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Windows 7: screensaver 3 minutes

08 May 2014   #1
Meta1ed

Windows 7 home
 
 
screensaver 3 minutes

its kinda weird my screensaver wont start after 3 min at 1 mintute it starts 2 mintutes it starts at 3 minutes it starts but after 3 minutes the screensaver wont start anyone can help me?


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09 May 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You probably have an event that brings the computer out of the screensaver mode every 2 or 3 minutes. Think of it as an automatic shake of the mouse. Please try the steps mentioned in this tutorial to ferret out the culprit.

If that fails to find the issue, we can try Process Monitor...
...but Process Monitor can be a bit overwhelming.
See my posts here and here.
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09 May 2014   #3
Meta1ed

Windows 7 home
 
 

is it safe to change the msconfig stuff?
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09 May 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meta1ed View Post
is it safe to change the msconfig stuff?
It is safe as long as you do the exact steps mentioned in the tutorial.

If need be, print the tutorial and use a pen/pencil to check off each item as you complete it.
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09 May 2014   #5
Meta1ed

Windows 7 home
 
 
tried

i have tried everything and my screensaver still wont work
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09 May 2014   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Sorry to butt in. What screen saver are you using, perhaps a different one might work.

I don't use a screen saver as I prefer the monitor to shut down after 5 minutes, in my case.
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09 May 2014   #7
Meta1ed

Windows 7 home
 
 
3 minutes

it seems to only work at 3 minutes I have tried everything formatting my pc installing all the latest drivers changing screensaver but none of it seems to work im confused right now I would like to set my screensaver at like maybe 6 min max but I cant
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09 May 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You might also look thru the Windows event logs...
Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7
...for something that happened when the screensaver ended.
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09 May 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What if it`s set at 8 or 10 minutes, does it work ?
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09 May 2014   #10
Meta1ed

Windows 7 home
 
 
no

no it doesn't start at 7 or 8 minutes
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