Change scr saver greyed out



Bob
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
I have a 3gig pentium in a custom built machine and after doing a defrag
yesterday I can not change or eliminate the screen saver. When I go through
properties every thimg except the box to check to require a password is
greyed out.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks

Stephen
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Bob wrote:
>> I have a 3gig pentium in a custom built machine and after doing a
>> defrag yesterday I can not change or eliminate the screen saver.
>> When I go through properties every thimg except the box to check to
>> require a password is greyed out.
>> Any help would be very much appreciated.
>> Thanks

I don't know, but read this and you might get find something . Watch the
wrap on the URL or use the tinyurl:


Cannot change Screen saver from "none"

http://groups.google.ca/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_thread/thread/5fd006a7e9956d4a/e20e6a82b30f9d34?q=windows+xp+cannot+change+screensaver&rnum=21&hl=en#e20e6a82b30f9d34

http://tinyurl.com/7s849

WTC
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
"Bob" <hans@spacestar.net> wrote in message
news:%235tYvasZFHA.2996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I have a 3gig pentium in a custom built machine and after doing a
>defrag
> yesterday I can not change or eliminate the screen saver. When I go
> through
> properties every thimg except the box to check to require a password
> is
> greyed out.
> Any help would be very much appreciated.
>


Edit the Registry

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control
Panel\Desktop]
or you may also find the restriction here:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control
Panel\Desktop]
Delete the following keys in the right-hand pane if existing:
ScreenSaveActive
SCRNSAVE.EXE
ScreenSaveTimeOut

If you have XP PRO use the Group Policy

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display
Set the following policies policy to Not Configured:
"Screen Saver"
"Screen Saver executable name"
"Screen Saver Timeout"

--
William

The Old Ranger
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Bob" <hans@spacestar.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 3gig pentium in a custom built machine and after doing a
>defrag
> yesterday I can not change or eliminate the screen saver. When I go
> through
> properties every thimg except the box to check to require a password
> is
> greyed out.
> Any help would be very much appreciated.
>


Edit the Registry

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control
Panel\Desktop]
What am I looking for at the position??


or you may also find the restriction here:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control
Panel\Desktop]
Delete the following keys in the right-hand pane if existing:
ScreenSaveActive
SCRNSAVE.EXE
ScreenSaveTimeOut

If you have XP PRO use the Group Policy
I am not familiar with the "group policy" but as I find referrence to it
under help, I will check into it.

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display
Set the following policies policy to Not Configured:
"Screen Saver"
"Screen Saver executable name"
"Screen Saver Timeout"

--
William

WTC
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
"The Old Ranger" <darby@starband.net> wrote in message
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>
> "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eXck6atZFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "Bob" <hans@spacestar.net> wrote in message
> news:%235tYvasZFHA.2996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>I have a 3gig pentium in a custom built machine and after doing a
>>defrag
>> yesterday I can not change or eliminate the screen saver. When I go
>> through
>> properties every thimg except the box to check to require a password
>> is
>> greyed out.
>> Any help would be very much appreciated.
>>
>
>
> Edit the Registry
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control
> Panel\Desktop]
> What am I looking for at the position??

Delete the following keys in the right-hand pane if existing:
ScreenSaveActive
SCRNSAVE.EXE
ScreenSaveTimeOut


>
> or you may also find the restriction here:
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control
> Panel\Desktop]
> Delete the following keys in the right-hand pane if existing:
> ScreenSaveActive
> SCRNSAVE.EXE
> ScreenSaveTimeOut
>
> If you have XP PRO use the Group Policy
> I am not familiar with the "group policy" but as I find referrence to
> it
> under help, I will check into it.
>
> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel >
> Display
> Set the following policies policy to Not Configured:
> "Screen Saver"
> "Screen Saver executable name"
> "Screen Saver Timeout"
>




--
William

The Old Ranger
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Thanks Stephen and WTC, but my problem does not seem to be addressed in any
of the fixes I have found so far, including those at Kelly's. My Screensaver
tab is "lit" and the settings and preview are also, but the screensaver box
is grayed out, but I can see the name of my screensaver in the grey text.
The arrow on the right side is also grayed out so it does not react to any
attempt to change it. The screensaver is stuck on the Plus! My Pictures that
I was using when things went south, so if any other suggestions are out
there I would really appreciate the help.
I had forgot to mention that yes I am using XP Pro. I have never done it,
but is there some way of "Repairing" XP using the original CD?
Thanks again for any help, and Please if anyone else has a suggestion,
please post.


"Stephen" <stephen@online.nospam> wrote in message
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Bob wrote:
>> I have a 3gig pentium in a custom built machine and after doing a
>> defrag yesterday I can not change or eliminate the screen saver.
>> When I go through properties every thimg except the box to check to
>> require a password is greyed out.
>> Any help would be very much appreciated.
>> Thanks

I don't know, but read this and you might get find something . Watch the
wrap on the URL or use the tinyurl:


Cannot change Screen saver from "none"

http://groups.google.ca/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_thread/thread/5fd006a7e9956d4a/e20e6a82b30f9d34?q=windows+xp+cannot+change+screensaver&rnum=21&hl=en#e20e6a82b30f9d34

http://tinyurl.com/7s849


Change scr saver greyed out