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dj_lil_rich
05-03-2006, 10:03 AM
Hi,

im having probs with my screen saver.

I set it to come on in 1 min, i preview it and it works. If i sit and wait for it to come on. It doesnt come on no matter how long i wait.

Ive tried all the standard screen savers and different time settings but it doesnt work.

I have a brand new dell pc which was a lot of money so surley this machine should be screen saver compatable !

Can someone please help me !! Its verry fustrating !!

Thanks in advance !!

Rich

dj_lil_rich
05-03-2006, 10:33 AM
Guess No One Can Help Me :(

dj_lil_rich
05-03-2006, 10:35 AM
Hi,

im having probs with my screen saver.

I set it to come on in 1 min, i preview it and it works. If i sit and wait for it to come on. It doesnt come on no matter how long i wait.

Ive tried all the standard screen savers and different time settings but it doesnt work.

I have a brand new dell pc which was a lot of money so surley this machine should be screen saver compatable !

Can someone please help me !! Its verry fustrating !!

Thanks in advance !!

Rich

kewlceo
05-03-2006, 11:44 AM
Guess someone needs to read the Rules (http://www.codingforums.com/rules.htm) & Posting Guidelines (http://www.codingforums.com/postguide.htm).

SpirtOfGrandeur
05-03-2006, 11:52 AM
And not only wait 30 minutes between replies!

dj_lil_rich
05-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Sorry, i dont know what ive done wrong ?

Usually when ive posted on a forum before people reply quite quick.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

and thanks for your help :)

NancyJ
05-03-2006, 06:03 PM
What you did wrong:

Posted the same topic in multiple categories.
Posted again within half an hour of your first post
Excessive use of exclaimation marks (not technically a crime, but it should be;) )
Got wound up over something as trivial as your screen saver.

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-03-2006, 06:30 PM
Umm you said you clicked preview, did you even click apply?

BroChris
05-03-2006, 09:21 PM
What other programs do you have running? It could be that your computer doesn't think it should go to your screensaver because some other program is running and acting like you're actively using it.

dj_lil_rich
05-04-2006, 09:29 AM
Firstly i appoligise for my excessive use of exclamation marks and the other things i have done wrong.

Secondley im not getting wound up by my screen saver, im just fustrated that it wont work.

And i should have mentioned, after previewing i then click apply and then click ok.

I know im not doing anything wrong, im quite good on pc's.

Just cant think of any other reasons why it wont be working.

:) Thanks again

dj_lil_rich
05-04-2006, 09:31 AM
Hi, thanks for your reply its verry much appreciated.

Im not running any other programs, i set the screen saver, preview it and it works fine.

I then click apply and click ok.

I sit waiting with no other program running and it wont come on.

Any other help would be appreciated :)

BroChris
05-04-2006, 01:06 PM
This page (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326719) recommends that you download the latest service pack (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/) if you're using XP. Also try updating your video card driver if you can.

Another web site (http://forums.dealnews.com/read.php?5,2553719,2553820) recommends that you boot up in safe mode (hitting F8 as Windows starts), and then reboot in normal mode after everything loads.

If none of that works, do a search for screensaver wont come on (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c2coff=1&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2005-09,GGGL:en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=screensaver+wont+come+on&spell=1) in google, and you'll get over 2,000,000 suggestions.

dj_lil_rich
05-05-2006, 08:47 AM
Thank you verry much, i will try out what you said :thumbsup:



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