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    Screen Saver Probs - Please Help !!

    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

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    Question Screen Saver Probs - Please Help !!

    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

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    Guess someone needs to read the Rules & Posting Guidelines.
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    And not only wait 30 minutes between replies!
    Note: I do not test code. I just write it off the top of my head. There might be bugs in it! But if any thing I gave you the overall theory of what you need to accomplish. Also there are plenty of other ways to accomplish this same thing. I just gave one example of it. Other ways might be faster and more efficient.

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    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
    Last edited by dj_lil_rich; 05-03-2006 at 03:59 PM.

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    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.

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    Umm you said you clicked preview, did you even click apply?
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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    This page recommends that you download the latest service pack if you're using XP. Also try updating your video card driver if you can.

    Another web site 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 in google, and you'll get over 2,000,000 suggestions.

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    Thank you verry much, i will try out what you said


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