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Windows 7: Why Does Sleep Disable Desktop Background Slide Show?


16 Dec 2010   #1

Win7 64
 
 
Why Does Sleep Disable Desktop Background Slide Show?

As the subject says. My slide show works fine until the computer goes to sleep. I have to reboot to get it to work again. Any ideas what I've done that could cause this? Thanks!


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17 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

search "Power Options" Without the quotes in the search bar or Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Power Options.

Click "Change Plan Settings" (recommended have Balanced or High Performance checked), then click "Change Advanced Power Settings"

Under Desktop Background Settings and Slideshow, make sure it reads "Available" and not "Paused"

You can also right click the desktop and perhaps something will be there that allows you to unpause it.

Make sure you have a slideshow theme going on (Right click Desktop, click "Personalize", Ensure multiple backgrounds are selected
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17 Dec 2010   #3

Win7 64
 
 

Thank you Dustsailor! It was the power option settings, didn't know I had that setting or when I had changed it! Very weird, this has been having me scratch my head for almost two months. lol Thanks again.
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18 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You're very welcome
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18 Dec 2010   #5
peq

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've got another question- what if it isn' connected to power management? I've got everything set to display slideshow, and yet it's not available in personalize menu. Can anyone help?
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18 Dec 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

It should be displayed in personalize. It gives you a number of different themes that you can change to, and all but one (Windows 7) Aero Themes have slide shows with them. If you want to select your own slide shows, click desktop background at the bottom and select which ones you want by clicking the check boxes. If this doesn't work, explain a little more of your problem because I'm not sure I understand
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18 Dec 2010   #7
peq

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, I've got everything set according to these tips, and yet it's not active. Maybe a screens will help:
1. No interval choose
2. inactive option

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18 Dec 2010   #8

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Make sure your operating system supports it. Windows Basic doesn't, but Windows Home or higher does. Win 7 Starter doesn't support it either (If there is a Win 7 Starter).

Make sure your graphics card has all of its drivers. Search online with the company who made it.

Let me know if you still have problems
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18 Dec 2010   #9
peq

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've got Home Premium, and what's more it worked just few hours ago. It all of a sudden it stopped, with no reason. I would blame the power management app for ma notebook, couse it casued a lot of problems before. What's more I used the uxtheme patch, but it worked after patching for some time...

Edit: drivers are updated, still nothing.
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18 Dec 2010   #10

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Use a system restore point if you have one, uninstall anything that is causing problems. You have a power management app? I wouldn't recommend using those, they don't do anything more than win 7 already can do.

Otherwise, check for viruses. I recommend only having 1 antivirus software, and i recommend microsoft security essentials. you can also use malwarebytes. check for viruses and erase them

I wouldn't know what else to do other than trying a repair of windows, and failing that, a complete reinstall. Never install things that you don't really need or that cannot be trusted. Also, some software claims to only support certain operating systems, I would make sure that I didn't install anything that was for another operating system.
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