On 9/22/2011 3:57 PM, Roy wrote:
> Hello group
> Just lately my 7year old winxp3 notebook screensaver is not
> functioning anymore,
> Is this a hardware or a software defect?
> Are there any known DIY remedies?
> Never had experienced this fault...
It's extremely doubtful that it's a hardware problem.
I'd first go to these and read up
The screen saver does not work on a Windows XP-based computer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916256
Screen Saver May Not Start in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326719
Scary, but possible.
But before you do anything with the above...
It's probably just the usual Windows "glitch" of losing settings, but
you may have installed/updated/changed some other software that affects
your screensaver. Antivirus programs often have a "screensaver scan".
The other possible is a "web-fed" screensaver that's lost it's feed.
No fix for that, unless the site's down just temporarily. Pick another.
Turn the screensaver off , then back on.(The fancy term is "toggling
right-click on a bare area of the desktop, Settings > Screen saver.
On the screensaver list , select NONE and APPLY, then reselect the one
you were using and APPLY again.
"**** this is it, all the pieces do fit.
We're like that crazy old man jumping
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