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Computer my pc is showing a weird msg as a screen saver. I tried to change the screen saver, but when i go to display where i usually change the settings for screen saver, the tab is not there anymore, I can't ever set the monitor energy saver the whole tab is gone. what happend??

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  • 1dhsmom Jun 26, 2008

    thanks for your responce,

    I tried it, but it tells me windows can not find gpedit.msc

    so i can't get to this?

  • 1dhsmom Jun 26, 2008

    No, is windows xp. home edition

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Security Policy is hinding screen saver tab.
Go to Start Menu
Click on "Run"
type: gpedit.msc
click OK
User configuration
- Administrative Templates
- Control Panel
- Display
Look at Hide Screen Saver tab
make sure it is set to disable.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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  • Abdul Qayyum
    Abdul Qayyum Jun 26, 2008

    Please rate my solution.

  • Abdul Qayyum
    Abdul Qayyum Jun 26, 2008

    Are you using Windos Vista?

  • Abdul Qayyum
    Abdul Qayyum Jun 26, 2008

    (gpedit.msc) is not available in Windows Vista Home and Vista Home Premium.

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I've seen on a few Windows 7 machines has been the display turning off after only 15 minutes, even though I set the Turn off the Display option to Never. Weird!
You're probably reading this because you've tried changing the power plan settings to Never for everything and your monitor still turns off! This can be very frustrating and usually occurs with new installs of Windows 7, though I've seen it happen on older installs too.
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