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Why won't my screen savers work without rebooting my computer?


My screen saver will not activate unless I restart the computer after use. I have reloaded Windows 98 from the CD, I have even reformatted the computer, yet nothing changes. It doesn't matter which screen saver I use, it just won't come on without rebooting. ??? Thanks.


This question was answered on September 7, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This sounds like a very unique problem and may be due in part to a problem with your Gateway motherboard I would try calling Gateway's tech support and finding out about any known conflicts with the power management settings in the bios.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 7, 1999