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Windows 7: Black desktop/wallpaper disappears

23 Oct 2009   #41
southernstyle

Windows 7, Vista, XP, Ubuntu
 
 

I had the same problem, I found a temporary fix which is better than resetting the computer. Although its a pain in the... first get the trusty taskmgr and end the explorer.exe then file-run-explorer.exe just thought I'd share and this is my first post, hope I helped a little


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19 Nov 2009   #42
zenith

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry for popping up the topic. I've encountered the same problem after switching to classic interface and back. I tried all the described methods. None worked. Using Process Monitor I found out that when trying to change wallpaper explorer.exe tries to rewrite file TranscodedWallpaper.jpg located in %profile_path%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\ and it results with ACCESS_DENIED event. I checked permissions but everything was OK. The only difference with other profile was that folder %profile_path%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\ itself and files in were hidden. Changing file attributes solved the problem. Maybe it can help someone.
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22 Dec 2009   #43
sirant

Win 7
 
 
Perfect

For the record,

I updated to the latest Nvidia drivers and that brought on the non-stop black screen, regardless or reboots or other changes.

Majestic had it right. Once you update your user experience (faster to right click My Computer and choose Properties BTW) the problem is solved.
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06 May 2010   #44
Morely from IT

Windows 7 Home/Pro/Ultimate
 
 

I have what appears to be the same problem on a brand-new install of W7 Pro - and it only happens to one particular username in an active directory domain. There are no games installed, and if I log on using a different user name, everything is normal. This is a weird one.

Also, FYI, we have discovered that programs and apps with either "setup" or "update" as part of the file name always require Administrative permissions to run, regardless of what they actually do.
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18 Jul 2010   #45
dylanmax101

windows seven professional
 
 

i have this prblem. whenever i launch one of my games such as gta4 or gmod.
its fine but when i return back to my desketop after exiting the game it is plain black.
i go back and check my properties and the background is on windows defult solid colors. sorry for the punctuation not bieng put in it is 10 oclock at night and my fingers are getting lazy
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16 Nov 2010   #46
gigabyte

windows 7 64bit
 
 

just happend to me i deleted VTUploader from my system then i did a restart and upon start up my desktop wallpaper changed to a black solid background why is dis happern???
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20 Jun 2011   #47
ankutiger

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Quick FIX for the problem

I had the same problem and what had happened a box was checked in the ease of access saying "Remove background images (where availible)" it is a quick fix

Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center

Once the dialoge box opens click "Make the computer easier to see" Scroll down and uncheck the box by "Remove background images (where availible)" Hit "Apply" then "Ok" and then on your keyboard hit "Alt + F4" you may have to log out and log back in before it takes affect
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20 Jun 2011   #48
ankutiger

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigabyte View Post
just happend to me i deleted VTUploader from my system then i did a restart and upon start up my desktop wallpaper changed to a black solid background why is dis happern???
I had the same problem and what had happened a box was checked in the ease of access saying "Remove background images (where availible)" it is a quick fix

Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center

Once the dialoge box opens click "Make the computer easier to see" Scroll down and uncheck the box by "Remove background images (where availible)" Hit "Apply" then "Ok" and then on your keyboard hit "Alt + F4" you may have to log out and log back in before it takes affect
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14 Jul 2011   #49
motorcyclemad

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Wallpaper dissappears after startup!!!

My wallpaper is there until toolbar and desktop icons load and then its GONE!

It all started tonight, when I was on the internet & saw an image that I wanted on wallpaper, so I right-clicked on it and selected 'set as wallpaper'...then instead of my you-beaut image up on the screen, IT WAS TOTALLY WHITE!!!

The only thing I can put it down to is my recent installation of Firefox? Other than that, nothing has changed.

RESCUE ME PLEASE!!!!!!
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