Windows 10: No Screensaver after 10 update
I have a short slide show that works on one of my W10 PCs but not this one. It runs for a while and the gives me a useless error message. I'm told an error prevents it from running but tells me nothing else. Has anyone seen this situation?
the freeware utility that I used to diagnose screensaver and sleep issues is MCE standby tool, found here
Slick Solutions - MCE Standby Tool
it will show what program(s) are preventing sleep and has a counter for time since last user input, which is handy for checking whether a joystick or came controller is sending constant interrupts
Rashly disabling HIDs is unwise, I completely screwed my TEAC hifi USB sound driver doing that & had to remove + reinstall it to fix ( not trivial as it got stuck in a half removed/half repaired state)
any windows system that's been used for a while & thus has gone through some peripheral changes will claim to have lots of mice, keyboards & other gizmos known to it in device manager & it's not easy to work you which are truly redundant
In my case, because my 3rd party power A xbox360 controller is the screensaver blocker culprit and I don't want to unplug it, I set up a keyboard hot key to manually start the screensaver ( with help from google on how to do that), and I can use the sleep key on my keyboard as needed. So I can e.g. begin a spotify playlist & then hit the screensaver key to get music + active screensaver
Thanks Jimmy but my problem is not with sleeping or starting screen saver but keeping screen saver running. It seems to run a few minutes and then I get a black screen with this silly error message which tells me nothing.
Fixed for me with the latest windows update for build 1511 (OS build 10586.3). Screen idle timeout and lock screen now working fine with X52pro enabled.
Seems to have fixed it for me also. Thanks.
I had issues with the screen saver not working (not even preview worked), my computer would not automatically go into sleep mode, would not go into hibernation and would not automatically shut the monitors off. I have 4 monitors and one of them is a touchscreen. I made this single change to disable "HID Compliant Whiteboard" under Human Interface Devices in the Device Panel and VOILA! everything now works! - The touchscreen function on the touchscreen monitor still works too! I know based on all the comments here this may not work for everyone but it's an easy thing to try and then easy to undo. I have not read the most recent comments to this long thread so another solution may have also been found but I want to give a big thank you to Weinber37 just the same!! With 4 monitors and a heavy duty HP desktop, this is going to save me some $$ in energy and also save my monitors from getting burned in.
New build solved the problem
The title says it all. The new Windows 10 build, after the 30 minutes or so to install has repaired the screensaver fault.
Inoperative screen saver
My screen saver was working fine when I installed 10 a few months ago but has quit working since then as well as the Power options. I have got it back working though.
I went to Task Manager and opened the "Process" tab and went through and ended the process for those processes I thought were unnecessary. I then went to the "Services" tab and did the same. I tested the screen saver by setting it for 2 minutes and waiting. It worked. I then rebooted and waited and nothing. I repeated the task realizing that some process was keeping the screen saver from triggering. Since I use the win 7 desktop, I went to the App desktop and noticed I had three apps that were constantly refreshing. Two weather feeds and a news feed. I unpinned them from the desk top and tested again. The screen saver and Power feature both worked. I rebooted and reset the screen saver to come in in 5 minutes and turn the monitor off in 10 minutes both worked and are continuing to work.
An update: My screen saver and power options continued to work fine until the last update. Now I am back to the same problem. I will try my previous process again and see if I can get them back.
TenForums Strikes again
Jimmy - Second post ever. Second post just saying thanks. Of course I knew this was possible, but had lost sight of this solution in trying to figure out the problem. Thanks for reminding me of this idea. Executed flawlessly in about 5 minutes.
What I am trying to accomplish (on a PC) is to have a slideshow play after like 5 or 10 minutes. Then, after 30 minutes, have the monitor go blank. If I press a key, be presented with the Lockscreen.
After watching and playing a little with the...
Someone gave me the link to disable login for startup. But now I can't find it. I figured out how to didable startup but now I need to disable the sign in screen when you timeout. Can anyone help? Thanks. B
I have a decent FAST internet -- but latest update (only a security update) seems to be taking LONGER than the ENTIRE update I did going from 10162 to 10240.
15 mins and STILL only at 6% ??? for a small security update.
I know my...
UPDATE: KB3074665 update now available, and requires restart.
How to Check for and Install Windows Updates in Windows 10
So I'm trying to fix the issue of bringing up the log-on screen
after being away from the computer ( on resume )
However before I do that, the screensaver must work
Which it doesn't , and I can't figure out why not?
The previews are fine. I...