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Windows 7: Screen Saver Shuts Itself Off

09 Oct 2012   #1
ColMac

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Screen Saver Shuts Itself Off

I'm running MS Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell laptop.

Nomally, the screen saver works as expected. About half the time, after I log off and shut down, the screen saver is not enabled when I restart.


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10 Oct 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Have you got anything running in the background that might change it?
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10 Oct 2012   #3
Debbie B

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi,

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.


For System Restore steps, you can refer to the URL mentioned: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore
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10 Oct 2012   #4
ColMac

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Screen Saver Turns Off

The computer is 10 dys old. The problem came with it.

Dell Tech Support is NOT the place to go for help: hence my posting here.
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10 Oct 2012   #5
ColMac

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence View Post
Have you got anything running in the background that might change it?
Anything running in the background came as manufacturer's standard software. I have added nothing that did not come with the original purchase except MS Office, McAfee Anti-Virus Plus, and a couple of games that do not run in the background.
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10 Oct 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Gte rid of KrapAfee, set the screensaver timer to 2 minutes, do not let the monitor turn off. Test and repost your results.

Are you using a wireless mouse ?

Use MSE and Malwarebytes, that`s it.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - CNET Download.com
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11 Oct 2012   #7
ColMac

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Gte rid of KrapAfee, set the screensaver timer to 2 minutes, do not let the monitor turn off. Test and repost your results.

Are you using a wireless mouse ?

Use MSE and Malwarebytes, that`s it.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - CNET Download.com
Well, yes, I am using a wireless mouse. I also operate my Dell desktop, which also uses Windows 7 Home Premium, and McAfee Antivirus Plus, using a wireless mouse, and do not experience the problem on that computer. Maybe a registry problem on this laptop?
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