Application dies when screensaver Executes



Steve
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Hello,
This is a weird situation. I'm runnng Windows XP On a machine that I use to
run multiple apps including one that is a 16 bit application. I set up a
Windows Screen saver to run and when it does kick in it closes my 16 bit
application automatically and that in turn ends up corrupting the data on
occasion. Has anbody else had this problem? Is there a work around for this
and still be able to uset the screen saver? Its a built in XP screen saver.
Nothing fancy.

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Look at the properties of the shortcut, specifically the Misc tab, Allow
Screensaver.

Steve wrote:

> Hello,
> This is a weird situation. I'm runnng Windows XP On a machine that I use to
> run multiple apps including one that is a 16 bit application. I set up a
> Windows Screen saver to run and when it does kick in it closes my 16 bit
> application automatically and that in turn ends up corrupting the data on
> occasion. Has anbody else had this problem? Is there a work around for this
> and still be able to uset the screen saver? Its a built in XP screen saver.
> Nothing fancy.

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Steve wrote:

> Hello,
> This is a weird situation. I'm runnng Windows XP On a machine that I
> use to
> run multiple apps including one that is a 16 bit application. I set up
> a Windows Screen saver to run and when it does kick in it closes my 16
> bit application automatically and that in turn ends up corrupting the
> data on occasion. Has anbody else had this problem? Is there a work
> around for this and still be able to uset the screen saver? Its a
> built in XP screen saver. Nothing fancy.

How much RAM does the machine have? Perhaps you are underpowered as far
as memory goes. DOS programs often had memory leak problems. My guess
is that whatever old DOS program you are running is one of these and it
just doesn't either release memory properly and/or it doesn't play nice
with your screensaver. Without more information about the hardware in
your system, that's as specific as I can get.

Note that while screensavers are fun, they are not necessary to use with
modern monitors. Screensavers tend to take up rather a lot of system
resources and if your computer doesn't have at least 256MB of memory
that is *unshared* with the video card, consider not running a
screensaver.

Malke
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Application dies when screensaver Executes