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Win95 Screen saver not starting

By pbg_61 ·
We have a Windows 95 system that the Screen Saver will no run on logon. But if you go to proprities, screen saver and click on "OK" it then works fine till reboot and stops working again and you have to redo the properities thing again. Any ideas ason how to fix this problem? It sounds like a reg. issue but I'm not sure where to look for the setting or of it will hold once set. Thank You

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by plg6 In reply to Win95 Screen saver not st ...

More of an oldie than you might think on this one! Check the file c:\windows (or c:\win95) depending on how you have your system set up - the file to look at is the old system.ini! The last line of the top section, marked [boot] on my Win 95 machinehas the line:

SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\DECAY.SCR

Add this line in and see what happens. There were a couple of references in the Registry under a search argument of "saver" but nothing in the Registry referenced "decay.scr" so that's how I cameto check the other files.

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by pbg_61 In reply to Win95 Screen saver not st ...

The SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\DECAY.SCR
is in the system.ini file

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by gregory.ginter In reply to Win95 Screen saver not st ...

If you are using password protection with your screensaver, you need to define a password the first time you set it up. Go to the Screensaver screen and click change to setup the password.

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by pbg_61 In reply to Win95 Screen saver not st ...

tried that didn't work

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by NetTek In reply to Win95 Screen saver not st ...

Try the following:

When you boot to the machine and get to the logon screen, select "Cancel". Set up the screen saver. Reboot and log on as usual.

Hope that works.

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by pbg_61 In reply to Win95 Screen saver not st ...

This did the trick thank you

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