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HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

Q: HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

I have an ASUS notebook running windows 7 64-bit. I am using the QuietOffice power profile, however the screensaver won't kick in no matter what I do, and the display does not turn off even though I set it to be after 5-minutes of inactivity. I don't know if there is something running in the background... I have turned off my usb wireless mouse, and nothing....

Any ideas?

THanks.

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A: HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/144080-help-power-option-doesnt-work-screen-saver-doesnt-start.html
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A:My screen saver doesn't work

Hello ayad kachou. The simplest thing to do is call the tech support guys again and make a note of the offending file.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-screen-saver-doesnt-work.668219/
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A:My screen saver doesn't work!

Hello VeronicaMary, Welcome to SevenForums.

How about the time how the screensaver takes effect?
maybe you set it too high or maybe a display driver problem...

another reasons why screensavers wont execute are;

running activity in your pc or sudden movement of your pointing device...

hope our gurus will help you further.

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A:Window 7 screen saver doesn't work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Fordtruck


I have tried everything , I tried bubbles screensaver set time to come on 1 min bubbles starts but after a few minutes the screensaver goes blank or black screen even if I use the windows media center screensaver n turn off the other screensaver off still please help since I want to use my pictures for screensaver. Your help is appreciated


I have my screensaver set for ten minutes and have my monitor set to go blank at 20. That is what yours is doing. If you want to change the time before it goes blank check in your Control Panel under Power Options. You should not leave your screen on all the time, there is no reason. Let it go blank after about 20 minutes.

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A:Screen saver doesn't start

Yes. It could be a mouse issue, in fact. There's a chance your mouse "drifts." There's a utility somewhere, put out by someone, to fix it. I don't remember where (maybe MS forums will give you a clue).

To test that, see if you still have a ball mouse lying around that you could plug in to test it.

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Tank you

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That?s really strange. I use Logitech NX80 wireless mouse and it works perfectly with screensaver on my Satellite P500 preinstalled with Win7 64bit home premium.

Do you use original preinstalled OS?
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I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
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hi Psych0, and welcome to sevenforums - the place to be,

do you simply want to turn off aero permanently?

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Hi ejaguar. Just checking but you did make the necessary settings and clicked Apply?

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Hello campus56


1.If you are using an old mouse, try cleaning it.

2. You might have a process running in the background that keeps XP thinking it is busy and so the screen saver won`t start.
Go into msconfig and uncheck everything you don`t need, then see if the screen saver will kick in.

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msconfig
OK

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http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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It could be that something is resetting the timer. It doesn't take very much vibration to move the mouse a little bit and that sets the timer back to zero. Could something like that be a possibility? Or a pet that walks on the keyboard?

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Bush Lady, Go to the link below and click the "?" to the left of "Why doesn't Search work?" to expand it and you'll find several possible solutions.

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Tufenuf
 

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If you remove the device...do problems disappear?
 
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Are you sure you plugged all the connectors correctly? The PC not switching on from the front button would seem to indicate the power switch is not plugged into the motherboard.
 

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no replies yet? :(

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alexander33831 you are replying in this thread, about "How to chose folder in .bat files while install from CD "
Umm nothing to do with your issue

You will need to go to here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/
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Quote: Originally Posted by Karstin1812


Hello.
I am quite new here, but I've been wanting to get this problem solved for a long time, and I haven't seemed to get any answer.

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I tried to do this:
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Please help!

Thank you,
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Hi Karstin,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You would need to re-install Bluetooth software/driver for your system. Please check the link below for finding out the drivers:

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Hello,
 
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Each O/S is on a separate partition.
 
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Since it's not the P/S, it's either the MB or the power switch. Disconnect the power switch from the MB connection, then plug the system in. It should NOT power up by itself, unless the BIOS is configured that way. In any case, short the two pins for the power switch briefly, and it should act just like you pressed the power switch. If so, the switch and/or wire is bad. Otherwise, it's probably the MB that has the problem.
 

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Quote:
Could this be a sign a my power supply about to go bad?


It could well be, or bad cable.

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Hi

Short means 0, long means 1.
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Hi, 
Please try to copy WinX folder under C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows into C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows.
If it doesn't work, please run following command to repair system: 
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
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http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/119038.aspx
Keep post.Kate Li
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A:Start Menu search doesn't work

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A:Solved: XP VAIO laptop starts, Windows doesn't, screen doesn't seem to.

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Hello everyone Thanks for taking the time to read this post work... disc recovery won't start, doesn't Windows I have an Acer Predator G Computer Specs TB hard drive GB DDR memory AMD Phenom X quad-core processor DVD-Super Multi drive NVIDIA Geforce GTX ti Recently replaced with an ASUS GTX ti Windows Home Premium -bit LITEON PS- - Watt Power supply ADATA XPG SX GB SSD Added by myself Now I also have a picture of Windows won't start, recovery disc doesn't work... the motherboard I'm not sure of the brand The SSD was only not secured because of testing reasons when trying to figure out the problem So my problem began with me going away from home and putting the computer on restart before I left I use splashtop to access my computer when I'm not home During the following evening and night there was a lightning storm in town I got home the next day with the computer being off I tried to turn it on by pressing the power button and there was no reaction I checked the power and unplugged the computer and plugged it back in again I tried again and It powered up Everything was loading fine until it started to load the OS Windows Home Premium at that point the screen froze and the longer I waited the faster the CPU and Case Fan ran until it was what I assume at I turned the computer off and restarted it into BIOS CPU was stable at just about Degrees Celsius I left it to cool off for a bit and restarted it It froze again when loading Windows I made a Windows recovery disc from my Laptop Windows and tried running it same thing after it started to load the files from the disc the screen froze again I tried launching in Safe Mode drivers were loading and then a freeze at storport sys Every time I try safe mode It always freezes at storport sys I restarted and ran Memtest to check for faulty RAM after almost passes - hours no errors had showed up so I tried checking for faulty drives with SEAGATE's Tool DOS After another hours it checked out with no errors I'm going to try and run Linux on a live CD now I'm suspecting something is wrong with the Motherboard loading drivers But I'm not so that's why I'm wondering what you guys might think it could be And could the problem be solved if that's the case Or am I just going to have to buy new hardware I appreciate any help I can get Friendly Regards David

A:Windows won't start, recovery disc doesn't work...

I've seen this happen a few times with jumps in current (which may have came from your lightning storm). It's not the SSD/HDD, and in my case, it was the southbridge controller failed, which houses the SATA ports. Specifically, voltage regulators were overheating, and after 15-30 seconds of attempted use on the SATA ports, it would halt it's process.

Possibly the most irritating part of the whole thing was that I could idle a system or RAM process (BIOS/memtest/etc...) with no problem. It was once I tried to use any mass storage controller that I had no luck.

I've heard of ways around this, like rigging a case fan to hang perfectly over the regulators and run at full speed to keep them cooled, but that was ridiculous for me, I just replaced the board.

For fun, have you tried swapping your SSD with a spare drive (if you have one) and loading a clean install of Windows to rule out what I'm referring to? If you can get up and running with a test installation, it will help determine where the issue lies.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-wont-start-recovery-disc-doesnt-work-703822.html
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Windows won't start I get a a black screen saying some hardware or software has changed and the only options are to press enter to continue or escape to exit I tried booting my Win bit recovery disc aka system repair disc but in the second screen where it tells you to select an operating system it is blank I attempted Repair to do? start at doesn't Win7 work What Startup all!! Can't and to add hard disk drivers but i couldn't figure out how So i pressed next and got to Can't start Win7 and Startup Repair doesn't work at all!! What to do? the screen with various options I selected quot Startup Repair quot but that won't work It says that quot startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically quot The error details are as follows Problem signature Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline Can't start Win7 and Startup Repair doesn't work at all!! What to do? Problem Signature Problem Signature Problem Signature unknown Problem Signature Problem Signature unknown Problem Signature Problem Signature unknown OS Version Locale ID So i can't do any type of recovery to repair my Windows Would finding the appropriate hard disk driver in the beginning of the startup repair process the second screen be a solution to be able to select the appropriate OS to fix if so how What else can I do besides backing up all my important files and reinstalling everything I'd really like to quot fix quot this Thanks for the help in advance

A:Can't start Win7 and Startup Repair doesn't work at all!! What to do?

Instead of going to startup repair in the recovery options, choose command prompt and run an offline sfc scan.

How to Run the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) Offline in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

What about safe mode, have you tried that?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/139737-cant-start-win7-startup-repair-doesnt-work-all-what-do.html
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so i cant click the windows start button to get to tiles,nor use the charm to search.

i have had this happend before on another system.

ive read that it can be caused by an update but i havent downloaded nor installed an update.

my anti virus is avast but i do have malware antibytes installed so i can scan with that.

malware found nothing, i ended up having to restart explorer, but i want a perm fix.
is there an perm fix for it?

A:windows start button and charms doesn't work

Make sure that all Windows Updates are installed.
From and Command Prompt (Admin) type sfc /scannow
If all corrupt system files are not fixed type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Then run the sfc command again
It may appear to be frozen but let these command run their course.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/60675-windows-start-button-charms-doesnt-work.html
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My Start >> Documents menu doesn't work anymore, i.e. my recently-used documents don't show up on it at all. It stays empty no matter what. Same for recently used programs on the Programs menu. Windows XP Home SP2.

A:Start >> Documents Menu Doesn't Work Anymore

Have you checked your settings for the Taskbar and Start Menu?They may be set to not show these items and may explain why they do not show up in the Start Menu.Open up the Taskbar and Start Menu properties applet by doing one of the following:| right click the Taskbar >> select Properties |-OR-| Start >> Control Panel >> Taskbar and Start Menu |From the Taskbar and Start Menu properties applet, click the Start Menu tab. Verify that you the choice is selected for Start Menu (not Classic Start Menu) and click the Customize radio button. This will open the Customize Start Menu applet.The Customize Start Menu applet contains two tabs General and Advanced. On the General tab, in the middle of the applet should appear the Programs selection tool with up and down arrows to increment or decrement the number of programs to show, ensure that this is not set to 0. On the Advanced tab, at the bottom of the applet should appear Recent Documents, ensure that the check box is checked for List my most recently opened documents.Click OK to close the Customize Start Menu applet. Click Apply to apply any changes, then click OK to close the Taskbar and Start Menu properties applet.Open up 3-4 programs, and open up 3-4 documents from My Documents. Close the programs and close the documents. Click on your Start Menu and verify if there are any programs or documents which appear on the Start Menu and My Recent Documents lists respectively.If that does not work, there may have been registry settings that were changed to prevent the Start Menu -> All Programs links and My Recent Documents links from working. If you think this might be the case, refer to link below on how to reset the registry settings which control the Start Menu:http://windowsxp.mvps.org/AllPrograms.htmhttp://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htmHopefully that helps you out, good luck and happy hacking!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/111224/start-documents-menu-doesnt-work-anymore/
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My xps 420 came with vista. My hard drive crashed So Installed a new one with window 8.1. I recently got a windows 10 upgrade and now my computer freezes and crashes and has be restarted a lot. My start menu doesn't work either. I am running 3gb of ram. would a higher ram help with my problem?

A:Windows 10 keeps crashing < start menu doesn't work

anyone have any ideas?

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19650495
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When I start my laptop automatic repair appears at the bottom of the screen. This makes the screen turn blue, nothing else happens. Any ideas?

A:Laptop doesn't start - automatic repair does not work

Hi

What notebook model do you have exactly?
Did you try to recover the notebook using Recovery Medium or the HDD recovery option?

In my opinion the system recovery should be done as next because the automatic system repair does not work.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?82288-Laptop-doesn-t-start-automatic-repair-does-not-work
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hi all

my start menu doesn't work. clicking on task bar items does not work. (wifi, notifications)
opening apps doesn't work. WIN + I or trying to open update from Win + R doesn't work (message "the app didn't open")
clicking the search doesn't work. Clicking the windows (to the right of search) works.
Thoughts?

A:Start menu doesn't work and apps won't open

Hi, an often reported issue- tho' yours has the added run box report.
As I don't know the history... as in 'did this ever work' 'is it a clean install or an upgrade' 'what did you do before this happened' etc I'll take a simple view.

I will assume you don't use disk imaging, else you would have restored an image you'd created prior to this happening. Highly recommended strategy to back up, preserve your PC and your sanity without tech help.

You could have conflicting 3rd party programs from an AV ovwards, so yuo could check whether these work
a. after clean boot
b. in safe mode

You could try the standard
chkdsk c: \F from an admin command prompt.
Then
sfc /scannow from the same.
Finally there is a DISM command you can run.

However, I would recommend you run chkdsk, then do an in place upgrade install, one of the really good things about Win 10.
This keeps most settings and all your progs.
(Note disk imaging can provide a much faster fix).
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

You can also search this forum, as there are many threads on this topic.
Good luck!

http://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/39609-start-menu-doesnt-work-apps-wont-open.html
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Ok so ill try and put this in as much detail as i can but here is what ive had trouble with all night My brother brought a laptop in for me to look at A Toshiba Satellite L D Part Number PSLT A- HDD Model Fujitsu MJA BH I could see straight away this wasn't going to be easy Firstly the loadup was fine until i got passed the options of bios then nothing except a little cursor in the top left corner blinking like it was about to load something nothing happens So i went and had a look at similar problems they mentioned about pulling the battery out and powering it to see what happens still nothing Then i went into bios to see if there were any issues also checking the boot order was right i reset them to default settings and saved it not register. start, to f8 fails Usb and work will Windows doesn't Once it had reset from that it came up with a new error which said PXE- Media test Windows will not start, Usb doesn't work and f8 fails to register. failed Then i tried using a Usb Multiboot with Yumi installed on it i decided to use Kaspersky because i have used that one before Windows will not start, Usb doesn't work and f8 fails to register. and i knew it would work but still no success the computer froze on the Toshiba load up screen but when i unplugged the usb it would work till the next screen with the little blinking line in the top left corner then do nothing I have also tried restoring the comp to factory settings by holding the button and pressing the power button once but all that comes up is HDD RECOVERY in the bottom left corner with no selections So it doesn't let me boot from usb it won't let me do any recovery and it won't go into safe mode im out of options i was wondering if there was something else i could do to fix this poor computer before just replacing something would appreciate some help

A:Windows will not start, Usb doesn't work and f8 fails to register.

Hi, welcome to the forums if you have a copy of the windows seven OS DVD change the bios order to boot cd rom first and boot with this in. Use the repair your computer option and run startup repair , if this fails then open a cmd prompt try a chkdsk c:/r at the x sources prompt.

The symptoms you describe indicate a failed HDD, may need to replace this, and reinstall, is there data on the hdd that you want to keep? The pxe media error indicates trying to boot from the network card.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-will-not-start-usb-doesnt-work-and-f8-fails-to-register-777106.html
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Very recently I began encountering an issue where randomly windows will stop appearing as they should If I open task manager Steam Firefox etc the contents of the window will appear as black The top bar and borders around the window will appear however everything inside the window will be black Additionally the start menu does not display any options To make matters more confusing any windows already open BEFORE encountering this bug will continue to work Windows start black, doesn't are menu work So if Firefox was opened before encountering the issue it will work just fine However any window opened after this Windows are black, start menu doesn't work point will appear as black Since I was unable to save screenshots I have attached pictures of the issue In the picture you can see Firefox open and working just fine However I noticed the problem when a Steam notification appeared as a black box You may also notice that the task bar does not show any open windows You can also see how the start menu has stopped functioning System info I have updated my graphics drivers to the latest version Windows is also up to date Gigabyte GA-Z A-D H-B Intel i k Sandy Bridge x GB DDR MHz Windows are black, start menu doesn't work G Skill Sniper Low Voltage WD Velociraptor GB SATA GB s Seagate Barracuda GB SATA GB s WD Black TB EVGA GTX HD in SLI Silverstone OP - W PSU Super Writemaster DVD drive The only significant change before I started encountering this problem was updating the graphics drivers however that at least week before I encountered the issue However the other day windows notified me Windows are black, start menu doesn't work that the graphics drivers crashed but fully recovered I'm not sure what to think Edit I will also add that I was able to close and then re-open firefox while encountering this issue When re-opened Firefox was NOT black and functioned normally Additionally even though the options in the start menu were not visible I could still click shut down

A:Windows are black, start menu doesn't work

The first thing I would do is backup your data to another drive.

Run GSmartControl to see SMART attributes and to run the Long generic test on the drive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/368579-windows-black-start-menu-doesnt-work.html