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Windows 7: disappearing wallpaper

09 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium
disappearing wallpaper

I bought a new laptop. Not sure if it did this from the begining or not. Everytime I reboot my windows 7 wallpaper switches to soild black or whatever color I had it set to. It was acting like it would not save the wallpaper. I'm using the windows 7 wallpaper that comes on windows 7. This drove me crazy. I went threw msconfig and finally got it figured out. The windows event log service is whats causing this. When disabled my wallpaper stays no matter what I do.
Is this going to mess anything up? Is there a way to fix the event log service?

Thanks for any replys I have searched and searched to no end.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Is Windows Genuine?

Any other messages or just a black background?

WAT can wipe wallpaper w/black screen if flagged as Non-genuine. But there should be a message.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7 home premium

Yes its genuine came from best buy brand new never open. No other messages just a solid color for a wallpaper.
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09 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello wolfgang8, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it comes up with any problems.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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09 Mar 2010   #5

windows 7 home premium

No integrity problems found

Thanks for the help. So far everything is working good.
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