Windows 10: Slideshow error - an error is preventing this slideshow from playing

  1.    08 Nov 2015 #1

    Slideshow error - an error is preventing this slideshow from playing


    Hi, I have a specific folder in my pictures which I play screensaver slideshow from. My computer will play slideshow for a while (maybe 5 or 10 minutes), then I get the following message (white font on a black screen): An error is preventing this slideshow from playing.

    How can I fix this and TIA.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 Jun 2016 #2

    An error is preventing this slideshow from playing error - never fixed


    gngracie said: View Post
    Hi, I have a specific folder in my pictures which I play screensaver slideshow from. My computer will play slideshow for a while (maybe 5 or 10 minutes), then I get the following message (white font on a black screen): An error is preventing this slideshow from playing.

    How can I fix this and TIA.
    This problem has been around for nearly 10 years with some putting forth theories as to a fix, but no one really solving it. Why can't Microsoft do something about this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       12 Jun 2016 #3

    gngracie said: View Post
    Hi, I have a specific folder in my pictures which I play screensaver slideshow from. My computer will play slideshow for a while (maybe 5 or 10 minutes), then I get the following message (white font on a black screen): An error is preventing this slideshow from playing.

    How can I fix this and TIA.
    Could there be an error/corruption of a particular file in that Folder? Or maybe there's a file that the slideshow simply can't play, wrong type or format? There's a bunch of .ini files on the HDD and can't be used, also the .thn/Thumbnail files might be a problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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