Computer screensaver won't stop for sleep


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Guest

My Vista Home Premium computer was going to sleep fine until I changed
something or one of the updates did something. Now no matter what I set the
power settings at or the screensaver at, the screensaver just keeps running.
It will not go to sleep after the set time I have entered. I have the
computer set to run screensaver at 10 minutes, the monitor to shut down at 15
minutes and the computer to sleep at 25 minutes. It simply runs the
screensaver for an indefinate amount of time.
 
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G

Guest

are you running a cordless mouse, i tried a cordless mouse had the same
problem! went back to a cable mouse problem went away.
 
G

Guest

No, I am using a mouse that plugs into USB port. Another thing I'm currently
testing is not requiring password upon wake up. I think this may have been
when it stopped going into sleep mode is when I changed this setting. It's
hard to know for sure.
 
G

Guest

Changing the password settings didn't change anything. I think it was about
a week ago when I installed updates that it started this problem. Otherwise,
it was sleeping just fine.
 
G

Guest

After trying many changes on settings, I've just changed the screensaver from
rotating through my Pictures folder and changed it to 3D Text. It just went
into sleep mode as it should have. I'm going to try to change it back to
Pictures and see if this will repeat the problem I was having or if it was
just a one-time glitch.
 
G

Guest

Strange. you got me thinking about it so i started to play around a little
with my system. i reloaded and installed the cordless mouse again. found
that after it would not go to sleep still, i made a new power saving setup
after i reinstalled mouse and it worked goes to sleep.

you are running a corded mouse so that is not what you are running into. but
maybe try setting up a new power save after you set up your screen saver from
your photos folder.
 
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G

Guest

I tried changing the setting of the current power plan used after changing
the screensaver back to Photos. That didn't work. I tried setting up a new
plan called "Using Photos" and this didn't work. I also tested some other
settings in screensaver options like from classic to fade. None of these
things work. It is definitely a problem with the screensaver Photos. If I
change it to anything else then it works correctly.
 
G

Guest

I tried to put my computer to sleep while using photos as a screen saver,
Mine does not sleep as well, Must be the way that option works that the
computer thinks you are changing photos yourself.

whether it's video driver or what i am not sure. But it goes to sleep with
all other formats. very strange. (note) i also played with my laptop
samething. will not sleep with photo screen saver. Strange because it will
hibernate even with a program running if you do not move the mouse or key
stroke, But not with photo screen save just keeps on going!!
 
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gary

I've had the same problem and have been able to pinpoint Screensaver
Photo as the issue.

My PC will not sleep when the Photo Screensaver is on. It will go to
sleep when the screensaver is off.

Maybe MS will fix the bug!

Gary
 
G

Guest

you are correct gary, photo saver is the problem. i am not sure thats its a
bug it just might be programed not to sleep while photosaver is engaged. i
found same thing with a slide show running.
 
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G

Guest

Seems that this issue is in stall mode. Is anyone out there finding a
solution to this problem?
 
G

Guest

I have been looking all over the internet for a solution to this problem and
I stumbled across this forum. I have the same problem. My photo screensaver
runs forever. Power settings don't stop it. I tried the supplied screensavers
and they run for as long as I set them than they return to my wallpaper. If I
set it so the screensaver doesn't come on than my monitor goes to sleep as it
should. If anybody has figured this out I'd like to know about it, otherwise
I guess it will be in the first service release from Vista(I hope)
 
G

Guest

Hello lazer

We are not the only one's looking for a solution with this issue. But it's
something i hope will be fixed with a service pack like you!! But i have have
not found or had any other problems with vista 64 so far, been lucky from
what i have been seeing in the forms.

i have tried every thing i can find but nothing works good luck in your
search. if i do find anything i will post it here..
 
G

Guest

I made the jump from windows 98se to Vista. This is the only issue I've had
and it's really not a big deal. Just something that bugs me. My Canon printer
wasn't compatible but a simple downloaded driver made it work and I needed
to download a driver for a new canon scanner. But everything seems to work
fine. I guess I am one of the luck ones.
 
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G

Guest

WOW what a jump, I run a canon pixma 950 scanner/printer! same here 1 fast
download and driver install works great. driver download for my Radion 1600
video card
Other then photo screensaver not letting system sleep i have not had one
problem. it's nice for a change.

So how do you like the O/S you made a big jump from 98. are you running 64
bit or 32 bit version.
 
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Guest

Dawn said:
My Vista Home Premium computer was going to sleep fine until I changed
something or one of the updates did something. Now no matter what I set the
power settings at or the screensaver at, the screensaver just keeps running.
It will not go to sleep after the set time I have entered. I have the
computer set to run screensaver at 10 minutes, the monitor to shut down at 15
minutes and the computer to sleep at 25 minutes. It simply runs the
screensaver for an indefinate amount of time.


Today my screensaver started to turn off after the 10 minute mark that I
set. perhaps Widows sent me an update. I don't know but it is working the way
it is suppose too even with the photo screensaver.
 
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Guest

Hello Lazer
Good to hear! have being playing with it, So i will give it a try when i
get a little extra time, work has gotten real busy getting all the equipment
reset from snow and winter work! To dirt and spring work.
 
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