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makaiguyWed Nov-06-19 04:25 PM
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"Win10 Screen Saver Slide Show error"


  

          

Hi, gang. I haven't been around in a while. I'm glad to see a bunch of familiar posters are still in there kickin'.

I use the Win10 screen saver slide show option. It starts and runs nicely, but after running for a while it stops with a displayed error:

"An error is preventing this Slide Show from playing."

As I play images stored in different seasonal directories, and it occurs no matter which directory's images I'm showing, I don't think it's likely that this is tied to specific problem image files.

Is there any log I can check to see the cause of the error, or something I can set up to track this?

  

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Bob GWed Nov-06-19 06:33 PM
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#1. "RE: Win10 Screen Saver Slide Show error"
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Looks like that's a common error going back to W7. If you have irfanview, it has a slide show function you could try.

  

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makaiguyWed Nov-06-19 06:48 PM
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#2. "RE: Win10 Screen Saver Slide Show error"
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Oh, heck yeah, I've used Irfanview for a decade, maybe two. Don't know any way to invoke this as an automatic screen saver, though.

  

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KJTWed Nov-06-19 10:31 PM
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#3. "RE: Win10 Screen Saver Slide Show error"
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How To Create A Screensaver With IrfanView:

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-create-screensaver-irfanview

Jim.

  

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makaiguyFri Nov-08-19 03:17 AM
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#4. "RE: Win10 Screen Saver Slide Show error"
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Something in Irfanview I've never explored, or even realized was there. Not as simple as pointing Win's native slide show at a directory filled with images, but if it runs without error, it is doable.

Thanks, Jim!

  

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makaiguyTue Nov-12-19 09:32 PM
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#5. "RE: Win10 Screen Saver Slide Show error"
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Tue Nov-12-19 09:34 PM by makaiguy

  

          

I typically leave the unit up and running 24/7. In my Win power settings, I changed the desktop hard drive setting never to shut down when the computer is turned on, thinking maybe that was the problem. The screen saver errored out a couple of times that day, so I figured that wasn't it.

But since that day, the screen saver slide show just keeps running like a champ. Go figure.

Maybe the hard disk setting didn't go into effect until the system was rebooted and an overnight Win update rebooted the system?

  

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makaiguyWed Nov-13-19 08:05 PM
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.. and of course by posting the above, I jinxed the whole thing. It's back to erroring out with no discernible pattern.

  

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