Screensaver not working on Windows® 7
Why do screensavers stop working on Windows 7?
The Screensaver on Windows 7 system are animated images, which are activated when no activity has been sensed in your personal computer for a certain time. Windows 7 system usually comes equipped with screensavers and you can select it according to your preference. If your system has sufficient memory, then you can install complex screensavers such as aquarium screensavers. As the LCD monitors are more resistant, they can display screensaver images for hours. You can also set the screensaver by using the taskbar. For that you would have to go to the settings on the 'Control Panel' by selecting the 'Start' menu. From 'Display' you can choose from the provided screensaver options. The screensaver on Windows 7 system stops working due to troubles with the operating system. It may also happen due to virus infection.
Some of the reasons due to which the screensaver stops working on Windows 7 system and the tips to solve the problem are:
- Operating system trouble
- Downloading issues
- Tips to be considered
Operating system trouble
The screensaver on Windows 7 system is usually coded with different range of programming languages and graphics interfaces. The programming languages includes C or C++ and the graphics interfaces include DirectX or OpenGL. The screensavers would indirectly interface with the operating system and cause the screen to overlay the graphics scene. The screensaver on Windows 7 would terminate only after receiving the message from the operating system that the mouse or keys have been pressed. Thus if any trouble has occurred with the operating system, then the screensaver would not terminate.
The Windows 7 system usually comes equipped with several screensavers. Even then, you may wish to create your own screensavers. For that you may make use of the Internet and download the free screensavers that are available online. But when downloading, great care must be taken because those screensavers may contain malicious software or spyware. Thus when downloading the screensavers, try to download it from a trusted source.
Sometimes you may face some touble with the screensaver on your Windows 7 system. You may want to remove it from your PC. For that you would have go to the 'Control Panel' on the 'Start' menu, and then click the 'Programs' option. After that you would have to select the screensaver you want to remove and click 'Uninstall'. Also, you need to make your system virus-free by using a proper antivirus.
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