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Old 09-25-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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Okay, my computer is again being annoying. It has recently begun this problem where the screensaver won't come on at all or it will come on for a bit and then shut itself off and never come on again. I know the screensaver is set to come on, and that it'* not the particular screensaver (I have tried another preset one). The only big thing I've had happen lately is I have downloaded Service Pack 2 and somehow I've also aquired (on a few different occasions) a few viruses (but those have been checked and taken care of by AGV). Any thoughts? Thanks
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Did the issues with the screensaver start after you downloaded SP2? If so, uninstall SP2 and see if that corrects the problem. There are still some bugs in SP2. I am going to wait awhile before I try it.
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Yeah, that might very well be what I have to do. I don't think my bro who did the same has had the same problems, but who knows how it changes from comp to comp. Anything else I might try before deleting SP2?
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Yeah, that might very well be what I have to do. I don't think my bro who did the same has had the same problems, but who knows how it changes from comp to comp. Anything else I might try before deleting SP2?
I read a few post on the Dell Forum with people having problems with their screensavers after downloading SP2. I guess the suggested technique is to turn off the screensaver and close all windows applications before starting the download. I am still going to wait a few more months before I download it.
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Jeanie, Here'* a link to some issues with SP2.
http://delltalk.us.dell.com/supportf...vcpacks&page=1
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And this is why I use Gentoo. Damn I love linux. But I have xp pro on my notebook as a terciary [sp?] and it is very unreliable, but it works just good enough to stay on my hdd. Just in case I decide to mess with the code of Gentoo, and screw up that install, I have a backup for the time being.


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Okay, thanks for the info, sounds like SP2 is going for now.
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Is the screensaver custom, downloaded, bought, or came with computer?
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SP2 has since been deleted. To answer your question, it was not working with a custom screensaver and one that came with windows.
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SP2 has since been deleted. To answer your question, it was not working with a custom screensaver and one that came with windows.
Have you ever reformatted your HD and did a clean install of XP? I do a clean install once a year.
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