14 ianuarie 2009 18:42
Everything got installed just fine and dandy. Windows 7 64bit runs like a charm, my ratings are really high on most things.
But here is my problem. I left the pc running and walked out of the room for about 20 minutes. When I came back, the screen saver was on as I figured it would be. But when I moved my mouse, my desktop was totally black. My icons were gone and even my taskbar was empty except for the start button.
I solved the taskbar problem by simply resizing the icons. But on my desktop, I couldn't fix it. I can click on the icons and they work, so long as I'm on the right location, but you can't see them. I found a wierd workaround, but I want to go back to having what I had.
Before I had one static desktop image. To fix the blackness problem, I had to use one of the "Windows Themes" with a rotating desktop picture. If I try to set anything as a static wallpaper, it blacks out on me again.
Has anyone else encountered this and fixed it?
14 ianuarie 2009 21:46Hi all, I have definately experienced this as well. Black desktop (no wallpaper), no icons, gadgets however were still visible. Only way I could fix it was rebooting. It has happened twice, both after closing a 3d game, so I have a feeling it is video driver related. I have an ATI 4850 and am running their Windows 7 preview drivers. Which card/drivers are you using Ned?
15 ianuarie 2009 02:05I had everything go black except the start logo in the lower left corner. If I clicked start menu I could see what was in there so I went to control panel and installed a different version of my video driver and everything was back to normal.
15 ianuarie 2009 02:28Had this exact problem in Win7 x86. Turned out it was the WDDM 1.1 Nvidia drivers. Like you said change your video driver and your prob should be remedied. I changed to Nvidia 181.20 and the 185's work as well. I have a gtx 260.
15 ianuarie 2009 02:45I 've had three occurrances of disappeared icons on desktop and taskbar, all of which recovered on reboot. All of my occurances happened on boot, not after video or gaming. Like Kivstev said, the occurances happened when running Nvidea WDDM 1.1. No occurance since video driver update.
Now that I've read your accounts of this happening, I feel a little more secure about it . . . meaning it's Win 7 Beta's handling of WDDM 1.1 and not my kick-butt home-office built computer. This only happened on one of my test computer,s the dual core, not the quad. The quad has a GeForce 9600, the dual core has an 8600, which probably made the difference . . . just guessing, of course.
ASIDE: On the dual core, when Win 7 Beta installed as an upgrade from Vista Home it installed to the secondary display screen of my Vista setup, not my primary display, and my DVD recorder was turned off [which is where the secondary display feeds to] so I saw nothing but the Win 7 splash screen on the primary display saying Widows 7 Beta, etc after install. Finally I realized what was happening, turned on my secondary display and Voila! there wuz Win 7 just like it should be, asking me for a Product Key, but on the wrong display. The install proceeded normally from there, and I was amazed Win 7 Beta had installed at all, since not seeing anything on my screen while it was installing, I'd restarted my computer several times in frustration, but each time the install resumed, finally displaying successfulling on the wrong display device. Whew.
I'm liking Win 7 Beta a whole lot . . .
- Propus ca răspuns de Alex T JrModerator 15 ianuarie 2009 04:43
15 ianuarie 2009 08:07Workaround for this is quite easy and I think it is a problem of DESKTOP THEMES of windows 7.
if this occurs just right click on the desktop, then use DEFAULT Themes. Disable ROTATION.
Hope this helps.
15 ianuarie 2009 14:06I think hpro is right, I had the same problem when I was switching between Desktop Themes of Windows Classic and Aero. Changing wallpaper, etc. won't bring it back. I didn't try a restart though, I just logged off/on and it was fine.
16 ianuarie 2009 03:47i had same prob desktop would go black have to reboot uninstalled the 1.1 driver and all was fine
16 ianuarie 2009 13:25I have this everytime I boot up. I have a Nvidia 8800GTX which has two DVI outputs but I only use a single LG screen. I work round this by going into Screen Resolution and under Multiple Displays selecting "Extend these displays", applying it and then immediatly changing it back to "Show desktop only on 1" This gets the desktop background and icons back Ok. Nvidia have had plenty of issues in the past with DVI display detection and displays jumping into Power Save mode and doing other odd things, perhaps they might finally get a display driver to work properly.
16 ianuarie 2009 16:42Try downloading the latest vista drivers and using Compatibility to install them. I did, has worked since.