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Screen Saver Does Not Appear


I cannot get my screen saver to display . I have chosen my photos and followed all the instructions and clicked ok ( but the apply button is not highlighted)i have chosen to use a personalized theme as all the standard ones seem to  show that there will be no screen saver. It shows what my screen saver will be and i can view it on the preview, but the screen just goes black after the computer is idle for the set time (10 mins) i had no trouble with my old computer and windows xp.

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Screen Saver Not Working

With respect to the screen saver. I have reinstalled the nvidia 9800 gt driver pursuant to suggestions found in this forum. I haven't made any changes to the system recently. I noticed shortly after installation of win 7 that the screen saver worked intermittently at best. I did a clean install january 1, 2010. I was able to get it to work by changing the number of minutes column. Now nothing works. I have changed out mice to no avail. It appears that quite a few people have had this problem. It makes me wonder why ms hasn't included a patch in the updates. Does anyone have any further suggestions or workarounds.

Posted On: 2010-02-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-15 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Screen Saver Does Not Work - Display Never Shuts Off

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Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Slow Screen Saver In Live Photo Gallery

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Posted On: 2010-06-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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If i try to do anything while it is on the screen, the screen immediately goes black and stays that way until the pop up decides to call it quits. I know it has something to do with nvidia graphics, but if i click on the tray icon nothing happens. Occasionally, after childishly trying to click the pop up away roughly 50 times it starts to fade white, behaving like a non-responsive program (which it obviously is). Every so often the pop up appears multiple times in one session, even if i'm doing one thing for the duration of my time on the computer.

If i'm gaming, i am hard-pressed to minimize the program if the occasion calls for it because bringing it back up each time dims the screen more and more. Is there anything i can do or press to make this pop up go away? It's just really, really annoying!


Posted On: 2010-03-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Screensaver Won't Work - Monitor Won't Shut Down With Power Saver

My monitor won't shut down with the power saver set and the screen saver won't work either. It used to work but it doesn't now.

Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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So, is there a way to use the onscreen keyboard to print just the screen and not itself - sort of like you would get if it really was a keyboard - imagine how annoying it would be for all users if every time they used that function it inserted a nice big picture of your real keyboard over what you actually wanted. This has been a problem with xp, now a bigger one - 4 times as big in fact, with w7.


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Boot Up Screen

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Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Black Screen And Nothing Else

I have just attempted to install windows 7 home premium on my wife’s laptop, this is a fujitsu siemans amilo pro i did all the checks as advised by microsoft i went to the fujitsu siemans site and checked that i had the latest drivers before the install. I have backed everything up to a separate hard drive.

I then did the install from the dvd using the 32 bit disc. Everything went very well up to the last reboot i’d guess now i can only get a black screen on normal boot up, or if i say ok to load from dvd it wants to re install the whole lot again, or i can get into the safe mode.


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dim Screen

I'm having a minor issue with windows 7. From time to time when i log in the screen fades in, but then instantly dims as soon as it's faded in all the way. It is similar to when a laptop screen dims to save power, but the cursor stays bright. This is happening on a desktop pc. The only way i have found to get rid of it is to shut the pc down and restart. I tried hitting "restart" in the start menu once and the computer loaded up the same way, so as far as i can tell it must be properly shut down and then restarted. Has anyone else had a problem with this?

Posted On: 2010-06-29 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Screen Blanking

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Everytime i change directory in windows explorer or click on a link to another web page the screen blanks for about one second and then returns. I have tried various combinations of screen resolution and refresh rates and it still happens, even on 800 x 600. How can this be fixed?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Screen Resolution Changes By Itself

My desktop resolution continually changes by itself. For example, even though my background is set to the blue sony vaio wallpaper, green streaks and sparkles often appear, even surrounding the windows logo when starting up. Then, the desktop resolution may suddenly return to its normal appearance and stay that way for awhile, anywhere from a few minutes to perhaps a whole day. I have even enlisted the help of sony tech support in resolving this issue, and just when they think they have fixed it, the problem returns.

Posted On: 2010-06-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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After i have updated my computer from xp to win7 i have been experiencing a strange thing. My screen goes blank after 60 seconds of inactivity.initially when it happened i saw that my graphic card driver (nvidia geoforce 8400gs) was not updated - which was also causing some blue screen errors. After i updated the drivers the blue screen error went away but the blank screen error sort of comes and goes. It stays for some time (a week or something) and then goes away for a month etc. Two reasons i could think of.

1. Power options - everything set to "never"
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Any idea why i would be seeing this ? 


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Screen Keeps Going Dark

My computer automatically installed updates about three or four days ago, and not the screen goes dark every couple minutes. I have changed the battery settings, reset the defaults, set them to maximum brightness and deactivated the dim the display after so many minutes and turn off display after so many minutes options. I have restarted the computer, but nothing helps. The screen does not go completely black- i can still faintly see what is on the screen, like the brightness is turned all the way down- but its not.

I have tried to adjust the brightness when it does black by using the function key, but it thinks that its all the way up. I have to close the lid and re-open it to get the screen to come back to full brightness. I have tried to uninstall the updates, but it did not fix the problem.

I am using windows 7 home premium. The most recent set of windows 7 updates  that were installed before the problem was kb971033.


Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Screen Flicker

When running outlook 2007, firefox (3. 5. 6 and 3. 5. 7), on windows 7 home prem, i get a very fast flicker on the screen. It flashes the desktop very briefly. This happen typically when i am browsing  or doing something. I also run phoenix (a flight simulator) and then it happens more often say 1 x 20 sec. I have been able to see that in the top menu bar i see "not responding" for maybe a 10th of a second. I also get this in ie8. I had a nvida 9500gt and have exchanged this for a ati radeon hd4670, and still have the same problem. It seems to be app independent.

Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Cannot See Edges Of Screen

I am using a tv as a computer screen ( my boyfriend's great idea) and i can't see the edges of my screen. We could for a while. But now all of a sudden i can't. It wasn't much just the title bars and the outer edges but now i cant see like a 1 inch border. I have tried to change the resolution, with no luck. Any ideas? I'm not about to pay to email them or call. That's just plain silly.

Posted On: 2010-05-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Blue Screen - Driver_power_state_failure

I have owned windows 7 for about 5 months now. I upgraded to windows 7 professional from windows xp home edition. I also upgraded to 4gb of ram. Since then, i have, at random times, received the blue screen of death and then my computer quickly shuts down and reboots. I haven't bothered with getting it fixed because it wasn't too much of a problem for me, but now it seems to be recurring a lot more often. I have already had it happen twice today.

However, sometimes it is not always a blue screen, it may just turn black, shut off, and reboot. When it is a blue screen i notice it says driver_power_state_failurealso note that whenever this problem happens, i am always on internet explorer 8, not doing anything out of the ordinary either. My computer just gets these screens at random times. I have looked at other topics in this forum for the answer, but it has been difficult finding a solution.


Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Screen Flickers Every 10 Seconds

I have installed windows 7 and my screen flicks every 10 seconds or so. I have a hp touchsmart and and my card is nvidia geforce 9300m gs. I have installed the latest driver

Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Screen Is Flashing Constantly

I have an hp touchsmart tx2 and after upgrading to windows 7 my screen is flashing constantly. I have updated my flash drivers and it did not help at all. It happens mostly on ie8 but sometimes on just  my desktop.

Posted On: 2009-12-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Black Screen Before Login

Computer was running fine until today anyways, i started up a game to play this morning and the video card driver started bugging out - it would crash and recover literally every 5 seconds. I assumed that the intel graphics update that i installed 3 days ago might have been the culprit, so i did a system restore back to the date before it was installed.

However, after the login i was presented with a black screen with simply the cursor - task manager worked, explorer.exe was apparently running but i still had a black screen :/ (although only a tenth of the usual system processes were working) i restarted the computer but now i got the black screen before login, after the windows logo shows up and does the twirly thingy o. O running in safe mode has the same result.

I'm thinking it has something to do with the video card driver, but seeing that i can't get windows to startup all the way i've no idea what to do. Tried putting in a windows 7 os disc in to reinstall but the computer doesn't detect it. I did install another program yesterday but i'm not sure if it's related. Info - windows 7 64 bit, hp pavilion dv6 laptop, 2. 1 ghz dual core, 4 gb ram, intel media graphics accelerator (intel gma 4500 mhd or something. )


Posted On: 2010-08-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Monitor Screen Comes Up Sideways

When i start up my computer, the screen comes up sideways on my laptop. I don't know why this started, but it has been doing this for about a week. I have figured out how to fix it every time i start up the computer, but i would like to know how stop it from doing this.

Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Blank Out Monitor Screen

Most of the games i installed into windows 7 system when i run it start up to a black screen and keep on going black forever. I have to do physical restart by pushing the button. What i notice is the monitor power led light turn orange which mean no signal is send to the monitor. The only game that work right now is the left4death demo other not work at all. The other games i have that not work is fear2, call of duty 2, half life orange box edition. My system is intel core2duo 4 gb ram and ati radeon 5850 the os is windows 7 ultimate 32 bit edition. I have try by checking out at windows firewall for the allowed program still not work.

Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Screen Flashes On Certain Sites

The only way to describe this issue is to say the screen "flashes" or "rolls" and seems like it wants to crash when on certain sites like myspace, or pogo.com? I am worried my computer will crash? I am using a gateway laptop with windows vista ie7. (I believe) i've tried to download ie8 but it didn't work? I also cannot open pdf documents. I've tried to install new versions of adobe flash player & reader but get error message 1606 "appdata%"? I really need help-not very advanced w/computers!

Posted On: 2009-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Black Screen When Using A Monitor

I am on a windows 7 starter net book. I just got a new monitor that has a lower resolution than my old one, it no longer works. When trying to use just the monitor the screen goes black. When trying to start windows in low resolution it starts it in low resolution on the netbook screen and not the monitor screen. When it is being sent out of both the monitor and the netbook the resolution is just what my netbook is. Is there a way that i can modify the resolution of the monitor because right now it is basically useless.

Posted On: 2010-02-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Programs Not Displaying On Screen

I just got a brand new computer recently running windows 7 64bit, my screen resolution is 1920x1080 if that helps. My problem is that i go to open a program such as teamspeak 3 it does not show up on the screen. It says its running in the task manager and both the task-bars down the bottom say that the program is open and when i move the cursor over to show the little preview window it shows the preview and you can see it but its not on my desktop at all. Its happened on a number of different things like a word document, and an msn chat window. Would it be hidden like outside of the screen i could see?

Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .