Re: SOLVED - Screensaver start and exit immediatly



Simone Chemelli
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Dear Kelly and Bob

I finally had the right idea in order to fix this annoying issue.
It's related to the credential cache in a WindowsXP SP2 machine.

Thinking this way and for fixing the problem, I modified the following
registry key from the default value of "10" to the new value of "1".

Key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Name: CachedLogonsCount
Type: REG_SZ
Data: 10 (default), 1 (new)

After two relogon I have a clean and correctly populated cache and the
screensaver is now again working...

Regards,

Simone

"Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:O1G63TLUFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Kelly,
>
> I don't kown where the issue is. I've only gave all the info I can about
> my cfg in order to help others understand wha'ts happening...
>
> I don't understand how is possible that the screensaver doesn't even start
> if I try to password protect it.
> And what I can try to do in order to solve this issue ???
>
> Regards,
>
> Simone
>
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uo8eOjGUFHA.952@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Simone,
>>
>> If this is a domain issue, take it up there. If you have control over
>> the settings, a bit of info:
>>
>> I can only speak from a non-domain environment, if on resume, display
>> welcome screen is chosen, then you get no screensaver. Same for prompt
>> for password.
>>
>> To set or unset see line 25 and 161 (right hand side):
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> --
>>
>> All the Best,
>> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>
>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>
>>
>> "Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:%23xdUjl8TFHA.3392@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Kelly,
>>>
>>> I don't understand your latest post.
>>>
>>> I identified the issue but not solved, so I need some idea on why if I
>>> password portect my screensaver it doesn't work at all, instead without
>>> security settings everything is fine.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Simone
>>>
>>> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:%23W0sRC5TFHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> Most welcome. As for the rest, have someone change the setting/option.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> All the Best,
>>>> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>>>
>>>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
>>>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>>>> news:exHqV6uTFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi Kelly,
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks for the reply, but I have identified the issue myself. Now I
>>>>> only need to fix it :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> First my environment:
>>>>>
>>>>> WindowsXP Professional SP2 Eng
>>>>> Joined to a Windows2000 AD domain
>>>>> Login to my workstation in kerberos mode like simone@mydomain.local
>>>>>
>>>>> I have the screensaver working if "On resume, password portect" is
>>>>> cleared out.
>>>>>
>>>>> this is true with all screensaver, both XP native and internet
>>>>> downloaded.
>>>>>
>>>>> Simone
>>>>>
>>>>> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>> news:OXTem0sTFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Hi Simone,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Check your settings here:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It may be being set to None. Check your setting for the screensavers
>>>>>> path.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here are some examples:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Marine Aquarium 2.scr > rename it to > MarineAquarium2.scr
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In the registry, screensaver will work correctly if it is listed as
>>>>>> so:
>>>>>> c:\windows\system32\marine~1.scr
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Screen Savers do not work correctly if listed as so:
>>>>>> ""c:\windows\system32\marine aquarium 2.scr""
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Troubleshooting Screen Saver Issues in XP
>>>>>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm#ss
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Screen Saver May Not Start in Windows XP
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326719
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All the Best,
>>>>>> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
>>>>>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:OHFtoYlTFHA.2336@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm running WindowsXP SP2 eng from a slipstream installation media.
>>>>>>> I have non wireless or usb connected devices.
>>>>>>> The screensaver is one of those coming with XP.
>>>>>>> After the "one minute" test timeout SS is triggered, it do a bip and
>>>>>>> them end immediatly: I even can't see it....
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I think that the issue can be related to the two monitor driver I
>>>>>>> have on my system, but as soon as I delete one of them after a
>>>>>>> reboot I have them on again so I can't test for this solution.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any idea ?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If you need some moe info let me know. Regards,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Simone
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
Congrats on finding it, and thanks for posting back!

Simone Chemelli wrote:

> Dear Kelly and Bob
>
> I finally had the right idea in order to fix this annoying issue.
> It's related to the credential cache in a WindowsXP SP2 machine.
>
> Thinking this way and for fixing the problem, I modified the following
> registry key from the default value of "10" to the new value of "1".
>
> Key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
> Name: CachedLogonsCount
> Type: REG_SZ
> Data: 10 (default), 1 (new)
>
> After two relogon I have a clean and correctly populated cache and the
> screensaver is now again working...
>
> Regards,
>
> Simone
>
> "Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
> news:O1G63TLUFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>Kelly,
>>
>>I don't kown where the issue is. I've only gave all the info I can about
>>my cfg in order to help others understand wha'ts happening...
>>
>>I don't understand how is possible that the screensaver doesn't even start
>>if I try to password protect it.
>>And what I can try to do in order to solve this issue ???
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Simone
>>
>>"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>news:uo8eOjGUFHA.952@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>Simone,
>>>
>>>If this is a domain issue, take it up there. If you have control over
>>>the settings, a bit of info:
>>>
>>>I can only speak from a non-domain environment, if on resume, display
>>>welcome screen is chosen, then you get no screensaver. Same for prompt
>>>for password.
>>>
>>>To set or unset see line 25 and 161 (right hand side):
>>>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>>
>>>--
>>>
>>>All the Best,
>>>Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>>
>>>Troubleshooting Windows XP
>>>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>>
>>>
>>>"Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>>>news:%23xdUjl8TFHA.3392@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>>Kelly,
>>>>
>>>>I don't understand your latest post.
>>>>
>>>>I identified the issue but not solved, so I need some idea on why if I
>>>>password portect my screensaver it doesn't work at all, instead without
>>>>security settings everything is fine.
>>>>
>>>>Regards,
>>>>
>>>>Simone
>>>>
>>>>"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>news:%23W0sRC5TFHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>
>>>>>Most welcome. As for the rest, have someone change the setting/option.
>>>>>
>>>>>--
>>>>>
>>>>>All the Best,
>>>>>Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>>>>
>>>>>Troubleshooting Windows XP
>>>>>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>"Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>>>>>news:exHqV6uTFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>
>>>>>>Hi Kelly,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>thanks for the reply, but I have identified the issue myself. Now I
>>>>>>only need to fix it :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>First my environment:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>WindowsXP Professional SP2 Eng
>>>>>>Joined to a Windows2000 AD domain
>>>>>>Login to my workstation in kerberos mode like simone@mydomain.local
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I have the screensaver working if "On resume, password portect" is
>>>>>>cleared out.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>this is true with all screensaver, both XP native and internet
>>>>>>downloaded.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Simone
>>>>>>
>>>>>>"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>>news:OXTem0sTFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Hi Simone,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Check your settings here:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>It may be being set to None. Check your setting for the screensavers
>>>>>>>path.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Here are some examples:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Marine Aquarium 2.scr > rename it to > MarineAquarium2.scr
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>In the registry, screensaver will work correctly if it is listed as
>>>>>>>so:
>>>>>>>c:\windows\system32\marine~1.scr
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Screen Savers do not work correctly if listed as so:
>>>>>>>""c:\windows\system32\marine aquarium 2.scr""
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Troubleshooting Screen Saver Issues in XP
>>>>>>>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm#ss
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Screen Saver May Not Start in Windows XP
>>>>>>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326719
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>--
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>All the Best,
>>>>>>>Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Troubleshooting Windows XP
>>>>>>>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>"Simone Chemelli" <chemelli@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>>>>>>>news:OHFtoYlTFHA.2336@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Hi all,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I'm running WindowsXP SP2 eng from a slipstream installation media.
>>>>>>>>I have non wireless or usb connected devices.
>>>>>>>>The screensaver is one of those coming with XP.
>>>>>>>>After the "one minute" test timeout SS is triggered, it do a bip and
>>>>>>>>them end immediatly: I even can't see it....
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I think that the issue can be related to the two monitor driver I
>>>>>>>>have on my system, but as soon as I delete one of them after a
>>>>>>>>reboot I have them on again so I can't test for this solution.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Any idea ?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>If you need some moe info let me know. Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Simone
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>


Re: SOLVED - Screensaver start and exit immediatly