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

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

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

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

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A: 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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I enter my user account password(i am the only user on the computer) and the desktop loads up.

About 50% of the time the desktop loads and then goes black. I have no mouse cursor and the Ctrl+Alt etc combinations do nothing. The monitor stays on which suggests that the computer is still sending some sort of signal so i don't know if this is a display problem or something more sinister. I have tried to follow advice on different forums and have yet to fix the issue.

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A:Desktop Problems - Blank/Black Screen

Sounds like a driver problem - but it could be the file system


SFC -System File Checker -Instructions

Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories

Right-click on the Command Prompt entry

Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the ElevatedCommand Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type

SFC /SCANNOW

and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages -and then reboot.

Copy the CBS.log file created(C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log) to your desktop (you can't manipulate itdirectly) and then compress the copy and upload it to your SkyDrive Publicfolder (http://skydrive.live.com ) and post a link to it so that I can take a look.

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A:UxStyle Black Flashing Post-Windows Update Black Screen

Hello lct01a, and welcome to Eight Forums.

A sfc /scannow will attempt to repair any modified or corrupted system files, so that would be a good first step.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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I have a problem similar to this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/695391-vista-wont-display-picture-thumbnails.html

But this thread seems to have been closed without a proper solution.

Apart from this I also have a problem with online videos, i do not hear anything ! there is no audio being played with youtube, ..... . Actually windows media player & vlc player work fine but the startup sounds/ alerts no longer seem to be heard, even when the volume is increased i do not hear a thing (the usual beep sound is gone)

What should have gone wrong ?

Thanks for the help,

Regards,
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A:Windows 8.1 black/blank screen after log in. No cursor

With two large graphics cards, the size of the power supply is very important....what is the model number?

What configuration are you running the dual monitors in. Are they both running from one video card, and which ports?

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A:Computer super sluggish, desktop is black, most explorer thumbnails missing...

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It appears you ran or tried to run ComboFix. Did it produce a log located at C:\ComboFix.txt?

If so, please post it in your next reply.

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Why do you only have restore points back to a couple of days ago?

Do you experience the same blank screen problem in Safe Mode?

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Let me know if you are able to get your desktop doing this in Normal Mode:

Task Manager > File > New Task(Run...) > type explorer.exe > OK.

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A:BSOD and blank/black screen with FX5200 on Windows 7

Hey aless. So you say, you had first one GPU (Pine3D), and then, you changed it to Inno3D, then you installed the drivers for this second GPU (Inno3D). all in the same OS?, that's bound to get you some problems in the future, because a search about those BSODs gave me info related to drivers for video cards (nvlddmkm.sys and nv4_mini.sys), are you in a position to do a fresh, clean install?:
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I get error codes 0xC1900101-0x40019 and 0xC1900101-0x3000D

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A:Had themes working fine, then screen went black save for icons !

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A:BlueScreen playing MMO's. Screen Goes Black, Restarts and Stays Black

Code:
BugCheck 116, {fffffa800cf0e010, fffff88010aee630, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+ade630 )

Code:
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Tue Oct 02 19:21:13 2012 (506B3099)
Follow these steps:STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
Overclocking -
I recommend if you are overclocking any hardware, that you reset these values within the BIOS to their default values in order to increase the stability of your system.

Please run the following tests for your graphics card and RAM:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run Memtest86+ for least 7-8 passes, and preferrly overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.

Graphics Card:Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
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Hard Drive:Disk Check
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate
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Sounds like a summary of all the reasons for NOT buying "2d-hand" systems with older components, IMO.
 
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Hi,
 
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Easy

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A:Windows XP welcome screen black, not loading desktop.

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A:Black Rectangles/Black Boxes All Over The Screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by darkarchonlord


When I turn on my computer, it's all fine until after I login. I get these patches of small black rectangles all over my screen which stay above windows and everything (see attatched photo). I located it down to being an issue with dwm.exe as the boxes go away when I end that task. I just don't know how I should go about repairing this issue. I have Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.


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A:help~~screen is totally black until windows desktop loads

is the raptor your boot drive.?...put one HD onthe primary IDE connector ...try putting only one of the IDE drives on THE IDE secondary connector with a CD drive as slave

I'm done for the nite gotta eat
 

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A:Gateway desktop won't load windows unless I hit ESC... black screen and white un

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:Windows 7 boot, 10/15-mins of black screen, then desktop appears

Use your OS/recovery disk to run system repair.
 

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For your shortcuts, try this:

Start>>Run. In Run type "assoc.lnk=lnkfile" (without the quotes), clikc OK
 

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A:windows updates and black start menu button, black tool bar

oh and by the way, i'm using service pack 1, with no genuine validation problems...
 

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A:Black / Blank Screen

Hi there

The best will be to reload that machine. I hope you have backedup your files.

The only way that I know of to get the recovery options is to force shutdown the laptop during boot 3 times. This will open the recovery options. Lets firstly try accessing safe mode to try and backup your files. If you don't need your files or have already made a backup skip the following step and Recover the system.

-----------------------------Safe Mode-------------------------------------
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"Troublshoot"
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"Enable Safe Mode" then restart.
--------------------------------Recovery---------------------------
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A:XP, blank/Black desktop,no access to task manager

When you try to run Task Manager, do you get the "Disabled by Administrator" error or does it just not appear?

Can you get the taskbar and taskmanager running if you go into safe mode by pressing F8 as the PC boots?

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A:Black Blank Screen On Start Up.

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A:No BSOD - just a blank, black screen...

Now it won't even reboot........Click to expand...

Describe this in more detail. What exactly happens?
 

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A:**black blank screen** everything else works

What Kind of Motherboard.....

....and is there any way to reset it back to default. Have you looked through the motherboard manual if this is a self-build? If not, can you get the motherboard model and check the manufacturer's website for a manual? Not sure if you fried your chip, but it could be....or it may just be the system is buckling because it won't accept the overclock.
 

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A:Black Blank Screen - WIN XP Problem

Assistance offered here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=393137
Closing duplicate thread.
 

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A:Blank/Black Screen After RAM Upgrade

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A:Blank black screen when turned on

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A:Black/blank Screen At Startup

Hiya mate, welcome to the forum, hope we can be of some assistance!

Sorry to hear about your problem. It sounds to me that the screen maybe kaput, a quick way to find out is to connect your laptop to a monitor, this way the laptop should hopefully output whats on the laptop to the monitor. Give that a try and see what happens.

If not luck pop back and we'll see what we can do!

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A:blank black screen after startup

Does this concern the same computer as the topic here? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic425883.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/431899/blank-black-screen-after-startup/
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A:Black/blank Screen At Start Up

Do you have a dual monitor setup currently or in the past?

Do you only have ONE video adapter?

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Some recent Windows updates have this bug, that makes Windows screen black after logging in.Fix for this from PrevX : http://www.prevx.com/blog/140/Black-Screen...sta-and-XP.html

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A:PC Turns on BUT my screen is still black/blank?

Is this a new build that will not post or has it been running then developed a problem?

Have you tried disconnecting ALL drives [both hd and optical] removing any usb device ie printer, scanner, hub, etc and then pw ON? See if the mb will reliably complete POST. If it does complete post a few times, then start connecting devices one at a time until you find the failed part. If it does not complete POST in the above config, then you will need to start swapping parts with known good units; start with the pw supply.

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A:Display turns on to blank black screen

Go here:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/ScannForce.aspx?lang=en-us
Check automatically for a video driver for the on-board "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" video card. Doing this may solve your problem
 

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Hello firemarshal98

Disconnect all peripherals and remove all cards except the video card and see if that helps.

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Go to Control Panel > Device Manager. Then right click on the video driver and select Update. This will check online for any updates to the driver.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-display-on-screen-black-and-blank.1140276/
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A:Blank, black screen. No logon or cursor.

Have you reviewed how to use your HP software to overcome system problems?

Any tools for repairing problems...ought to be covered in the owner's manual or the HP website.

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A:Computer Screen Black/Blank - Hang Up at Mup.sys

Hi!

To run Checkdisk, use the following command:
chkdsk /rClick to expand...

*there is only on space, it's between "chkdsk" and "/r"

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A:Crashes to blank (black) screen while gaming

Hello Koshka,

See if these links can provide you with the information you seek.

Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

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A:[SOLVED] Black/Blank screen on turn-on

Welcome back to TSF, sorry to hear about your issues

What we need is the exact and complete BSOD Stop error. If you could please jot that down and reply back with that info we may get a better idea what is causing your BSOD.

Also, have you reseated the video card? Remove from the slot and reseat.


Quote:




So in my previous post I had issues with the video card overheating (I think)




Was the card overheating or not?

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