Windows 10: Unable to activate Windows screensaver

Discus and support Unable to activate Windows screensaver in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; After playing Metro Exodus, having mashed the keyboard a couple of times during gameplay, I found that the screensaver would not work. No matter what... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by rzn6jw, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. rzn6jw Win User

    Unable to activate Windows screensaver


    After playing Metro Exodus, having mashed the keyboard a couple of times during gameplay, I found that the screensaver would not work.

    No matter what I tried, I could not get it to come on:

    1) GPEDIT User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization/Enable Screen Saver and set it enabled.
    2) Enabled Screen Saver Timeout in same.
    3) Used your .reg file Enable/Disable Screensaver.
    4) Used regedit in HKEY_Current_User\ControlPanel\Desktop.
    5) sfc /scannow (no errors).

    The only way it would activate is by restoring a full backup via Macrium. I checked the group policy and registry entries after backup and they all looked the same as before the backup.

    Where does the 'screensaver' itself reside? Could something like a key combination have a permanent effect on disabling it? Could something be corrupted and sfc missed it?

    Running Win 10 Pro v 1903. Hope someone can shed some light on this.

    Thanks.


    :)
     
    rzn6jw, Jun 9, 2019
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  2. terrace Win User

    Screensaver shortcut


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    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    • Go to the folder C:\Windows\System32 and sort by file type.
    • Look for the screensaver file type (.scr).
    • Find the file scrnsave.scr(you can choose any of the screensavers).
    • Right click and select send to>desktop (create shortcut). The shortcut on my attachment, but when i click on it my screen goes off and on and nothing else.Unable to activate Windows screensaver :)
     
    terrace, Jun 9, 2019
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  3. screensaver versus no screensaver

    On Windows XP, the screensaver was running even when the montior was off which is a waste. Ever since I discovered that, I simply turn screensavers off and have the monitor power down in 5 minutes or less.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jun 9, 2019
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  4. Unable to activate Windows screensaver

    Can't Remove Screensavers


    I have generated two screensavers using Axialis Screensaver. The program is suppose to generate scr files in theSystem32 folder. In looking in the System32 folder I am unable to locate the screensaver scr files I made. When I open the screensaver app I see the two file names but are no where to be found. Both of these are not installed so their not listed in the uninstall program listing. *Sad I don't know wear the files are and have scanned through the registry by name of the screensavers.
     
    Winmicro10help, Jun 9, 2019
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