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Screen saver no longer works

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.

help >_<

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Well, you have two options to look at:

1st one:
Since your laptop is Dell, I presume that you use Dell Media Software.
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:
1. Ehtray.exe.
2. DVDLauncher.exe
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."

How To:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/sy...

Download Location:

http://support.dell.com/support/download...

Hope that helps,

TrustMe

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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