A lot of users have reported that their screensavers stopped working after they upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. The screensaver problem did not go away despite resetting the PC multiple times.
Screensavers serve the purpose of saving the battery from draining out when the PC is left idle. Also, who doesn’t like having bubbles floating across the screen, or pictures of family, or pictures of that one trip appearing on the screen while you’re having a break? So if you’re bothered by this problem, we have compiled a list of solutions for you.
Method One: Unplug unnecessary devices
If there is any external device plugged to your PC such as an Xbox, PlayStation, Logitech, Razer etc. A lot of users have reported that unplugging external devices solved the problem.Try unplugging one device at a time to detect which one is causing the problem.
Method Two: Check screen saver settings
- Open the Control Panel from the start button and go to the Appearance and Personalization category.
- Choose the Change screensaver option.
- From this window, choose any screensaver you like and set the desired time. Then click on Apply followed by OK. This’ll make the screensaver work.
Method Three: Update Windows and device drivers
Go to the Start Menu and open Settings. In Settings, navigate to Update and Security. On the right pane, tap the windows update option and click check for updates. If there are any updates available, download and install as per Windows instructions.
- Check the website of the manufacturer of your PC to see if they have released updates of your BIOS. Some users found updating their BIOS useful.
- Check your mouse sensor and mouse pad to see if they require cleaning up. At times, optical sensor detects false inputs and prevents the screensaver from showing up.