Up until recently, my screen saver on my Dell laptop worked just fine. now it doesnt appear at all, i tried setting the time that it should turn on to 1 minute to see if that would help, but it doesnt. i tried adjusting the power settings as to when the screen should turn off, and that doesnt even work either. its like the computer has forgotten how to turn its screen saver on. basically the only way i can have the screen saver is if i preview it and then just leave that run.
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Re: screen saver no longer works
Well, you have two options to look at:
Since your laptop is Dell, I presume that you use Dell Media
Other people had the same problem too. Try disabling this program to check if
your screensaver is working.
Other programs that might conflict with the screensaver might be:
3. Power DVD
4. PCM service.
Otherwise there is a known bug:
Try updating (flashing) the BIOS with an updated version. This seems to
be a problem Dell was aware of an made available a "fix."
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Right click your mouse on your desktop and a box will pop up. Select the bottom line, which should say Settings for XP, or Personalize for Vista, Windows 7 or 8 and left click on it. Another box will appear which will have top tabs. Select the second one in for screen saver. In the left center it will show the current screen saver, which is where you can select another or none. Below that is a box for setting the time for when the screen saver will start. Let me know how you do. or what you may need.
Check the power settings. Start/Control Panel/Power Options. There is a setting separate from the screen saver to turn off the screen in the Power Options control panel. DVD playback overrides the power options settings.
If the screen is breaking up into multiple screens, the video resolution isn't set correctly. Change the video properties back to the native resolution.
Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen. Click on Properties at the bottom. Now click on the Settings tab. The Screen Resolution slider should be all the way to the right, close to -> More. The Colors should be set to the highest setting.
When you close the lid, you may have your laptop set to Sleep Mode, check that. You may also have your screen saver set to Blank, and no screen saver has been chosen.
(1.Screen Saver: Right-click on empty area of desktop>Properties>Screen Saver.
2.Sleep Mode: Start>Control Panel>Performance and Maintenance>Power Options>Power Buttons>When I press the sleep button on my computer>Then choose what you want it to do)
If none of this helps, I suggest you have a problem that HP needs to repair. Since you bought this dv9700t last July, would I be correct in assuming it's still under warranty?
it sounds like your most likely having trouble with the hibernate feature try this
start>>control panel>>power options>> click on the hibernate tab un check enable hibernate mode
this should fix your issue
When you are able to view a video clip on the external monitor, We can rule out the issue with the software. Probably you need to check the connections and also the external monitor settings in the display. The reload might have changed the old setup
This has nothing to do with Netflix, you would get the same result with any DVD regardless of its origin. Chances are that is the laptop trying to revert to a screen saver or power save mode during the movie.
Check your laptop's power and screen saver settings. If you are experiencing the problem every 3 minutes or so, your screen saver is most likely scheduled to go on after 3 minutes of inactivity. The same goes for your monitor-- it may try to dim or turn off after a certain amount of time.
To change these settings to a longer delay, go to your desktop and right click. Select "Properties". Choose the "screen saver" tab, and change the "wait:" field to a higher number. Or, just turn the screen saver off by selecting "(none)" under the screen saver dropbox. You may also click "Power" and change the time for "turn off monitor" to "never", or a longer amount of time.