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i am running windows 95 on a NEC desktop. we tend to leave the computer on. when we come back to the computer after half an hour or so, the message "it is now safe to shut your computer
down" is on the screen. we do not invoke this. we can either shut it, or ctrl-alt-del. when you do this though, upon bootup, it says windows was not shut down properly, run scandisk.
the other issue is the screen saver, when its on, after a while,
the saver freezes, and you can do nothing except hold the power switch to shut down. the keyboard does not respond.
thank you for your time and help!!
 
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Hi, and Welcome to TSG!

Go into Control Panel, and check your Power Settings. See if you can customize it. When you leave your system running, your power scheme should be set to "Always On". I can't remember if this option is available in Win95, so you might just have to set the suspend, standby, and other settings manually.
As for your screen saver, when you're going to be away from your system for an extended period of time, why not just turn off your monitor (although I believe that with most monitors these days, having an image burn to the screen is no longer a concern).
I'd just disable the screensaver.

:)

P.S- Random shutdowns and restarts can also be the result of overheating. If altering your power management settings doesn't fix your problem, then you might want to open up your computer, and check to see if the processor fan has died or something.
 
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