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Windows 7: Black Desktop Background

14 Sep 2009   #1
roenano

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Black Desktop Background

Hi all,
Few days ago my desktop background became black and since then i wasn't able to see any wallpaper on my desktop, even the built-in ones.
I've already tried:
- Re-installing the graphic driver
- Installing an older version of the driver
- Re-starting, logging off, sleep, hibernate, switch user, etc
- Changing theme
- Right click on a picture "Set as desktop background"
- Personalizing the theme (selecting more than one picture, random, 10 secs, 30 secs, etc)
- Turning off Aero or setting to windows classic view

All other video functions are working perfectly.

I have a lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop that comes with a Geforce go 7300 graphic card and i'm using an activated copy of Windows 7 Ultimate RC 32-bit.

Any suggestion will be more than welcomed.

Thank you


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15 Sep 2009   #2
roenano

Windows 7 RC
 
 

OK, I was finally able to fix the problem.
It was actually pretty stupid and apparently I changed it without noticing.

Solution:

Remove Background Images (where available)

Control Panel --> Ease of access --> Ease of access center --> Make the computer easy to see --> at the end of the page "Make things on the screen easier to see" and unmark the "Remove background images (where available)".

I hope it'll be helpful to somebody else in the future because this solution I haven't seen in any forum (i cheeked all of them).
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15 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Glad you are working and thanks for posting the fix
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15 Sep 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad to see you got it all sorted out .... and welcome to SevenForums!!
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15 Sep 2009   #5
roenano

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Glad you are working and thanks for posting the fix
You're welcome. It'll be gross to ask for help and not post the solution when I found it.
BTW, I don't know how to change the thread to "fixed".
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16 Sep 2009   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Way to go and welcome to seven forums. Especialy with a solution to a problem,
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14 Oct 2009   #7
arvee

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roenano View Post
OK, I was finally able to fix the problem.
It was actually pretty stupid and apparently I changed it without noticing.

Solution:

Remove Background Images (where available)

Control Panel --> Ease of access --> Ease of access center --> Make the computer easy to see --> at the end of the page "Make things on the screen easier to see" and unmark the "Remove background images (where available)".

I hope it'll be helpful to somebody else in the future because this solution I haven't seen in any forum (i cheeked all of them).
Precisely my problem. I was able to fix it by following above. Thank you for sharing.

I now recall why I switched this to enabled when I tampered and played around the magnifier feature.
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09 Nov 2009   #8
Bill Marsh

Win 7
 
 

Also worked for me. Thanks for posting the fix.
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31 Dec 2009   #9
brennok

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit Retail
 
 

Thanks for the fix. I installed a new 9800 GT and when I did I lost my background. The box wasn't checked but by checking it and unchecking it, it reset the background so it worked.
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03 Mar 2010   #10
hannedog

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64-bit
 
 

Ha, I had this same problem after a video driver install. In the Ease of Access Center, however, that checkbox was already unchecked. In any case, I noticed "Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen" combo for switching to high contrast was on, so I decided to test it out (by pressing alt + left shift + print screen". After switching back doing the same, my wallpaper was back. I didn't even have to change a setting. It appears there is some sort of glitch with Windows 7.
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