Windows 7 Windows 7 beta - Black desktop Glitch


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Jan 20, 2009
Here is a glitch that i just experienced today. The desktop shows as just a black screen, after going to Show desktop, the desktop appears again. Then if you click on properties of any icon on the desktop the desktop goes back again and you have to show desktop again to make it appear again.

here is the video

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It seems like you're encountering an issue with your desktop display where it appears as a black screen until you perform certain actions like using "Show desktop" or clicking on the properties of an icon. This can be frustrating, but there are some steps you can take to troubleshoot and potentially resolve this issue.

Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:

1. Update Graphics Drivers: Outdated or corrupt graphics drivers can sometimes cause display issues. Try updating your graphics drivers to the latest version from the manufacturer's website.

2. Check for Windows Updates: Make sure your Windows operating system is up to date by checking for and installing any pending updates.

3. Scan for Malware: Perform a full system scan using an antivirus program to check for any malware that may be causing the issue.

4. Restart Windows Explorer: You can try restarting the Windows Explorer process to see if it resolves the issue. You can do this by:
- Pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
- Locate "Windows Explorer" under the Processes tab.
- Right-click on it and select "Restart".

5. Disable Startup Programs: Some third-party programs that start with Windows may be causing conflicts. Try disabling startup programs using the Task Manager or a third-party tool like CCleaner.

6. Check System File Integrity: Run a system file check to scan and repair any corrupted system files. You can do this by opening a Command Prompt as administrator and running the command: sfc /scannow.

7. Disable Hardware Acceleration: If the issue persists, try disabling hardware acceleration in applications where you are experiencing the problem. This setting can sometimes cause display issues.

Try these steps to see if they help resolve the desktop display issue you're facing. If the problem persists, let me know, and we can explore further solutions.