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Screen saver error

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    Screen saver error


    I made a screen saver of 5 or 6 pics, it will go through the slideshow maybe 10 times, and then it goes black with a message to the effect of "an error occurred in this slideshow". All pics are there while repeating 10 or so times, ten boom, I get that error.

    Any ideas?

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    Posts : 25
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Motley View Post
    I made a screen saver of 5 or 6 pics, it will go through the slideshow maybe 10 times, and then it goes black with a message to the effect of "an error occurred in this slideshow". All pics are there while repeating 10 or so times, ten boom, I get that error.

    Any ideas?
    Nope. But I occasionally get the exact same error. Then the next time it works fine. I've seen it just a few times. I'm inclined to let it go because it's so infrequent. Google did reveal the same error appeared in Vista and 7 as well. What I saw was a variety of potential fixes which is why I didn't post them here. You could try that and see if anything makes sense to you.

    EDIT: You could try this. It's a link to a potential fix at Microsoft. It doesn't say it works for Win 8 but it might be worth a look.
    A screen saver that displays pictures stops working in Windows
    Last edited by badcat; 06 Mar 2013 at 17:42.
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    Thanks BadCat, but I tried those fixes to no avail. I still have the exact same problem, the screensaver consists of a folder containing maybe 10 pics, works fine through 7 ot 8 iterations of the slideshow, again all the pics are in the same folder, and then boom, black screen with the error to the effect of " there was a problem with this slideshow".

    Any other suggestions?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I've got this same problem too, only I'm on 8.1. Were you able to find a solution?
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