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Windows 7: Unable to create desktop slideshow

07 Sep 2011   #1
steimpunk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Unable to create desktop slideshow

A while ago, I tried out DreamScene & DeskScapes, and now I can't set up a desktop slideshow. I've already checked MANY forums, but was unable to find a solution.

ATTEMPTS AT FIXING
Uninstalled them and even used their uninstall patches.
Checked power settings (animations are enabled, even in power settings)
Tried sticking to Aero themes

THIS IS WHAT I DO
1. Select 2 wallpapers to alternate (both are my screen size [1366 x 768])
2. Make sure that it says slideshow (note that the "my theme" pic has a black background, don't know why)
3. Wait for my background to alternate (never happens)
4. Click 'next background' to manually alternate (still won't change)]




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07 Sep 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Steimpunk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help if it's a corrupted system file is the cause.

If not, and it hasn't been to long ago, you might consider doing a system restore using a restore point dated before having this issue after installing the programs to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Sep 2011   #3
steimpunk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Hello Brink, and thank you.
I just tried the sfc /scannow, but it didn't solve the problem... and I don't have a restore disk (shame on me)
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08 Sep 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You do not need a restore disk to do a system restore if you do it from within Windows 7, just a restore point.
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09 Sep 2011   #5
steimpunk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Oh, okay - let's see...

EDIT: Sadly, none of the restore points helped.
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10 Sep 2011   #6
steimpunk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Still no luck.

If it helps, the Personalization window still says "Slide Show" under the "Desktop Backround" setting like in step #2, even when I only select one wallpaper.

EDIT: Might this have anything to do with that .ini file or anything in my [Resources > Themes] folder?
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10 Sep 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmm, as a test, create a new administrator user account to see if it works properly in it.
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10 Sep 2011   #8
steimpunk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Good, idea.
It works on the new administrator user. I'm not sure what that means, but I'm kind of relieved.
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10 Sep 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's good news. If you like, you could copy over any files and shortcuts you want from the old user account's user folders and Start Menu shortcuts to the new one. After everything still checks out ok for a day or two, you could delete the old user account.
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10 Sep 2011   #10
steimpunk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Brinks, thank you!
I also appreciate everyone else's help, and apologize if I wasted your time by overlooking this.
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