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Laptop stops at screen saver

Laptop stops at the screen saver and does not allow me to click on any icons. tried staring in safe mode but it doesn't do anything

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  • Hank Scorpio May 11, 2010

    Screen saver? What do you need a screen saver for? Just set the screen to turn off after so many minutes. That was a feature for those old boxy monitors from the 90's to prevent icons and backgrounds being burned into the screen permanently. Are you connecting your laptop to an old monitor?

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    Jay May 11, 2010

    What do you mean the screen saver thus your computer hang at a certain level?


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I have A Dell 1720 when I unplug the ac I get a black screen but the laptop is steel running but if I goto safe mode the screen well come on. Replaced battery same problem.

You might have "Sleep mode" or "Blank screen" mode in "on battery status.
Right click on the desktop, click "personalize". Click "Screen Saver", click "Change power settings". Click "Choose when to turn off the display". You will find many options you want "on battery" or "Plugged in".
Hope this helps

May 30, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 1720 17" Widescreen...

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What is causing my laptop screen to blackout just before it gets to the user icon screen?

as you said the safe mode is working then go to safe mode right click the mouse then click properties then click settings then reduce the screen resolution if still not working right click my computer then clickproperties then device manager then click hardware then click the display adaptor uninstal the adaptor thenwn shut down the laptop and restart the laptop and load the drivers for the display

May 25, 2012 | HP ProBook 4510s FM849UT Notebook

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Forgot password

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightenedsecurity on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of thepeople who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of thefirst things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced withreinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on andimmediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Modeoption. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it getsto the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the useridfor which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefullyyou didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktopappears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger,but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgotthe password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

May 10, 2012 | PC Laptops

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I have satelite L202 laptop, after a time it got a problem on the screen, when i logged on the laptop the screen even the system will be stop and the screen desplays abnormal. it can't doesn'

Sounds to me like you have a virus or infection. The fact that it works on in safe mode is the key. Most viruses need the internet connection to function, after all that is how they got into your system (by the internet). Safe Mode does not give you internet connection so the virus is handcuffed and can't function like it does in normal mode.

Boot your system as if you are going into Safe Mode but instead take the Safe Mode With Networking option (this will give you internet connectivity). Download and Install MalwareBytes then run a Quick Scan.

Go to and in the search box type:"Download cnet Malwarebytes" (without the quotes). Download andinstall malwarebytes from the sites download.cnet/malwarebytes. When thesite opens up click on the Green Download button on the left. Do notclick the Red Download button, that's junk. When it finishes installing the GuiInterface will open up with an offer to Accept a Trial Version orDecline. CLICK DECLINE you want the totally free version. Run aQUICK SCAN. As it scans, if it finds infections the number will be inred. When it finishes scanning, click SHOW RESULTS. A notepad textdocument will open up showing you the results. You can close the textdocument and go back to the Gui Interface where you will click REMOVE SELECTEDRESULTS. The objects will already be selected for you. When itfinishes removing the objects click ok and it will sometimes reboot yourmachine.

Apr 26, 2012 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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When I turn my mini on, I get to the Windows welcome screen and it stops there. Is there anything I can do?

Try booting the laptop up in safe mode. Upon booting up press the F8 key until it opens up an option for safe mode. If you then do get the laptop to load up to windows go into the My Computer and right click on the hard drice icon and go down to properties. You will then click on the Tools tab and then run the Check Disk option. It will ask you to reboot the laptop so it can run the check disk. Hopefully this will fix the issue. If for some reason it doesnt go back into safe mode and scan your laptop for any possible infections with your anti virus.

Best of luck...
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season..

Dec 01, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Notebook

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The pc isnot bright and its abit dull

Is this a Desktop, or a Laptop. If it is a laptop, you should click the Battery Icon on the lower left corner of the screen. Once you click that, there should be a few options. They are as follows:
Power Saver;
High Performance.
The Balanced and Power Saver options reduce the brightness of the LCD Screen, as well as it conserves energy while running programs and the like. On "Power Saver", your computer may work slower.
If you want your screen brighter, you can select "High Performance". Also, there is an option to personalize each of the three settings. Simply look below the three options where it displays three blue worded links. Click the one that says "More Power Options". This will take you to another page that displays the three settings and below each setting is an option to Change Plan Settings. Once you click "change plan settings", you can choose precisely how bright you want the screen to be for each setting.
Once you personalize the three settings, you are free to go. Whenever you want to dim the screen you may go back to the battery icon and simply choose between the three modes. Hope this is clear enough. Good Luck! :)

Aug 09, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Acer Aspire 5535-5050 only starts in "safe mode"

when you get to safe mode try to do a system restore to a date that the computer worked............on xp it will give you a screen to enter safemode with yes or no options ........choose no to go diorectly to system restore...............if not xp look for system restore in the system tools folder on start menu or in control panel............the screen saver error is most likely because you are in safe mode.

Jul 19, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5535-5050 Notebook

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I need to restore icons on desktop, tried to do so, nothing works. The screen saver has covered the entire desktop face. cannot remove it.

I am not sure that the screen saver is making problems.
Screen savers turn on after at least one minute of no activity, and turn off when you move your mouse or press a button on your keyboard.

Start your PC in 'SAFE MODE' . Are there your desktop icons?
Disable or uninstall the screen saver and and restart in 'Normal mode'.


Mar 29, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Icons and start lost

If you're looking for the quick launch icons on the task bar, right click on the task bar, click properties, then check the box that reads show quick launch, apply, and they should return.

Jun 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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this is what sounds like a trojan or for of spyware, probably disguised as a screen saver. If you have no anti virus installed download this programme for free If you have no anti spyware programme download this for free. on the laptop press Ctrl, Alt & delete or right click on task bar to get to the task manager and on the processes tab look for the scrensaver.exe or similair that is running, click on it and press end process. this should allow you to work with windows Install the programmes, then go to system restore tab in my computer>right click>properties>system restore tab and click 'turn off system restore'(this will stop any virus or spyware backups reinstalling). Run both the programmes and remove any spyware or virus. If it still appears you may have to uninstall it safe mode, which is press F8 key on start up and select 'start windows in safe mode' and run the antivirus and spyware programmes again.

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