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Screen saver will not come on

Can not get screen aver to appear. I set to come on after one miunte of now mouse movement and will not come on. I set the settings and hit apply and still no screen saver

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If you have VISTA and a wireless mouse/keyboard, that may be the problem. This is something that a lot of people have encountered, myself included, with Vista. I have not found an acceptable solution online to date. For whatever reason, though, the wireless keyboard/mouse in constantly interacting with the computer, making it think the computer is not idle. If you have a wired mouse, you can swap out to test this out, try it and see if the problem goes away.

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It sounds like you have some program running in the background that is preventing your screen saver from showing. This could be a virus scan, or some other program you unknowingly downloaded from the internet....(spyware, etc). Check to make sure nothing is running in background and do a full scan for virus, spyware, etc.

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