Hi All This may not seem that important but it is quite frustrating. My windows xp screensaver doesn’t work properly and sometimes crashes my system, it seems to work when it starts but gets very framie then stops altogether...
Have you updated your version of windows lately ? Your BIOS might not support all the display features of your version of windows .
Some other stuff to try right click a free area of your desktop , click properties ,click settings tab , click advanced button , click monitor tab , make sure the 'screen refresh rate' is at a compatible rate for your system and also tick the box 'Hide modes that this monitor cannot display' .
Just a few ideas , if they dont work then reverse the instruction to restore how system was and we can try something else .
Djohn has a point , can you play DVDs? If these also play "framie" then I would check if you have DMA turned on Open device manager , double click IDE controllers , right click Primary IDE channel , then click properties , On advanced settings tab under 'Device 0' in 'Transfer Mode' , click 'DMA if available. Under 'Device 1' , in 'Transfer Mode' , click 'DMA if available'. Click OK . Now go back to double click IDE controllers , right click Secondary IDE channel this time , and repeat as before upto clicking OK . Does that make sense ?
Djohn, all other progs work fine and can play DVDs but only get a frame freeze once in a blue moon, i'm also running up to date Mcafee security suite( full scan twice every week) and run spy sweeper every other day.
curlylad, hope you had a good rest. tried your run through on DMA thing, all these settings you described were already in place in IDE ATAPI/ATA controlers...........