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no screensaver in vista

by fjubyphwjjus / November 27, 2009 8:21 AM PST

please can anyone help the screensaver wont activate in vista basic on dell vostro laptop
it was working before,it should come on after 5 min, have
tried all the screen savers and as soon as i try to preview them they go on for a second and then go off i dont have any wireless devices connected i did have a keyboard and mouse but uninstalled them and went back to the usb wired ones

ive tried getting the screen savers to work by leaving on the 'Microsoft HID Non-User Input Data Filter update' and turning it off (it uninstalled when i got rid of mouse and keyboard, i tried disabling the touchpad,
i disabled the hid thing in services msc, i also tried just using the turn off display in power options but that doesnt work either, i even tried reenabling everything in windows features, and i tried rolling back the graphics card driver,but none of these things work

i am totally at a loss because the screen just stays on so i have to just shut down and restart the pc everytime i want to use it and this always brings up problems with modem and so on i also read somewhere that Dell Media Experience, Power DVD and ehtray.exe cause problems but i have none of these running at startup. sorry this is so long but its really driving me crazy. can anybody shed any light on this? any help would be greatly appreciated

frustrated vista user

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