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Windows 7: Theme Problems

19 Jan 2009   #11
mangkook

windows 7
 
 

I had the same problem. Killing the dwm.exe did not solve the problem, at least in my case.

I even try doing restore to the day before it happens. No luck though..

msdn tech suggest to change resolution and back. but still not solution.

I will try to change driver.

This is a serious flaw / bug I believe.


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19 Jan 2009   #12
johngalt

 

Did DWM start back on its own when you killed it?

If not, I suggest you don't kill it but restart it (and if Task Manager does not allow for this option, then I suggest that you use Process Explorer

In fact, I suggest everyone use PE to begin with....
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19 Jan 2009   #13
Spr07

Windows 7
 
 

I've this issue too. To restore my desktop, I change the screen resolution (with context menu), and revert changes. It works.
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21 Jan 2009   #14
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

I have not encountered this issue lately, but there seems to be another thread about in General Discussion as well. I recently bought a DVI-to-VGA cable adapter and am now using the DVI connection of my video card. I have not encountered the problem since I did that, and have been using the slideshow wallpaper since.

To everyone having this problem, are you using VGA or DVI for your monitor input?

(Also, when I did have the problem, screen resolution changes did not fix it for me)
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21 Jan 2009   #15
biggus

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Got this after running the Windows Experience Index evaluation. A quick remedy for getting your wallpaper and icons back: right click on desktop, Personalize and change the Resolution to something else, Apply and then restore the resolution back to your preferred resolution.
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21 Jan 2009   #16
GHad

Windows 7 Beta/XP-Pro SP3
 
 

Happens to me when exiting RiseOfNations from a lower screen resolution (1240x1024) back to desktop (1680x1050). I have my LCD attached via VGA (motherboard and LCD without any adapter). I also use a background picture slideshow.

I just thought that this could be the problem: The slideshow tries to set another background while being in the game and crashes somehow (may be resolution or DX?), so you experience a black desktop after exiting. Can be verified by tabbing out a game waiting long enough for the slideshow to change background.

Greetz,
GHad
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21 Jan 2009   #17
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by renthor View Post
I've been experiencing a strange problem with my themes. Sometimes 7 will stop displaying the desktop background. It just becomes a black screen. I can try changing the desktop image, refreshing, show/hide icons...nothing works. The background just stays black. If I change themes, the UI color will change, but the background will stay black. The only way I can fix the issue is to reboot.

Any ideas?

Note, this almost always happens during the transition from Aero to Basic (e.g. if I run a program that doesn't support Aero), but will also happen randomly.
I get this "black screen" very rarely. I have a theme pack running, about 6 themes changing every 3/4 hours. Will let you know if it occurs when doing anything specific.
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21 Jan 2009   #18
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
I get this "black screen" very rarely. I have a theme pack running, about 6 themes changing every 3/4 hours. Will let you know if it occurs when doing anything specific.
Just been using "Media Center" and when it was shutdown my screen background was black!
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22 Jan 2009   #19
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Just been using "Media Center" and when it was shutdown my screen background was black!
Uploaded the new 181.22 nvidea whql drivers and now stable. No black screens so far.
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05 Aug 2010   #20
Luigi79

Windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
some custom theme not displayng properly

some custom theme not work properly;i dont know where is the problem because i've tryed sfc/scannow-nothing broken or damaged;my grafic card is ATI 2600 PRO ,512 VRAM, pixel shader 3.0 ;ultimate catalyst 10.7 whith drivers instaled;windows up to date;sometime when i try to change theme ,visual style is change to clasic high contrast;ex:Lamborghini theme.Midnight full glass,The one rig7;other theme work fine and displayng properly.If you have any ideas please share whith me.Thanks anyway!
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