Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Screensaver isn't working

25 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Screensaver isn't working

Ok. I've just installed a screensaver for my laptop. But then when I select preview to see the screensaver, the screen is only black and nothing will come up. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing but that does nothing.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

What screensaver? Is it supported for Win 7? Link to it please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 X64 Professional

That's it? No other info besides the name of the exe some obscure hosting site? I wouldn't expect to get much help with that little amount of information.


After about 30 seconds of google, I found out this is apparently a screensaver based on K-On! A Japanese four-panel comic strip manga. However, all I was able to find were various links to torrents like the OP already linked to.

Might I make a suggestion? Why not use the Windows Live Photo Gallery screensaver? Download a bunch of K-On! images, save them to a folder in your pictures library and point the Windows Live Gallery screensaver to that folder.

Doing it this could quite possibly save you from downloading something bad from some weird, off the wall hosting site. of course, downloading a bunch of image files from all over could do freaky stuff too!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2011   #5


There are a number of settings that will disallow the displaying of a screensaver (in addition to the problems with the specific screensaver itself).

First, I would follow bug67's suggestion and download a generic screensaver that's already on your system --- just for the purpose of determining that your system's screensaver app is turned on, and that it CAN display a screensaver. If it's not turned on, see this tutorial: Screen Saver - Turn On or Off

Then, I would make sure that your display time setting is not too long, because if it is, sometimes the screensaver won't display at all.
How to Set or Change the Screen Saver Timeout Period in Windows 7

For further assistance, check these tutorials:

Screen Saver - Change
How to Enable or Disable Screen Savers in Windows 7 and Vista
How to Allow or Prevent Changing Screen Saver in Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Screensaver isn't working

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Inactivity requiring password and screensaver not working 7 pro question..... until recently, this is what happened.....if i did not use my computer for 15 minutes it would go back to the screen which required my password before it would allow me to continue working.....the screensaver which was a blank screen would also kick in....i am...
General Discussion
Screensaver and power off monitor not working
I have build 7068. From the start my screensaver and power options are not working. The problem is sometimes they DO work. I am having trouble diagnosing it because of that fact. What would cause this? I just want the monitor to turn off 30 minutes after stop using the computer. That's the main...
General Discussion
Screensaver not working in sleep mode
I recently purchased a Lenovo & when I put it into sleep mode, the screensaver doesn't run. I have checked my settings & everything seems to be ok, but I am technologically challenged!:cry: Any help would be appreciated.
General Discussion
screensaver and power options not working on windows 7
hello first time posting. my screensaver and power options are not working at all. they where working fine a few days ago and then all of the sudden they started to work intermittent and then they just stopped all together. i have a wireless mouse and ive never had any problems with it. when it...
Performance & Maintenance
Mystify and other Screensaver not working
Recently, I changed my OS from XP to Window 7 Professional. Since then screensavers such as mystify, bubbles, etc are not working. Whenever I set screensaver, it displays a movable message "The screensaver cannot run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct3D." ...
Graphic Cards
Screensaver and Power settings not working
I am running win7 7000 x64 on a quad core intel box. Most things have been working great but I have been having one annoying problem, the screensaver won't start, and neither will the power saving settings (i.e. turning off monitor, computer sleep) Basically I am wondering if anyone else has...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App