1.    13 May 2016 #1
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    Slide Show Screen Saver Error

    I've been using the Slide Show Screen Saver for a while now but recently a problem cropped up. The slide show would run for about 5 minutes or so but then it would freeze on a picture for a bit and then the screen would go black with a "An error has stopped the slide show from playing" message. What's wrong and how can I fix it?
    Last edited by nightwyrm; 13 May 2016 at 15:50.
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  2.    14 May 2016 #2
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    Are there any other details on that error?
    Check in the event log for application errors. There should be a note of that error somewhere.
    It is possible that some new image in your folder, that it's not recognized properly... or too big, is causing all the trouble.
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  3.    14 May 2016 #3
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    I've looked up the event log in the Event Viewer and the problem history in Maintenance. This is the error reports I'm getting:

    The program PhotoScreensaver.scr version 10.0.10586.0 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
    Process ID: 215c
    Start Time: 01d1ad54dd8758a0
    Termination Time: 7
    Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\PhotoScreensaver.scr
    Report Id: 3f43bc19-1949-11e6-82f8-3065ec76b246
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Application Hang

    - EventID 1002

    [ Qualifiers] 0

    Level 2

    Task 101

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2016-05-13T20:28:29.343344500Z

    EventRecordID 18392

    Channel Application

    Computer NIGHT


    - EventData




    Binary data:

    In Words

    0000: 006E0055 006E006B 0077006F 0000006E
    0010: 0000

    In Bytes

    0000: 55 00 6E 00 6B 00 6E 00 U.n.k.n.
    0008: 6F 00 77 00 6E 00 00 00 o.w.n...
    0010: 00 00 ..

    A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
    Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\PhotoScreensaver.scr

    Problem signature
    Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
    Application Name: PhotoScreensaver.scr
    Application Version: 10.0.10586.0
    Application Timestamp: 5632d49b
    Hang Signature: a332
    Hang Type: 134217728
    OS Version: 10.0.10586.
    Locale ID: 4105
    Additional Hang Signature 1: a332f0d7d63c7fe463e4bc08af952251
    Additional Hang Signature 2: ca78
    Additional Hang Signature 3: ca78a7bcb8db53766bb7a1f9c9f13741
    Additional Hang Signature 4: a332
    Additional Hang Signature 5: a332f0d7d63c7fe463e4bc08af952251
    Additional Hang Signature 6: ca78
    Additional Hang Signature 7: ca78a7bcb8db53766bb7a1f9c9f13741

    Extra information about the problem
    Bucket ID: 9b63ef0cd02f21efc179fd20d7a936de (128958192601)

    Sorry it's so long. I don't know how to interpret those codes so I copied and paste everything.
    Last edited by nightwyrm; 14 May 2016 at 10:34.
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  4.    14 May 2016 #4
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    I don't understand much if that either.

    Try to see if you can modify the screensaver settings:
    How To Open Screen Saver Settings In Windows 10

    In previous Windows versions there is a troubleshooting for photo screensavers, recommended to check:

    You'll need to check the photos folder, cleanup items/shortcuts.
    Move some of the pictures to another folder temporarily and try launching the screensaver again.
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  5.    14 May 2016 #5
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    Also try sending an error report and search for solutions:
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Security and Maintenance\Problem Reports

    The Hang Type: 134217728 can be related to input devices; keyboard mouse, touchpads... try reconnecting some of those.

    With all above noted, I'm out of ideas.

    Good luck.
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  6.    14 May 2016 #6
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    Window 10

    Thx for the suggestions.

    I've tried using the screen saver with a folder with less pictures and it seems to run fine for now. Thanks anyways.
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