Screen Saver doesn't work... HELP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by alf7199, Nov 18, 2007.

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    alf7199 Guest

    My screen saver doesn't work, I didn't do anything to prompt it to not work,
    I do not use any mouse other than my touch pad. I use Windows Vista Home
    Premium on a Dell Laptop. I have tried to read other people's posts and
    either can't understand them or they don't apply to me. I can't even preview
    the screen savers. Please help. Thanks!
    alf7199, Nov 18, 2007
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    SKeene Guest

    Do you receive any kind of error? Also, did they work before and quit, or
    have they never worked?
    SKeene, Nov 19, 2007
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    alf7199 Guest

    no error message it just never goes idle it seems. All the screensavers
    worked before and then all of a sudden they stopped. I have only had the
    laptop for a little over a month...
    alf7199, Nov 20, 2007
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    dherman Guest

    i'm having the exact same problem, my screensaver and preview won't
    work. the screensaver will never come on, and when i hit preview it
    comes on for about 1 second and then kicks off. i had a wireless mouse,
    but unlike everyone else on the internet, when i unplugged mine the
    screensaver never started working again. i've tried everything i can
    think of including the HID update, but still nothing. you are the only
    other person i've found that the preview also doesn't work. has anyone
    dherman, Dec 31, 2007
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    Hester Guest

    I also cannot get screensaver to work. It did work at first for
    couple of months then just stopped working. What it does is, after th
    set number of minutes, the screensaver starts for about 2 seconds, the
    the screen goes black until you reactivate it. Seems wireless mic
    might have something to do with it, is that right? I normally used
    wired mouse but do have also a wireless one (but I don't like the dela
    involved to get it to wake up after sleeping!) - I cannot guarantee tha
    I have never plugged that one in. Please help.........thanks
    Hester, Jan 20, 2008
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    Jackastor Guest

    I just got a new comp last week, running vista ultimate 64. My bundled
    screensavers never kick on, in addition, my power saver never kicks on
    and cuts the screen to black.

    I have no idea why. I basically turn off my monitor at night because
    otherwise whatever is on the screen just stays there. I have searched
    all over the net for a solution and get nothing.
    Jackastor, Mar 5, 2008
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    Hank Guest

    Are you using a wireless mouse and Keyboard ?

    Hank, Mar 6, 2008
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    anon Guest

    My screensaver also stopped working. I too am running Vista Home Premium. I
    suspect it was a Symantec update that caused this problem. I tried to do a
    system restore prior to the update but the restore failed too. Also have
    found no solution. Called HP and they were absolutely no help.
    anon, Mar 13, 2008
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    Matt Guest

    Im having the same problems, the screensaver just wont work or preview, its
    as if i move the mouse however i am not doing. Anybody any solutions yet?????
    Matt, Mar 13, 2008
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    Debra Guest

    I got an unexpected vista update today and as I watched my computer go down
    and come back up and with no intervention my screensaver then tried to come
    on and guess what - new screen saver error. I also still suffer from another
    problem a just after a previous vista update - I have two login icons that go
    my same one and only user login account. Can anyone help?
    Debra, Mar 13, 2008
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    vikrantkpr Guest

    one alternative may be to turn off monitor using a shareware "turn of
    monitor" at
    'Turn Off Monitor,ShutDown,Lock Workstation,Turn Off Laptop Monitor an
    much more...' (
    vikrantkpr, Mar 18, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    My OS is vista home premium 32bit. It's only 5 months old. My
    screensaver does not work either. It worked before, and I had checked
    the Preview which works, and I had checked the power settings which are
    15min.on battery, 30min. on plugin. It's aldo set on Performance
    Setting. Please advise. Thank you.
    davidjchuang, Mar 18, 2008
  13. I also have the same problem...the preview works fine but the screensaver
    doesn't come on. This happened when I first got the laptop. The screensavber
    worked once and then stopped. I re-installed Vista Premium and the first time
    the screensaver worked after I set it up. Then it stopped. Any ideas?
    saucybunches2, Mar 19, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    Hey guys and gals, Hank was trying to tell you the answer ( don't know
    why he wouldn't say it out right.) Here is the answer : ---
    YOUR WIRELESS MOUSE. As long as you have the pointer RESTING on the
    screen, " something is running ", therefore screensaver does not kick
    in. Have your mouse pointing away from the computer, your screensaver
    will come on on schedule. Your wired mouse will not have that problem
    because it's not laser optical. There you have it. I just figured that
    out 5 hours ago and I had the same puzzle for 4 months.
    davidjchuang, Mar 20, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    Additional infos : Go to Windows Updates, download one of the
    optionals: " Other hardware. HID Non-User Input Data Filter " . It will
    get the screensaver working even with wireless mouse.
    davidjchuang, Mar 21, 2008
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    saucybunches Guest

    Thanks for the help. Just pointing the mouse away from the lapop didn't
    work...signal too strong probably. However, I disconnected the mouse and used
    the fingerpad. The screensaver came on. I then downloaded the optional that
    david said to use and that worked for the wireless mouse. Again, thanks for
    the help!!!
    saucybunches, Mar 21, 2008
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    countryfan23 Guest

    I read all of the posts and tried to "have my pointer resting outside of the
    screen" What does this mean exactly? First I took it off of the screen all
    the way to the bottom below the windows icon to where the arrow was no longer
    visible. No screensaver. Then I took the arrow all the way to the top above
    the black bar and all the way to the left so you can no longer see the arrow
    (pointer) and still no screensaver. What do you mean "have your mouse
    pointing away from the computer" How do I accomplish this?
    countryfan23, Jun 23, 2008
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    Frederikken Guest

    Some more interesting stuff:
    I have one Laptop, DELL, running WinXP SP3, wireless mouse, having the same
    problem. But it did work some time ago.
    Additionally I haver a stationary DELL, Desktop, wired mouse. Also the same
    problem, sometimes. Sometimes screen Saver works, sometimes not,
    Could it be a problem from somewere else than the wireless mouse. Someone
    somewhere mentioned an UD of Symantec. MAybe??
    Frederikken, Aug 10, 2008
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    kittycatlady Guest

    i have a 13 day old dest top pc with Vista 64 bit what is the dill with
    the screen saver sometime it works and other time well not what's up? i
    have the mouse that came with it wired laser optical, it well not come
    on set for 5 min but well work on 4 min sometimes??????????
    kittycatlady, Sep 4, 2008
  20. I just got another notebook computer and it has Vista installed.
    I love my screen saver on XP but cannot get it to work here with Vista.
    Why? Has anyone found a solution?
    Why, on a new computer, does Microsoft charge $59 to answer a question?
    Unhappy with Vista, Sep 13, 2008
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