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

Question

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.

Answer

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