resume display welcome screen', Otherwise the monitor stays asleep with the screen saver on and the power saver on. Thanks paj692

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Hi guys,before when i turn the ac power off & my laptop goes to on battery.the taskbar colour was changed to i think windows 7 basic theme colour to save battery power.but now it doesn't,now it stay on aero colour not to basic when on battery.how to fix it ?

A:Power saver on battery not changing taskbar colour

See if this tutorial will help you out any Visual Effects Settings - Change

Jerry

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I'm currently experiencing this issue and it's really annoying. I just bought this laptop for 2 months and it's been working fine. Then suddenly this problem started yesterday. Generally every time I open up a game my laptop will automatically switch to Power saver mode and it causes some lags in the game. At this point I would Alt+Tab to desktop and switch it to "High Performance". Here's the annoying part, even though I have set it back to "High Performance", the laptop still works as it in "Power saver" mode, I can tell because the game is still laggy and slow. I tried to restart the laptop and experienced the same issue. I ran a Full scan by using Avast Internet Security 2014 and didn't detect any problem at all. What should I do? Thank you.

By the way my OS is windows 8.1

A:Laptop automatically switches to Power saver mode

Hello Frankie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like some sort of power management software that came preinstalled by the OEM on the laptop. Check to see if such software is on there, and what it is set to.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Hi,
The way I know my desktop PC has gone to sleep is that the blue light around the power button flashes (instead of being on all the time). I'm playing around with some settings right now to find out exactly what is pulling it out of its sleep.
I realized that if I go to Power Options and change the plan settings for the recommended Balanced Plan, and DISABLE wake timers, then my computer DOES stay asleep.

HOWEVER, I also noticed that I can only put my PC to sleep MANUALLY. by using Sleep Mode using the Windows Power Button. If I instead use the following "automatically sleep after..." (in this case 1 minute), it doesn't go to sleep. Why is that?

And finally, question about the following. These are the settings for my Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection, There is a section called "Wake on LAN". Could someone explain to me what the three items mean? (What are magic packets and pattern matches?)... in plain english language please! I'm trying to figure out if these need to be adjusted.

A:Confusion about Sleep Settings and Power Saver Options

this should be simple English because that all I can speak .
lan is a local area network, used In a business setting for the most part ,iam sure some guys have them at home! so wake on lan means the computer can be awaken by the company IT guy from his computer using a magic packet ,what ever that is ?,or something like that ,so you /me can disable that feature ,
magic packet ,info from my best friend on the internet .
Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
as for the first part of you post ,if it stops the computer from automatic sleep ,then don't uncheck it ,if you don't want to manually put it to sleep

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I am reposting this problem because i think i may have explained my problem incrrectly.
Sony monitor wont come off of power saver.
It has 2 led lights.1 for Power Saver(such as in stand by mode) and 1 for when the monitor is on and working.When i turn the monitor is on, it immediately goes to Power Saver mode, therefore the screen remains completely black(as if it was off).I cannot seem to get it back on.

A little background:
I put in a NIC card, booted the computer and during Post i received a message about a device conflict and a memory parity error.When i choose to ignore the message it would not boot in normal mode(Windows was giving me the same error).When i choose to ignore the erro and bot into safe mode, it works fine.I decided to remove the NIC and i still received the same error so this time i choose the option to remove the conflicting device(thinking it was the NIC).Unfortunetely and aparently, the device that was removed was the monitor because it has not worked since.I removed the CMos battery, took out the video card, remove all unecessary devices, reset the memory but nothing seems to work.

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I just bought a new Horizon 2 AIO computer from Best Buy. I plugged it in and turned the power on, the Lenovo loading screen came up, and then a "power saver mode" count-down appeared, counting down from 9, before the screen went black.  The power light is still on, but the computer appears to be asleep. I have tried this several times (after holding down the power button to turn it off) with the same result. Why won't my brand new computer start???  Please help, thank you!

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A:Horizon 2 immediately enters power saver mode

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !

Sorry to hear of the problem.  Unfortunately what you have described is not something a new system should do.  Since the system is brand new, I would suggest you just return it to Best Buy and do an exchange.

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hello!

i am fighting with this problem for months now.. the latest version of power saver on my toshiba sat pro m30 running windows xp with service pack 1 installed gives a message box with an error message on shutdown and i am unable to eliminate this error. i re-installed the system from scratch, because there are many other applications installed. i've read the forums and realised i am not the first one having problems with toshiba power saver. i am even lucky to have it started successfully at the start-up! yet, it crashes at the shutdown. it's quite annoying. also, i have downloaded all latest updates from this site for my laptop, including even bios update.

i would love to have the opportunity to be able to download the bug-free version of toshiba power saver from this site, and i am sure many other people would appreciate the fixes too!

Fatal error: 0x6A6.

any feedback on that?

andrew.

A:Toshiba Satellite M30 & Power Saver shutdown error

i got it uninstalled, now when i try to put the s/w bac on, it gives me this

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So for a while now my computer will randomly stop Displaying and my monitor will say "entering power saver mode" this usually only happened when I played games on my computer. I was able to prolong this from happening by dropping the graphics and resolution way down on the games I was playing. However it has begun to be much more prevalent. I assumed this was a graphics card issue because the picture was the only thing affected. The LED lights on my tower would stay on but sound and video would completely disappear. I would love some input from a few other people. I have tried new ram. And the spare graphics cards that I have are either incompatible with Windows 10 or busted. Currently I am using an AMD A6-5400K API with Radeon HD Graphics as my processor/video card since I first got the computer. All drivers are up to date as well. Thanks in advance guys

A:Computer Randomly Stops Displaying and Monitor goes to power saver

I should also state that I am looking for the most cost effective way to fix this. I don't have a ton of money to spend on parts

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Hello Guys i'm new here to TSG but i have a real issue with my new tower and monitor. I'm not sure whether the issue is with the tower or the monitor as when i set up my {LG Flatron monitor} and my custom built {Vibox tower with a NVIDIA G card} the monitor appears with the message D-SUB Power saver mode. These are brand new items and have been setup today and i'm wondering what i could do to fix this issue whether it be replacing the battery or downloading a DVI driver file? Please help

A:Help with D-sub Power Saver Issue {LG Monitor}{NVIDIA Graphics card}

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Hello, Tech Guy forums

So my laptop, which I got last December, freezes when running games (WoW, Champions Online, Aion are a few examples) on anything but power saver. Both Balanced and High Performance cause me to crash anywhere from 5-30 minutes after loading it up.

What happens is: I'll usually be doing some questing or whatnot and out of the blue for no known reason the entire computer just freezes. The sound cuts off, I'm unable to move the mouse. It stays this way unless I hold the power button to turn it off.

This problem is nonexistent when my laptop is set to Power Saver, which poses a problem as it causes low framerate when playing.

If anyone has any suggestions/questions/answers I'd love to hear em' ^^

A:Laptop freezes when running games with battery on anything but power saver

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I was working on my computer when the monitor spontaneously went into Power Saver mode and turned off. I was forced to do a hard shut down using the power button. I tried restarting the computer and got to the Windows logo before the screen went into Power Saver mode again. After another hard shut down, I restarted and only got to the Dell screen before losing the monitor again. A few more tries produced various results – in some cases, the monitor continued to go out from the Dell screen, while in some cases it would just sit on the Dell screen indefinitely, there was even one time through that it reached the auto-chkdsk stage, but promptly died a few minutes into that. I can select F2 or F12 from the Dell screen – but it doesn’t actually enter the BIOS setup or the Boot menu before the monitor dies again. It seems as though it sometimes finishes POST and other times it doesn’t, though I don’t hear any beeps in either case. (Yes, there is an internal speaker connected.)
It strikes me as being a problem with the BIOS or the video card – but it is really hard for me to tell. There could be a problem with the OS on the drive, but it doesn’t seem to get far enough in the boot process for me to think that’s the problem. I’ve read a number of posts with similar symptoms, but they don’t seem to ever run into the problem of not even being able to get into the BIOS setup or Boot menu, so it’s hard to know if they&rsquo... Read more

A:My monitor keeps going into Power Saver mode and my computer won’t boot.

Nobody can possibly help you unless you post the exact PC model and version of Windows.

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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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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 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.

Thanks

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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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?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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I have windows xp home edition, i am having a problem with the screen savers it will come on and display for a few second and then go off until it is time to come back on again and then do the same thing. please help if you can. Thanks

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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

HankL

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Do I need this?

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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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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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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'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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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.

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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,

Shawn

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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 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?
George

A:Screen Saver does not come on

Go to amd.com 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 manufacturers website. In this case amd.com

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\ANTIVI~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\personal firewall\MPFService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\ANTIVI~1\OasClnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Router Se... Read more

A:screen saver

Hello and welcome to TSF

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

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

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.

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.

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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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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.
Thanks!!!!

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'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?
thanks,
Gatc

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

A:Screen saver?

Here are some slick ones

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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?

regards,
Mack1

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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.

Thanksabunch

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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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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!

A:Screen Saver in XP

not a user lockout feature

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

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

http://213.159.17.149./?assid=dnn-2

it's and ad for a spyware remover
thanks

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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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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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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. . .

jcgriff2

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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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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 ?

A:Screen Saver

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

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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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314493

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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!.........is this a vista problem???

A:screen saver

Hi nuuguy,

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

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hi
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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Hello,

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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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!

Jim

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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My friend has two drives in his computer.........one 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.
Ron

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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My computer screen saver selector is disabled, I want to use another one, may some one can help me with it. Thank You

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It seems like ever since I got the updates from Microsoft, my screen saver only works half the time. Like today I was gone from the PC for 2 hours and when I got back I turned my monitor on and there was no screen saver. But yesterday it was working fine. I also have password protect thing on, so I know no one was using my computer. Is anyone else having this problem? How do I fix it?

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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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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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