Windows 10: Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing

  1.    08 Jul 2016 #1

    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?

    TIA
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  2.    09 Jul 2016 #2

    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

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  3.    11 Jul 2016 #3

    Thank you mrgeek. I will check out that program.
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  4.    12 Jul 2016 #4

    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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