Desktop still black and can't change it back, any help would be appreciated

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by jponebox, Apr 20, 2008.

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    jponebox Guest

    I recently shutdown and restarted my laptop, and my desktop came u
    black, and I can't get it to change back to my regular desktop. Here'
    what I've done

    1-Searched and searched for an answe
    2-Right clicked to Personalize/desktop background/blah chang
    3-Downloaded Wallpaper_enable.reg and ran as admin etc, blah blah...n
    4-Oh yeah, scanned with AVG, Malwarebyte's thing...nothing show
    5-Ran autoruns to see if I could spot anything...didn't change anythin
    6-Ran hijackthis...still looking at i
    7-Here I a

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. My thought is that I ha
    removed spyware but didn't restart? ( I might have been tired)...I wa
    so used to just hibernating my system...when I shutdown & restarte
    yesterday, a reg file was changed, and my desktop went to crapland.
    know it's just cosmetic (I hope) but I guess I'm funny that way

    Thanks, thanks, thank

    jponebox, Apr 20, 2008
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    garysgold Guest

    Hi Jim,
    Try Control Panel (classic)/Ease of Access/Make Computer Easier to See.
    Down near the bottom make sure 'Remove Background Images' is unchecked.

    Hope that works for you.


    Vista Home Premium SP1
    Q6600 Quad Core 2.40 GHz
    4 GB Ram 800 MHz
    Nvidia 8600GTS 256MB
    500 GB HD
    Exp. Index=5.5
    garysgold, Apr 20, 2008
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    jponebox Guest

    Hey Gary, yeah I forgot to add that. I tried that and made sure it wa
    unchecked and it is unchecked. Desktop still won't allow me to change i
    back or use any picture or wallpaper for the background

    Thanks for the reply
    jponebox, Apr 20, 2008
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    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Jim,
    Perhaps an old fashioned system restore is in order
    t-4-2, Apr 20, 2008
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    jponebox Guest

    Yeah..I tried that also, but on startup, my old restore points wer
    deleted. So I had no option to go back to a previous restore poin
    beyond the initial shutdown/reboot
    Thanks for the reply
    jponebox, Apr 20, 2008
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    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Jim,
    I meant system restore in Safe Mode. Also if you have another admin
    account, logon to it in safe mode, system restore.
    t-4-2, Apr 20, 2008
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    t-4-2 Guest

    your old admin account might be infected.
    t-4-2, Apr 20, 2008
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    jponebox Guest

    I just tried it in safe mode also...same result
    And i don't have another admin acct on this lapto

    jponebox, Apr 20, 2008
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    PaulM Guest

    Will this help:

    The Windows Vista desktop appears black after you enable the "Hide and
    disable all items on the desktop" policy setting or the "Disable all items"
    policy setting
    PaulM, Apr 20, 2008
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    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Jim,
    If Paul's method works, you don't need me. If it doesn't, I give you my
    last trick :
    1.) Start your machine in SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPTS
    2.) Log on to your own admin account
    3.) Use the link below to enable the real built-in admin.

    4.) Exit safe mode. Back to normal mode.
    5.) Logon to the new built-in admin account. Screen back to normal ??
    t-4-2, Apr 20, 2008
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    jponebox Guest


    I went to Pauls link (thanks) to mSoft and "requested" the hotpatch, s
    it looks like I have to wait for them to email it to me (weird bu
    whatev). Will post if it works when I get it

    t-4-2, I'm on it and will post if that brings any success
    Again, thanks to all for suggestions...U guys are awesome!
    Got my fingers crossed :

    jponebox, Apr 20, 2008
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