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Windows 7: Black Desktop Background

18 May 2014   #21
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

first, just to say "Thank You" for those who contributed excellent solutions to this issue I just encountered - not on my system but one I put in for someone else. But have a question and want to compare notes please.

Did any of you who had this "black background" desktop check the Windows Error Logs for a related error?
The system I worked on today is windows 7 professional, activated, etc but it had a few common malwares. After cleaning it up the Desktop was black though the Themes were still invoked. I tried messing with Personalization settings and best I could tell, no AERO scheme will work. Basic [Like Windows 7 Classic] do work. When I checked Error logs [system] there was a related message basically saying that Themes is dependent on a service that was not marked correctly. I could not find/understand what it was telling me and failed to get it going.

Any of you seen the same thing? Everything else on the system looks ok.


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22 Jun 2014   #22
Kazooo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks man for the easy fix!
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09 Sep 2015   #23
bmonte999

Just upgraded from Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit to Win 10 Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. It solved my solid black background (wallpaper) problem in my new Windows 10 update.
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10 Feb 2017   #24
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

Hunting for a solution but found an easy one myself that worked for me. Go to Control Panel then to Personalization. I simply had to click on the Basic blue windows background to get that back.
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