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Windows 7: Black desktop/wallpaper disappears


21 Dec 2008   #1

Windows 7 Build 6956
 
 
Black desktop/wallpaper disappears

ok first I am using Windows 7 build 6956 on a laptop with t3200 2.ghz cpu and intel 4500 gma with 4gigs of ram.

Now my problem is that on random cases the desktop would go black more specifically the wallpaper disappears. The taskbar is there working OK, when I click the show desktop button on the taskbar the wallpaper re-appears. When I browse the windows by hovering over the windows all seems fine but when I click on the window the wallpaper disappear again. So far it can be resolved by a simple login/logout but still annoying.

I know its hard to imagine but I failed to take a screenshot before, I am trying to replicate the problem and will post some screens afterwards.

The only instances I remember this happening was when I was trying out the slideshow and after playing dota (GARENA).

I am totally lost as to what the cause is, any info on the matter is greatly appreciated.

6956 is almost perfect substitute fr my vista rig, well almost because of the desktop problem I am having...

so guys please help...

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21 Dec 2008   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

the only time i had this happen was when i had desktop picture changing enabled, i'd selected the pictures from a library and some of the files in the selected library were on offline storage and not available at the time the picture changed.
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21 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

May also be the result of activation hacks if you have applied any.
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22 Dec 2008   #4

Windows 7 Build 6956
 
 

No activation software or similar was installed, although I have a copy of a time Timernuke I have not used it yet since I still have more than 20 days till I need to activate.
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22 Dec 2008   #5
DiamondNRG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z33ro View Post
No activation software or similar was installed, although I have a copy of a time Timernuke I have not used it yet since I still have more than 20 days till I need to activate.
I would advice not doing that, ever. Just use the re-arm method, which just resets the 30 days (max 3 rearms) ... that should get you to public beta just fine (You might make it anyways with 20 days left).
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22 Dec 2008   #6

Windows 7 Build 6956
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
I would advice not doing that, ever. Just use the re-arm method, which just resets the 30 days (max 3 rearms) ... that should get you to public beta just fine (You might make it anyways with 20 days left).
I was thinking the same, thats why I have not used it yet .

just an update on the problem, I dunno if its gone but I have not encountered it again since yesterday and I have been using the notebook for all sorts of things for more than 5 hours straight today.
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23 Dec 2008   #7

Windows 7 Build 6956
 
 

ok, so now its back again...

This time only playing dota offline...




Ok so at least i know that warcraft in Windows 7 is causing the problem. Any ideas on how to prevent this problem from happening?
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23 Dec 2008   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello z33ro.

Did you install warcraft in Compatibility Mode?

Keep us informed!














Later Ted
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23 Dec 2008   #9

Windows 7 Build 6956
 
 

I cant recall really... I'll give it a try then see what happens, I really hope this is it. thanks!
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23 Dec 2008   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes; be sure to keep us informed!


















Later Ted
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