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My desktop picture keeps defaulting to black

Question: My desktop picture keeps defaulting to black

I would set a picture as my desktop backround but it keeps going completely black.

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Answer: My desktop picture keeps defaulting to black

1- was windows 7 pre-installed?2- how are you doing this?3- is the picture in your documents?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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information:
desktop wallpaper location: network drive s
OS: windows vista home basic 32-bit (was upgraded from xp to vista)
problem:
my desktop picture keeps dissapearing after each logon

Answer:My Desktop Picture keeps turning black after every logon

Hi there Logan.
Maybe you have a box checked in your Control Panel under Make the computer easier to see.
Here is how to do it.
Go the Control Panel
Then click Make the computer easier to see
Scroll down and find Make things on the screen easier to see
Then UNCHECK the box that says Remove background images(where available)

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What a batch file command to change the desktop picture to black? I know it would involve the registry probally so could someone write out exactly what code that would make the happen please!!!!

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Hi guys.
I was wondering if someone could help me with a few or maybe its just one problem all together.

My desktop keeps going back too a specific setting. I can change desktop pictures no problem, I can move icons around and have them set up how I like them. but the desktop when restarted does not seem to save them, and reverts back the way it was.
Also my computer does not save anything what so ever. Whether it be a simple document, file or even a photo. To save any file etc I have to save on an external hard drive.

Can anyone help? Please
My knowledge of computers are very small. but can follow instructions very well.
Thanks
Torran

Answer:Desktop keeps defaulting

Hello, maybe this will help, be sure 'restore previous' is unchecked in Control Panel > folder options > view (see attachment).

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I've finally had enough and need help! For some time now whenever I close a Metro App (are they still called that?) my machine defaults back to the desktop , even if I have other Metro Apps open. It boots to the Start Screen ok and I want it to stay there until I tell it otherwise! anybody know how to make it behave please? (It's a Samsung all-in-one deskto with Norton 360 anti-virus).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220T CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3983 Mb
Graphics Card: Mirage Driver
Hard Drives: C: Total - 927684 MB, Free - 851915 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., DP700A3D-A05UK
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

Answer:Unwanted defaulting to desktop

Right click the taskbar and select properties. Select the "navigation" tab
Make sure you have OFF, When I sign in or close..etc...
 

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Hi,
In Windows 8 there was an option to use the dedicated graphics card as the default instead of the integrated card, but since upgrading to 8.1, the drivers for my dedicated card were not available. So I immediately noticed a slightly lower performance in web browsing, simple things like watching streamed videos and opening new tabs were resulting in the occasional lag.
I got the 8.1 drivers for my nVidia card and installed them, and clicked the checkbox for use the nVidia card by default. But the performance issues are still there, the desktop still seems slow. When I do load a game, it changes to nVidia and even shows a message in red at the top left corner of the screen.
So, how do I default the graphics card to nVidia at all times?

Answer:Windows 8.1 defaulting to integrated graphics in desktop

If it were defaulting to the integrated video you would not be able to see anything if you are connected via the nVidia card. I would start by seeing if you can disable the integrated video in the BIOS. Get rid of all the existing video drivers and reload only the nVidia drivers. Then work on getting the desktop to display correctly.

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why is it either after turning off pc or sub, does it switch from the selected 5.1 to 'stereo desktop spks'( but not always). Original system: Mesh,Amd2ooo,xp,c-media onbourd sound,4.1 spks. Now have Creative Live 5.1 sound card because i needed the line-in facility. i always 'apply' then 'ok' throughout.

Answer:audio-5.1 spkr defaulting to desktop stereo spkrs

Just a thought, have you disabled your on board 4.1 sound. This has to be done in BIOS.Hope this helps

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. So, these are my problems described in the title. I cannot change desktop from black, only can set a picture as a background.

When I am in pictures folder for example, I see blank or black thumbnails.
When I right click and go to personalize, I can see black themes instead of actual pictures.

I tried almost everything.
- reinstalling video driver
- clearing thumbnail from disk cleanup
- resetting dwm.exe
- going into safemode and then restaring into normal windows
- I tried fixing shell by using "fixshell"
- clearing & repairing registry errors
- ran an error checker
- ran a file checker

I have Microsoft Office 2010 - I heard that it could be the issue, but maybe I am not right, anyway...

I attached a print screen photo.

And, I am hopeless, any help please? Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 black screen, black or blank thumbnails, and black desktop themes

I noticed you're not running Aero. Click on last item, left side - "Troubleshoot problems with transparency...."

Office 2010 should not be a factor here. Public pics folder is empty - it should have sample pics in it.

Validate your OS installation - Genuine Microsoft Software

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After editing video file and saved the new file, the thumbnail appears black. How do I get a frame to appear in thumbnail?
 

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There was a box on the opening screen that had some of my photos that would roll over to another photo
and now that box is black and I can't get my pictures to show up there anymore. I don't know how to
correct it. Would you help me, please?
 

Answer:Photo Box is Black with No Picture

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OK its happened again and I lost the link to the fix.
Does anyone know how to go into the hive and fix my hibernating picture?

When watching my MCE through the extender (xbox 360) the screen goes black after about 15 minutes. I can wake it back up by pushing any button on the remote.

It is not the xbox's screen saver. That has already been disabled. And its not the power saver on the computer.

The fix is buried in the hive of the Vista MCE on the PC. Before I had to go in and find the super long number that identified the extender (there's more than one if you have more than one extender) then take that number to another place and change a setting number to 0.

There's a super simple instruction out here somewhere.

Answer:Extender picture goes black after 15 minutes

Originally Posted by Townie


OK its happened again and I lost the link to the fix.
Does anyone know how to go into the hive and fix my hibernating picture?

When watching my MCE through the extender (xbox 360) the screen goes black after about 15 minutes. I can wake it back up by pushing any button on the remote.

It is not the xbox's screen saver. That has already been disabled. And its not the power saver on the computer.

The fix is buried in the hive of the Vista MCE on the PC. Before I had to go in and find the super long number that identified the extender (there's more than one if you have more than one extender) then take that number to another place and change a setting number to 0.


There's a super simple instruction out here somewhere.



Hi

There is a fix on Green Button for this, http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/thread/189892.aspx.

(Sorry if I'm not allowed to link to other Forums..)

Regards
UKMedia

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i have a problem with my laptop i have formatted it...installed os microsofost xp professional sp3. i installed driver package to it.everything working properly but display resolution is not up to the mark. at the edges excessive black areas .In middle i am viewing the windows page .so help me how to clear those darken areas at the right side and left side.

Answer:Excessive black areas around the picture in l

Right cick on desktop > select Properties > Settingsintel P4 3.0ghz HTTATI 9800 Pro AGP 8x2 x 1gb Corsair DDR4002 x 250gb HDDWindoze XP SP3

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I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask the question, Is something missing on my windows XP for webcam capture?
I have a Dell Optiplex GX260 tower with windows XP pro. Last week, it was infected with a virus so I decided to clean the hard drive and reinstall a clean Windows XP pro. After that I had saved a folder from Dell with drivers and intalled them. Then I installed SP2 and all the program that I needed. I have a webcam Mobitechplus MW1350 that was working fine before. I installed the camera and the driver and at the end it tells me that the camera plus is ready to use. When I go to the program (AMCAP) it gives me a notice on the right bottom corner that the web camera start to capture BUT the window is black and no picture. I uninstalled and reinstalled driver and camera with no result. Last night I installed SP3 and still nothing. I installed the camera on my laptop and it is working fine, so the hardware is not the problem.
I am wondering if there is a dell or windows Driver missing since I reinstalled te software. I can watch you tube on my screen but seems like I missed something.
I did try on MSN messenger , yahoo Messenger and skype and I have no picture, just a green or black screen, but it does recognize the webcam in every program.
Help would be great.
 

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Help,

I have connected my Satellite A60-302 to my tv using nikkai brand SCART TO S-VIDEO AND TWIN PHONO LEAD which i bought at maplins. The picture and sound transfers to the tv when i press the Fn + F5 buttons but the picture is in black and white, the sound is ok.

I have tried adjusting the colour settings on the tv but it makes no difference, any help would be appreciated

Answer:Satellite A60-302: Black and white picture on TV

Hi

Color settings on TV will not help. Check please port settings on your TV. As far as I know by usage of S-video pot on TV it must be enabled properly to get color. I don?t know exactly how it works with SCART cable but check more than one channel if you must activate scan option on your TV.

I hope also you have bought high quality product.

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A black border has appreared round the picture on my screen, Icons have moved and pages have increased in size. I have run an anti-virus which said I had been infected but none of these things went bach to normal afterwards

Answer:black border round my picture

Have a fiddle with the buttons on the front of the monitor,you should be able to adjust the horizontal and vertical size and position.

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Can you show me how to edit a flower picture so that just the blossom itself remains colored, while the balance of the picture goes Black and White??

Or Black and White picture of a Wedding Flower Girl holding flowers with her flowers remaining colored?
Thanks............
 

Answer:Color in Black and White Picture??

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I'm wondering if someone can please help me, because this is starting to do my head in.

I have an ATI X1600 graphics card, but it has no place on it which would enable me to record video from Sky TV via the SCART connection on the Sky Digibox (No s-video port), so I bought a PCI TwinHan Digital and Analogue TV capture card. The card has four places to connect wires - One is for S-video, one is for analogue and one is for FM. I also bought an S-Video to Scart cable.

I connected the S-Video end to the TwinHan card, and the Scart end to one of the Scart bits at the back of the Digibox. However, this gives me a problem - The problem being that the picture comes out in Black and White on the PC. Anyone know how I can sort this problem out? My S-Video to Scart cable is a Gold-plated Profigold SCART to S-Video cable. The TwinHan card was this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....MEWN:IT&viewitem=&item=280051038602&rd=1&rd=1

Any help would be appreciated. I have checked all over the internet, but none of those ideas work.
 

Answer:Black and white picture problem from Sky

skydragon786 said:



I'm wondering if someone can please help me, because this is starting to do my head in.

I have an ATI X1600 graphics card, but it has no place on it which would enable me to record video from Sky TV via the SCART connection on the Sky Digibox (No s-video port), so I bought a PCI TwinHan Digital and Analogue TV capture card. The card has four places to connect wires - One is for S-video, one is for analogue and one is for FM. I also bought an S-Video to Scart cable.

I connected the S-Video end to the TwinHan card, and the Scart end to one of the Scart bits at the back of the Digibox. However, this gives me a problem - The problem being that the picture comes out in Black and White on the PC. Anyone know how I can sort this problem out? My S-Video to Scart cable is a Gold-plated Profigold SCART to S-Video cable. The TwinHan card was this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....MEWN:IT&viewitem=&item=280051038602&rd=1&rd=1

Any help would be appreciated. I have checked all over the internet, but none of those ideas work.Click to expand...


Your gonna giggle, but I link my laptop to my TV from the S-Video socket and I used a lead I made from a Scart with Svideo socket and an old broken Svideo plug, this works fine,

But

I bought a proper lead from a shop and when I used it guess what...?

IT GAVE ME A BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE.....

Seems that some of the Svideo leads arent wired right.

Regards
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have used this program lots but recently when I try to add something to my blank project (picture..text..) the screen will just go black I ctrl alt del to exit and I've uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck. I uninstalled and installed the picture it photo instead which worked a couple of times before it too went to the black screen I'm stumped.. can anyone shed some light on this problem?
thanks
 

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Ok what happens is as the title say my 20" monitor goes black for about 2 seconds then the picture comes back comes back, the monitor power light does not go out so i know its not the monitor going of and on. It happens while watching movies and just doing every day normal work on the systems. This is happening on 2 system which are being built for friends.

System 1

20" ACER AL2002W 1680 x 1050
Asus M2A - VM not the HDMI version
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+ (65W) Dual core socket AM2 2.2Ghz, 512 KB x2 L2 cache
System 1- OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 800mhz Platinum XTC Revision 2 2 x 1GB sticks
Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA HD 7200rpm
LG GH20NS10 Black SATA DVD-Writer 20x
350 watt power supply 20/24pins Model number IP-S350AQ2-0 made by POWER MAN

System 2

20" ACER AL2002W LCD 1680 x 1050 60 Hz
Asus M2A - VM X1250 onboard graphics not the HDMI version
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+ (65W) Dual core socket AM2 2.2Ghz, 512 KB x2 L2 cache
Mushkin HP2-6400 DDR2-800 High Performance Series 2 x 1GB sticks
Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA HD 7200rpm
Hauppauge WinTV GO-PLus NTSC 44981 REV E199 TV tuner (the one with the mushkin ram)
LG GH20NS10 Black SATA DVD-Writer 20x
350 watt power supply 20/24pins Model number IP-S350AQ2-0 made by POWER MAN

- Increased the voltage to the ram to 2.1 volts that solved the ram problems i had.
(would crash everytime i ran memtest86 or any memory test software)
- Replaced the motherboard on one system to eliminate a problem with the on... Read more

Answer:Monitor goes black for 2 second then picture comes back

Not really a trouble shooter but have you checked the drivers are compatable? and that the os is supported for each.
Newbie, but just a thought.
 

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Not sure if this is a tuner or a graphics card issue, or even a mce issue. I have two 22 inch wide screen monitors and no matter what resolution I use, I can't seem to get rid of the black border when I am running MC. My card is a radeon HD4670. The other issue is the quality of the picture, it is not crisp; it is sort of dark.My monitors are also hd180p. I am beginning to think this might be a tuner issue. Do tuners affect the quality of the picture? My tuner is hauppauge Wintv PVR PCII 2600

Answer:The black border around mce and quality of picture

Your monitor specs say 1680 x 1050 which is 16:10, and WMC's closest matching ratio is 16:9 - therefore unless you maximise the application to full screen you will see a small horizontal slice of your desktop (or worse) at all other times.

I've got a similar setup to your own, twin 22" 16:10 monitors, albeit my graphics card is an HD4850.

Maybe you have a relatively minor driver issue with the GPU...

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using the tv output i get a black and white tv picture.
any ideals!!!

Answer:Equium A60-157: black and white TV picture

Hi

Check please advanced search option on this forum. You will find many topics with the same theme.

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I'm getting a good colour picture watching the TV channels
using mu ATI All In Wonder Radeon graphics card, but when
I switch over to the video channel (to do some vidcaps)
I can only get a black and white picture.

The video is connected via a scart lead to left & right audio leads and SVHS lead, which plugs into the Radeon card.
I've tried altering various settings, but with no luck.

I,ve also tried the same connections with a Hauppauge
TV tuner card and get a good colour picture on the video
channel.

Why am I getting the video channel in colour using the
Hauppauge TV tuner card, but in black and white with the
ATI Radeon card? Anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Black And White Video Picture

Get some tiny needlenose pliers:

You perhaps have some bent pins that are bent from the connecter (use a maginifying glass - serious!)



>She
 

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i bought i tv-out for my grpahic card :-

nvidia FX5600 128MB which does suport the facility to do tv-out but it o0nly produced black and white picture

any one help?
 

Answer:Why does my tv-out only produce black @ white picture?

There are quite few "hits" for the issue in Google > Groups -- perhaps if you troll through them you might get some ideas:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&q=tv-out+nvidia+black+and+white+&qt_s=Search

There appears to be a feeling that the Nvidia drivers just don't properly support it. Others say it's a matter of setting the right output for PAL.

Some use a 3rd party utility called "tvtool"
 

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Hi. I Have a problem with my laptop. When I'm trying to connect the PC with TV (Philips). The Result is Blacl/White. I used Several Cables svideo-Scart because My TV Doen't support svideo. Is there a suggestion ? (Drivers Maybe).

Answer:M40-237 & SVideo: black/white picture on TV

Its Display Adapter is ATI Randeon Mobility x700

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Hi I am not sure if this is a graphics setting power setting or monitor setting.

What happens is when I put a programme in fullscreen (Windows Media player 12 for example) and the screen has a black picture the monitor will go blank and the power light will stay on.
I can move the mouse and the screen will reappear as the black scene that was playing.

if i was to wait till the black scene was to finish then the screen will reappear once it gets to a non black scene.

I have a AMD hd6450 card running on HDMI to a LG tv/monitor model M2380D.

Yes I know its a dark scene but some of the scenes that turn the screen blank are not totally black.

I think that it might be a Windows or monitor setting that detects the darker screen and blanks out the monitor.
It also happens in other programmes like paint with a fully black picture in full screen.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Kevin

Answer:Fullscreen black picture turns video off.

Hi, welcome to forums

Have you updated your graphics drivers to latest one?

I hope your screen resolution has set to recommended level.

If it happens with Paint or other programs then this is not the program issue. I recommend you to check the monitor setting again.

If that doesn't works, then go for updating drivers to latest one.

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I connect my TV (it is an old model) to my laptop (satellite a100-529) and everything is perfect but the image on the TV do not have color.
Where is the problem and how can I resolve it?

Answer:Just black and white picture on TV when connect my Sat A100

Hi

Please use advanced search on this forum and enter ?black and white? as search terms. You will find a plenty of topics with the same content.

Bye

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Hope someone can help!
I installed k-lite codec pack, zoom player and cyberlink dvd. Everytime I play an avi file via zoom it plays back in almost black and white - the same file is displayed in full colour via windows media player. WMP won't play my dvds so I use cyberlink - but it plays it back in almost black and white!!!

I have the latest drivers (including nv 6600) and the OS is X64.

Any idead wots going on???
 

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L20-100 shows only black-white picture on tv via s-video. How to get colors?..

Answer:Satellite L20-100 shows only black-white picture on tv

Hi

It?s not a notebook malfunction but the wrong TV setting. Some of TV units have option for S-VHS activation. If your TV doesn?t support that you can use a a Cinch-cable to connect the notebook on the TV.

Please check also several topics in the forum. This theme was discussed a lot of time.

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Anyone help me resolve something with a NVidia card.

Inno3D FX5200

I can't seem to play any Media software on the TV.

What happend is I start PowerDVD , WInDVD etc and the Movie plays on the Monitor but the Video picture is Black on the TV.

The desktop and also the software package shows on the TV, Just not the picture.

I am using Clone mode and can also set TV as the Primary display and the DVD's etc work fine but the problem then is on the monitor.

Surely it should be possible to display on both Monitor and TV at the same time? Have no problem with an ATI card.
 

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i am new to this and need to change a picture i have been sent into black and white.has anybody any ideas (idiots terms pls) on what i need to download to do this or if i have it already on my pc.. i am running xp home on broadband .. thankyou in advance for your help guys

Answer:how to change a colour picture to black and white

Download Irfanview click here if you don't have another graphics package. Open the picture in Irfanview and go to Image > Convert to Greyscale. Other packages will have a similar function, carlinglover.

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Hi guys,

So I just installed Windows 7 professional 32bit on my Acer Extensa 5430 laptop with ATI HD3200 graphics card. Well basically everything was fine already but I have another display, connected with HDMI cable. I don't know why but there are these black borders around that display and the picture seems downscaled (dizzy..). I had this problem before but it could be fixed from CCC (did that with Ubuntu, Vista and XP on this same laptop) but now when I try to install newest CCC it says that installation succesfull, but still no CCC shortcut and the installation folder is empty. I even tried to install multiple times, tried to remove everything and I'm starting to get really frustrated. So please guys say this can be fixed easily.

Answer:black borders around display and picture seems downscaled

First off, CCC is extremely buggy (in my experience). If you have trouble installing it, you need to manually run the installer from command prompt.

Hit start, and type cmd. Right click on it, and choose run as administrator.
Then you will need to navigate to where you have the CCC installation file (move it somewhere simple, such as downloads folder).
Navigate using this command (without quotes): cd C:\users\USERNAME\downloads
The USERNAME refers to your user account name (what you log in as).
Then type in the name of the install file EXACTLY (it will tell you it does not exist if you don't) to run it.

This should work, but I don't know for sure. It won't hurt to try though.

~Lordbob

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Helloproblem i see white line in any black picture on screen in first time which turned on this laptop Ideapad 510 15IKB i7 7th GenThis part of manufacturing defects for you what I can do and I want my right to loss of timei wish help me quicklyBest Regards


























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I have a Canon Canoscan Lide 210 & it has just started to go wrong. When I scan anything with the colour picture button on the result is a Black image. When I use the Grayscale button on the result is a light grey image. It was working perfectly until Wednesday, which was the first time I used it after installing Spyder4PRO. Could that have caused the trouble I am having

Answer:Canon scanner's result is black or grey, no picture.

Seems likely that there vs a ncompat problem there.
Uninstall the Spyder to see if the Canon comes back.
If it does, then install Spyder and try to access the scanner from within Spdyer
Usevrevo uninstaller for this to ensure a totally clean ninstal

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Every time i try to switch to the external Monitor i get a Black Picture on Notebook and cannot Switch forward or back. I use a docking station as well what can this be ?

Answer:Tecra S4: Black picture on internal screen during switching FN+F5

Hm, maybe reinstalling the vga-drivers would be a try? Just deinstall the old drivers and install the new one, maybe it helps.

Greets

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Recently I spilt a small amount of water on my Y570, I turned off straight away and waited for it to dry before testing. The laptop powers up ok but the screen remains black. If I look very closely there is a very faint image on the screen but nowhere near readable. When I plug in the HDMI to the TV the picture is visible as soon as windows loads. I've replaced the screen and the screen cable but makes no difference. I have tried the removing power and holding for 60 seconds then repowered on AC only for 60 seconds holding power button, but does not fix the issue. Somebody suggested it might be a backlight problem but this screen has no backlight/invertor as far as I can tell. Presumably the video card must be the problem? As the video card or GPU is soldered onto the motherboard (so this forum tells me) then I would need to replace the whole board. Anybody got any other suggestions? Or if I bought a motherboard on ebay etc would it include the GPU? Thanks in advance for your help

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My screen will sometimes go black for a few seconds and the sound stops, but when the picture come back the sound doesn't. This only happens if I'm using my monitor, connected by as my default sound device but when I use my headset that is connected by optical wire there is still sound, when switched back to my monitor there is still no sound. The problem also makes it so that I can't make my hidden taskbar rise when I mouse over it when I'm on the Chrome window, although I can still get to the taskbar by pressing the Windows button on my keyboard. Restarting is a temporary fix, although whenever it turns off it gives me a notification about "Waiting for explorer.exe to close" (picture of message) then I have to click a button to force close that program. My computer closes it automatically when my headset is set as my default sound device.
This problem has only ever occurred when I play League of Legends, but for the most part I'm playing League when on my computer.
System specs:
OS-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
GPU-Nvdia GTX 760
CPU-Intel i5 4690k
Motherboard-Gigabyte Gaming 3
Power Supply-600W Bronze
RAM-8GB
Monitor-BenQ GL2450

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Hello, I have a ATI Radeon x700 video card, Plugged into it, I have my 19" crt monitor and a 20" lcd tv, I just got it and hooked it up, its set as my secondary monitor untill I can get it looking good. Right now it is very grainy looking and worst of all its only showing black and white. I am really clueless as what is going on with it and how to get it to look good. I have updated my drivers and have been messing with the cat control panal for hours. The LCD tv is connected to a component video converter thing that is plugged into the video card (looks like a s video slot? i hope not its just a black circle input, not sure what it is called) Please help, thanks!

Answer:Using 20" LCD TV as a main monitor, black and white picture?

It is S-Video, I connected it with a svideo cable much better, now i get color and the picture looks good booting up windows but then windows loads and i notice all the text is pretty hard to read, I play a game a lot and its very hard to read the text in the game. Any ideas?

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Hello,

I have a Qosmio G30 running Win XP MCE. I am trying to watch TV from my sky digi box via the S-Video in port within media centre. The problem is the picture is black and white and not very good quality (lots of interlacing artifacts).

I have checked the driver for the "TOSHIBA PCI DVB-T/Analog Hybrid Tuner" and I am running the lastest available version from Toshiba, I have also checked the output settings on my Sky digi box, which are correct. Does anyone have a resolution?

Thank you.

Answer:Qosmio G30: Black and white picture via the S-Video input

Have you noticed the same result with Qosmioplayer and MCE?

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Hi

I have a Satellite Pro A300D. After months of working perfectly it is now giving me a Black & White picture on my extended monitor through my S Video socket although my laptop screen is in colour.

I have checked all the leads and they are fine. Have I missed something?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro A300D - Black & White picture through S-Video

Hi

On my Satellite notebook I had the same issue. I connected the notebook to my TV via S-Video cable and the picture was only Black & White.

After reading here in the forum I founded out that I should try another cable. So I went to my local computer store and I bought a high quality cable. I connected the notebook again to the TV and all was fine! :)

And don?t forget that you check the TV settings in the display driver. If you have a NTSC TV you have to use this mode, otherwise the PAL mode.

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Hi,

I bought a U500 17x notebook about a month ago. I am running Win7 64 bit version which came with the pc.
The webcam worked perfectly at the first days. Then I didn?t use it for some time and at the moment it only shows black picture on Toshiba webcam software, msn or Skype, all have the same problem.
I didn?t change any camera setting; they have all the parameters as default. The blue led on the side of the camera turns on but only black screen.
If I use Toshiba cam software and try to take a picture it says "failure to capture picture".
On "devices manager" the tab for images devices shows usb 2.0 uvc webcam without any errors and with drivers updated. I get no error on start-up or on opening cam applications.

I got the win7 drivers from Toshiba European website "webcam-20091112111752" and installed them again after removing the Toshiba cam software I had. Also reinstalled the face recognition device.
The problem persists...

Any idea?

Best regards

Answer:Webcam on Satellite U500-17x shows black picture only

Hello

Have you also tried to update the BIOS on your notebook? Check the Toshiba website again, maybe a new version was released already and you should install it.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

If it doesn?t work I would try to reinstall Windows and therefore you can use the HDD recovery feature.
Maybe you have installed a software application that blocks the webcam or something else?

Greets

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I just installed windows 7. I am the only user of this computer, and have disabled the need to enter a password. But I want to get rid of the blue background with my picture, which needs to be clicked on to resume, every time my screen goes black (which happens if I don't use the computer for a few minutes, don't know what does this).

This is nuts. Why should I have this blue screen and need to clicfk my picture if I am the only possible user? I did delete an account with some funny name that I did not create, but I can not delete the administrator and guest accounts.

When I have to click my picture, it is the only picture.

Thanks for any help so I don't shoot my computer.

Jim

Answer:Stop clicking on picture to resume when screen goes black

I got rid of that by going to
Control Panel>Power Option>Require A Password on wakeup
and changing that setting down near the bottom.

Also, on the Power Options screen, you can change the Turn Off Display and Sleep settings if you don't want the screen going dark, by clicking Change Plan Settings.

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I have two NEC MultiSync LCD 2070NX monitors connected (DVI) to a Dell Precision T5500 workstation with Windows 7 Professional. One monitor does not work properly. The screen is black, showing no picture. Remote controlling the computer, I can use both screens as if everything was OK.Tested the monitor on another computer having Windows 10 Professional, similar hardware, and now connected with VGA, the same problem occurs. Everything is working fine remotely, as if there were two screens with no problems while remote controlling the computer. The monitor itself does not have any pictures, no display, and the screen stays black. A green lamp shows that the monitor is switched on.Is the monitor broken? Can I somehow repair or fix this problem before throwing it?

Answer:External monitor, no picture, screen stays black

Some Dell displays require you to use the built-in setup to identify the connection you are using. Use the button on the display itself to enter the menu and choose the vga connection. If that doesn't work, try a different type of connection or cable.

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I had saved a JPEG Clip Image to my desktop and when I went back to the desktop all of the sudden all the icons and files on the desktop are highlighted in black.  It looks kind of like they are "selected".  Nothing seems to be working wrong but it's annoying and I'd like to get things back the way they were.  Anyone know what I did when I saved that clip file to my desktop?

Answer:HELP PLEASE! Desktop icons went 'black' after saved a JPEG Clip File to desktop

Where was that file from?

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Question: desktop picture

i can see counters of my desktop pictures through my web page.
What could be the reason and is it fixable.
thank you?
 

Answer:desktop picture

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In WinXP ActiveDesktop feature, you could pin a picture to the desktop, and move it around and lock it at a position. I have been wanting to do that in Windows 7. I have some family pictures which I want to sit atop of the changing desktop wallpaper. Is there a way I could accomplish that?

Answer:Can we pin a picture to desktop?

Welcome

I never tried but with IE 8, there may be a way.

Go to your picture folder, then drag to desktop. Let me know if it works.


If it does not work do not be disappointed, as I said I never tried.

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Question: Desktop Picture

Where does XP store the picture to be used for the desktop?
 

Answer:Desktop Picture

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Question: desktop picture

omg, seems like the options to stretch, center etc. are gone. My girlfirend messed with my cpu settings. Where was that option to stretch the picture, cuz now its a bunch of little ones?

She also downloaded antivirus xp 2008, now theres pop ups everywhere, please get me through desktop so ican go to HJT thread.

Answer:desktop picture

Welcome to TSF....

If she medded with your cpu settings by this do you mean the jumpers on th emotherboard or in BIOS?

If it is in BIOS just boot into BIOS and reset the BIOS settings to the default.

The anti virus 2008 is a bogus anti-virus

Here is a Google search:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...p+2008&spell=1

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Question: desktop picture.

Hi I used to be able to use a .JPG file from My Pictures to set as background on my desktop. It suddenly seems to have stopped being able to do this. If I change the picture to a bitmap image it works. I hadn't tried it for some time so I don't know exactly when it started. One traumatic thing that happened fairly recently was a number of deletions and restorations of Musicmatch Jukebox but I can't see why that would have effected what format picture I can use on my desktop. Anybody got any ideas?

Answer:desktop picture.

Go to start/run type sfc /scannow (note the space between c&/).You will need your xp disc. This will replace any critical files that are missing.

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Question: Desktop picture

My desktop image, Autumn, from the XP selection, keeps disappearing on start-up, I just get a black screen, then I have to get the picture back again. Never happened until recently, may have coincided with downloading SP3. Anyone know please know what may be causing this?

Answer:Desktop picture

Possibly you have turned on Active Desktop. Check that it is disabled as follows: Open the Control Panel. Open the Display icon. Click the Desktop tab. Click the Customize Desktop button. Click the Web tab in the Desktop Items window. If you wish to enable the Active Desktop, check "My Current Home Page". Add your current home page into your desktop or click New to add another web page and/or other Active Desktop features. To update the content, click the Synchronize button.If you wish to disable Active Desktop, make sure all checkboxes in this window are un-checked.This last sentence is the one you should try.

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Hi,

May someone tell me where can i download desktop pictures from that are freeware and what is the proper name to call it? Would it be desktop themes?
 

Answer:Desktop picture for XP?

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Question: Desktop picture

Hi,

On my desktop a picture from a bike website I was checking somehow has got 'stuck' on the desktop. Left or right clicking on it doesn't have any effect. I am using Internet Explorer. Can't find it in My pictures to clear it. Have tried rebooting but it's still there. Would appreciate any assistance,

Thanks

Answer:Desktop picture

Click Start, Run, type regedit and press enter.

Navigate to HKCU, Control panel, click on the + sign, and click on Desktop.

In the right hand column under Wallpaper is the path to the image file. Make a note of that.

If you scroll upward to Original Wallpaper, right click on that, click on modify, then put your cursor over that line (it's in blue) and right click and click copy, you can then scroll down to Wallpaper, right click on it, click modify, put your cursor over that line (blue) and click paste.

Now click on the X to leave regedit.

Reboot and see if you got it gone. If so, then delete that image file.

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Question: desktop picture

hi my brother has downloaded a picture direct to his desktop,but cant get rid of it.right clicking in desktop to unset it but cant as its not there also have tried looking in "my pictures"please can anyone help?

Answer:desktop picture

What happens when you right click the desktop, select properties, go to the desktop tab and then select "None" under the background list?

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Answer:Why does my desktop not have m picture but now says:

Looks like you're infected with Locky Ransomware. If you could edit your post to provide as much information as possible as to what happened immediately preceding this, perhaps that would help. LOTS of suggestions on a Google Search on how to remove this.Maybe one of the Admins will move your post to the Security and Virus Forum.

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MOBO: DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra-D Socket 939
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Core (Socket 939)
RAM: OCZ Platinum Dual Channel 2x512 1gb, 2-3-2-5 DDR400
GPU: MSI GeForce 6600GT 128mb PCI-E
HDD: 1x 80gb WD SATA300 7200rpm, 1x 80gb Hitachi SATA300 7200rpm
DVD/CD: Sony DVD-R/RW 16x Dual-Layer Burner
PSU: Ultra X-Connect 500watt
CASE: ATX Full Size Blue Gloss
COOLING: 8 Fans, including the following, (case, mobo, gpu, cpu, psu)
SOUND: 8.1 onboard and card.

Answer:Picture of the new Desktop

Dude very nice, kinda looks like mine

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Question: desktop picture.

i like the pictures that i use on my desktop to be set to 'tile', however my pc, on its own accord, regularly changes it to 'centre'.i'm having to keep going to the control panel and changing it back the way i want it.its very annoying, any ideas how to make the pictures stay on 'tile'?thank you.

Answer:desktop picture.

Right click on your desktop, choose properties. Choose Desktop from the tabs, choose Tile from the position dropdown. Click Apply at the bottom of the window. Click OK to close the window

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please help, i've went into the regedit and put in "0" but when i go into the control panel my backgrounds are greyed out. i need to get this filth off my desktop!
 

Answer:how do i get a picture off my desktop?

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Question: Desktop picture

Hi
I have a problem again with my icons and this time it was my fault.
By an accident, I put my desktop icon into the Download folder
and a new folder was created by the computer.
How do I change it back?
I put the Desktop folder back in the Piotrek folder and delete the newly made Desktop folder. But it recreates it.
So now I just want to do the folder icon change.
How tho?

Thanks so much and sorry for my mistake

wolski888

Answer:Desktop picture

Just the picture

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hi.any picture i put on the desktop is seen as lots of little squares, what adjustment should i make to fix this?thanks.

Answer:bad desktop picture.

You have got it set as 'Tile' at the momentrightclick on a spare bit of desktop > Properties > Desktop > Position and in dropdown choose ' Stretch'

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Question: Picture on desktop

I have windows Vista and one of the kids has put a picture from the Ali Mcbeal website on my desktop.i cannot seem to remove it.help please.

Answer:Picture on desktop

Right click on an empty place on the desktop,> Personalise> Desktop background and chose another picture from your selection.

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I have often used photos to decorate my desktop but this time about a third of the picture was cut off at the top & bottom portions. In the past, my photos have always been replicated exactly when I used them for desktop but perhaps because this one was taken 'portrait' style rather than being 'landscape' oriented, it chopped off the top & bottom parts.
I tried to use "stretch" feature rather than "center" but the image was distorted. I fiddled with the display settings and pixels & forgot where it was originally set so now my icons and web fonts are tiny. Please advise as to "ideal" pixel settings if there is such a thing. I'm using a typical 15" monitor. Also, is there a way to capture the entire photo rather than having the top & bottom chopped off?
thx/david d
 

Answer:picture on desktop cut off

try 600x 800 res.
Well as for picture, the dimensions ie, shape must be rectangular in same ratio as desktop display... only way I see to fit a portrait style pic [that can't be distorted] is to edit the portrait's dimensions into the exact landscape dimensions, then put it on desktop..... Perhaps you can edit the pic.ie, so that you 'add' blocks/sections of colour to the picture's sides/or one side that fade into the picture in a way that you have a landscape pic, with the display ratio then plop that on desktop.
 

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I have a photo that I would like to make black and white (easy), but I want to leave the baby in color. How ca I do that?

Answer:How do I make my picture black and white, but leave the baby in color?

Use Lumia creative studio app, edit the picture with this app. There you'll have a colour pop option. Select the colour of baby and her dress. You can also neatly edit which colour you want to see and which colour to delete. Have fun.

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When I connect my laptop to TV with S-video cable I get black white picture on TV. I tried to solve the problem with few things but there is still black&white picture on TV. I tried to change all pal/ntsc settings under graphical properties, change S-video cables, install a new graphical driver...

Beside that I have desktop computer with S-video out and it works with same cables and same TV ( there is colour ).
I noticed that this problem is very often, not just with my laptop than with many many others...

Can anyone tell me what i should try to do?

Answer:Satellite A110-195: black & white picture on TV with s-video connection

You should perhaps tell more, which brand and model of TV you have?

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Equium A300, webcam shows black screen but no picture.
Anyone have isea as to how to regain picture?

Answer:Equium A300 - webcam shows black screen but no picture

Hi

How did you check this?
Did you start the webcam software and checked the picture or do you the internal cam in connection with Skype or similar software?

Did you try to reinstall the webcam software?
No? well then do this?

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Dear All,
when i choose TV mode, my TV display black and white color without sound.
WHY?

i have:
Satellite A100-294
Part Number : PSAA8E-02T014GR

i check cable by use it in my CAM.

Answer:Satellite A100-294 PSAA8E: black and white TV picture without sound

Hi

I presume you have chosen the wrong PAL/NTSC settings.

Please check if you use the right settings which match with your country where you are living.

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When connecting my Tv to my laptop using a double ended S/video lead (then a scart adaptor at the Tv end) all is okay but I'm not getting any colour on the television.

I'm using the ATI catylist control centre to clone the pc onto the TV.
I've got all the setting for size ect and looks brill but i'ts only in black and white

Ive noticed in a few forum posts that you can make your own but am having no success in finding out how (is this true)





Anyone willing to assist me please

Regards Arron

Answer:Satellite Pro A210: Black/white picture on TV when connecting via S-video

Why post about the same theme in two different threads?
I found this first one:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=128689#128689

I think you should follow the first thread to avoid some confusions

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Hi,  When using external display with my SL300, the screen will go blank for 2-5 seconds and then reappear. It does this maybe once every couple of days. Sometimes this happens much more often. And then it's very annoying. When the picture reappears, the HDMI signal indicator (monitor is BenQ 2400W) is displayed in screen. I have tried different cables with no change. My PS3 hooked up to my screen through hdmi cable and it works just fine. Any idea what the problem could be?  I'm thinking its signal loss from my SL300 but wanted to see if anyone else experienced this? My hardware: BenQ 2400W (1920x1200)SL300, Intel graphics version













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Answer:SL300 and HDMI. External monitor goes black for 2-5 second then picture comes back

Hi Thoek I bought a new display few weeks ago and I'm having exactly same broblem as you are. Screen goes blank and then comes back few seconds later. My hardware is almost identical to yours: BenQ G2400WD, using resolution 1900x1200 and SL300 with Intel graphics. I'm also connested through HDMI. Have you found any solution to this annoying broblem yet?

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So I rebooted my computer after a crash, and after logging in the screens were completely black and my mouse & keyboard was unresponsive. I did Crtl + Alt + Del which brought up the correct menu, and after I exited it I was put onto the start menu, which was blank. Just like the login screen and lock screen, the colour and design had been reset (to purple, if it matters). Leaving the start menu presents me with the black desktop again, but the start bar at the bottom is present and after a while the clock, wifi, volume etc. loads in the bottom right as well as a User Profile Service notification telling me I've been "signed in with the default profile for the system". There are no pinned apps either, although FileZilla Server loads up after a minute and that is on the start bar now. Also, immediately after leaving the start menu, a "Location is not available" dialogue box comes up with the error message:






C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.



When I click OK on that, the Recycle Bin appears on my desktop. Opening the recycle bin displays the same message as before, and it does have al... Read more

Answer:Black desktop and empty start menu, Desktop unavailable

If you can get an administrator command prompt run:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

&

sfc /scannow

It might help.

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Hi..i have the desktop wallpaper set, but i want to add a picture to it, sort of, up in the corner.all i can do is either have it all over or tiled, i just want to add it..can i? if so how?thanks all.....again.

Answer:Add picture to the desktop wallpaper?

Will, send to desktop or copy and paste work?

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When I startup my computer(Win7Ult.) 64bit. I have a picture of my dog as the sign in/ password picture. She's a really cute Reverse Brendle Boxer. How can I enlarge my dog's picture to fill the screen at password sign in/startup of my computer -vs- the little picture's you have to choose?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 418237 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 69 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2A6C
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Enlarge Picture desktop?

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Help me please...my sister is computer illiterate and just called me with a computer problem. She put a digital pic on her desktop...then she tried to make it larger and now all that shows is "out of range". She is not able to access anything on her computer. Shutting it down doesn't even help Please Help
 

Answer:Desktop picture out of range...can't do anything

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A couple of days ago, someone loaded a sonicwall vpn application on my laptop so that I could access their network. they also then used a remote dial-in facility to check a few things out. In doing so, I lost my desktop background and now no longer have the ability to select my own picture as a background, I can only select the standard ms options. I saw a reply from 2007 which suggested going to display properties, then desktop items then customise then select the "web" tab - but I only have a general tab! I assume something has happened to remove my web tab and hence my ability to customise. Any idea on how can I get this back?

Answer:Cannot use own picture as desktop background

... how about opening the "pic" in paint program... then click file (tab) ... save as background.... paint might ask you to save the pic! ... save then re-open.Angel Decoy... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...Grrrr... ...im

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I would like to add a scripture to my desktop picture. I tried Paint but to no avail. Is there a program that helps me to do this?

Answer:how to add a scripture to my desktop picture?

Did you try bringing up the bmp or jpg file into Publisher or PowerPoint assuming you are running Office?Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question:

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can anyone help every time i go into display my background picture disappers and i have to go into my pictures and set it as background again thanks leo

Answer:desktop background picture

Hi, right-click on Desktop, go to Properties>Desktop-tab select picture then click on Apply and OK.Cheers.

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I have been unable  to access the option of changing my desktop picture.  When I go to the display option in the control panel, the tab for it is missing.  Is there some way to get this back again?  What might be doing this?  I've run all the programs on the virus and malware forum and the machine "seems" clean.  The hard drive is partioned for an NT server application which I can't seem to get rid of either.  Can one of the experts help?

Answer:Desktop background picture

Have a look here.http://www.theeldergeek.com/desktop_tab_missing_from_display.htm

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I thought I was putting a screensaver picture on my desktop when I downloaded a picture from Phantom of the Opera. No, now it is a permanent fixture and I don't know how to remove it. It was not a screensaver and I want it gone! Judy
 

Answer:Desktop - unwanted picture

What happens if you right click on the desktop, Properties and try and change it.

Can you see what file it is using and delete the file.
 

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Hello Everyone. I did some cleaning on my laptop, to get rid of malaware, virus, etc. After that, I started having a problem on windows startup. A description of problem is: After starting the computer and typing my admin password, the windows session starts without either icons nor taskbar. I can only see my desktop picture and the mouse. To solve it, I press ctrl+alt+del, logoff from my user, and restart the session again. Sometimes I have to do this twice to get windows started normaly.Please, I would really appreciate some help, since this is makes my startup so long and annoying.Thanks.

Answer:Win XP startup with only desktop picture.

At the taskmanager -> File -> Run -> explorer.exe (hit enter)If that still doesn't work, or the problem repeats, your startup is maybe full with other programs, and trying to starting up..At the taskmanager -> File -> Run -> msconfig (hit enter) -> StartupDO ONLY CHECK PROGRAMS OUT THAT YOU KNOW BY NAME, LIKE msnmsgr.exe (MSN) , OTHERWISE IT COULD BE A IMPORTANT SYSTEM SERVICE\PROGRAM.Happy is ONE who says I am an OttoMAN.

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I have a picture from somewhere in gatlinburg or pigeon forge or sevierville tn of a community of green roofed cabins winding up a hill and I dearly want to find out where they are.

Answer:how do I find out where my desktop picture ca

http://www.edencrest.net/cabin-rent...Not sure if this is what you are looking for. I found this in 30 seconds using google. A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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last week, my computer crashed and I lost nearly everything. I had dos and had to reload windows XP and am still loading my software. Some of my programmes are crashing and when the computer boots up it shakes the blue screen for a few seconds. Any idea's please???
 

Answer:desktop picture shaking

Hiya

Moved you to Hardware, as it sounds like it may be something causing this.

You may want to run a diagnostic, just to see if anything stands out:

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp

Regards

eddie
 

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The windows picture that is set as a desktop has changed automatically. It has happened twice. It changes from the picture to a plain blue background. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? I did run a check to make sure there were no viruses and I am 100% that no one else is changing it. Thanks for your help!!
 

Answer:Desktop Picture Changes Automatically

It's likely the background was trashed by explorer and not restored, or it didn't refresh it. Hit F5 on your desktop, does that refresh it properly? If not you'll probably have to go to your desktop background settings and reset the picture.
 

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I have downloaded a picture to my Laptop's Desktop, thinking it would be easy to delete it later, but I can't find any way of getting rid of itAny ideas, pleaseThanksDD

Answer:Picture saved to desktop

You want to remove it so the file no longer exists or just change the picture there?Go through the process of setting a different picture to be your desktop and if I remember correctly it will replace it.

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 dell inspirion 1501
mobile AMD sempron
processor 3600 2.00ghz
32bit
windows 7 pro
 
the problem 
when ever i put a picture on the desktop later on its gone what causes this.

Answer:disappearing desktop picture

What operating system do you use? We need to know so your post can be moved to the appropriate forum.EDIT Moved to WIN 7 ``boopme

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Hello,

I have a static desktop picture on everyones computer to keep it standard for everyone. Eventually I change it because they get old, but on some computers the old picture flashes. I was playing a prank on someone and now the picture flashes and scare this person everytime. Is there a cache or something that I can clear. The computer is running XP pro. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Old Desktop Picture

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My desktop picture disappeared after a power outage. How can I retrieve it?

Answer:Lost desktop picture

Well, you can click Start, Search and then search for *.jpg and when the list populates you select the 'views' box and set it for 'thumbnails' and then look through there for the picture and when you find it make a note of the name then switch back to list and make a note of the folder and then you set your Desktop picture (backgorund) as per usual using that as the source.


Assuming it is a jpg file.

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Whenever I put my computer on the desktop picture I have has disappeared and all i have is the blank Windows screen with the other desk top icons on it. This problem started when one of my kids was using A drive disc which crached the machine for some reason. Eveerything else is fine. Any ideas. I can manually restore the desktop picture but it diaspeears each time I restart and in some cases, while the computer is running.I am using Windows WPThanks for any helpAmer

Answer:I keep losing my desktop picture...Why?

You don't have some exotic rotation system set up with your wallpaper do you? If not your system resources may be low. Right click the taskbar and click task manager to see how muchmemory you have free when this occurs.You could lock the wallpaper in, if you click here and save it to desktop then double click it, it will merge a file to your reg that prevents the wallpaper changing. Just click here and download and do as above to reverse the clampdown.

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hi, i have winXP,, my desktop wallpaper is a picture i took myself, I want another copy of it, have not got the original..but i can not find it in the PC, any ideas where it is...thanks

Answer:My desktop picture> how do i find it ?

control panel /display /desktop maybe

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Hi,
My desktop wallpaper has been taken over by Isecurity? offering ad blockers etc the properties are listed as c/windows/desktop.html. I managed to remove their screen but now although all my icons are ok I am left with a flashing white/grey backgroung and it wont let me put back my own wallpaper back.Can anyone help me to get my wallpaper back I am using windows XP home addition

thanks jonfone
 

Answer:my Desktop picture taken over how to remove

Hi jonfone,

Welcome to TSG !

It seems that your system has been infected by a parasite.
As this kind of scumware seldom comes alone, I suggest you to download HijackThis from one of the following sites :

www.thespykiller.co.uk
www.tomcoyote.org/hjt

Extract the zip file into a permanent folder (e.g. C:\HijackThis), run HijackThis, click 'Scan' then click 'Save log' to produce a log file.
Copy paste the whole content of the log file to a new post of this thread.
Don't fix anything yet, there will be someone of this forum to analyze your log and to give you further instructions.
 

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Hi,

Im using XPPro and have a picture i want to put as my wallpaper but its too small so how do i make it appear several times ie to fill the desktop?

Thanx

Answer:Desktop picture setting

Hello cdpaul

Right click on your desktop, click on Properties, click on the tab Desktop, choose the picture you want, then under position choose Title. click Apply => Ok

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