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Can't change desktop background, stays solid black!

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This is a random problem that seemingly came out of nowhere. All of a sudden my desktop is a solid black color, and nothing happens when I go to change it. Even when I click on the themes that come with windows nothing changes. When I go to personalize, and go to the menu where I can change it from a "picture, sold color, or sideshow", I click picture and the menu will automatically reset itself to solid color by itself within a second or two. I've tried going to ease of access and "remove all background images" wasn't checked. I also tried editing the registry from info I read on another site, and updated my video card drivers to the newest version, all to no avail. There has to be a simple fix to this, as I've just bought a nice new 27 inch monitor and have to stare at an ugly black screen all the time. Thanks in advance for the help.

Edited by sour11, 17 March 2016 - 07:03 AM.

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Hi sour11,

Take a look at this question on Super User Stack Exchange, where the same issue is being discussed:

It looks like it could be this transcodedwallpaper issue, as per the Microsoft article linked from the 'correct' answer:
The Microsoft article pertains to Windows 7, but the SU article links it so it's still probably relevant.

More references for you:

My guess though is that it's going to be the transcodedwallpaper.jpg problem...
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