I have followed everything i have read. Check the ease of access box wasn't ticked, checked the high contrast option.
I can change the background to another solid colour, blue red etc. Another issues i have noitced is when i go to the desktop background choices, go to picture location and click windows desktop backgrounds, (brings up the list of photos) but i don't see any pictures just empty white boxes. If i right click and open i see the photo perfectly but if i set to background i get the solid colour.
Also if i go to my photo library i (with my thumbnails set to large icons) see i icons as the empty white boxes, pictures also the same. i can change to small icons and i see the pictures as thumbnails.
Things i ve tried - new graphics drivers
, folder options, and a few registry keys that have been mentioned in other posts.
Hope someone can help.
Plus the half-life 2 engine keeps crashing started at the same time. (tried deleting no difference)