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Old 02-03-12, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default windows 7 screen saver broke?

I have tried different screen savers with Windows 7, blank screen and ribbons, and my computer just flat out refuses to work right with them. I can preview them and they work. However if the computer sits the screen saver just never comes on.

I did some googling and couldn't find much on this. Anyone else experience this problem?
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Old 02-03-12, 11:44 AM   #2
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I would imagine it is a task, process, or service in the background that is preventing the screen saver from coming on.
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Old 02-06-12, 04:03 PM   #3
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I had the same issue, for me it was Cyberlink power dvd version 10. Once I removed that from the startup group using msconfig the problem stopped for the most part. Every couple of months the screen saver stops working. I just have to select another one hit apply then re-select the one I want and it works again. I only use the built-in screen savers I do not install 3rd party ones.
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Old 02-06-12, 08:18 PM   #4
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I'm kinda' curious though- if ya'll have LCDs why are you using screensavers? To my knowledge LCDs don't suffer nearly as badly from burn-in as CRTs did?

Unless it's some third-party screensaver you downloaded and run simply because it looks cool, I don't see the reason or need in using one anymore.

Password protection? Just have the monitor shut off, or the computer suspend, and when it wakes have it request a password.
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Old 02-06-12, 09:30 PM   #5
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I'm kinda' curious though- if ya'll have LCDs why are you using screensavers? To my knowledge LCDs don't suffer nearly as badly from burn-in as CRTs did?

Unless it's some third-party screensaver you downloaded and run simply because it looks cool, I don't see the reason or need in using one anymore.

Password protection? Just have the monitor shut off, or the computer suspend, and when it wakes have it request a password.
LCD's can get image persistence. It's rare though.

I just set my monitor to shut off after 10 minutes.
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Old 02-07-12, 04:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: windows 7 screen saver broke?

It's energy consumption. Why have your monitor stay on when you are away?

I would guess that if his screen saver does not turn on, this also include the monitor OFF option though.
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Old 02-07-12, 07:25 PM   #7
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I'm kinda' curious though- if ya'll have LCDs why are you using screensavers? To my knowledge LCDs don't suffer nearly as badly from burn-in as CRTs did?

Unless it's some third-party screensaver you downloaded and run simply because it looks cool, I don't see the reason or need in using one anymore.

Password protection? Just have the monitor shut off, or the computer suspend, and when it wakes have it request a password.
LCD's do get burn-in. I have seen it so why take a chance.
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Old 06-12-12, 04:02 AM   #8
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If you are using a LCD or a LED u don't need a screen saver because there is no need of electricity for these as CRT monitors.
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Yep, LCD monitors don't use electricity...

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