random screensaver activity
Posted on 2006-06-12
My problem is that any standard Windows screensaver pops up momentarily (for a second or so) at random times while I am working even though it is set to come on only after 15 minutes of inactivity. I also have an intermittent problem with Standby. Sometimes after putting the sytem in Standby, the computer will not respond to any input commands from the mouse or the keyboard and I am forced to shut down and reboot. At other times, the system will respond normally and start up again from a keyboard command.
I suspected a power management problem. Updated my BIOS and video controller drivers with no success. Fiddled around with power management in the BIOS but no joy and tried juggling Windows settings, all to no avail. Considered apower management conflict between the bIOS and Windows but can find no way to disable power management in the BIOS settings! I have had this problem since I purchased the system but it didn't bother me since I simply disbaled the screensaver when I was using a CRT monitor. Now that I have an LCD monitor, I want to use the screensaver. Initel provides no support, (NOTE - never buy an Intel product!) and if I bring the sytem back to mthe dealer, I will be charged if it is found to be just a configuration or settings problem. Hmmmm....
Intel Sea Breeze Motherboard D845GVSR, Intel Celeron D processor - 2800 MHz (21 x 133), 512 RAM, 80G HD, 20G HD, Intel 82845G Graphics Controller, SB PCI-128, Win2k-sp4, Firefox 188.8.131.52, Outlook Express 6, AVG, Net Vader (Filseclab Personal Firewall)