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screen saver won't work.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with no external input devices (no mouse, no extra keyboard, etc) and nothing plugged into it. The applications I have running right now are Opera and Windows Live Messenger. I tried killing all the applications I had open one by one and seeing if the screen saver worked, and it didn't. When I click "preview" on the screen saver screen, the screen saver comes up and then immediately disappears. The screen saver worked until maybe two or three months ago (I wasn't paying that much attention.) Does anyone know what my problem might be?

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Try stopping the services noted in this article.

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re: PCM.exe

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Thanks, I had already seen that article and I don't have any of the applications listed, nor do I have any kind of wireless mouse (or wireess anything, or any kind of mouse.)

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Which means...

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You can stop the services noted and see if that helps.

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I don't see any listed services to stop

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And the article doesn't apply to me...

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Since you don't have PCM and DVDLauncher services

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You need to make this a warranty issue.

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