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Desktop background disappears leaving a grey grid

2017-12-05, 22:55 PM

Hello everyone,

I've been having trouble on my Y520 and U410 Lenovo laptops-

Coming back from reset or sometimes just during work, my desktop background image disappears almost entirely, leaving just of sliver of the image on top (Image attached). All of my drivers are up to date and pressing Windows+D or next desktop background does nothing.

Strangely, the only thing I've found that actually brings back the original image is inserting a disk on key and then ejecting it. When I eject- the background image comes back until the next restart or sleep.

 

This problem persists in both my Lenovo computers and I've seen it once before in someone else's Lenovo but never in other computers.

This is pretty annoying, does anybody have any ideas for me?

Thanks!

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Re: Desktop background disappears leaving a grey grid

2017-12-06, 0:40 AM

Try these steps...

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Ease of access -> Other Options.
  3. Make sure the switch Show Windows Background is set to on. If not, turn on this option.

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Re: Desktop background disappears leaving a grey grid

2017-12-09, 2:10 AM

Hi Eric,

The show windows background is on.

The background is usually there but sometimes disappears, leaving only a little bit of the background image on top (as in the attached image in my original post).

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Re:Desktop background disappears leaving a grey grid

2020-06-18, 16:53 PM

Did you ever find out what cause this problem? 

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Re:Desktop background disappears leaving a grey grid

2020-06-18, 17:13 PM
No, I never found out what the problem was but at some point I reset both computers to a fresh windows installation and haven't had the problem since.
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