Black desktop/wallpaper disappears

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Build 6956
       #1

    Black desktop/wallpaper disappears


    ok first I am using win7 build 6956 on a laptop with t3200 2.ghz cpu and intel 4500 gma with 4gigs of ram.

    Now my problem is that on random cases the desktop would go black more specifically the wallpaper disappears. The taskbar is there working OK, when I click the show desktop button on the taskbar the wallpaper re-appears. When I browse the windows by hovering over the windows all seems fine but when I click on the window the wallpaper disappear again. So far it can be resolved by a simple login/logout but still annoying.

    I know its hard to imagine but I failed to take a screenshot before, I am trying to replicate the problem and will post some screens afterwards.

    The only instances I remember this happening was when I was trying out the slideshow and after playing dota (GARENA).

    I am totally lost as to what the cause is, any info on the matter is greatly appreciated.

    6956 is almost perfect substitute fr my vista rig, well almost because of the desktop problem I am having...

    so guys please help...
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  2. Posts : 1,519
    El Capitan / Windows 10
       #2

    the only time i had this happen was when i had desktop picture changing enabled, i'd selected the pictures from a library and some of the files in the selected library were on offline storage and not available at the time the picture changed.
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  3. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #3

    May also be the result of activation hacks if you have applied any.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Build 6956
    Thread Starter
       #4

    No activation software or similar was installed, although I have a copy of a time Timernuke I have not used it yet since I still have more than 20 days till I need to activate.
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  5.    #5

    z33ro said:
    No activation software or similar was installed, although I have a copy of a time Timernuke I have not used it yet since I still have more than 20 days till I need to activate.
    I would advice not doing that, ever. Just use the re-arm method, which just resets the 30 days (max 3 rearms) ... that should get you to public beta just fine :) (You might make it anyways with 20 days left).
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Build 6956
    Thread Starter
       #6

    DiamondNRG said:
    I would advice not doing that, ever. Just use the re-arm method, which just resets the 30 days (max 3 rearms) ... that should get you to public beta just fine :) (You might make it anyways with 20 days left).
    I was thinking the same, thats why I have not used it yet .

    just an update on the problem, I dunno if its gone but I have not encountered it again since yesterday and I have been using the notebook for all sorts of things for more than 5 hours straight today.
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Build 6956
    Thread Starter
       #7

    ok, so now its back again...

    This time only playing dota offline...




    Ok so at least i know that warcraft in W7 is causing the problem. Any ideas on how to prevent this problem from happening?
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  8. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #8

    Hello z33ro.

    Did you install warcraft in Compatibility Mode?

    Keep us informed!














    Later Ted
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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Build 6956
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I cant recall really... I'll give it a try then see what happens, I really hope this is it. thanks!
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  10. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #10

    Yes; be sure to keep us informed!


















    Later Ted
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