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#1 KMF

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 12:10 PM

I have Windows XP. I noticed recently that my screen saver is not kicking in after the required time I have entered (30 minutes). I read something about a dialog box for SP1 or SP2 for Windows XP. Unless there is some window open or application running that I am not aware of, there is no dialog box running. Any suggestions. I've run a hijack log if it's needed.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 12:25 PM

I have seen a wireless Microsoft USB mouse cause this issue before.
Had me stumped for a long time too!
Do you have a wireless USB mouse? If so, unplug it and try a $5 standard PS/2 mouse. I bet it works then
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 01:36 PM

Have you tried changing the time to 10mins? Or changing the screensaver to something else? Does the monitor turn off after the proper time if you have it set to such?
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:53 PM

Do you have a wireless USB mouse?

If you've recently bought a new mouse check out this Micro$oft link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911895
Or have a read here Troubleshooting Screensaver Issues in XP

Edited by TMacK, 05 August 2006 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:17 PM

Thanks Tmack, that was exactly the KB article I was looking for, to post here.

Problem was though, when I ran into this issue I tried all that.
It did not resolve the issue. Returning the mouse to place of purchase did.

Note that this issue is specific to Microsoft mice and Microsoft software.
It appears that their hardware has issues with their own software.
Imagine that!
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:53 PM

It appears that their hardware has issues with their own software.


Interesting and totally unacceptable but when it comes to Micro$oft....nothing surprises me anymore!
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 02:58 AM

I have Windows XP. I noticed recently that my screen saver is not kicking in after the required time I have entered (30 minutes). I read something about a dialog box for SP1 or SP2 for Windows XP. Unless there is some window open or application running that I am not aware of, there is no dialog box running. Any suggestions. I've run a hijack log if it's needed.

Thanks :thumbsup:


Try a different screensaver. The one you have set may have become corrupted.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 04:11 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions. Yes, I have changed the screen saver (from my pictures to pipes); yes, it did try changing the time limit; no I do not have a wireless mouse.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:01 PM

KMF,did you try anything suggested in the second link I gave you? It had nothing to do with a wireless mouse.
Troubleshooting Screensaver Issues in XP
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:56 AM

Does the screensaver appear in the preview box when you select it in display/screensaver?

Check and see if you have your monitor set to turn off in the same time interval that you have your screensaver set for.

Edited by Enthusiast, 07 August 2006 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:07 AM

The screen saver does not work when you use a Wireless Optical Desktop mouse on Windows XP - 000035

Symptom
When you use a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop mouse that uses Microsoft IntelliPoint software on a Microsoft Windows XP computer, you may notice that the screen saver of your computer does not work even though it is configured to run.

Cause
This issue may occur if the PDVDServ service is running in the background. The PDVDServ is a program that is used for DVD playback.

Solution
1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the Startup tab, and then click to clear the PDVDServ check box under Startup Item.
3. Click Apply, click Close, and then click Restart to restart the computer.
4. Verify that the issue that you were experiencing does not occur again after you restart the computer.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 06:42 PM

Thanks, Tmack. I checked out the site and my screen saver seems to be working now!!!

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 06:55 PM

You're welcome KMF!Glad to hear things are working for you now.
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