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Windows 7: Screensaver not starting automatically.

3 Weeks Ago   #11
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I have steam installed but I don't use it and the issue predates it. I couldn't even tell you for sure when this started but it's been going on for a while.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I had this happen again this afternoon. I ran the command and nothing. I changed the timeout back to 1 minute and it worked. It was still working after 5 minutes but I'm getting tired of having to do that. Do you know what I can do to resolve this rather than change the timeout? That isn't a fix but a work around.
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

You could run the clean boot, as I suggested earlier. I don't know what's in your Startup folder.
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3 Weeks Ago   #14
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I think that it's releated to Firefox. The last time this happened I had been using Firefox. Have you even heard of that? Perhaps a ad-on gone haywire?
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3 Weeks Ago   #15
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I don't use a screen saver so I can't verify if FireFox is causing the problem. However, I did find a blog where it mentions that if you're watching a video or anything similar in FireFox and using full screen mode, it can disable a screen saver. However, that was supposedly fixed. Maybe I'll try a screen saver and see if I can reproduce the issue but don't expect quick turnaround.

However, you said the problem occurred right after starting up hence the suggested clean boot.
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3 Weeks Ago   #16
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Well that time I had opened FF. But no vids full screen.
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I tried both the Photos and Aurora screen savers and messed around extensively in Firefox a couple of times but it had no effect.
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

SAASPASS is security/login related so I can't disable that. Also the issue predates installing that. That only leave the AMD as a non-M$ service that starts automatically. Vmware, iTunes, Tweak, and steam are all manual or disabled.
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

You just don't want to run a clean boot, do you?
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