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Windows 7: Cannot choose wallpaper, System Format Exception

06 Feb 2012   #1
Maaria

windows 7 32bit
 
 
Cannot choose wallpaper, System Format Exception

Hi
I'm new on the forum, looking for help and advice.

When I go Desktop-right click-Personalization-Wallpaper, it says

Unhandled exception has occurred in your application.
Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument list.

Have attached what it says next.
Cannot choose wallpaper, System Format Exception-system-error.jpg

I tried this before:
1 - Go to this folder: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\
(copy and paste that into the Start/search or Run box).
2 - Delete the TranscodedWallpaper.jpg file.
3 - Try to set your wallpaper again.
It changed the backround black instead of the picture I chose.

I also followed steps from this forum using Regedit but nothing changed.

Any advice appreciated.




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06 Feb 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Welcome aboard, Maaria
Have you tried SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ?

If there is any system file corruption that restricts you to set the wallpaper, it will be fixed by that command .
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06 Feb 2012   #3
Maaria

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hey Arc, thank you for the reply.

SFC didn't find any problems after two goes. Anything else anyone could think of? I'm puzzled.
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07 Feb 2012   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

If you right click on any image and set as desktop background, does it work ?
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13 Feb 2012   #5
Maaria

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Nope, it doesn't.
I can change my screen saver though but not the background. Is it possible to download and replace the background changer program?
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