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bubbles screen saver issue

  1. #11

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    See Control Panel.

    Here is the power options:

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    Monitor gets turned off in 10 minutes in this example.

    That's all.

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  2. #12

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    What do you see in the small preview window when you choose Bubbles ? :

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    When I choose test it shows this:

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    If you get a black preview your driver is outdated.

    Do not use Device Manager to update the driver.
    See picture:

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    It will not work.

    I then used my driver updater program DriverMax.

    There is a free version that allows 2 drivers to be installed per day.

    Or the paid Pro version that allows unlimited downloads.
    I have the Pro version.
    When the Device Manager updater screwed things up, I used DriverMax to update the graphics driver & Bubbles started working again.
    I suggest you try DriverMax to update your graphics driver.
    Since in the free version you can only download 2 per day, I suggest you at least get the graphics driver you need & install it.
    Link to DriverMax:


    Post back with results please.

    DriverMax screenshot after updating:

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    Of course you could go to your graphics card website & download your driver from it.
    I just suggest DriverMax because you said you don't know what you're doing.
    It does the hard work for you.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 12 Aug 2013 at 05:30.
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