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Windows 7: Desktop Display Issue

02 Jul 2011   #11
Bulldog7

ultimate x64
 
 

@KokoMats

This problem often occurs on HP laptops and is a known flaw on other laptops as well like Compaq.

There are a few things that you might wanna try:

Go to HP official website and look for "Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler"
File name :sp45990.exe
Run the patch.

Set your screen to native resolution.

Create a new user account and then see if the problem still persists. If it does
not there might be a problem with your system files or settings and should try to scan your system files via sfc.exe.


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02 Jul 2011   #12
KokoMats

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

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I bought the PC around a year and a half ago. It has never really displayed a problem before now.

I have never used a screen saver, so I don't believe that has anything to do with it, and no I haven't changed the dimensions of the images, if I wanted a "workaround", I would have simply done that and not come here for help. I want a solution.
Welcome to the forum KokoMats. In this forum we try to be courteous to those who are simply trying to help us solve our problems. Yes, of course you want a solution, but in the meantime, sometimes a workaround can temporarily allow you to do what you are trying to do while you are searching for an actual solution. (And sometimes there is NO solution -- so you're stuck with a workaround, or nothing.)

In regard to my screensaver suggestion --- whether or not you USE a screensaver is irrelevant --- the sizes of your images can be changed in a NUMBER OF WAYS -- one of which is through the back door, i.e. by changing the photo dimensions in the Pictures folder via the Screensaver Settings app.
I didn't come here to squabble. I came here to find out why my computer was messing up and to see what competent Windows 7 aficionados could do for me.

I looked at the screen saver options it's never been used and no options were even selected for pictures or folders.

I am pretty sure there is a solution, I am just unsure as to what the solution is.
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02 Jul 2011   #13
KokoMats

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bulldog7 View Post

Go to HP official website and look for "Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler"
File name :sp45990.exe
Run the patch.
I will try that. Thank you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bulldog7 View Post
Set your screen to native resolution.
What does "native resolution" mean?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bulldog7 View Post
try to scan your system files via sfc.exe.
What does that mean...
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02 Jul 2011   #14
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

sfc is system file checker. If you open an elevated command prompt, and type SFC /scannow it will scan all your system files and attempt a repair of any broken or missing ones. I doubt this is the problem, but it never hurts. Try running it 2-3 times
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