photo screensaver is not responding windows 7

"Photo screensaver is not responding" is an error message that I receive every time that I am away from my Windows 7 laptop long enough to activate my chosen screensaver.Is there any solution to this issue?  I've tried various one posted but none work.

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Last updated January 19, 2020 Views 3,307 Applies to:

Hi Sailor1,


1.     Have you made any recent changes on the computer?

2.     Does it happen with all the screensavers on the computer?

3.     When was the last time it was working fine?


Method 1

Refer the below link and run the fixit tool available, check if it helps.

Windows Photo and Slideshow Problems


Method 2

There is a possibility that some third party programs installed on the computer is causing the issue.


I would suggest that you place the computer in clean boot state and check.

To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows Vista or Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.


Refer the below link to know more about clean boot procedure.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7


Reset the computer to start as usual

After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:

a)         Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

b)         If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

c)         On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.

d)         When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.



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