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JEISEN

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I have my screen saver wait time set for five minutes. For those afk moments. I have On resume, disply logon screen. checked. When I click Preview it flashes on for a second or two and goes off. Power settings are set to Balanced. Turn off display in ten minutes. Put the computer to sleep: 1 hour.

The screen saver does not come on any more. I tried a reboot. Is there something I could/should look for in Windows Task Manager Processes?


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My first thought is your mouse is causing the problem. Do you have another you could try?

If it's wireless, do you have a wired mouse you can try?


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No wireless-just wired ones.  I gave up wireless a while ago-after I knocked it off the desk by accident and it broke! I have the USB optical kind. I did try another one. I'm still kind of new to Win 7. I wasn't aware it creates it's own restore points. It's last restore point was the 23rd. It reads removed Visual Studio 2012 x86. I tried to restore it. It said it couldn't. Is that something I can find and install on my own?


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NM-the culprit was a VERY cheap USB optical mouse-maybe I SHOULD get a wireless mouse!

Ztruker-thanks for taking the time to post!


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Glad you found the problem.

 

I personally don't like wireless mouse or keyboard. Always had some kind of problems with them.

I much prefer a good USB mouse and keyboard.

 

Wireless mouse is handy for a laptop though.


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I was being sarcastic about getting a wireless mouse! I like the look/feel of the whole desktop thing to ever change. But yes wireless can be handy.  Funny how something so small can cause odd happenings.


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Thanks for putting this kind of question actually I was facing same problem till last few day. Then I unplugged my mouse or keyboard and changed the mouse battery after that window 7 screensaver is working properly now.


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Thanks for putting this kind of question actually I was facing same problem till last few day. Then I unplugged my mouse or keyboard and changed the mouse battery after that window 7 screensaver is working properly now.

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