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Turning off screen saver

Q: Turning off screen saver

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/turn-the-screen-saver-on-or-off

A friend sent me the above which has directions for turning off the screen saver. I have followed those instructions twice and they have not turned off the screen saver. I have a feeling the problem is in the last step. Not sure. Perhaps the Apply button should be enactivated and used before OK? Or, the problem could be where it says "click item on list" Bubbles is in the frame already.

Could someone please enlighten me? Thank you.

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A: Turning off screen saver

Hello Hazel,

What is your system doing for you to believe that it's the screen saver?

To turn off the screen saver, you would select (None) for your screen saver, uncheck the On resume, display logon screen box, and click on OK.

Screen Saver - Turn On or Off

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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

This thread may help you Pin screensaver shortcut to taskbar?

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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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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Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

A:When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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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.

Thanks,

-G
 

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

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

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


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

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

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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
Type
Code:
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 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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Hi,
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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This might seem like basic question and hope its the right place, but after opening box and starting up and numerous reboot issues until I got the bios updated.  Now the only key issue is that when I sign off via Win+L to lock the screen, the screen saver will not come on -- is there a work around this besides having the machine go to sleep completely?

A:Alienware Aurora R5 - No screen saver on load screen?

Apologies for this addendum but just remembered that I also have not been able to find any information on the value added of the Alienware "Resource DVD" -- I do see one of the files being called "bootup.exe" or somesuch so is this suppose to be an easy boot disk if needed?  All thoughts will be appreciated ....

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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: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/741250-windows-warning-message-win32-adware.html

"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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A:Solved: Blue Screen of Death as screen saver

I removed two files on my harddrive, lphc1gbj0ecft.exe and lphc1gbj0ecft.scr, and now the bluescreen-screensaver is gone!
 

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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.

Sorry,
Shawn

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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.

However, when hitting a key or mouse move or click, instead of returning to Windows, it displays a black screen and locks. I have tried everything, at the black screen, to return to windows without any luck, other than manually turning the PC off and rebooting.

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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 !
 

A:screen saver to show on boot screen !

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

paul

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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

A Guy

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I am having a very wierd issue with vista's screen saver. So basically when I leave the comp idle it goes into screen saver then turns off the monitor after 15 mins. Sometimes, more often than not, I come back and move the mouse and hit a few keys on the keyboard and nothing. The monitor wont come out of standby I try turning it off and back on, and nothing. I have the latest drivers for everything in my system and I checked the power management settings and they both are able to wake the computer up. I have a G15 keyboard and I keep the leds on and when this happens the leds are off and the lazer for the mouse is off too. Any suggestions as to what my problem is would be fantastic!

Thanks.

A:Screen Saver to black unresponsive screen

/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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OK I have vista home premium on a gateway desktop model# GM5483E and I have in the power settings for the screen to be shut off after 45 minutes but it never does it just stays in screen saver the video card is an EVGA 8600gts with a DVI cord to an lcd monitor and this started a few weeks ago any ideas on how to trouble shoot and solve this thanks
 

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.

Cheers,
Kim
 

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Removed by poster. Wrong thread.
 

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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'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.
T.
 

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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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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.

Help.

Thanks.

Ray

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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
PP
 

A:Screen Saver

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

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would like to get a copy of aquarium screen saver...like 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 know...my granddaughter (age 1) is fascinated with this screen saver...

Thanks...Cranberry
 

A:Screen saver

How about this http://www.tnpsc.com/ssaver/aquarium.htm
or this www.clubaquatica.com Check google if you want to see more.
 

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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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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 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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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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Anybody got any special or juiced up screen savers??

A:Best screen saver??

mustangman16
There are tons. Do a search on scrrensavers and pick the thread you like best

K

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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?

thanks.
 

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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 http://i44.tinypic.com/2uo16vn.jpg

A:cant get rid of screen saver

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

A:Screen Saver

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

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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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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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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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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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