Solved Win 7 randomly stops running custom slideshow wallpaper

April 6, 2013 at 08:10:36
Specs: Windows 7
"win 7 wallpaper stops using slideshow randomly?"

This issue is not solved with this advice of just creating a new theme. Sorry... it's much more tenacious than that and Microsoft has not offered any solutions either. I have tried all advice I could do myself, even renamed/saved my custom theme "unsaved theme" thinking windows would then not create another one. I have searched several other forums and have yet to find a user-friendly solution. Any real help would be appreciated by many. Could it be a corrupt reg file or something that a fit-it tool will solve? No one has mentioned any reasonable fix, just some that require messing around in the system.ini file, and even those solutions don't seem effective by those on the blogs.


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April 6, 2013 at 12:36:43
as it turns out, Team Viewer, a remote screen saving program was part of the problem. The issue began with my mom's computer and I have been trying to help her with it by using Team Viewer to see her desktop. I tried several things; deleting all unused saved themes, not saving the current theme, adjusting the power supply options, and even saving the desired theme as "unsaved theme"... all suggestions from other forums.

The solution for me seems to be to log off Team Viewer, then to walk my mom through the task of reselecting her file of photos used for her wallpaper slideshow, and just restarting the show. I was surprised that it continued to work even after rebooting. Nothing else has worked, so considering all the trouble many others are having with this issue in the other forums... at least it's working again!

Thank you for your efforts to help, I appreciate it. I know just about enough to get myself into trouble... so I hesitate doing too much without help.



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April 6, 2013 at 11:24:47
Have you tried doing an sfc /scannow yet? Notice the space between between the 'c and the /'
That should help to rebuild the windows file system if it accidently got corrupted in some way.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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April 6, 2013 at 11:39:54
how do I do this scan? I am not a repair person and need more directions.

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April 6, 2013 at 12:00:10
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tools...
The above link gives a full installation on how to do this...hope that helps.

Whenever you are in doubt, just using google search really helps. Just open https://www.google.com/
then type in
how to do sfc scan in windows 7
then click on google search
It will come up with lots of suggestions and is a great way to expand your pc knowledge. Many of us use that method for many problems...good luck

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April 6, 2013 at 12:36:43
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as it turns out, Team Viewer, a remote screen saving program was part of the problem. The issue began with my mom's computer and I have been trying to help her with it by using Team Viewer to see her desktop. I tried several things; deleting all unused saved themes, not saving the current theme, adjusting the power supply options, and even saving the desired theme as "unsaved theme"... all suggestions from other forums.

The solution for me seems to be to log off Team Viewer, then to walk my mom through the task of reselecting her file of photos used for her wallpaper slideshow, and just restarting the show. I was surprised that it continued to work even after rebooting. Nothing else has worked, so considering all the trouble many others are having with this issue in the other forums... at least it's working again!

Thank you for your efforts to help, I appreciate it. I know just about enough to get myself into trouble... so I hesitate doing too much without help.


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April 6, 2013 at 13:14:27
It would have been nice if you let us know that you were trying to help someone remotely with the problem. Then we could have given some different advice....the more info the better...thanks

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April 7, 2013 at 15:30:33
"Could it be a corrupt reg file"

Just in case you happen to pop back, when you have any sort of future computer issue don't be tempted to go for any of the registry fixes you find all over the net. Even when they are not scams they often do more harm than good.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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