Windows 2000 Screen Saver setting?

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I need help with my screen saver.  When I go to the desktop properties, on the screensaver tab, my screensaver is set to 'None'.  When I change it, apply it, the setting doesn't save.  I need to lock my PC down somehow, like with a password protected screensaver, but I can't get it to work.  I've checked the registry setting for ScreenSaveActive, and it is set to 1, so I guess it should work.  Any help will be appreciated.
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Commented:
There is another way to lock your computer without shuting it down or log out.

hit "CTRL", "ALT" and "DEL", then choose "Lock Computer".

I usually hit those 3 buttons, then hit "space bar".

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I know I can do that, but I really want the screensaver to show.

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Also look for the actually Screensaver file(s).
See if it does actually exist.

You can find the path in the registry at
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
   CONTROL PANEL
      DESKTOP
         SCRNSAVE.EXE

If you do not see that "SCRNSAVE.EXE" string, then manually insert it.

example:
Name: SCRNSAVE.EXE
Type: REG_SZ
Data: C:\WINNT\System32\ssflwbox.scr
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I tried that, and it still did not work.

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Group Policy in Active Directory may set your screen saver to disable.

Read this and contact you network administrator!

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;257939

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