What happens if you create a new Windows account and log into it? Do those settings work (and the screensaver comes on when expected)?
Look up MonOFF.EXE for a workaround. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=MonOFF+EXE
I am running XP Pro (SP3).
I have spent some time looking at the posts for screen savers. There is a lot, but I didn't find anything related to my problem. Might have missed it.
My screen saver WAS working just fine. I got another (used) 19" monitor and installed it. XP loaded the monitor up OK and it works fine, but the screen savers will not.
I can set the screen saver up and the preview works just fine. But it will not start up at the set time (1 minute or more). I have tried at least 5 or 6 of the XP screen savers and they all work in preview, but not on a schedule.
I can go to C:\Windows\System32\ss???.scr and double click and they work fine.
I have poked around in the Register and looked at some stuff suggested by Kellys-Korner (great site!). Not sure what to look for or change.
I have checked my Scheduled tasks. That works fine. I have 3 or 4 apps that run daily (Spybot, One-Click Maint, etc.)
So, the scheduling thing works.
My Power settings do NOT work. Turn off monitor or system standby do not appear to work. I did not try the turn off disk setting.
Would appreciate any comments on this.
What I might look for, check, or change to test this out.
I just hope that stupidity is not at the bottom of all this!!!
Thanks in advance ...