Computer screensaver won't stop for sleep

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dawn, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Dawn

    Dawn Guest

    My Vista Home Premium computer was going to sleep fine until I changed
    something or one of the updates did something. Now no matter what I set the
    power settings at or the screensaver at, the screensaver just keeps running.
    It will not go to sleep after the set time I have entered. I have the
    computer set to run screensaver at 10 minutes, the monitor to shut down at 15
    minutes and the computer to sleep at 25 minutes. It simply runs the
    screensaver for an indefinate amount of time.
     
    Dawn, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    are you running a cordless mouse, i tried a cordless mouse had the same
    problem! went back to a cable mouse problem went away.
     
    loaderopp, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. Dawn

    Dawn Guest

    No, I am using a mouse that plugs into USB port. Another thing I'm currently
    testing is not requiring password upon wake up. I think this may have been
    when it stopped going into sleep mode is when I changed this setting. It's
    hard to know for sure.
     
    Dawn, Feb 21, 2007
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  4. Dawn

    Dawn Guest

    Changing the password settings didn't change anything. I think it was about
    a week ago when I installed updates that it started this problem. Otherwise,
    it was sleeping just fine.
     
    Dawn, Feb 21, 2007
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  5. Dawn

    Dawn Guest

    After trying many changes on settings, I've just changed the screensaver from
    rotating through my Pictures folder and changed it to 3D Text. It just went
    into sleep mode as it should have. I'm going to try to change it back to
    Pictures and see if this will repeat the problem I was having or if it was
    just a one-time glitch.
     
    Dawn, Feb 22, 2007
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  6. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    Strange. you got me thinking about it so i started to play around a little
    with my system. i reloaded and installed the cordless mouse again. found
    that after it would not go to sleep still, i made a new power saving setup
    after i reinstalled mouse and it worked goes to sleep.

    you are running a corded mouse so that is not what you are running into. but
    maybe try setting up a new power save after you set up your screen saver from
    your photos folder.
     
    loaderopp, Feb 22, 2007
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  7. Dawn

    Dawn Guest

    I tried changing the setting of the current power plan used after changing
    the screensaver back to Photos. That didn't work. I tried setting up a new
    plan called "Using Photos" and this didn't work. I also tested some other
    settings in screensaver options like from classic to fade. None of these
    things work. It is definitely a problem with the screensaver Photos. If I
    change it to anything else then it works correctly.
     
    Dawn, Feb 22, 2007
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  8. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    I tried to put my computer to sleep while using photos as a screen saver,
    Mine does not sleep as well, Must be the way that option works that the
    computer thinks you are changing photos yourself.

    whether it's video driver or what i am not sure. But it goes to sleep with
    all other formats. very strange. (note) i also played with my laptop
    samething. will not sleep with photo screen saver. Strange because it will
    hibernate even with a program running if you do not move the mouse or key
    stroke, But not with photo screen save just keeps on going!!
     
    loaderopp, Feb 23, 2007
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  9. Dawn

    gary Guest

    I've had the same problem and have been able to pinpoint Screensaver
    Photo as the issue.

    My PC will not sleep when the Photo Screensaver is on. It will go to
    sleep when the screensaver is off.

    Maybe MS will fix the bug!

    Gary
     
    gary, Mar 1, 2007
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  10. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    you are correct gary, photo saver is the problem. i am not sure thats its a
    bug it just might be programed not to sleep while photosaver is engaged. i
    found same thing with a slide show running.
     
    loaderopp, Mar 2, 2007
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  11. Dawn

    Dawn Guest

    It seems like this issue is in stall mode. Is anyone out there looking into
    this?
     
    Dawn, Mar 7, 2007
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  12. Dawn

    Dawn Guest

    Seems that this issue is in stall mode. Is anyone out there finding a
    solution to this problem?
     
    Dawn, Mar 7, 2007
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  13. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    I think i have found out a couple ways to fix it still messing around with it
     
    loaderopp, Mar 8, 2007
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  14. Dawn

    lazer Guest

    I have been looking all over the internet for a solution to this problem and
    I stumbled across this forum. I have the same problem. My photo screensaver
    runs forever. Power settings don't stop it. I tried the supplied screensavers
    and they run for as long as I set them than they return to my wallpaper. If I
    set it so the screensaver doesn't come on than my monitor goes to sleep as it
    should. If anybody has figured this out I'd like to know about it, otherwise
    I guess it will be in the first service release from Vista(I hope)
     
    lazer, Mar 15, 2007
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  15. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    Hello lazer

    We are not the only one's looking for a solution with this issue. But it's
    something i hope will be fixed with a service pack like you!! But i have have
    not found or had any other problems with vista 64 so far, been lucky from
    what i have been seeing in the forms.

    i have tried every thing i can find but nothing works good luck in your
    search. if i do find anything i will post it here..
     
    loaderopp, Mar 16, 2007
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  16. Dawn

    lazer Guest

    I made the jump from windows 98se to Vista. This is the only issue I've had
    and it's really not a big deal. Just something that bugs me. My Canon printer
    wasn't compatible but a simple downloaded driver made it work and I needed
    to download a driver for a new canon scanner. But everything seems to work
    fine. I guess I am one of the luck ones.
     
    lazer, Mar 16, 2007
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  17. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    WOW what a jump, I run a canon pixma 950 scanner/printer! same here 1 fast
    download and driver install works great. driver download for my Radion 1600
    video card
    Other then photo screensaver not letting system sleep i have not had one
    problem. it's nice for a change.

    So how do you like the O/S you made a big jump from 98. are you running 64
    bit or 32 bit version.
     
    loaderopp, Mar 16, 2007
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  18. Dawn

    lazer Guest


    Today my screensaver started to turn off after the 10 minute mark that I
    set. perhaps Widows sent me an update. I don't know but it is working the way
    it is suppose too even with the photo screensaver.
     
    lazer, Apr 13, 2007
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  19. Dawn

    loaderopp Guest

    Hello Lazer
    Good to hear! have being playing with it, So i will give it a try when i
    get a little extra time, work has gotten real busy getting all the equipment
    reset from snow and winter work! To dirt and spring work.
     
    loaderopp, Apr 13, 2007
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