Required screen saver?

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A screen saver is necessary for my iMac 27 inches?


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Simply set your preferences to display at your leisure while your device is asleep or is inactive.

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  • Cannot run the screen saver because it requires a newer video card or one that is compataible with Direct3D.


    I recently rebooted my computer; (Packard Bell) and now cannot run games or screen savers because it does not start. I think my problem has something to do with a Direct3D card? When I run screensavers, I get this message:
    Cannot run the screen saver because it requires a newer video card or one that is compataible with Direct3D.
    I have the impression that sound when I run the 3D games, such as minecraft or GMOD.
    I run on Windows Vista Edition Home Premium and does not do anything but re - install my computer because it wouldn't start.
    It is not as if the graphics card is not there, so I'm really confused!
    Please help me, like playing games is my favorite thing. ;)
    I also ran minecraft to double check and I got this error code:
    Bad video card drivers!
    Minecraft could not start because it did not find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
    Generally, this can be corrected by updating the video card drivers.
    -BEGIN 7fe0271 error REPORT-
    Generated 10/10/12 21:04
    -Minecraft Version: 1.3.2
    -Operating system: Windows Vista (x 86) version 6.0
    -Java Version: 1.7.0_07, Oracle Corporation
    -Version Java VM: Java hotspot Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
    -Memory: 422585352 bytes (403 MB) / 518979584 bytes (494 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes (989 MB)
    -JVM Flags: 2 total; Xms512m-Xmx1024m
    -LWJGL: 2.4.2
    -OpenGL: ~ ERROR ~ NullPointerException: null
    -Is Modded: Probably not
    -Type: customer
    -Texture Pack: ~ ERROR ~ NullPointerException: null
    -Position profile: N/A (disabled) [can't get system (java.lang.NullPointerException) properties]
    org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat (Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:233)
    at (unknown Source)
    -REPORT of ERROR END bb61788b-


    After you reinstall the operating system, you should also go to the website of your computer manufacturer > drivers download section > put your computer model number > search for your operating system and drivers (graphics, audio, etc.) > download and install.

    See you soon.

  • Error messgae: "the screen saver cannot run because it requires a more recent video card", attempting to display the screen saver and the error code 40 download the fix.

    Original title: cannot run zip; error code 40 (hotfix for the video card)

    Hi, I ' m trying to view my screen saver and it seems to be causing "the screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or compatible with 3d graphics." (2030 M-windows7 dell) .thanks Jean-Michel

    Hi John,.

    1. what screen saver are you trying to view?

    2 is confined to a specific screen saver?

    3. have you installed SP1 for Windows 7?

    This problem occurs because of a problem in 3D screensavers.

    Fix error occurs if you have a corrupt hotfix package or may have downloaded the wrong patch for your platform.

    This can also occur if the hotfix is included in SP1 and you have already installed Windows 7 SP1.

    Method 1:

    You must make sure that the hotfix you download is depending on the version of Windows 7 installed on your computer.

    For more information, see the article:

    Error message when you set a 3D screen saver screen saver in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2: "the screen saver can't run because it requires a more recent or Direct3D-compatible video card.

    Please see if you can copy the file that you downloaded to another computer or location and try to unpack.

    When you download the fix, save it in a new location (on the desktop) and the password given with the fix allows to extract the file.

    Method 2:

    Step 1:

    You can also try to run the display quality Troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Step 2:

    You too, try to install the latest version of the Site Web of Dell display drivers and check if it helps.

    Hope the helps of information. Let us know if you need help with Windows related issues. We will be happy to help you.

  • Screen saver does not not Windows 7. New required video card?

    I'm not able to use a screen saver, but it is related to the video card.  The error message says "this screen saver requires a new video card, or one that is compatible with Direct3D".

    Someone already asked this question but not answered in the forum I have seen IE: the issue of the video card.

    Thank you!

    This problem occurs even if the video card is capable of running the screen saver and is compatible with Direct3D. So, you don't have to install a video card. All you need to do is apply the hotfix provided in the link below that will correct the problem.

    Error message when you set a 3D screen saver screen saver in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2: "the screen saver can't run because it requires a more recent or Direct3D-compatible video card.

  • Screensaver connection error: Direct3D 9.0 is required to run this screen saver, but cannot be found. Please install the latest version of DirectX and try to re-run the screen saver.

    Original title: error Login screen saver.

    When at the login screen Windows screen saver is not running. The circle of 'thinking' of the mouse pointer starts to turn, but it just goes back to the login screen. I created all 4 strings in the HKEY_USERS\. Default\Control Panel\Desktop\ including ScreenSaveActive = 1, ScreenSaverIsSecure = 0, ScreenSaveTimeOut = 60 and SCRNSAVE. EXE = C:\Windows\(our custom screensaver). Instead of our custom screensaver I also put the windows mystify screensaver in the key but the Directx 9.0 3D error pops up. Any suggestions?

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    ' Windows XP ' My Pictures Slideshow "screen saver. ssmypics. SCR

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  • Cannot turn off the screen saver

    I don't know what happened, but the 'Start after' drop-down list is disabled and set to 5 minutes. I want to be able to change that. How can I get this permit.

    I don't know if this is connected and I am less concerned in this matter at this time, but under Security & Privacy, the box "Ask for password" is selected and disabled. So I can't change that either.

    Looks like someone has this before, here is the link and it has been resolved. Here is the link.

    Screen saver 'start time' option grayed out

    In regards to the second is that it?

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  • Screen saver issues

    I'm having a problem with my screen saver just on the work of the screensaver! Except when it's time to start. Rather, he was for a minute. Or 20 minutes, that it does not start automatically. It begins by us framed previews. I can change the settings. Everything works, except for the AutoStart, someone has an answer for this?

    Please read this message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It is unlikely to solve your problem. Don't be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The test is intended to determine if the problem is caused by a third-party software that loads automatically at startup or logon, by a device, by a police conflict or corruption of system files or some system caches.

    Disconnect all devices wired except those required to test and remove all the expansion cards from secondary market, as appropriate. Start in safe mode and log on to the account of the problem.

    Note: If FileVault is enabled in OS X 10.9 or an earlier version, or if a firmware password is defined, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can not do this. Ask for additional instructions.

    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run as normal, with limited graphics performance, and some things work at all, including an audio output and a Wi - Fi connection on some models. The next normal boot can also be a bit slow.

    The login screen is displayed even if you usually connect automatically. You need your password to log on. If you have forgotten the password, you will have to reset it before you begin.

    Test in safe mode. Same problem?

    After testing, restart as usual (not in safe mode) and make sure you always have the problem. View the results of the test.

  • I am unable to adapt both the screen saver is activated

    I am unable to adapt both the screen saver is activated, I put the link, but it acts as if it was before progrmmed?

    Also is there a way to avoid to connect every time?

    The problem with these parameters is that they overlap.  The screen saver setting is perhaps not the one place to look: you should also watch your 'screen time out", as well as waiting times"lock screen ".  In addition, it could be the energy saving sleep timer.  From the point of view of the user, they all look the same (the screen turns off), but to get the desired exact situation, you may need to check up to 4 places.

    1. Right-click on the desktop > personalize > screen saver
      Even if you do not use a screensaver, this timer value is used to lock the screen.  The value 'none' and make sure that the check box is disabled, it does not require a password.
    2. Power options > Change when turn off the display
      Also look at the "require a password on wakeup" option here
    3. Power options > change when the computer sleeps
      Also look at the "require a password on wakeup" option here
    4. Application settings > lock screen settings
  • Disable the screen saver to logon in XP Home

    I'm deploying many gifts machines running XP Home to

    an elementary school, & it's better for them if the screen saver is
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    don't need no help to this decision).
    I need a register or install the solution based on the script - it is not possible
    go back & many accounts of click-click-click on many machines.
    I watched a lot of scripts and scenarios of regedit posted
    the years, & no work.    These involve generally change different
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    Can I change the timeout to many registry setting.
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  • How to remove the screen saver file?

    I'm losing all my icons because of my screensaver file is bad, please help me remove this file. Thank you... JAY PATEL.


    1 are. what screensaver and icons you referring?
    2 have you installed any third-party screen saver file?
    3. what exactly is the problem?

    Your question does contain all the required information necessary for us to help you. Please re - write your question, this time make sure you have all the information necessary and we will try to help.
    How to ask a question

    If you try to uninstall third-party screen saver then the article below might help you to do.
    How to change or remove a program in Windows XP

  • HP 15-r006tu Notebook PC: cannot change screen saver.


    I'm not able to change the screensaver of my lappy, while trying to change his display some message "screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or one who, s compatible with Direct3D.

    Also I am not able to adjust the brightness of my lappy.

    Please help me to solve these problems.

    Thanks in advance.

    Kind regards



    Check if your HP support page lists Windows 7 x 64 compatible Intel HD graphics driver. If so, download save & install it. Reboot the system after installation.

    Another thing,
    Download, save & install Intel graphics driver:

    Reboot the system after installation.



  • Monitor turns off after 5 minutes & password protect when he wakes up. View properties - > screen saver "Wait: __minutes" and "on RESUME, Password Protect" checkboxes are grayed out.

    Help, please!

    I'm on a processor to work, so I've limited the administrative rights on the computer. My work function requires that I propose on the desktop to help others with professional assignments.

    THE PROBLEM: After 5 minutes of inactivity mouse/keyboard of the monitor off on the processor to work, she does not even go to a screensaver first, the screen turns off just in standby mode. When the mouse is moved or a key is struck, the screen lights up with a name/password user. I am developing carpal tunnel / repetitive stress syndrome having to retype my username and password so darn times per day, at the expense of some administrative setting of BOGUS Microsoft Windows... SHEESH!

    When I click on Start-> settings-> Control Panel-> display-> Display Properties-> screen saver , the "Wait: __minutes" and "On resume, password protect" checkboxes are GRISEES OUT [you can't edit these settings] . In addition, the default screen saver is set to void and no matter how many times I change it to something else and click 'Apply' return empty by default.


    Un When I'm away from my desk for more than 5 minutes, if someone arrives at my office, looking for me, it seems that my machine is completely off, so that co-workers can get the impression that I am out of the office when I could very well be just down the Hall.

    Two The Office I'm implemented in a motion sensor energy saving lights in the office, if the lighting turns off automatically too, so if I'm missing in the server room or help someone at their work station for an extended period of time, if someone comes to my office, looking for me, my machine seems to be completely off AND turned off the lights in my room , so it's as if I has not yet come to the office that day there! GRR...

    MICROSOFT, HELP US TO FIND a WORKAROUND: Help us make our work computers appear as they are wake / turned on while we are working work - especially when we ARE at work, just not physically sit behind our office temporarily work! GOOD GRIEF...

    Help us not to disturb our admins with specialized personal requests like these, they already have enough on their plate, ensuring that the network is in place and functioning.

    -JUDGES on Temp. Job Day @ assignment
    (Chained to a machine working at the expense of some fake Microsoft Windows administrator rights)

    PS. I have a screenshot of my locked dialog box display-> screen saver properties if you need more information. I wish I could download it right on this post to make things clear.

    PPS. Isn't it above described situation in the heart of the reason why employers more these days this demand we have iPhones, BlackBerry and SmartPhones? Because doctors and human beings humans with a bit of common sense finally realized that we must be sure that we move around during the day, at least several times per day, not only the stationary to our office location - watch a screen - ensuring that move us the mouse every five minutes so that our machine is not hibernate and look like it is not to do anything?

    PPP. If Microsoft can not help me with a work around for this issue because this issue is, 'something that I take with my 'network administrator',' kiss my _______! Everyone must be wrong because of the stupid administrative _ like this and if yes - I NEED TO KNOW - maybe I was just not cut for a job on time full computer.


    Hello JDG_SF, welcome.

    These options are very likely controlled by your GP (Group Policy) settings on your domain. Due to the nature of the work of rights how administrative, there is no way to work around this problem, unless you have access to change group policy settings that affect all the machines on your network.

    You would need to access or to change the settings of GP or find someone who already has access.

    For more information or get in-depth help, I would recommend pass this question to TechNet:

    Thank you! Ryan Thieman
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our Microsoft answers feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • screen saver does not

    I have a new laptop, and the screen saver worked initially. I installed wireless and a wireless mouse. Now, I can't turn it on. I can put it, but it does not start. I checked the links you have on this topic and did what it said, but it still does not work. I use Windows Vista.

    I posted this question a few hours before, but he did not appear. I hope that it will be.

    Thanks for any help,

    Hi soozie43,

    Thank you for taking the time to post.

    Just to clarify, you have already looked at the following?

    This screen savers that you have tried these are those included with Vista are each one does not?

    If you open the Task Manager and end the ehtray.exe process (you have not one) is what allows the screen saver work?

    What is the make and model of your laptop?

    Does it happen on both batteries and plugged into the wall?

    Screensavers work since the Preview button?

    The steps below, you put the computer in a clean boot that allows only to require Windows to load at startup. We can try this to remove and the programs or services to prevent the screen saver to come.

    1. click the button Start on your Office
    2. type msconfig in the Search boxof start, and then press ENTER.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click on continue.
    3. in the general tab, click Selective startup.
    4. under Selective startup, clear the Load Startup items check box.
    5. click on the Services tab, select the hide all Microsoft Services check box, and then click disable all.
    6. click on OK.
    7. When you are prompted, click restart.

    How to set your computer to normal startup:

    1. click the button Start on your Office
    2. in the start Search box, type msconfigand press ENTER.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click on continue.
    3. click on the general tab.
    4. click on Normal startup - load all device drivers and services and then click OK.
    5. When you are prompted, click on restart to restart the computer.

    Please let us know.

    Thank you

    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our Microsoft answers feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • Windows 7 screen saver has suddenly stopped working

    Recently, the screen saver on my laptop (Sony Vaio Z model VPCZ119GX with 6 GB of ram and a core i7 processor) has stopped working.  He has always worked in the past, but suddenly (as of mid-June 2010) stopped it.  None of the Windows 7 default screensavers work (for example to mystify, ribbons, etc.), nor fact Windows live Gallery screen saver.

    I am running Windows 7 Professional x 64.  If I go to preview, I can see the screen saver, but it does not start after a period of inactivity.  I reduced the timeout to 1 minute and I tried both require a password and no password and neither work.  I do not use a wireless mouse (I have read other posts that a mouse without a wire could cause this problem) and I have fixed via the USB port.  I went in the Manager of peripheral and done so that devices that have power management options have been disabled.  I checked my task manager and I don't notice anything out of the norm running in background.

    Here's the interesting part.  If I connect to the hidden administrator account screen saver works perfectly.  If I create a new user account screen saver still does not work.  Something prevents the screen saver works in the created user accounts, but works perfectly under the administrator account.  What could cause this problem?  How to solve this problem?

    Another interesting information.  The same problem exists on a friends Lenovo T400s under Windows 7 Ultimate.  His screen saver has worked a few days ago (week of June 21) but suddenly stopped as well.  A windows update may have caused this problem?

    Finally, I have not tested this, but it seems that hibernate/sleep has also stopped working.  Unfortunately, I sleep/hibernation activate after 4 or 5 hours and I can't say for sure 100% that I let the computer idle for this period of time, but I could have sworn that I have.

    I think screensaver and put into hibernation / sleep are all affected by the activities of intelligence and something is causing the machine to think that this is not idle.  But under the Admin account, it works very well.  I spent hours trying to understand this point, but without success.  I have even restored to the point of thinking older restoration that something could happen, but it does not solve the problem either.

    Help, please!


    briboynyc and dougfulcher

    I am so happy that I found this forum.  About 6 weeks ago, I lost my screen saver on our computer brand new with windows 7.  I was on the phone with HP in India twice and finally they decided to take back me to the factory restore thinking that it was because of our backup files in windows XP.  Repeat all. I backed up all my files, and then we started again from the beginning.  It's the same thing.  We packed up the computer and returned to the store, a new computer and started all over for the third time.  Last night is the same thing.  I was really frustrated and thought maybe it was a little problem with windows 7 so decided to get on the microsoft Web site to see if I could communicate with someone from Microsoft.  That's when I discovered this forum and started reading everything.  When I read the answer of dougfulcher, he mentioned magic jack running in the background.  We disconnected magic jack and that solved the problem immediately.  I am really grateful and only wish I had discovered it before that I lived all this computer return and restoration.  Everything seems to work very well.  I hope this helps someone else.

  • After leaving the screen saver, display shuts off and change to select the user account screen

    I have a windows7 32 bit desktop. While everything works fine the problem is whenever I leave the keyboard and mouse intact even for one minute, the display turns off and change to select the screen of the user. 'Disable the display' and "put the computer to sleep" has been on 'never' and screen saver changed nothing but the problem still persists.

    Please provide the solution

    Hi Sam,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    I understand that when your computer is left idle, the select user screen appears.

    The issue can be caused if the power plan settings are incorrect.

    To get a better understanding of the issue, I want to know:

    1. What is the brand and model of your computer?
    2. You did it changes on your computer before this problem?

    To resolve the problem, try the following methods:

    Method 1: Troubleshooting to be able to run.

    The resolution of the problems of power check things as settings timeout of your computer, which determines how long the computer waits before turning off the display or enter the mode 'sleep'. These settings can help you save energy and extend the life of the battery in your computer.

    After trying method 1, if the problem persists, try Method 2.

    Note: When you're done, restart your computer and check if your computer works fine. If the problem persists, try Method 2.

    Method 2: Change the screensaver settings.

    I suggest you follow also the suggestion given in the answer by Vijay B answered the

    May 14, 2013.

    Please, try the above suggestions and we provide the information required so that we can help you.

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