Restart PC and goto Safe Mode. See if the screen saver exit there or you reach the display off point.
How do you connect to the Internet ? By chance, are you using a network card (or integrated on motherboard).
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
I used to have my power management settings so that the screen saver came on after five minutes, the monitor shut down after 10, and the computer went to sleep after 15. But lately my screen saver suddenly turns off after a couple of minutes, showing an active monitor again. Because of this, my PC can never progress through the monitor shutting down to the sleep function without manual intervention.
My guess is that there is some sort of process that's shutting down the screen saver, but I have no idea what it is. This happens when I'm running lots of programs (IE, Word, Excel) or literally nothing at all.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance.