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Desktop background keeps going black

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Steven L.

#1
Hi all,
I have Vista Home Premium SP1.

I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.

But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop Background
resets itself to black, and I have to go back into Control Panel to
reset the background to my picture.

What is wrong?



-- Steven L.
 

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Gene E. Bloch

#2
On 12/07/09, Steven L. posted:

> Hi all,
> I have Vista Home Premium SP1.

> I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.

> But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop Background resets
> itself to black, and I have to go back into Control Panel to reset the
> background to my picture.

> What is wrong?
Maybe you have set up a slide show and the picture is alone in its
folder...or maybe you have set up to blank your screen after a half
hour...

If not, I have no other ideas, sorry.

> -- Steven L.
Your signature delimiter should have a return after the space and
before the Steven. Correct format is two hyphens, a space, a return,
and the signature itself.

--
Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
 

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Steven L.

#3
On 12/7/2009 9:15 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

> On 12/07/09, Steven L. posted:

>> Hi all,
>> I have Vista Home Premium SP1.
>

>> I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.
>

>> But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop Background
>> resets itself to black, and I have to go back into Control Panel to
>> reset the background to my picture.
>

>> What is wrong?
>
> Maybe you have set up a slide show and the picture is alone in its
> folder...or maybe you have set up to blank your screen after a half hour...
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that the desktop background goes blank
at regular time intervals.

I just meant that the desktop background goes black *frequently*. It
seems to happen when I'm doing something major like installing a new
application or something.

I've done some Google searches, and it seems that other users of Vista
have reported a similar problem--but so far, none of the proposed fixes
have helped.

Perhaps there's something in Service Pack 2 that will fix this. I've
still got only SP1.


--
Steven L.
 

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Michael

#4
Gene, I wasn't aware Vista had that option. I thought only 7 was able to do
a slideshow for backgrounds.

--


"Don't pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


"Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:eiugQx6dKHA.5568@newsgroup

> On 12/07/09, Steven L. posted:

>> Hi all,
>> I have Vista Home Premium SP1.
>

>> I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.
>

>> But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop Background
>> resets itself to black, and I have to go back into Control Panel to reset
>> the background to my picture.
>

>> What is wrong?
>
> Maybe you have set up a slide show and the picture is alone in its
> folder...or maybe you have set up to blank your screen after a half
> hour...
>
> If not, I have no other ideas, sorry.
>

>> -- Steven L.
>
> Your signature delimiter should have a return after the space and before
> the Steven. Correct format is two hyphens, a space, a return, and the
> signature itself.
>
> --
> Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>
>
 

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Charlie Tame

#5
There was an example program to create one in the Visual Studio set up
at one time because I played with it, but was that not an option in the
image viewer or whatever it was called?

Charlie Tame



Michael wrote:

> Gene, I wasn't aware Vista had that option. I thought only 7 was able
> to do a slideshow for backgrounds.
>
 

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Michael

#6
I never played with Visual Studio. Thanks for the info.

--


"Don't pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


"Charlie Tame" <charlie@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:eVQh9ZDeKHA.1648@newsgroup

> There was an example program to create one in the Visual Studio set up at
> one time because I played with it, but was that not an option in the image
> viewer or whatever it was called?
>
> Charlie Tame
>
>
>
> Michael wrote:

>> Gene, I wasn't aware Vista had that option. I thought only 7 was able to
>> do a slideshow for backgrounds.
>>
 

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Gene E. Bloch

#7
Yeah, I think I screwed up here. I was running Mac OS X for a while,
and apparently misremembered where the slideshow was.

I blush with shame (not really!) - but I am sorry to have misled.


On 12/08/09, Michael posted:

> Gene, I wasn't aware Vista had that option. I thought only 7 was able to do
> a slideshow for backgrounds.

> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:eiugQx6dKHA.5568@newsgroup

>> On 12/07/09, Steven L. posted:

>>> Hi all,
>>> I have Vista Home Premium SP1.
>>

>>> I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.
>>

>>> But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop Background
>>> resets itself to black, and I have to go back into Control Panel to reset
>>> the background to my picture.
>>

>>> What is wrong?
>>
>> Maybe you have set up a slide show and the picture is alone in its
>> folder...or maybe you have set up to blank your screen after a half hour...
>>
>> If not, I have no other ideas, sorry.
>>

>>> -- Steven L.
>>
>> Your signature delimiter should have a return after the space and before
>> the Steven. Correct format is two hyphens, a space, a return, and the
>> signature itself.
>>
>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>>
>>
--
Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
 

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Michael

#8
Now see what you've gone and made me do?!?! I went and tore apart Vista
looking for sideshow and you know what I found? Windows 3.1. :-)

--


"Don't pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


"Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:uQ5BOvDeKHA.2188@newsgroup

> Yeah, I think I screwed up here. I was running Mac OS X for a while, and
> apparently misremembered where the slideshow was.
>
> I blush with shame (not really!) - but I am sorry to have misled.
>
>
> On 12/08/09, Michael posted:

>> Gene, I wasn't aware Vista had that option. I thought only 7 was able to
>> do a slideshow for backgrounds.
> >
>

>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
>
>

>> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> news:eiugQx6dKHA.5568@newsgroup

>>> On 12/07/09, Steven L. posted:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I have Vista Home Premium SP1.
>>>
>>>> I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.
>>>
>>>> But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop Background
>>>> resets itself to black, and I have to go back into Control Panel to
>>>> reset the background to my picture.
>>>
>>>> What is wrong?
>>>
>>> Maybe you have set up a slide show and the picture is alone in its
>>> folder...or maybe you have set up to blank your screen after a half
>>> hour...
>>>
>>> If not, I have no other ideas, sorry.
>>>
>>>> -- Steven L.
>>>
>>> Your signature delimiter should have a return after the space and before
>>> the Steven. Correct format is two hyphens, a space, a return, and the
>>> signature itself.
>>>
>>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>>>
>>>
>
> --
> Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>
>
 

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Gene E. Bloch

#9
OK, now my head is spinning. Yikes :-)

Are you trying to tell me that Vista is lipstick on a pig?

On 12/08/09, Michael posted:

> Now see what you've gone and made me do?!?! I went and tore apart Vista
> looking for sideshow and you know what I found? Windows 3.1. :-)

> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:uQ5BOvDeKHA.2188@newsgroup

>> Yeah, I think I screwed up here. I was running Mac OS X for a while, and
>> apparently misremembered where the slideshow was.
>>
>> I blush with shame (not really!) - but I am sorry to have misled.
>>
>>
>> On 12/08/09, Michael posted:

>>> Gene, I wasn't aware Vista had that option. I thought only 7 was able to
>>> do a slideshow for backgrounds.
>> >>
>>

>>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
>>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
>>
>>

>>> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>> news:eiugQx6dKHA.5568@newsgroup
>>>> On 12/07/09, Steven L. posted:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I have Vista Home Premium SP1.
>>>>
>>>>> I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.
>>>>
>>>>> But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop Background
>>>>> resets itself to black, and I have to go back into Control Panel to
>>>>> reset the background to my picture.
>>>>
>>>>> What is wrong?
>>>>
>>>> Maybe you have set up a slide show and the picture is alone in its
>>>> folder...or maybe you have set up to blank your screen after a half
>>>> hour...
>>>>
>>>> If not, I have no other ideas, sorry.
>>>>
>>>>> -- Steven L.
>>>>
>>>> Your signature delimiter should have a return after the space and before
>>>> the Steven. Correct format is two hyphens, a space, a return, and the
>>>> signature itself.
>>>>
>>>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>>
>>
--
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Michael

#10
As much as I like Vista and pork, compared to 7, Vista *is* the pig.

--


"Don't pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


"Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:#eF8XdFeKHA.6000@newsgroup

> OK, now my head is spinning. Yikes :-)
>
> Are you trying to tell me that Vista is lipstick on a pig?
>
> On 12/08/09, Michael posted:

>> Now see what you've gone and made me do?!?! I went and tore apart Vista
>> looking for sideshow and you know what I found? Windows 3.1. :-)
> >
>

>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
>
>

>> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> news:uQ5BOvDeKHA.2188@newsgroup

>>> Yeah, I think I screwed up here. I was running Mac OS X for a while, and
>>> apparently misremembered where the slideshow was.
>>>
>>> I blush with shame (not really!) - but I am sorry to have misled.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 12/08/09, Michael posted:
>>>> Gene, I wasn't aware Vista had that option. I thought only 7 was able
>>>> to do a slideshow for backgrounds.
>>>
>>>> --
>>>
>>>
>>>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
>>>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
>>>
>>>
>>>> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>>> news:eiugQx6dKHA.5568@newsgroup
>>>>> On 12/07/09, Steven L. posted:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> I have Vista Home Premium SP1.
>>>>>
>>>>>> I have set my Desktop Background to be one of my favorite pictures.
>>>>>
>>>>>> But every half hour or so, without any warning, the Desktop
>>>>>> Background resets itself to black, and I have to go back into Control
>>>>>> Panel to reset the background to my picture.
>>>>>
>>>>>> What is wrong?
>>>>>
>>>>> Maybe you have set up a slide show and the picture is alone in its
>>>>> folder...or maybe you have set up to blank your screen after a half
>>>>> hour...
>>>>>
>>>>> If not, I have no other ideas, sorry.
>>>>>
>>>>>> -- Steven L.
>>>>>
>>>>> Your signature delimiter should have a return after the space and
>>>>> before the Steven. Correct format is two hyphens, a space, a return,
>>>>> and the signature itself.
>>>>>
>>>>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>>>
>>>
>
> --
> Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
>
>
 

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