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September 17, 2004 12:51:39 AM

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My screen saver stopped working. I have windows xp with service pack 2
installed. I go to control panel and I can see the preview, but nothing
shows on the desktop. Could it be the video card?

Thanks,
Mark

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Anonymous
September 18, 2004 12:50:04 AM

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"Mark" <markl128@comcast.net> wrote:

>My screen saver stopped working. I have windows xp with service pack 2
>installed. I go to control panel and I can see the preview, but nothing
>shows on the desktop. Could it be the video card?

Check your startup settings to find out if software running in the
background is causing this. Applications that start with Windows can
be found here:
- the WIN.INI, section [windows], entries "run=" and "load="
- the Registry keys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
- the folders
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\{username}\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP
See also "How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows
XP" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560) and "How to Perform a
Clean Boot in Windows XP" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310353).

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