How to Create a Screensaver with Irfanview
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Someone else has already asked this question but was not answered in the forum that I could see ie: addressing the video card issue.
But now the screensaver is set to "Blank" in the dropdown and all its options are greyed out. Is there a registry setting that controls this? I have a ton of pictures that I've used as my screensaver in the past and would like to have on this machine as well,
Toshiba laptop, about 8 months old, Win 7 genuine.
I also installed NirSoft's NirCmd command line program. One of its many features is a "monitor off" command. Works fine on my XP desktop. On the laptop, the screen turns off, but 5 seconds later it comes back on again.
Seems likely that the waking up of the screen, and the non-functioning screensaver and powersaving are related.
Trouble is, it doesn't happen all the time, so it's kind of hard to troubleshoot.
Let's not confuse this with a screensaver - there is a Windows screensaver configured and it works properly, providing the above doesn't happen first.
When I click the mouse or the keyboard to restore the desktop from the screen saver, there's nothing there but the mouse cursor. But if I move the mouse, the areas where it has moved seems to 'paint' back the desktop in that part.
If I move the mouse all over the screen, the entire desktop image is restored.
I checked the power settings (they remain default), the desktop image and the screen saver. All are the same as before this problem started.
I've used the same desktop image and screensaver way back since Windows 95 - and for a year in 7 Ultimate.
When I try to open them in IRFANVIEW the app locks up and has to be closed by the OS. Most of the misbehaving images do display in all the thumbnail sizes of WIN 7. And the thumbnails display a black horizontal line through them at different heights and of different thicknesses. Some images have several lines.
The COPY and MOVE commands stop when they hit one of these files but, using MOVE and telling it to disregard the bad files, I have gotten much of the data off the hard drive. By the way,this process took almost two days as the system settled on a transfer speed between 750 KB/s to a blistering 220 KB/s for 130 GB.
Perhaps related, the hard drive at POST was detected as having corrupted files etc. I always opted to let the system repair which it did. I also downloaded and ran the WD disk check app and it found no problems.
After several of these incidents I figured time was to buy a new hard drive and get data off the ailing one.
Is there a way of retrieving the damaged files? What happened.