Got a problem with screensaver error with vista

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  1. Redbow

    Redbow Newbie

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    The screensaver option called photo screensaver (that allows you to show pictures from your gallery/picture folder) works at times but mostly says "an error is preventing this slide show from playing" and of course the scrolling pictures are not shown; just the black screen with white lettering saying this error has occured. Going into the settings and making adjustments to the slow or fast settings or other settings does nothing. Also, there's no obvious links or promptings that show how to fix this error!
    Again, this is a Vista home preimum setup on a 4month old Lenovo y410 notebook with intel duo core 2G ram & 160GB hd.
    For a new pc, I'm getting a little frustrated with this or vista os or something; a lot more gliches and CRASHES than I had with 98 or xp! What gives?
    Very curious, please enlighten!
     
  2. richierich

    richierich Notebook Consultant

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    Mine was working before as well....SP1???
     
  3. kcarmine

    kcarmine Newbie

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    I Found A Fix for "an error is preventing this slide show from playing" error in Vista. When you go into Personalization, open screen saver, select Photo. Then go down and click on "Change power settings..." Change to either Balanced or High Performance. You may also need to change jpeg image file size to around 500Kb per image. (I image there is a max size for the folder that you are using for you images, though I am uncertain what it might me). The power change worked for me and my photo screen saver is now working wonderfully.
    Hope this works for all of you.
    Kara
     
  4. Redbow

    Redbow Newbie

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    thanks kcarmine, that seemed to work for me...:)
     
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