Screen Saver Problem
Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:34 PM
Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:15 PM
Inside My Pictures, now whenever you are in My Pictures check to make sure windows is directing you to your user files, such as C:\Documents and Settings\UrName\My Documents\My Pictures......
My Pictures, now after making sure you were in the correct my pictures, make sure your pictures ARE NOT in other folders. such as C:\Documents and Settings\UrName\My Documents\My Pictures\NeWFOlder.... That will not work, the pictures must be contained in My Pictures.
Extensions: Also check the extension on the pictures. Not sure which ones windows xp screensave supports, probably all the common ones you can open with the Picture Viewer, such as .JPEG, .BMP, etc......
Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:50 PM
Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:12 PM
that's the way that windows works...if it's at the login screen it's not in a profile..therefore theres no setting controlling that screen saver...to my knowledge...there's no way to change that
I know what the problem is now. The screensaver works if I leave my profile on, but if I logout and it is at the welcome screen, it will use the windows XP screensaver. Anyone know how to fix this?
Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:16 PM
The steps that I am about to suggest involve modifying the registry. Modfying the registry can be dangerous so we will make a backup of the registry first.
Modification of the registry can be EXTREMELY dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing so follow the steps that are listed below EXACTLY. if you cannot preform some of these steps or if you have ANY questions please ask BEFORE proceeding.
Backing Up Your Registry
- Go Here and download ERUNT
(ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
- Install ERUNT by following the prompts
(use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
- Start ERUNT
(either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
- Choose a location for the backup
(the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
- Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
- Press OK
- Press YES to create the folder.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:45 PM
Expand the Logon category and go to settings and then screensaver.
Explore TweakUi, its very useful.
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