screen saver does not start automatically - but does manuall
by snrwo1 - 2/17/12 4:09 AM
In Reply to: No virus found by Einstein47
Since my Vista 64 bit PC (HP) I have the same from time to time. Every time I can 'fix' it by going to the screensaver settings and changing the start time from 4 to 5 and back and hit apply.
However, after a while, and it was indeed last time after some Microsoft updates were applied, it happened again. My wireless optical mouse no longer seem to work so that is now a cabled one, but my keyboard is the supplied one that came with the PC and is wireless.
I have a helper program (stardust screensaver) that allows you to disable the screen saver for 30, 60 minutes , so watching you tube's movies can be done undisturbed. When the screensaver does not kick in automatically I can select the option "launch screen saver now" and it won't do it. But it won't start automatically either in that case. Selecting the .SCR manually is OK, so nothing wrong with the program, only it won't run either automatically or via the helper program.
Is there a registry key being reset each time ? Anyone? after which event, applying (security) patches from Microsoft as suggested elsewhere in this thread?
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