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Power/screen saver Hi My screen saver sometimes comes on, some times not! I can go out for a few hours and find whatever I last looked at still on the screen! Other times I nip to the kitchen, com back and screen saver on! Most frustrating.

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  • gwenisgreat Mar 30, 2008

    did you set up power setting right ? if do so happen when on line or is there a program running in the background or may have a intruder in your system go start ,cmd,netstat -a and see if there is a connection active -

    Hi I went to start, no cmd, so went to run; cmd - came up with black screen, typed in netstat -a, and it didn't recognise it.


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Did you set up power setting right ? if do so happen when on line or is there a program running in the background or may have a intruder in your system go start ,cmd,netstat -a and see if there is a connection active

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