Screen Saver Doesn't Work

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Hayley, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Hayley

    Hayley Guest

    Just recently bought this computer few weeks ago and the screen saver wont
    turn on at all also i tried setting it so the monitor would turn off after a
    period of time and that wouldn't do it either. So i've been pressing the
    preview button to have the screen saver on. Someone seems to think that
    another program is blocking it.
    Hayley, Sep 5, 2006
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  2. Hayley

    Bob B Guest

    It dosen't work because you are using a wireless keyboard or mouse!!

    If this is true post back and I will inform you of some work arounds!

    Bob B, Sep 6, 2006
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  3. It works for me, and I have a wireless keyboard and mouse.
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 7, 2006
  4. Hayley

    Hayley Guest

    yes we are using a wireless keyboard and mouse, but the computer did come
    with the original (with wires)
    Hayley, Sep 7, 2006
  5. Hayley

    Hayley Guest

    Gene E. Bloch so why shouldn't mine work as well if you have the same thing?
    Hayley, Sep 7, 2006
  6. Hayley

    Bob B Guest

    Bet if you use your computer with the original desktop and mouse the screen
    saver will work!!

    To correct your problem with the wireless mouse/keyboard see my replies to
    the post on the "screensaver" dated 06/09/2006 on this site

    Bob B, Sep 7, 2006
  7. Hayley

    Bob B Guest

    The reason yours works is that you maybe haven't got say the TV card
    installed as part off your mediacenter. It is the software for the remote
    control that normally causes the problem !!

    Bob B, Sep 7, 2006
  8. Maybe I have a different brand of KB and mouse, or I have different
    drivers installed, or I don't have some separate unrelated hardware
    glitch that might be your actual problem, or the KB and mouse have
    nothing to do with the problem :)

    My original point was that "It dosen't work because you are using a
    wireless keyboard or mouse!!" is not in itself a sufficient
    condition to cause the problem, and maybe not a necessary condition,
    for that matter. It's certainly not a complete analysis of the

    However, if it goes away when you use your wired KB and mouse (noted
    elsewhere in this thread), you might want to consult further with
    Bob B - and not with me :)
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 8, 2006
  9. I have a TV card (tuner) installed as part of my Media Center.

    But if the cause is the remote-control software, what does that have
    to do with the presence of a TV card? Just curious.
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 8, 2006
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