This is my 1st post - hope someone has some advice for me.
I have an Acer Aspire 5612 and it's a great laptop. I have recently bought the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 and since installing, the screensaver will no longer kick in. I have uninstalled the MS software and it starts working again.
Any suggestions - I'm stumped, but I would prefer to keep the new keyboard if possible.
Morning.. I have an Aspire 5512 with exactly the same keyboard & mouse.
There is a MS Knowledge Base article that refers to this issue (KB911895).
"When you use a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop mouse that uses MS Intellipoint software on a MS Win XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2) based computer, you may notice that the screen saver of your computer does not work even though it is configured to run"
The problem seems to be linked to the DVD Launcher services and the article suggests you disable this function, however, this appears to be integeral part of the Acer Arcade software and therefore, without losing some of Arcade software features it can't be done (well, I wasn't able to do it anyway..!), in the end there was always a compromise.
I've found that the keyboard & mouse work perfectly well without the software, you lose some of the shortcut key functions on the keyboard but not all, this is the compromise I eventually accepted.