Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing

    I have a specific folder in my pictures which I play screensaver slideshow from. My computer will play slideshow for a while (sometimes a few minutes, sometimes 10 minutes), then I get the following message: An error is preventing this slideshow from playing.

    I see that this is a ridiculously common occurrence (going back at least to Win 7), but I have yet to find a solution. I've tried multiple suggestions that I've come across while looking into this, but nothing has worked.

    Does anyone know of a solution for this? Or, if no solution, are there any good (free) screensaver programs out there I can use to play my pictures in a slideshow?

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  2. Posts : 1,650
    Windows 10 Home

    I have used a version of this for the past 10 yrs w/o any issues on any OS -
    Free Slide Show Screen Saver - gPhotoShow Free Edition

    To set up: R click desktop/Personalize brings you to the Settings screen below. The folder selection screen will open and you can set timing and random settings, etc

    Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing-screenshot_1.jpg Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing-screenshot_2.jpg
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you mrgeek. I will check out that program. :)
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  4. Posts : 1,650
    Windows 10 Home

    No, thank you for reminding me to revisit this program again, as the one I was using was written in 1999 ! New version has minor interface differences but basically still the same as in the good old days of Me and XP with background music support and more transition effects.
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  5. Posts : 1
    windows 10

    gphotoshow worked for me

    Brilliant program which does all I had before, (and more when fine tuned in Configuration), and overcomes that annoying problem where pressing the back arrow to see the previous slide resulted in error message. Thanks a million, Mr Geek!
    I think you should visit all the websites where people have this problem and post this advice for them because Microsoft never will! I would do it myself but am a technophobe and it has taken me days of trying to get this far!
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  6. Posts : 1,650
    Windows 10 Home

    Glad the program fixed your issue and thanks for marking topic Solved so others can find this.
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