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Need help with XP
11/27/12

Posted on 11/27/2012 7:45:04 AM PST by pabianice

I run XP. My screen saver suddenly stopped working. I have checked the settings and all is as before, but screen saver does not engage even when I change the display.

Any ideas what is wrong?

Thanks.


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1 posted on 11/27/2012 7:45:06 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice
Problem; You have a screen saver

Solution; Stop trying to save your screen .. it's done.

2 posted on 11/27/2012 7:46:35 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Windows XP screen saver or another screen saver?


3 posted on 11/27/2012 7:47:01 AM PST by texson66 (In the words of Kent Brockman, "As for myself, I welcome our new commie overlords...")
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To: pabianice

What have I done now?


4 posted on 11/27/2012 7:49:29 AM PST by xp38
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To: pabianice

Is your mouse vibrating?


5 posted on 11/27/2012 7:57:12 AM PST by SoothingDave
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6 posted on 11/27/2012 7:57:42 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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Dude, I got no clue. I predict soemthings been changed something and you’re not catching it.

Screen saver isn’t hardware controlled so nothing hardware wise should be broken? Have you installed a new graphics ard lately?


7 posted on 11/27/2012 8:00:12 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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Try selecting screen saver to “none” or “blank”, shut-down and restart. For some reason, Windows likes to be rebooted; that often clears-up problems. I had the same problem w/ XP Pro and it worked. I now use Win-7 Pro and don’t use a screensaver anymore, just “blank”.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 8:11:36 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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I run XP and have the same problem. My XP screen saver just stopped working. I re-set it a few times and nothing worked. I just gave up.

I realize this doesn’t help, but just wanted you to know you are not alone. =)


9 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:36 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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Blank(none) is better , I stopped using a screen saver way back when I had Win 95


10 posted on 11/27/2012 8:19:14 AM PST by molson209
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Sounds like something got corrupted or you may have uninstalled it Should be very simple to reinstall or do a system restore point rollback and get it to work!


11 posted on 11/27/2012 8:24:45 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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“Blank(none) is better “

Agreed.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 8:29:23 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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Something is stopping it. Likely a program.

check out this thread

http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/2290-windows-xp-screen-saver-not-working.html


13 posted on 11/27/2012 8:30:43 AM PST by drunknsage
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If you have LCD monitor, screen savers aren’t really necessary. Tip: If you do, just shut off your monitor when not in use to preserve longevity.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 8:32:29 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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I’m forwarding this to Area 51. They might know what to do to help you.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 8:32:29 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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Just set your monitor to turn itself off.
16 posted on 11/27/2012 8:40:42 AM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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my brother, who is a computer engineer, has this instruction sheet:
One: Give computer to twelve year old.
Two: say: Please, twelve year old, tell me how to fix my computer.
Three: Problem solved.

I always used to get my problems solved by asking my grandson, who is now in college, but more lately my granddaughter, who is 11, is starting to help me.

as for screen saver, go to control panel, and use the old fashioned version not the newfangled one. That will give you a screen where you can chose screensaver, how long you want it to stay on, and the background stuff.

oh yes: you also might want to check the part about saving power. Mine used to turn off quickly so I reset it.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 4:22:10 PM PST by LadyDoc
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