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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?

  • Jay
    Jay May 11, 2010

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


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