Windows 10 Boots to Black Desktop Background

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  1. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #11

    Oh yes, I need to ask you, did you update to Windows 10 with the OTA updater or did you use a disk?

    I think the best fix for OTA updaters who are having problems is to do a full in-place repair install from within windows, find the ISO image for your build and just install it, choose "update" in the setup routine.
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  2. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #12

    XweAponX said:
    I downloaded his image and it was actually full sized, it just looks small in Edge heh.

    Usually the "hidden" icons show up after you change your Folder Options to "show hidden and system files" - I always choose this, co I can see everything that's on my PC.

    Bad Activation "Black Screen o Deth", it's happened to me about 5 times. repairing the activation has always fixed it, now this is a totally black screen with nothing else on it but a moving cursor. To open OOBE or SLMGR you need to do a "3-finger Salute" (ctrl-alt-del) and pull up Task Manager and "open", you can fix your activation from there.

    But normally, a machine that has a failed activation will have a totally black wallpaper, usually accompanied with a "not activated" notice on the lower right corner. But I have seen failed activations without that text on the screen. Also, if the activation had failed and it was fixed, the system will have that black screen until you change the wallpaper.

    Does Windows 10 have DWM.exe? I installed Aero and I have it, just see if DWM is running, that's what used to control all of the Theming Elements of Windows from Vista up.
    Told thread starter about Folder options too, just no response to it. BSOD mostly is called Blue Screen of Death. Research it came up with no indication of failed activation for OP descriptions, this is as far as i can see, guess anythings possible. With Windows 10 does not show in bottom right corner with version number when not activated like previous versions did. I know of the slgmr rearm command.

    First time heard of this from activation, you have seen it then it is possible. Again we both mentioned checking Personalize settings too, again wait for return of thread starter to reply.. Desktop Windows Manager, Windows 10, yes it does.
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  3. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #13

    XweAponX said:
    Oh yes, I need to ask you, did you update to Windows 10 with the OTA updater or did you use a disk?

    I think the best fix for OTA updaters who are having problems is to do a full in-place repair install from within windows, find the ISO image for your build and just install it, choose "update" in the setup routine.
    Asking me, i did upgrade from downloaded files from reserve, but before that i made an ISO from the install.esd files. Did upgrade first, then later did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro from original Windows 8.1 Pro.
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  4. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #14

    jds63 said:
    Told thread starter about Folder options too, just no response to it. BSOD mostly is called Blue Screen of Death. Research it came up with no indication of failed activation for OP descriptions, this is as far as i can see, guess anythings possible. With Windows 10 does not show in bottom right corner with version number when not activated like previous versions did. I know of the slgmr rearm command.

    First time heard of this from activation, you have seen it then it is possible. Again we both mentioned checking Personalize settings too, again wait for return of thread starter to reply.. Desktop Windows Manager, Windows 10, yes it does.
    It's a problem with DWM then, does that DISM command that worked so well under Windows 8 still work here?

    Look up "Black Screen of Death", it's usually a black screen with only a mouse- Started all the way back in Vista. I've seen BSOD refer to both Blue and Black, but Blue is usually associated with a full system halt with an error message showing. Black is usually associated with the black screen with only mouse cursor showing.
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  5. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #15

    jds63 said:
    Asking me, i did upgrade from downloaded files from reserve, but before that i made an ISO from the install.esd files. Did upgrade first, then later did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro from original Windows 8.1 Pro.
    So you updated in both cases? What did you do, roll back to windows 8 and then re-upgrade? Or did you do a totally clean install of 10 from the disk you made?

    Should maybe run the DISM command then. There should be a tutorial for it in the tutorials section. Seems like your Desktop Windows Manager is gone blooey, try a DISM or a full in-place install over the top of what you have.
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  6. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #16

    XweAponX said:
    It's a problem with DWM then, does that DISM command that worked so well under Windows 8 still work here?

    Look up "Black Screen of Death", it's usually a black screen with only a mouse- Started all the way back in Vista. I've seen BSOD refer to both Blue and Black, but Blue is usually associated with a full system halt with an error message showing. Black is usually associated with the black screen with only mouse cursor showing.
    Look back in post, thread starter used SFC and DISM they work fine, just no help to them in post. I get what you mean for rest.
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  7. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #17

    XweAponX said:
    So you updated in both cases? What did you do, roll back to windows 8 and then re-upgrade? Or did you do a totally clean install of 10 from the disk you made?

    Should maybe run the DISM command then. There should be a tutorial for it in the tutorials section. Seems like your Desktop Windows Manager is gone blooey, try a DISM or a full in-place install over the top of what you have.
    Did upgrade over Windows 8.1 first, because as told you can not do clean install first have to do an upgrade first. Then i did clean install from ISO i burned to a disc, all went fine. As i am not one with issue, as said before thread starter used DISM and SFC, look back here, no luck for him with that. Tutorials are plentiful here, take a look yourself and read through some install posts.
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