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Windows 7: Desktop Background can only be solid colours. HELP!

29 Jun 2014   #1
bickie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Desktop Background can only be solid colours. HELP!

Hey so a while back I noticed that my desktop background was replaced with just a black background and I couldn't change it to anything other than just the solid colours. Any images I changed to left me with a black background again. I've tried several "solutions" such as deleting transcoded wallpaper.jpg, running SFC SCANNOW and refreshing the Windows Experience Index score to no avail. Anybody have any idea as to what's going on with my background? One thing I have noticed which may be causing this, is that image files dont seem to show a thumbnail anymore. They can still be opened and viewed, however the thumbnails are always blank.

Thanks for any help!


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29 Jun 2014   #2
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

try system restore
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29 Jun 2014   #3
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
try system restore
No helpful.

By any chance have you patched your system to install custom themes?
as sometimes this can mess up things.
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29 Jun 2014   #4
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HLPTech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
try system restore
No helpful.
why not?
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30 Jun 2014   #5
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You could elaborate more on why you want him to do a system restore.

We must try to solve the problem first, SR is a last resort.
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30 Jun 2014   #6
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HLPTech View Post
... SR is a last resort.
not true.
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05 Jul 2014   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Actually, if the problem just began, a System Restore would be my 1st suggestion. if it did not just begin, or if no SR point is available from before it began.

Start> In search box type Ease of access> Enter> Make the computer easier to see> Make things on the screen easier to see> Make sure Remove background images (where available) is unchecked

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Also, make sure your thumbnail previews are enabled

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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