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Wallpaper randomly turning black

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#1 GoldMedal


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:48 PM

It's only portions at a time. If I drag and click it does even more of it. I've tried doing a clean install of my graphic drivers. Not sure if this is a malware issue or something else. I apologize if it's in the wrong section.

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#2 Slurppa


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 03:52 PM

Hi GoldMedal

Does the wallpaper turn back to normal again after restart? Does the whole wallpaper turn black or only portions of it?

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Edited by Slurppa, 08 May 2016 - 03:52 PM.

#3 GoldMedal

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 06:13 PM

Yes, a reboot fixes the issue but it always comes back. Most of the time it's only portions. Like if I were to click and drag it would do that entire area. Also if I pass over a desktop icon.


MBAM: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 5/8/2016
Scan Time: 6:00 PM
Logfile: mbam.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.05.08.04
Rootkit Database: v2016.05.06.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 10
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Ryan

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 302695
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 32 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)



ADW: # AdwCleaner v5.115 - Logfile created 08/05/2016 at 18:01:44
# Updated 01/05/2016 by Xplode
# Database : 2016-05-08.4 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 10 Home  (X64)
# Username : Ryan - OFFICE
# Running from : C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Scan
# Support : http://toolslib.net/forum

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Folders ] *****

Folder Found : C:\Users\Public\Documents\Downloaded Installers

***** [ Files ] *****

***** [ DLL ] *****

***** [ WMI ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Found : aol.com


C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [933 bytes] - [07/05/2016 18:11:21]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [855 bytes] - [08/05/2016 18:01:44]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [927 bytes] ##########

#4 Slurppa


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 11:25 PM

Hi GoldMedal

Malwarebytes came out clean. After quick search it appears that your problem is not uncommon. I found few solutions from this Microsoft thread
you could try but since this does not appear to be malware related I suggest you create new thread in Windows 10 support forum.

Solutions you could try (taken from Microsoft support topic):


Solution 1: Delete the TranscodedWallpaper -

(it may be necessary to show hidden files in Folder Options).


Note: If you don't have your current wallpaper stored somewhere else I suggest you take backup of TranscodedWallpaper.jpg


1. Start Menu

2. Search Box: Type "TranscodedWallpaper.jpg," (w/out quotes)

    If you don't want to search the location is C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

3. Delete it, and Restart Windows 7.


Solution 2:  Run sfc /scannow -


1. Start Menu

2. Search Box, Type: "CMD" (w/out quotes).

3. Right Click on the CMD Icon and Run As Administrator.

4. In the Command Prompt Type: "sfc /scannow," (again,w/out quotes),

5. Let Run, it will fix most Windows System Errors, Restart the PC.

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