Windows 10: Screen Saver


  1. Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 16299 Multiprocessor Free
       4 Weeks Ago #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?

    Thanks,
    Pez
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 6,897
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       4 Weeks Ago #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

    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 16299 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       3 Weeks Ago #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!!

    Thanks,
    Pez
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 619
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       3 Weeks Ago #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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 6,897
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       3 Weeks Ago #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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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