I cant get rid of a blue screen saver ive tryed to get my screen saver back with system restore and it will not restore i have a dell dem xp 2000 i some how got a fake antivirus xp2008 i do not want to format my pc i have a lot of info i havent copyed yet so how can i get rid of this blue screen? i also done a scan on my pc with spybot it cleaned most of it
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Re: i have a blue screen saver cant get rid of it
Firstly download a good anti virus and spyware programme for example AVG 8 Free.
Antivirus 2008 needs to be removed in safe mode (press F8 on start up) and select start windows in safe mode, choose windows XP, then choose the administrator account and the run the anti virus then restart your pc
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Blue screen or blue screen of death (BSOD) is common with windows family of operating system and it happens to stop any damage to your system when OS fails. If it happened once, nothing to worry about but if its happening again and again, you need to check for any recently installed hardware or software, it maybe incompatible. If this is not the case then maybe you need an upgrade.
Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.
Try to enter the OS through safe mode F8 at startup go in their and search for system restore, try to pick a date before u got infected and it should get it back to normal. the other route is if you have your OS disc there is an option to repair your computer this will restore the default values in the registry and system files.
If your are running Windows XP you have have several options. USE OPTION 3 ONLY if you are comfortable working with system files and as a last resort.
Open your "control panel" > "Display". This will open your "Display Properties" window. Click the screen saver tab and set your screen saver to "[None]" This setting will not put your monitor into any screen saver mode.
Open your "control panel" > "add or remove programs" usually a downloaded screen saver will appear in this list, find the appropriate file/screen saver you wish to remove & click remove. If you wish to permanently remove the screen savers.
I strongly suggest you do full back up of your system or at minimum create a "Restore Point" BEFORE you do any of the following suggestions!!! You could also search for the screen saver files. Click "Start" > "Search" This will open the "Search Results" Dialog window. look in your local hard drive where XP OS is installed. This usually is your c: drive. In the "All or part of the file name:" box enter "*.scr" this will give you a list of screen savers in your "C:\WINDOWS\system32" folder. Be VERY CAREFUL working in this file!!!! If you delete the wrong file your OS System may quit working properly or altogether! I am not sure if a downloaded screen saver has the file extension ".scr", I think they do. Maybe someone else could clarify that for both of us.
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If you can turn off the auto restart to get a stop error code from the blue screen, that will help you to diagnose this error. Press F8 as it boots and disable the auto restart. Then reboot and note the exact error code reported. Write back with that info and we'll help you to sort it out. You can look up codes here. Also helpful links for blue screens here, & here.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!
i) whenever u keep ur system idle for few minutes or longer time ur system goes in screen saver mode, in order to know more about it......
Screen Saver Mode: when u keep ur system idle for few minutes(say more 10 min or any or u might u kept system idle while you some work to doo...) in such a case u will have graphical picture of a blue screen evolved on your screen, you can even changethe picture or screen saver and keep your own.....
right click on desktop(close all the windows) and select the button Screen Saver and configure to apply your own screen saver(try to explore and learn about it....
I recently saw a very tricky virus that made it look like my computer was getting blue screen of death. It was acutaly a virus that had replaced my screen saver. They had even faked the screens that made it look like it was rebooting. I had also been locked out of the screen saver functions so I couldn't turn it off.
I booted in safe mode and removed the current screen saver.
I also ran a full virus scan.
Blue screens are normally caused by corrpted system files or faulty hardware.
But I'd do the screen saver test first.
That is called the "blue screen of death". Another words your system crashed. Did you download any software, music, drivers or screen savers? If anything, what exactly did you download. If you just opened a web site, sounds like your may have gotten a virus. Try restarting and try to boot into "safe mode". Run your anti-virus making sure you turn off system restore first and delete all internet temp. files/ cookies/ and history. Delete your recycle bin/ restart and see if that takes care of the problem.
If you still can't boot without the BOD, try doing a system restore to the point before this started. Make sure to turn sys. restore back on once you solve the problem. If the blue screen comes up again, as soon as you see it hit pause on your keyboard and write down what it says; especially the error code; 0x0000008 etc.