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Windows 7: Screensaver not working in sleep mode


09 Oct 2012   #1
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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! Any help would be appreciated.

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09 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Welcome to SF.

Did you know about screensaver and sleep mode?
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Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

Screensaver doesn't run in sleep mode because it pauses the system operation.

Screensaver only work when system is idle and not sleeping.
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09 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Hence the term Sleep.
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09 Oct 2012   #4

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Right the screen saver or the feature/option to turn the screen off at a pre-difined time doesn't work in SLEEP MODE.

Sleep mode puts the system to SLEEP, IE in a Near OFF STATE. What you are asking is akin to "Why can't I cook Breakfast for myself before I wake up in the morning". Because you are Asleep.
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09 Oct 2012   #5
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While I do appreciate the quick responses, I am not a complete moron. My previous computers had Vista & XP for operating systems & the screen savers ran in both while in sleep mode. I naturally made the assumption that it was either a Windows 7 change or it was a Lenovo quirk.
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09 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Then they were not sleeping.

No one said you were a moron.
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09 Oct 2012   #7
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Uh huh. Thanks.
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09 Oct 2012   #8

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I take it you don't think what we are saying is the truth?

If so then please do a Google search for the meaning of Sleep Mode.

Sorry if what I or any other poster said seemed to be rude.
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09 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I did that, found nothing on having a screensaver run while in sleep mode. Strange.
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