1.    05 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Desktop background goes black


    I have a picture here of my desktop background. Notice how behind the icons is black. Now the entire background just blacked out. I also have problems with menus in apps. Notice how Synctoy isn't displaying the menu correctly. What is going on?Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    05 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,855
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Try this, run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "ForceActiveDesktopOn" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /freg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktop" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktopChanges" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe
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  3.    07 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for replying. Trying this caused a weird BSOD saying KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED so I'm in the process of posting in the BSOD section because I think my GPU is bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Try this, run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "ForceActiveDesktopOn" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /freg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktop" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktopChanges" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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