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Windows 7: Screensaver not working in sleep mode

09 Oct 2012   #1
SMT

Windows 7 Home Preimium
 
 
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
JonathanV

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
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Hence the term Sleep.
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09 Oct 2012   #4
edwar

7 x64
 
 

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
SMT

Windows 7 Home Preimium
 
 

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
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Then they were not sleeping.

No one said you were a moron.
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09 Oct 2012   #7
SMT

Windows 7 Home Preimium
 
 

Uh huh. Thanks.
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09 Oct 2012   #8
edwar

7 x64
 
 

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
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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