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Hey folks:

Any ideas why i cant get my screensaver to work normally? It will work when i rightclick properties screensaver and preview, but no matter what time i set, and no matter how still the mouse is, the screensaver never comes on.

Im running windows XP PRO.

Thanks

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Hiya

It sounds like you may have something running behind the scenes. Lets see what you've got:

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Regards

eddie

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Here's the list, does this seem like an excessive amount of programs to be running at startup?:

C-Media Mixer c:\windows\mixer.exe -startup All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MCAgentExe c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MCUpdateExe c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MPFTray c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\person~1\mpftray.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MSKAGENTEXE c:\progra~1\mcafee\spamki~1\mskagent.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MSKDetectorExe c:\progra~1\mcafee\spamki~1\mskdetct.exe /startup All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
McAfee Guardian c:\program files\mcafee\mcafee shared components\guardian\cmgrdian.exe /su All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Microsoft Office c:\progra~1\micros~2\office\osa9.exe -b -l All Users Common Startup
Microsoft Works Update Detection c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\works shared\wkufind.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MsnMsgr "c:\program files\msn messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background JAREDFOLEY\Jared HKU\S-1-5-21-1993962763-436374069-1060284298-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
NvCplDaemon rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\nvcpl.dll,nvstartup All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
NvMediaCenter rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\nvmctray.dll,nvtaskbarinit All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Quicken Startup c:\progra~1\quickenw\qwdlls.exe All Users Common Startup
TkBellExe "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
VSOCheckTask "c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
VirusScan Online "c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
desktop desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
desktop desktop.ini JAREDFOLEY\Jared Startup
desktop desktop.ini .DEFAULT Startup
desktop desktop.ini All Users Common Startup
nwiz nwiz.exe /install All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
tgcmd "c:\program files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
workflo d:\install\workflow.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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Lets see.....

C-Media Mixer: C-Media produce audio chipsets that are often found on popular motherboards with on-board audio. Provides System Tray access to change audio settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel or Start -> Programs. Not needed

MCAgentExe: From McAfee VirusScan On-line. The Agent is a red M icon that appears in the Windows system tray or Notification Area (if you're running Windows XP). If you don't see the agent icon, VirusScan Online may not be installed. Up to you

MCUpdateExe: From McAfee VirusScan On-line. Automatically updates your virus definitions. Leave enabled unless you regularly update these definitions. Up to you

MPFTray: McAfee Personal Firewall. Keep

MSKAGENTEXE: Part of McAfee Spamkiller. Up to you

MSKDetectorExe: Part of McAfee Spamkiller. Up to you

McAfee Guardian: McAfee's QuickClean, an offline version of the one in their online Clinic. Normally run offline and not needed. Incidentally, incorporates more cleanup programs than the likes of WinOptimizer and System Mechanic. Not needed

Microsoft Office: Resource hog that launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. Some users claim there's no difference with or without it but it isn't required anyway. Not needed

Microsoft Works Update Detection: Checks for updates to MS Works. Not needed

MsnMsgr: MSN Messenger utility. If you don't use MSN Messenger, this can be annoying. Available via Start -> Programs. Go to MS Messenger > Tools > Options > Preferences and uncheck "Run this program when Windows starts". Not needed

NvCplDaemon rundll32.exe: Intializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based graphics cards. Enable if you overclock your card. Up to you

NvMediaCenter rundll32.exe: System Tray icon used to manage settings for nVidia based graphics cards. May be required for some 3D applications to recognize your card correctly - such as the game "Everquest". Otherwise, settings can be changed manually via Display Properties. Up to you

Quicken Startup: Quicken option to load DLLs at startup. Not needed

TkBellExe: Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. See here for more information, including how to disable it

http://www.mikescomputerinfo.com/TkBellExe.htm

To disable "tkbell.exe" in the new version (1) Start RealOne Player (2) Tools -> Preferences (3) Automatic services in the Categories pane (4) Uncheck all options and then OK. Not needed

VSOCheckTask: Part of McAfee's SecurityCenter and Virusscan Online. Must be enabled for scanning to work. Keep

VirusScan Online: McAfee VirusScan On-line. Keep

nwiz: Associated with the newer versions of nVidia graphics cards drivers. Allows you to immensely improve desktop layouts by setting preferences and optimizations. However, this isn't necessary for the operation of your system. Not needed

tgcmd: This part ensures the software is installed correctly (similar to an installation wizard) as reported by Cox. Regarded as spyware by some as it has the ability to retrieve user information. Whether it does so depends upon the provider. "tgcmdprovidersbc" is for SBC Yahoo DSL

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_t.htm

up to you

workflo: Related to BroadJump Client Foundation - broadband troubleshooting software installed by various companies. Is it required? Not sure, leave for now.

Go to Start | Run, and type MSCONFIG, startup tab. Uncheck the ones you don't want, apply and restart.

eddie

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eddie, thanks for the help streamlining my startup, but does anything there look like it would be interfering with my screen saver and monitor shutoff function?

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Sorry for the late reply

Have you removed any of those entries? They may/may not have been causing this problem.

eddie

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Hi there! I hate to butt in here, but I am having the same problem. Here is the results when I run MSINFO32. I am not real smart, so you may have to spell out what I should do.

            All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
ATIPTA  c:\program files\ati technologies\ati control panel\atiptaxx.exe    All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Apoint  c:\program files\apoint\apoint.exe  All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
DESKTOP desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
DESKTOP desktop.ini CHRIS\Chris Burt    Startup
DESKTOP desktop.ini .DEFAULT    Startup
DESKTOP desktop.ini All Users   Common Startup
DVDLauncher "c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd\dvdlauncher.exe"   All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Dell QuickSet   c:\program files\dell\quickset\quickset.exe All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Digital Line Detect c:\progra~1\digita~1\dlg.exe    All Users   Common Startup
DwlClient   c:\program files\common files\dell\eusw\support.exe All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HP Component Manager    "c:\program files\hp\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"   All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HP Software Update  "c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe" All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HPDJ Taskbar Utility    c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HPHUPD05    c:\program files\hewlett-packard\\{5372b9a6-6e51-4f90-9b40-e0a3b8475c4e}\hphupd05.exe   All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HPHmon05    c:\windows\system32\hphmon05.exe    All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
IntelWireless   c:\program files\intel\wireless\bin\ifrmewrk.exe /tf intel proset/wireless  All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MMTray  c:\program files\musicmatch\musicmatch jukebox\mm_tray.exe  All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MSMSGS  "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background CHRIS\Chris Burt    HKU\S-1-5-21-3931703860-1977189479-3668755871-1005\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Microsoft Office    c:\progra~1\micros~4\office10\osa.exe -b -l All Users   Common Startup
MoneyAgent  "c:\program files\microsoft money\system\mnyexpr.exe"   CHRIS\Chris Burt    HKU\S-1-5-21-3931703860-1977189479-3668755871-1005\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
PCMService  "c:\program files\dell\media experience\pcmservice.exe" All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
QuickTime Task  "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
RealTray    c:\program files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe systemboothideplayer  All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
SunJavaUpdateSched  c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe  All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
UpdateManager   "c:\program files\common files\sonic\update manager\sgtray.exe" /r  All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Webshots    webshots.lnk    CHRIS\Chris Burt    Startup
ccApp   "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccapp.exe"   All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
dla c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe    All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
mmtask  c:\program files\musicmatch\musicmatch jukebox\mmtask.exe   All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
vptray  c:\progra~1\symant~1\symant~2\vptray.exe    All Users   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Edited by mike_2000_17: Fixed formatting

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