I ran without a screensaver for a long time, but recently I enabled one. I set the delay to 10 minutes, but this setting will not hold. It keeps changing to 1 minute.
I am able to apply the 10 minute setting, and I can close and open the Properties dialog and see that the setting is 10 minutes. However, every day at some point I notice that the screensaver comes on after only a minute of inactivity, and when I check the setting it is back to "Wait
I have done a virus and malware scan, and found nothing.
I tried a different display driver revision, just in case it might help.
What could be causing this?
Can the screensaver itself change this setting?
Is it possible to "lock" the setting so that programs cannot change it?
I used Process Monitor as recommended, and I found an instance of the setting being changed from 600 to 60 (seconds). The process command was:
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe" /d C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
The only thing I did with
desk.cpl during the monitored time was was to turn on and off a second display. This apparently does not happen every time I do this, or it would have happened sooner.
Again, what's causing this, and how do I stop it?
Heptite is also experiencing this problem. He is using Windows 7 (Ultimate, 64-bit) on a laptop.
"Mine was resetting from a value higher than 10 to exactly 10 minutes for a while, but now it's resetting to 1 minute like you're experiencing."