Slow Screen Saver in Windows Live Photo Gallery

I have used the Windows Live Photo Gallery Screen Saver satisfactorily since installing Windows 7 about five months ago, but for some unknown reason I now find that the photos take about 4-5 seconds to start showing photos once the 'Wait' period has expired and when I move my mouse it takes another 4-5 seconds to use the computer. In both cases, during the 4-5 seconds I have a black blank screen.

It works fine when using the Photos Screen Saver, except the photos are square and not wide screen.

Previously, it was virtually instantaneous - is there some setting or repair etc I need to carry out ?

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 863 Applies to:
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Hi,

I would suggest you to do a clean boot and check if a third party program is causing this problem.

Follow these steps:
1. Click the start orb on your desktop
2. Type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
3. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
4. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
5. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
6. Click OK.
7. When you are prompted, click Restart.

 If this resolves the issue, then see the following Microsoft Article on “Clean boot” and the section “How to determine what is causing the problem” to
determine which program or service maybe causing the issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135   

 How to set your computer back, to boot normal:

1. Click the start on your desktop
2. In the Start Search box, type msconfig, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
3. Click the General tab.
4.  Click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK.
5. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

If that doesn’t help, then change your screen resolution and check if it fixes the problem.

Refer this link for help:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-screen-resolution

Also refer this KB article and click on the Run now button to automatically diagnose and repair problems with slideshows in photo gallery:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows_photo_and_slideshow_diag

 

Regards,
Afzal-Microsoft Support.
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