Screensaver wont activate

  The Rhino 08:30 30 Oct 2008
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For a while now my screensaver wont activate which means my screen & pc are on all the time as i use my pc at various intervals during the day/evening it is inconvenient to switch off & reboot dozenz off times a day
can anyone suggest a fix

Many thanks

  Graham. 08:38 30 Oct 2008

Is it set up correctly? Picture, time, etc.?

  Graham. 08:40 30 Oct 2008

You can also set the monitor to switch off after a set time in Power options.

  FatboySlim71 08:45 30 Oct 2008

"my screen & pc are on all the time as i use my pc at various intervals during the day/evening it is inconvenient to switch off & reboot dozenz off times a day"


Why don't you use hibernate, this basically saves the current state of your computer, for example if you had your web browser open on this site for example, you could then hibernate your computer, when you switch it back on it loads up very quickly, and also your web browser would be where you were before you hibernated.

Normally hibernate is shown when you get your shutdown options showing on screen, restart etc etc.

What operating system are you using?

  The Rhino 09:36 30 Oct 2008

Many Thanks for your pompt replies

Yes all the timings are set up
i.e. screensaver to activate after 15 mins
using 'starfield'

The moniter is set to swith off after 30 mins
and system to go into standby after 1 hr

I have tried different time settings but nothing seems to work

I have not tried hibernate so will try this now however minimum time before hibernate is showing as 2 hours!

  Graham. 10:55 30 Oct 2008

Start, Turn off Computer, Shift, Hibernate.

  FatboySlim71 11:25 30 Oct 2008

"however minimum time before hibernate is showing as 2 hours!"

You should be able to switch this off, and basically use the hibernate as and when you want, although it is advisable to use shutdown when you switch your computer off for the night.

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