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Computer freezing when screensaver comes on

  1. Feb 25, 2013 #1
    After about 10 minutes of not moving the mouse or typing, my screensaver comes on, and the colors are kinda messed up and the computer freezes.
    I tried just disabling the screensaver, but whenever I go to the thing that lets me disable the screensaver, the screensaver comes up on a little window to show me what it looks like, and the computer freezes.
    Is there any way to disable the screensaver without actually having to see the screensaver?
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2013 #2

    rcgldr

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    For Windows XP, use regedit, look for folder

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    and change the data value for

    ScreenSaveActive

    to zero.

    There should be similar entries for later versions of windows.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2013 #3
    Thanks.
     
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