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Windows 7: Screensaver not working all of a sudden.

25 Aug 2015   #1
jasonc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Screensaver not working all of a sudden.

I have Windows 7 and just yesterday the screensaver stoped working, I do not have a animated one, just times out to login after 1 minute.

I have restarted the pc and I do not have any wireless devices. I do not start anything when the pc starts up and enter my login like normal, then wait and wait for ages and do not use or touch the pc. But it just will not time out and go to the login screen.

Can anyone suggest what I can try to fix this ?

I have done a full check of updates and installed all available updates shown. apart from the additional ones for now.


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25 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Select "None" as the screensaver...
...remove the check by "On resume, display logon screen"
...and OK your way out of the dialog box.

Then go back and select the screensaver settings of interest.

I've seen those steps get the attention of the Windows OS after some updates.

I've also seen those steps fail :-(
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25 Aug 2015   #3
jasonc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi,

I have tried that many times and wish I had a hammer!

I now have all drives unplugged and just a mouse and keyboard. The mouse is USb and keyboard is the rounded type plug.

Still no luck.
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25 Aug 2015   #4
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well i work in a call center, we get those alot some times, what we run is tweaker.com and it fixes it sometimes, look at the power options and check those and the power option for the network card also iv seen that has been an issue if none of those work ill see what else i can do for you
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25 Aug 2015   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Hammers for Windows computers can be found at the Apple Store :-)

Select "Blank" as the screensaver, leave 1 minute for the time and apply that. If the screen does not go blank after 1 minute then the mouse might be to blame. You can try to update any software related to the mouse.

You can also try these steps.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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25 Aug 2015   #6
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Hammers for Windows computers can be found at the Apple Store :-)

Select "Blank" as the screensaver, leave 1 minute for the time and apply that. If the screen does not go blank after 1 minute then the mouse might be to blame. You can try to update any software related to the mouse.

You can also try these steps.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Yea set everything up and try disco the mouse like unplugging it if it turns on then its the mouse i guess.
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25 Aug 2015   #7
jasonc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok they something strange going on here...

I tried to update the drivers, not needed, was up-to-date.

I then plugged everything back in (external hard drives and scanner) then unplugged the mouse and waited for about 2 minutes. I gave up and went to plug the mouse back in and the pc went to login screen as i plugged the mouse in.

Going to try this again...
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25 Aug 2015   #8
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasonc View Post
ok they something strange going on here...

I tried to update the drivers, not needed, was up-to-date.

I then plugged everything back in (external hard drives and scanner) then unplugged the mouse and waited for about 2 minutes. I gave up and went to plug the mouse back in and the pc went to login screen as i plugged the mouse in.

Going to try this again...
its the mouse then...is it a PS2 port the round one, try getting a usb one.
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25 Aug 2015   #9
jasonc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

it is a USB mouse.

tried again but this time it would not go to the login screen like it did
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25 Aug 2015   #10
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Very strange, try a system restore and see what happens.
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