Windows 10: Screen Saver

  1. Posts : 20
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 16299 Multiprocessor Free
       23 Mar 2018 #1

    Screen Saver

    Hi all.

    I have Windows 10, 64 bit, latest updates/ build.

    This past week, my screen saver won't come on.

    I always have my screen saver set to come on after 1 minute of inactivity.

    I've made no major hardware/ software changes to my system recently.

    From some general searching I did on the 'Net, one of the culprits of interference of a screen saver not coming on is pending Windows Updates. But when I check Settings/ Updates & Security, there is nothing pending, I am up-to-date.

    Another culprit can sometimes be a faulty mouse, in which the computer "thinks" it picks up movement from the mouse. I have an optical mouse, a Razer Deathadder; I checked the optical lens on the bottom, no dust or hairs blocking the view.

    I even came across something saying to check your Power settings. Personally, I always have had my Power settings set to:
    Display: Never Turn Off
    Hard disc (computer to sleep): Never Off

    I've done it this way for years with the screen saver coming on after 1 minute of inactivity with no problems. One of the suggestions of Power Settings is to accept Windows suggestion for it (something like 30 minutes monitor; 2 hours hard disc); it didn't help, screen saver still not coming on.

    Is there a little test/ command line prompt that can be run to determine what may be interfering with the screen saver coming on?

    For now, the only way I can get it to come on is after launching the screen saver interface, from the drop-down menu selecting a screen saver, then clicking on the Preview button.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,689
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       23 Mar 2018 #2

    There was something like this just a while back.

    Was a gigabyte product failing.

    Monitor won't sleep, screensaver won't come on

    I would consider the clean boot process outlined in this tutorial. If you clean boot see if screensaver works.

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

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  3. Posts : 20
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 16299 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       25 Mar 2018 #3

    Caledon Ken: Oh my gosh, it's like you were psychic!!

    Yes, I have a Gigabyte product, my motherboard. It's an Aorus Gaming 8 motherboard (Aorus is affiliated with Gigabyte).

    And with the link you provided, yes, same thing with me: I have the software program of RGB Fusion; it lets you control the color scheme of the LED lights on the motherboard.

    It's weird, though; I've had this motherboard for about a year now, and this problem just popped up in about the last week or so; I don't recall making any changes to my system, though.

    But just like the person did in the link you provided, I uninstalled RGB Fusion, and now my computer will display its Screen Saver. How about that!!

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  4.    26 Mar 2018 #4

    I have my screensaver set to 4 minutes & since the recent updates it regularly doesn’t come on, I have to switch to a different screensaver, make it default & then switch back to the previous one & make it default again then that screensaver works.
    I originally thought the problem was due to MB finding a pup in the registry entry for the screensavers (Freeze) as it appeared to begin at the same time but having restored the entry from quarantine the problem occurred again.
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,689
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       26 Mar 2018 #5

    Excellent. The original thread had the program, RGB Fusion crashing on start.

    I would check with supplier for new version and if none available I would try an uninstall / reinstall.

    Hopefully you can get the functionality back. At a minimum I would report to vendor.
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