Screensaver not turning on

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by celticfan11, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    I just build an athalo xp 2400 512 ram blah blah blah...
    fresh install of win XP pro

    the screensaver will not turn on ever
    it will just sit there for hours
    i have changed the times to turn on from 10 to 1 mins
    nothing works

    how the hell do i get it to turn on???
    ive never seen this problem before
     
  2. celticfan11

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    the power save mode will also not work
    it will not turn the monitor off after X minutes
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    you don't have any background apps that might be keeping your system from becoming idle do you? i'm just trying to come up w/ an idea :) also what do you have set for power management settings?
     
  4. celticfan11

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    no
    its a fresh install
    only programs on it are WINRAR
    and office 2003
     
  5. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    Try another screen saver!



    {I doubt he is reading this probably drowning his sorrows in beer made in Anderlect- he he}
     
  6. celticfan11

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    i have tried all the screensavers on windows
    they dont work
    im not a moron :)
     
  7. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Celtic, don't worry, we know you're not the moron behind it. Microsoft is. DAMNIT!!! why did i say that...... hope Gates isn't watching....... *Smacks Hand* Bad hand...... Why did you make my mind make me think about making my mind tell you to type that......:eek:
     
  8. LeeJend

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    Do you want the screen saver or the energy saver function?

    Below screen saver is Monitor Power. Open that window. Under power schemes is a drop down menu. Make sure it is set to Home/Office Desktop. Make the choices on the menus below for monitore, disks, etc, Then "save as" and that will be your settings for power management.

    There are energy saver settings in bios also. They should already be set to allow windows to control power management but it is worth checking also.

    Finally there is a setting somewhere (I can't remember where or if it's in Win XP) that has an option "keep alive". It will override the screen saver, energy saver, etc. Find it and make sure it is not on.
     
  9. celticfan11

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    thanks
    i found power management settings in the bios
    nothing to do with the suspend mode or anything that looked related to the problem
    any idea at all where the keep alive option is?
     
  10. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Notice you have fresh install. There's a Windows patch for this. Upgrade to SP1.
     
  11. celticfan11

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    my windows i have has SP1 integrated :)
     
  12. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    You've updated Windows since then?
     
  13. celticfan11

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    i have the windows updates
    all of them
    still nothing :(
    no screensaver
    no standby
     
  14. celticfan11

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    figured it out
    it was the mouse
    i disconnected it and it acted normal
    the mouse wasnt moving or anything
    it is just the mouse in general
    so a new mouse has solved the problem
     
  15. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Hate these peripheral problems - so hard to troubleshoot.
    Glad you solved the problem :)