Windows 7 Desktop Slideshow and "Set As Background" not functioning RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I've been trying to fix this for weeks: I can not do anything to change my desktop picture or get a slideshow (including preinestalled MS photos) to display.

    What't I've tried:

     - Restore Points

     - Right clicking on a .jpg to "Set as Background"

     - Change the Advanced Settings: Select Available in Desktop background settings->Slide show

     - Reboot with minium services/drives

     - Select other themes

    I can't change the desktop to a solid color or anything else. I firmly believe a file is missing or corrupt.

    What can I do, short of a complete system restore? (Where are the files [.exe] that run the slideshow and set-desktop process?)


    Thursday, September 6, 2012 1:26 PM

All replies

  • can you use your windows 7 cd to do a repair?
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 4:56 PM
  • Hi,

    Frist, please check the power settings

    Type edit power plan in the Start Search box, and then click Edit power plan.

    Click Change advanced power settings.

    Select Available in Desktop background settings->Slide show.

    Then check the result.

    If the issue still persists, I suggest you can try the following:

    1. Run the System File Checker tool to scan the system files.

    2. Create a new user account to test the issue. You can refer to Fix a corrupted user profile

    Hope this helps.

    Vincent Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, September 7, 2012 9:16 AM
  • I can't find my OEM Disks. I was hoping it was a simple corrupt file.

    Enjoy the remainder of your day. B

    Friday, September 14, 2012 10:06 AM
  • Thanks, I will try this next.<o:p></o:p>

    I have done most of that. <o:p></o:p>

    I figure, if it's not a corrupt file, it's a coding glitch that allows timeouts or cancelations of action options, without throwing a warning or allowing the selection to take place.

    I appreciate your help.

    Enjoy the remainder of your day. B

    Friday, September 14, 2012 10:15 AM