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ScreenSaver does not work

Ever since I installed my microsoft wireless multimedia keyboard 1.1 my screensaver does not work. If I disconnect it all is o.k. HELP !

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Unfortunately many programs "Interfere" with the Screen Saver.. certain programs actually "Disable" it. The only "Fix" as it were is some sort of "Work around" perhaps, another screen saver program may work? As a thought tho, have you had a look on the Microsoft hardware Forum site? Perhaps something there may shed some light on it?

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