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I am unable to change my background or set an image as one.


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#1 BeeZee

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 01:34 PM

 I can't see thumbnails for the images before picking a desktop. And if I do click on one to save it doesn't change, and the background remains black. I also can't set an image as a background, because when I right click and choose set as background, it doesn't do anything either.

 

Here is an example of what I see when I try to select a theme or background. 

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I had the computer cleaned on this thread here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559260/cannot-run-windows-service-programs-etc/page-2



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:03 PM

 

IFoilvu.png

 

 

Hi

 

What happens if you select Windows Desktop Backgrounds instead of Desktop for your Picture location?

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:57 PM

It does the same thing, but it selects all of them with no thumbnail to show what they are, and when I have some images saved on my desktop too, but either way it doesn't really show anything. They are there if I click on something, but it is just a blank box like this example below.

 

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 03:05 PM

Hello

Please read and follow...

Windows offers a System File Check and Repair Utility.

This will scan all protected system files.

If corrupted files are found the utility will replace them if possible.

1. Click Start, in the Search programs and files window type cmd

Under Programs (1) you should see cmd.exe

2. Right click cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator.

Click Yes  or  enter the Administrator password when the User Account Control window opens.

This will open an elevated command prompt or command prompt as Administrator.

3. When the command window opens Immediately following the displayed string type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /).

4. Press <Enter> to execute the command.

 

The command processor responds with...

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.

Verification xxx% complete.

 

The scan will take a few minutes to run, upon completion it will let you know the status of the scan.

5. Immediately following the displayed string type or copy/paste the following line...

 

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt (Note the space between findstr and /).

6. Press <Enter> to execute the command.

7. Immediately following the displayed string type exit  and press <Enter> to execute the command and close the window.

8. Look for a new text document on your desktop named sfcdetails.txt.

9. Open the document and copy/paste the contents into your next post.

 

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 04:04 PM

I'm not able to get a hold of the document since when I paste in the string the command says this FINDSTR: Cannot open One\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

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Thanks for your patience... Don't give up hope just yet!

Visit: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/cannot-change-desktop-background-windows

Perform the recommended steps 1 through 3.

Before performing Step 4 please do the following...

Click Start, type regedit.exe in the search box, and then press <Enter>.

Click Yes  or  enter the Administrator password when the User Account Control window opens.

In the Registry Editor, locate and click: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies.

Click File > Click Export.

In the Export Registry File dialog box, select the location where you want to save the backup copy to.
(I recommend saving to the desktop)

Type a name for the backup file in the File name field.

Name the file: Key Backup.

Click Save.

Now follow the suggestions in step 4

Hopefully one of these will resolve your issues!



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Well I did all that and the only thing I can do is change the solid color, just can't view the thumbnails and change to a certain image theme or a background image.  There is an interesting symptom I noticed when rebooting and it happens here and there and not every time. I get an error on windows needing me to do a repair computer option because of a winload.exe is missing or corrupted. I do have my retail windows pro 7 disc.



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:41 PM

Hi

Persistence pays off!

 

Ok... let's do a repair install of Windows 7.

 

There are many tutorials on the subject Repair Install Windows 7.

 

I found this one most helpful.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

 

However, before considering a repair install...

 

Please make a backup of all your important data, pictures, music, anything that you treasure. Just In Case!

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:22 PM

Well first before I attempt this I want to state that my OS is strictly based on my SSD, and all my files and things are on my 1tb hdd. So wouldn't this affect just the ssd? just wanted to make sure before I attempt this, cause I don't think it will affect  it, but again making sure.



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:45 AM

Hi

 

This will only affect your Windows 7 Drive.

 

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

I won't be able to do the upgrade part, because when I set up my SSD as the os drive I had seperated the user and document folder from that drive, and had them all on the hdd. So I'm backing up everything on my HDD, as I will have to go with the custom option.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

Hi

 

Just one question...

 

Did you move all of the desktop image files from your windows installation drive?

 

Open Windows Explorer, Navigate to:  X:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper (Where X:\ is the drive letter of your Windows 7 Installation)

 

Originally there are 6 sub-folders containing the .jpg files used to display desktop backgrounds and slideshows.

Architecture - contains image13.jpg - image18.jpg

Characters - contains image19.jpg - image24.jpg

Landscapes - contains image7.jpg - image12.jpg

Nature - contains image1.jpg - image6.jpg

Scenes - contains image25.jpg - image30.jpg

 

Best of luck and Please keep BC posted

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:36 PM

Normally this is fairly easy to fix. First make sure you show hidden files, then navigate to

 

C:\users\yourusername\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\themes

 

and then delete the "transcodedwallpaper" file within.

 

Apply your new wallpaper or theme and you should be good to go.

 

You do not need to do a repair install!

 

As far as winload.exe goes just do a basic "repair your computer" from boot disk, if you are having boot issues... you can download a Windows disk from here if you don't have one.

 

TsVk!

 

edit: if you have trouble with the repair to fix the winload.exe issue there is a tutorial to replace it manually here


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:01 AM

Well I felt like there wasn't hope for a fix, so I went ahead and did a clean install, but I did back up my SSD before doing it if I were to change my mind (having to like my original settings). I tried to find a fix for it, but oh well I already did what I had to.



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:02 AM

Sorry I didn't see your post in time.

 

Great stuff your machine is working now anyway :thumbup2:






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