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Was put up on the 9th Dec.I've updated to A15, haven't been able to check if it fixes anything yet. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... No, create an account now. get redirected here

Except for the screen saver, it runs like a champ, fast and clean. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Well, after much debate, a new power supply was ordered for the Dell Inspiron 1501 and problem gone. I had to type in a password to start it.

See says that the screen sometimes comes back and other times she has to restart the machine. If I see it happen again, I'll post again to comfirm. Click here to Register a free account now!

August 13th 2014 Join Date : Feb 2008 The Lowcountry Posts : 2,616 Vista 64-bit Ultimate Win7 64-bit Ultimate XP SP3 32-bit Pro Local Time: 05:14 Re: Screensaver Not Working Thanks! All updates are done / no wireless pointing device. I have tried the Dell versions of the video driver, and the Catalyst drivers directly from ATI/AMD and the bug occurs with all versions.I suspect it is a power management issue.

Then, 4 days ago my screensaver stopped working again. System Manufacturer/Model Number * BFK Customs * OS Vista 64-bit Ultimate Win7 64-bit Ultimate XP SP3 32-bit Pro CPU Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield Motherboard ASUS P5Q Pro Memory 8GB Dominator 8500C5D That's why I haven't posted before this. Using the site is easy and fun.

Learn More. Her machine has 2 gigs of ram and has XP pro. My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... I'm not sure which update really did the trick -- I lean towards the mouse -- but it doesn't hurt having both updates.

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Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. MrEfficient Ars Praetorian Registered: Sep 15, 2001Posts: 538 Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:07 pm Is the laptop recognizing all the RAM? Can anyone offer suggestions on maybe which directory in the registry I should be looking at and what type of values in that or those directories should raise red flags? I did have other problems -- Windows couldn't update.

All PWR management settings are correct and screensaver will only work if I click "preview" in Screen saver properties. Get More Info One person had the same problem, also with a USB mouse and also with a Dell Inspiron 1501. Select forumWindowsMac OsLinuxOtherSmartphonesTabletsSoftwareOpen SourceWeb DevelopmentBrowserMobile AppsHardwareDesktopLaptopsNetworksStoragePeripheralSecurityMalwarePiracyIT EmploymentCloudEmerging TechCommunityTips and TricksSocial EnterpriseSocial NetworkingAppleMicrosoftGoogleAfter HoursPost typeSelect discussion typeGeneral discussionQuestionPraiseRantAlertTipIdeaSubject titleTopic Tags More Select up to 3 tags (1 tag required) CloudPiracySecurityAppleMicrosoftIT EmploymentGoogleOpen SourceMobilitySocial I had a problem with Data Prevention not letting me explore/view folders with AVI videos in them, even though the videos were clean.

If it's still under warranty, contact Dell. I might have to call her instead of talking to her via msn messenger to explain this. August 13th 2014 Join Date : Feb 2008 The Lowcountry Posts : 2,616 Vista 64-bit Ultimate Win7 64-bit Ultimate XP SP3 32-bit Pro Local Time: 05:14 Re: Screensaver Not Working http://haiteq.com/dell-inspiron/dell-inspiron-1501-fan-not-working.php Anyway do you guys really think that reformatting would solve the problem?

Fixed erroneous Bad Battery message during post.Finally! I dont know what to do, i´ve already formatted and reinstalled xp a few times, and tried with sp3 but no fix DrippingCheese Seniorius Lurkius Registered: Jul 20, 2007Posts: 17 Posted: When I uninstall the software and drivers for the Mouse/Keyboard, is there a file that is being left behind that is affecting the "patch"?

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The moment I turned it to blank screen the problem vanished.This is somewhat of a different beast between XP and Vista, but it's worth a shot. calculator, mail, internet and "hot" keys). DrippingCheese Seniorius Lurkius Registered: Jul 20, 2007Posts: 17 Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:32 am quote:Originally posted by The Inquisitor:My sister-in-law told me that this error device driver came up after vn32427 Seniorius Lurkius Registered: Jan 23, 2008Posts: 1 Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:49 am O have a very similar problem on my Inspiron 1501, for about two months.It was in

plodr, Jun 16, 2009 #3 eblackwell Private E-2 I did both of these, as well as some other solutions I found, but I finally found the solution on a Dell forum. on the Shutdown button(.I discovered just today that sometimes pressing FN+F8 (switching "CRT/LCD") helps, but not always.HELP! 20 posts Ars Technica > Forums > Hardware & Tweaking > Mobile Computing Outpost I have installed windows 7 on other laptops and desk top with out a hitch! this page Vista General Screensaver not workingHi there!

Djev Ars Praetorian Tribus: Auckland, New Zealand Registered: Feb 13, 2002Posts: 548 Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:48 pm quote:Originally posted by DrippingCheese:The only other thing I can suggest is to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/change-your-screen-saver 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Been here-Done it by rpnadal08 · 6 years ago In reply to have you read here ? No errors or any other information about in the logs. OS Vista Home Premium x64 Reply With Quote New 22 Oct 2008 #2 DiveKennene View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Newbie Join Date : Oct 2008 Posts : 4

I do have a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, but it is up to date. To learn more and to read the lawsuit, click here. I applied the same update, and can confirm the bug still remains. I will ask her again about the screen saver and see if that is it.

She called Dell and they told her to reformat her HD and that would solve the problem I think it might be hardware related, maybe a loose cable going from the The time now is 04:14. .

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Several functions may not work. That has been annoying me since I updated to A15.Still no word on the black screen issue though, anyone check it out with the A16 BIOS yet? Sometimes striking the keyboard "wakes" the computer, otherwise just forcing it off (by pressing 5 sec. I had to buy a larger ram module so that I could use just the one working slot.

One more step Please complete the security check to access threadposts.org Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA? Enhance S3 resume function There's now also an A15 update.