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Windows 7: Desktop background all black except for icons

29 Apr 2014   #1
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Desktop background all black except for icons

When I booted the computer this morning, I let check disk run. Now my monitor background is black. The icons are visible and colored properly. I select my own background that is changed every 15 minutes. I used Control Panel and reselected my theme but it didn't work. Any suggestions?


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29 Apr 2014   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

See what happens when you set one of the Windows default themes...
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29 Apr 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Bill might be worth running these too mate

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if this runs clean again no problems but you can use the options in Option 2 from the tutorial if you even sniff a possible problem.

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer delete any rubbishthese find.
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29 Apr 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
See what happens when you set one of the Windows default themes...
Nice tip by the way DM
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29 Apr 2014   #5
DMHolt57

 
 

I have found that when there is a glitch with the desktop, setting one of the default themes straightens out the problem 75% of the time, then I go back and set my preferences...
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29 Apr 2014   #6
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

After about an hour, all of a sudden my original background came alive. I don't know how or why it occurred but it seems to be working properly. Thanks for the suggestions and I'll copy them in case it happens again.
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