ScreenSaver will not work

By vvelazque ยท 4 replies
Mar 13, 2006
  1. I have Microsoft Windows XP Media Edition 2005 on my pc and i can't get the screen saver to work at all. I've tried everything. I updated the drivers for the video card and i even went into safe mode and the screen saver did not work. Does any one have any suggetions?

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I`m assuming you`ve checked everythings as it should be under the display properties/screensaver tab.
    Quote from here -

    "If so,to check your settings : Go to Start/Run/Regedit
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Scrnsave.exe = C:\Windows\System32\logon.scr
    Verify your Time while there as well and choose accordingly: ScreenSaveTimeOut = (set your preference)

    Also make sure none of the screensavers are wrapped in double quotes as in: ""c:\windows\system32\screensavername.scr""
    And try adding: ss in front of the screensaver name.

    Screen Saver Disable and Screen Saver Enable (Line 51) "

    Other known issues include Wireless mice and Power DVD software.
  3. vvelazque

    vvelazque TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've checked all of that already. After working on it last night i narrowed it down to the microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse. I'm trying to figure out why the keyboard and mouse can affect the screen saver. The keyboard and mouse worked great on my old computer and the screen saver never had a problem.

  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    From here -

    "What if the radio signal from the mouse was fooling my computer into thinking there was activity even though the mouse was not physically being moved?" Lo and behold, once I moved the wireless mouse out of range of the receiver connected to one of my computer's USB ports, my screensaver was back to normal!!"

    "On my wireless desktop set, my receiver has both USB and PS/2 ports. If I use the PS/2 ports, my screensaver and power settings behave normally. It's only when you use the USB ports that neither the screensaver or power options work. This seems to be a common problem because I've seen similar issues."
  5. vikrantkpr

    vikrantkpr TS Rookie

    one alternative may be a shareware "Turn Off Monitor" at rtsoftwares
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