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windows 8.1 screen saver and sleep problems

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May 13, 2014 7:36:56 AM

I have windows 8.1. Although the screen saver and sleep functions are set to go on automatically, they do not work. I read your suggestion that this is due to windows update 2756872. However, when I view the installed updates 2756872 is not listed. Help please.

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May 13, 2014 7:39:52 AM

try to manually set the desired setting on the power options in the control panel.
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May 18, 2014 7:14:45 AM

I have previously done that. Everything appears to be set properly. Problem is that the computer does not go to screen saver or to sleep mode but stays on whatever screen I have open at the time. My computer is a new Toshiba satellite laptop that came with windows 8.1.
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May 18, 2014 7:19:01 AM

Whats your current power option activated?

If the power theme is in high performance, the lock screen will activate instead of sleep.
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May 30, 2014 8:03:40 PM

Power option is balanced. Still no screen saver or sleep mode activated. I am on my second Toshiba satellite and have the same problem. Hasn't anyone else experienced this issue?
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June 11, 2014 1:31:41 PM

I'm becoming quite frustrated by this. Computer won't go to screen saver or to sleep mode. Could this be due to a Microsoft update, or an incompatibility between Toshiba satellite laptop and windows 8.1? Computer works fine otherwise.
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June 25, 2014 1:13:26 PM

turnergns said:
I'm becoming quite frustrated by this. Computer won't go to screen saver or to sleep mode. Could this be due to a Microsoft update, or an incompatibility between Toshiba satellite laptop and windows 8.1? Computer works fine otherwise.


I have same issue! HP Envy 20 Touchsmart PC. I have refreshed numerous times. The screensaver will begin to work but then once I start updating, it and the sleep modes stop. I feel your pain. Please let me know if you find a solution and I will do the same!
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June 25, 2014 1:36:15 PM

SOLUTION FINALLY!!!!!

I did 2 things:

1) I have Windows 8.1. I unpinned the "photos" app.

2) I used the Microsoft "Fix-It" Tool. It found a registry error for the Windows Gallery. I ran the tool, it found the error, then I did a restart on the PC.

FIXED! Thank GOD! Like you, it was very frustrating, but that helped me!
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June 26, 2014 5:29:09 AM

My solution was a temporary fix.....back to the drawing board!
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