Downloaded screensavers won't run on XP

  mofat152 02:13 13 Dec 2003
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I'm having a problem getting screensavers I've downloaded to work on XP. They are listed in the screensaver portion of display properties but when I select them and click apply and okay they don't take. I can reclick on display properties and in the screensaver tab the selected saver is shown as none. All of the standard Windows XP screensavers that loaded with XP work fine. Any suggestions?

  hugh-265156 02:19 13 Dec 2003

read click here

  mofat152 02:53 13 Dec 2003

Thanks huggyg71 but after reading the article and following it's instructions still no luck. Any other ideas?

  powerless 02:55 13 Dec 2003

Where you getting the ...savers from?

  mofat152 03:00 13 Dec 2003

I'm getting them from several different sites. I've gotten several before and had no problem but the last few I've gotten hane all been trouble.

  Gaz 25 03:07 13 Dec 2003

Could be viruses.

  hugh-265156 03:12 13 Dec 2003

are the .scr files?

  first timer 04:28 13 Dec 2003

I downloaded a screensaver from click here it was in the pc advisor FEB2004 ISSUE.I WENT TO THIS SITE AND DOWNLOADED A CHRISTMAS SCREEN SAVER. IT WAS FULL OF SPY WARE I USED SPYBOT. I COULD NOT REMOVE ALL OF THE SPYWARE IN ONE GO I HAD TO RESTART MY PC SO SPYBOT COULD REMOVE ALL OF THE SPYWARE.

  mofat152 21:05 13 Dec 2003

The files are .scr files bur I'm tired of fooling with them. Thanks for the help guys but I guess I'll just stick with what I had originally.

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