PowerPoint slideshow stops suddenly

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  1. tranquada

    tranquada Guest

    When I am running a slideshow (in PowerPoint 2007) every 10 minutes or so the
    slideshow will stop. It is as if I was hitting <escape>. It happens on a
    regular interval and is quite annoying. I am assuming this is probably some
    conflict with something else on my computer that is interupting the show. Any
    ideas on how to troubleshoot this and find the problem? Or is there some
    technique I could use that forces the slide show to run to completion?
     
    tranquada, Jul 9, 2007
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  2. tranquada

    Echo S Guest

    Is the screen saver for your computer kicking in? Or maybe a virus scan or
    something?

    Does it always happen on the same slide, or is it specifically a time
    interval?

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    "tranquada" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > When I am running a slideshow (in PowerPoint 2007) every 10 minutes or so
    > the
    > slideshow will stop. It is as if I was hitting <escape>. It happens on a
    > regular interval and is quite annoying. I am assuming this is probably
    > some
    > conflict with something else on my computer that is interupting the show.
    > Any
    > ideas on how to troubleshoot this and find the problem? Or is there some
    > technique I could use that forces the slide show to run to completion?
     
    Echo S, Jul 9, 2007
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  3. tranquada

    tranquada Guest

    It isn't a screensaver. It could be the virus scan, although this started
    happening long after I installed the virus scan program. It is not always the
    same slide - it is about the same interval of time though, so I am thinking
    it is some program that kicks in every 10 minutes to check the computer.

    Here are some things I have installed that I think operate on some sort of
    schedule.
    Mozy (automated backup)
    Google desktop
    MS indexed desktop
    Sealed Media (no idea why, but this is in the toolbar and is always spinning)
    MS Active Synch (for a MS Mobile device)
    CA Antivirus

    The ones most recently installed were the sealed media and the active synch.


    "Echo S" wrote:

    > Is the screen saver for your computer kicking in? Or maybe a virus scan or
    > something?
    >
    > Does it always happen on the same slide, or is it specifically a time
    > interval?
    >
    > --
    > Echo S [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
    > What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
    > Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
    > http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html
    > PPTLive! Oct 28-31, New Orleans http://www.pptlive.com
    >
    > "tranquada" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > When I am running a slideshow (in PowerPoint 2007) every 10 minutes or so
    > > the
    > > slideshow will stop. It is as if I was hitting <escape>. It happens on a
    > > regular interval and is quite annoying. I am assuming this is probably
    > > some
    > > conflict with something else on my computer that is interupting the show.
    > > Any
    > > ideas on how to troubleshoot this and find the problem? Or is there some
    > > technique I could use that forces the slide show to run to completion?

    >
     
    tranquada, Jul 9, 2007
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  4. tranquada

    Echo S Guest

    Wow, I don't know; nothing jumps out at me. I'd probably start by going to
    Start | Run and typing msconfig -- then I'd turn off all those programs on
    startup and reboot.

    If PPT behaves properly then, I'd turn each one back on in the msconfig
    window until I found the culprit.

    --
    Echo S [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
    What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
    Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html
    PPTLive! Oct 28-31, New Orleans http://www.pptlive.com

    "tranquada" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > It isn't a screensaver. It could be the virus scan, although this started
    > happening long after I installed the virus scan program. It is not always
    > the
    > same slide - it is about the same interval of time though, so I am
    > thinking
    > it is some program that kicks in every 10 minutes to check the computer.
    >
    > Here are some things I have installed that I think operate on some sort of
    > schedule.
    > Mozy (automated backup)
    > Google desktop
    > MS indexed desktop
    > Sealed Media (no idea why, but this is in the toolbar and is always
    > spinning)
    > MS Active Synch (for a MS Mobile device)
    > CA Antivirus
    >
    > The ones most recently installed were the sealed media and the active
    > synch.
    >
    >
    > "Echo S" wrote:
    >
    >> Is the screen saver for your computer kicking in? Or maybe a virus scan
    >> or
    >> something?
    >>
    >> Does it always happen on the same slide, or is it specifically a time
    >> interval?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Echo S [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
    >> What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
    >> Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
    >> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html
    >> PPTLive! Oct 28-31, New Orleans http://www.pptlive.com
    >>
    >> "tranquada" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > When I am running a slideshow (in PowerPoint 2007) every 10 minutes or
    >> > so
    >> > the
    >> > slideshow will stop. It is as if I was hitting <escape>. It happens on
    >> > a
    >> > regular interval and is quite annoying. I am assuming this is probably
    >> > some
    >> > conflict with something else on my computer that is interupting the
    >> > show.
    >> > Any
    >> > ideas on how to troubleshoot this and find the problem? Or is there
    >> > some
    >> > technique I could use that forces the slide show to run to completion?

    >>
     
    Echo S, Jul 9, 2007
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