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I am running Windows XP and when I go back to working on my computer after the screen saver has been on for awhile, some of my programs, if not all of them will close. If I have a document open that needs to be saved before closing, it will ask if I want to save which then I can cancel out and continue working, but any other programs, i.e. interent explorer, e-mail client, etc. will just close.

Has anyone had this problem and no how to correct it?
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Screen savers are a oxymoron for new computers. I would rather have the computer shut the screen down than run a screen saver. You can have the screen shut off by the bios or by windows power management. I will cure your problem.

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If I may add - watch out for downloading screensavers over the internet, a lot of them come with malware, and you may not know it. I, myself do not download screensavers to avoid getting malware from screensavers. A lot of screensavers are safe, but certain websites have malware in their products, like "My Freeze" screensavers, I had a bad experience with last year, because I wasn't careful about where I got my screensavers from, now I do not care for screensavers, I just use a standard Windows XP screensaver.

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 01 February 2007 - 08:27 PM.

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As srx660 mentioned, modern screens don't really need "Saving." Unless your desktop wallpaper has something like a sunrise with one real bright spot and you never change it, it will not be a problem to turn the screensaver off. Control Panel>Display>Screensaver tab. There is a small dropdown menu box-select "none." <Apply> <OK> I like my personal wallpaper better, anyway.
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