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Running Windows 7 Professional SP-2,  a screen saver is configured to start after sixty minutes of inactivity.  This has worked fine for many years, until two days ago, when it stopped working, and now there is just a black screen after sixty minutes.  I tried re-configuring the screen saver, using the same settings, without any improvement.  Experimenting, I found that it will work if the delay is set to one minute, but not to sixty.
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Check the Power Option in Control Panel.  It is set to turn off the display after a certain time.

Probably the Power Option kicked in before the Screen Saver had the chance to be activated.
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Thank you.  Somehow, the power settings had gotten configured to turn off the display after twenty minutes.  I set it to "never", which I believe was its previous setting.  I'll post again after an hour of inactivity.  

Update 11/3/16 -- The issue appears to be resolved.  Thanks for your guidance.
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