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I am running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 and am suspecting Norton System Works 2008 is causing my screen saver to not work properly. It seems to only work on certain time settings like 1 or 2 minutes, and I have always had it set to turn on after 10 minutes. I have tried turning off all start up items to see if one of the programs may have been causing a problem, but the screen saver continued to not work properly, and I have no idea what to try next. Do you have any suggestions?

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Well..you can turn off Norton for a little while..adjust the settings on your screen saver, and then turn norton on again..it's most likely in the settings on Norton, where it's not allowing a screen change..sees it as a possible invasion.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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