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Screensaver will not turn off

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Timbo, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Timbo

    Timbo Flightless Bird

    I have a coworker who is using the 3Dpipe screensaver on Windows XP Pro and
    when he came back from lunch the screensaver would not turn off. Tried moving
    the mouse, pushing buttons on the keyboard, CTRL+ALT+DEL, even tried getting
    a cd to autorun nothing worked. He fixed it by unplugging the computer. Is
    this something that can/needs to be fixed?
     
  2. Rich Barry

    Rich Barry Flightless Bird

    Timbo, the 3D aspect of the Screensaver may be too much for the system
    graphics. Usually, office computers are very basic when it comes to
    graphics unless you are in publishing
    or engineering.
    "Timbo" <Timbo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DCC7583C-7AEF-449D-8532-C5820DF7ADAF@microsoft.com...
    >I have a coworker who is using the 3Dpipe screensaver on Windows XP Pro and
    > when he came back from lunch the screensaver would not turn off. Tried
    > moving
    > the mouse, pushing buttons on the keyboard, CTRL+ALT+DEL, even tried
    > getting
    > a cd to autorun nothing worked. He fixed it by unplugging the computer. Is
    > this something that can/needs to be fixed?
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Timbo wrote:
    > I have a coworker who is using the 3Dpipe screensaver on Windows XP Pro and
    > when he came back from lunch the screensaver would not turn off. Tried moving
    > the mouse, pushing buttons on the keyboard, CTRL+ALT+DEL, even tried getting
    > a cd to autorun; nothing worked. He fixed it by unplugging the computer. Is
    > this something that can/needs to be fixed?


    Try lowering graphics hardware acceleration slide. You can lower
    graphics hardware acceleration in Display Properties, Settings tab,
    Advanced button, Troubleshooting tab. If this helps, you probably need
    a different graphics card or drivers.

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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