Screen-saver not activating working in windows

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on May 14, 2008

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Trouble:

Few days back, we received a mail from one of our readers, Ian from Jenak Industries Inc reporting problem with windows screen-saver.

Screen saver

He reported that “I cannot get my computer to activate the screen-saver all I get when I got to
the change scree-saver in control panel and activate a program it accepts it but when the  display turns off and it is supposed to bring up the screen-saver I get a black screen”

 

On analyzing the reported problem, I could make out that before activation of screen saver, the screen goes blank. This usually happens due to power settings.

 

The problem may appear like a big blunder but it actually is a very simple to fix, lets see the fix.

Fix:

 

This means even if the screen saver is correctly configured it will never show up if the power settings of windows force the screen to go blank or stand-by the computer before actual display timeout of the scree.

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To fix it follow these simple steps:

1.  Go to Start > Control Panel > Power Options.

2. This will launch power options screen as seen below.

power options settings

 

3. On this screen, Select the

Power schemes as “Presentation”

Turn off Monitor : “Never”

Turn off hard disk : “Never”

System standby : “Never”

System Hibernates : “Never”

 

4. Make sure that above settings are correct. Press Apply and then Ok.

 

These settings will prevent the display from going blank and thus the screen saver will appear normally.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

srikanth May 20, 2008 at 8:03 am

nice blog
thanx for the virus removal tool it was helpful

carriejeanf@yahoo.com June 24, 2010 at 7:09 pm

i went to change my password and the screen says change your screen. i push the button so it will go first and it tells me to get qnother button. i dont understand the remote wontchange into the icon. i been doing this all night.

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